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- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Fri, Jan 18, 2013 1:21 PM EST | CommentsI can think of a thousand things I'd rather do than sit in front of a spreadsheet (scrubbing bathtub tile grout with an elderly toothbrush instantly comes to mind).
And I'm not alone-whether it's a lunch with a particularly prickly client or counseling a well-liked colleague about poor performance, most of us are guilty of back-burnering our tedious or stressful on-the-job duties at some point. While you may argue vigorously that an extra hour of Instagram doesn't hurt a single soul, experts in the fields of productivity and procrastination beg to differ.
"Procrastination takes up real estate in the mind. Even if you're not working on a project, you're still energetically thinking about it. Your mind becomes cluttered and there is no room for the things that make you successful in business-like innovation, creativity, and intuition," says Christine Hassler, life coach, entrepreneur, and author of 20 Something Manifesto. Whether you predictably put off the monthly expense report or ...Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Financially Fit | Thu, Jan 17, 2013 4:45 PM EST | CommentsYoung people are racking up far more credit card debt than their parents ever did, a new study shows, and economic experts are worrying that Generation Y -- people born in the early 1980s -- will end up dying without ever paying off their credit card bills.
Are you going to die with credit card debt? Probably. (Photo: Thinkstock)
Related: A 5-Step Plan to Paying Off Your Credit Cards
"Credit is more readily available now, and there have been changes in interest rates and less stigma attached to having credit-card debt, which may all make younger people today more willing to go into debt," Ohio State University economics professor Lucia Dunn, a co-author of the study, told Business News Daily.
The research, which Dunn co-authored with Capital One Financial credit manager Sarah Jiang, was published in the January issue of the journal "Economic Inquiry." It suggests that, not only are Millenials using more credit than previous generations, they're paying it off far more slowly as well.
According to the data, which was drawn from 32,542 consumers who particip...Read More »
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:46 PM EST | CommentsThe death of "Dear Abby" columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips (a.k.a., Abigail Van Buren) at age 94 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease is sad news. Famous for not shying away from controversy and dispensing advice on life topics such as cheating hubbies and rude neighbors in sassy one-liners, she was a mainstay in the morning news, syndicated in hundreds of newspapers around the world since 1956. Here are eight things that tickled us about Pauline.
She was competitive: Although she and her twin sister Esther (Eppie) were close growing up—they dressed alike and both wrote gossip columns for their high school and college newspapers—when Pauline discovered Eppie got a gig writing a column called "Ask Ann Landers", Pauline arranged a secret interview with an editor at the San Francisco Chronicle and scored her own advice column, subsequently triggering a eight year-long rift between her and Eppie.
She had a bit of an ego: She started her career as an advice columnist because she...Read More »
- Charleenbellezablog | Shine Latina | Tue, Jan 15, 2013 5:44 PM EST | CommentsLearn how to create a polished and professional makeup look perfect for work in just a few, quick steps.
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine LatinaWhen you're getting ready for work in the morning, you may not have a lot of time to apply your makeup. But, just because you may be rushing out the door, doesn't mean you can't enhance your natural features quickly! You want to remember to go with something natural and neutral for work; not too heavy on the eyeliner or mascara, and maybe a light lip.
I'll show you simple eye makeup that you can do in minutes, plus a quick base that perfects the skin without hard work. This is a five-minute makeup routine that will leave you looking polished and ready for work.
Step 1: Apply a Base
The brushes I'm using are all from Eco Tools. For the base I chose this fantastic new product by Tarte, their BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer, which triples as a moisturizer, primer and light foundation. If you like a little more coverage, apply your regular ...Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:22 PM EST | CommentsChelsea Clinton is returning to Washington—this time in a leadership role. The former first daughter has been named the Honorary Chair of the 2013 National Day of Service and will headline a summit on the National Mall on Saturday to launch President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
She used to avoid the spotlight, but with her new high-profile role in President Obama's 2nd inauguration, Chelsea …
Related: Photos of Chelsea Clinton's New Public Life
"There is no more fitting way to mark a presidential inauguration than a day of service," Clinton said in a statement sent to Yahoo! Shine. "Coming together as a country to strengthen our communities has always been part of the American spirit. I am deeply grateful that President Obama and his administration have put service at the center of the Inauguration weekend and I am proud to be part of a nation-wide service effort, honoring the service and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and building a brighter future for all of us."
Related: 5 Fun Ways to Volunteer
The high-profile role is a good fit for Clinton, who retreated from view after ...Read More »
- The Paperless Post co-founder on how to dress for work when you're a 20-something in charge.
The woman: Alexa Hirschfeld, 29
The job: Cofounder with her brother James of online stationery company Paperless Post, aka the fancy Evite, which has sent more than 85 million electronic invites to date, and in October (snail-mailers, rejoice!) launched a hard-copy line.
Headquarters: Chelsea, New York City
Financials: $12.3 million in capital raised to date
ELLE: You and your brother conceived of the idea for Paperless Post when sending invites for his twenty-first birthday, which means you've been in charge of the company since you were 23. Do you feel pressure to dress a certain way in order to be taken seriously?
Alexa Hirschfeld: Back when we were first getting off the ground, I made an effort to dress conservatively for meetings because I thought I needed to appear like I was more concerned about...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Thu, May 9, 2013 11:27 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The boulder in your path couldn't care less how agreeable or charming you can be. You need to put your shoulder into it -- and don't be shy about any grunting or sweating that's involved, either. You need to get this thing out of the way once and for all, Aries.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Karma Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The day offers, for your enjoyment, a healthy serving of indulgence -- but it comes with a hefty price tag. You know it doesn't take that much to reach real happiness, but it's fun to be over the top every now and again. Enjoy.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Numerology Portrait
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Don't avoid your bills. As hard as it may be to pull your head out of the sand, it's worth the effort today. M
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, May 8, 2013 2:37 PM EDT | Comments
Our amazing teachers all over the country and the world do so much for our children day in and day out. Teachers truly believe that every child holds the potential to change the world. But instead of giving you a lengthy speech about the miracle workers that teach our children everyday, I wanted to honor teachers by giving them this simple gift: an opportunity to laugh. Laughter makes your whole countenance light up, giving your mind an opportunity to relax. Pull up a chair and enjoy these hilarious "You know you're a teacher when..." quotes. Some were suggestions from our readers and some were from the internet - they're crammed full of LOLs! Click through for 7 signs you've been a teacher for too long! -By Mari Hernandez-Tuten
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- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Wed, May 8, 2013 11:42 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Do you really need that morning latte, Aries? Heck, yes! It's a small price to pay for enthusiasm and drive, and you need all of that you can get -- especially first thing in the morning. The price of a fancy coffee drink is but a drop in the bucket. You can tighten your belt elsewhere.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Astro Identity Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You are the definition of loyal and dependable -- except when you're not. You're just not feeling the love today, and that could make you burn some expensive bridges if you're not careful. It's a good day to stay in bed.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Love Meter
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're getting ready to get ready today -- but what is the source of your procrastination? D
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Tue, May 7, 2013 2:25 PM EDT | Comments
is notoriously tough, with Working as a line cooklong hours, low pay, and little downtime. An over-the-top help wanted ad posted recently on Craigslist struck a chord with tired, overworked employees everywhere for its high-maintenance demands, and quickly made international news headlines.
The job listing for a line cook at FARMBloomington had 44 detailed requirements, including showing up early, having a good attitude, and never complaining. But it also asked that applicants "don't get defensive or act like you already know everything," "admit when you're wrong, but don't point it out when others are wrong — especially the chef," "anticipate what the chef needs next," "cook your dishes exactly as the chef taught you, the same every time," and only suggest changes "in private or phrase it so it seems like it was the chef's idea."
Sounds too horrib...Read More »
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