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- Woman S Day | Secrets to Your Success | Mon, Feb 25, 2013 3:16 PM EST | CommentsBy Samantha Toscano
Get advice for handling micromanagers, workaholics and more.
How sad is this: The average employee will spend 19 hours a week (including six weekend hours) worrying about what her boss says and does, according to a survey commissioned by Lynn Taylor, author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant. Luckily, there are ways to cope with even the most mischievous of managers, as well as the ones with zero leadership skills. Take these expert-approved tips to the office to forge a healthy boss-employee relationship that could leave you loving your job. Photo by Getty Images.
1. The Micromanager
Such a hands-on boss tends to "squander her own time on re-do work or too much involvement in her reports' work," explains leadership expert Linda Henman. These perfectionist qualities may make you feel untrusted and creatively impeded, but Ask April founder and relationship exert April Masini suggests taking the extra attention as a compliment and feeling grateful for that kind of safety net. To cope, Taylor recommends over-communic...Read More »
- The Cut | Work + Money | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:27 AM EST | Comments
BY KAT STOEFFEL
Employers are more likely to succumb to gender bias when hiring if a candidate is not being compared to other candidates, according to a study from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government picked up by The Wall Street Journal.
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The study involved 100 fake job candidates, who took either math or verbal tests. The test scores were presented to 554 mock employers, who were asked to determine if candidates should go on to a second round of testing. When presented information about a single candidate, the employers were more likely to choose men for math tests and women for verbal tests, even if they scored poorly. But when they were given information about a male and a female candidate, the test scores trumped the stereotype that men are better at math and women are better at verbal skills in their decision-making.
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- Mon, Feb 4, 2013 3:00 PM EST | CommentsJennifer Lawrence was criticized for saying "I beat Meryl" during her Golden Globes acceptance speech, but it turned out she was citing a "First Wives Club" quote. You know what though? Beating Meryl Streep at anything is a big freaking deal, especially for a youngster! With that in mind, we've rounded up the youngest actresses to be honored by the highly respected Screen Actors Guild. They may not have beaten Meryl, but they just might some day! By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 6:22 PM EST | Comments
While Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor performed live at President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday, Beyonce opted instead to lip sync her way through the National Anthem, offering up a flawless performance that many viewers were upset to discover had actually been recorded earlier....Read More »
"We all know Beyonce can sing," Master Sgt. of the U.S. Marine Band Kristin duBois told ABC News on Tuesday. "We all know the Marine Corps Band can play. We do not know why she decided to go with the pre-recorded music at the last minute."
All music for the inauguration ceremony is prerecorded "because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day," DuBois told the New York Post. The band had to fake it along with the singer, The Washingtonian reported, and Beyonce hurried off stage the instant the music ended.
Beyonce's performance wasn't the main event, and it's incredibly difficult to sing live in cold and windy weather, so why does everyone seem so betrayed? Big stars lip sync a
- Self Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 3:19 PM EST | CommentsSELF magazine
Even a rock-star employee (ahem, that's you) can use a little assist sometimes. These savvy tactics make it easy to send out an SOS without feeling like a total loser.
Your worry: People will think I have no clue about what I'm doing.
Why you shouldn't sweat it: You'll come off as more flaky if you keep quiet and struggle instead of requesting some direction. But keep it simple: Ask a manager to double-check your first-draft memo-not to write it for you. Seeking a second opinion is wise.
What to say: Lead with something like "I've pulled together some solid ideas for this project." Then go in for the ask: "Do you think you could take a look at my plan?" You want to emphasize that you've got things under control, advises Garret Keizer, author of Help: The Original Human Dilemma. Practice out loud a few times. See? You sound totally capable.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Mon, May 13, 2013 12:58 PM EDT | Comments
The Hollywood Reporter is featuring Sofia Coppola in it's special Cannes Film Festival Guide. In an article called "Sofia Coppola: The Trials, Tears and Talent," Stephen Galloway allows us to spend some time with Sofia who has been missing from the film scene since the lackluster reviews of Marie Antoinette. Sofia will be debuting a new film at Cannes. Bling Ring is based on the true crime spree story that thrilled and shocked the California socialite scene in 2010. The article continues to talk about Sofia's creative process, including what her life is like when she is not filming, which is focused on her two daughters, touring with her husband, and writing new scripts. Sofia is in good company with this kind of multitasking schedule as she is one of a number of hard working women directors. Check out the slideshow below of 7 women directors we love!
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Mon, May 13, 2013 12:26 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
If you are a member of the Sandwich Generation, then you are spending more than your fair share of time taking care of everyone around you. It's worth the money to pay for some back up. Consider it more than a self-indulgent treat -- you need to take care of yourself, so you can continue taking care of others.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
If you're down to one dollar left in your back pocket and two dollars' worth of immediate expenses, then it goes without saying that dollar is as good as gone. But if you have some money to spare, then you can afford to take a few risks with it. Do so.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
If you're feeling particularly
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Fri, May 10, 2013 2:52 PM EDT | Comments
The weather is fine, your schedule has cleared up and you're thinking about treating mom to a travel this Mother's Day. Well, my friends you are in luck! There are plenty of fabulous travel deals, discounts and packages that have been released for those looking for a last-minute Mother's Day getaway. When it comes down to gifts and surprises, travel really can't be beat. It's the ultimate gift and one that just keeps on giving. There's nothing like remembering that Mother's Day scuba diving, or taking in an exotic sunset. You'll have an amazing time, plus these resorts and hotels look absolutely gorgeous! Click through for 7 last-minute Mother's Day travel deals! -By Nadia Carriere
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Fri, May 10, 2013 12:05 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're re-enacting historical events -- personal, family ones. Some financial traits get passed down from generation to generation, almost by osmosis. You have the ability to break the habit for the bad ones while keeping the good ones, but only once you become aware of them in the first place.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
What your mother didn't teach you, life will. You need to be open-minded to the lessons the world is trying to impart. There is no reason at this point to continue repeating financial mistakes, Taurus. Listen up!
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Money is getting tighter and tighter and you are getting more and more energized
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, May 9, 2013 2:34 PM EDT | CommentsThere are many aspects of getting a job that may not be understood by first-time applicants. If your teen is in the market for a job, you can certainly help but it will also be beneficial for them to go through the process on their own without you doing everything. Here are some tips to help your teen through the process of getting a job without doing all of the work.
Review the Opportunities
Whether your teen wants to work part-time while still in school or if they are seeking seasonal, summer work point them to the places they can look such as the newspaper classifieds or the local mall where help wanted signs may be posted. Kids may also be more aware than you of the online sites where job postings are available.
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Review Your Networking Connections
Many parents may already have an 'in' for their teen at a friend's company. You can certainly suggest these opportunities but ultimately let your teen take p...Read More »
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