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- Oprah.com | Work + Money | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 4:38 PM EST | CommentsBy Amy Shearn
The Pinterest-Pretty Wedding at the Italian Villa
No, you're not imagining it. These days, one in four couples ties the knot in a far-flung locale rather than the local country club, according to a study by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com. In other words, 24 percent of nuptials are now destination weddings, up from 20 percent in 2009, and the chances are good you'll be invited to one of them. Even assuming your hosts follow the etiquette suggested by TheKnot.com's Destination Wedding site and provide you with free events and transportation during the festivities, you're still going to be on the hook for your own airfare, hotel rooms, restaurant meals, kenneling pets at home and so on. So remember what a joy it is to be able to share this blessed event as you set aside the $1,500 or so it will take to make it happen.
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 12:18 PM EST | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You can't take on anything heavy today. Keep things easy breezy, lemon squeazy. As long as it's all short and sweet, you should be able to get in, make a buck and get out. It's the laborious details that will do you in.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Daily Grind Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You should be cautious -- you know you should -- and yet you will rush into the first opportunity that presents itself today. You could be all tapped out by the time the real one comes along if you're not careful, Taurus, so try -- just try! -- to play it safe.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Career Strengths Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Someone is pushing you to accomplish more than you think you are capable of -- or more than you think you ar
- 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.
Exclusive on TheCut: Why Women are Better Than Men in Office
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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- Redbook | Work + Money | Tue, Jan 22, 2013 10:21 AM EST | Comments
Your days are like your dollars -- if you don't have a plan for them, they have a way of disappearing. To take control and manage your time, audit your week to carve out space for your priorities while rooting out time-wasters. By Christina Breda Antoniades, REDBOOK.
Manage your time
You meant to spend the morning prepping for a meeting. But first you opened email--and now it's noon. "People focus on what's in front of them and forget everything else," says David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done. "All their energy goes toward patching cracks and catching up. They never get ahead." Break that cycle by treating your time like it's money.
Spend a week tracking how you spend your time now. "Chances are, you'll be shocked," says Julie Morgenstern, the author of Time Management From the Inside Out.
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- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Fri, Jan 18, 2013 1:29 PM EST | CommentsA few months ago, I visited Tanzania for the first time, and over the span of two weeks had the amazing opportunity to venture out to the Siwandu and Jongomero camps in the remote Tanzanian bush. On my first day, we happened upon a pride of lions resting by a lake, just as the sun was setting. One of the young males decided get a closer look, and I was immediately spellbound by his presence. As he slowly sauntered by, he favored me with a glance, and for one magical moment, I looked into the eyes of the king of the jungle.
Job Hunting? Think Like a Lion
Understandably, I became a bit obsessed with lions after that. But in addition, as I watched one of the world's most effective predators in action, I realized that they could teach us all a thing or two about hunting-for a job. Hear me out.
Lesson #1: Learn From OthersHands down, one of the most impressive animal sightings I had was of a pride of seven lions and cubs dining on a giant water buffalo. Although the buffalo was massive, it was easily dwarfed when...Read More »
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