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- Reader S Digest Magazine | Fashion | Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:15 AM EST | CommentsBest your pals at your annual movie-awards party with our slate of Academy Awards trivia.
1. Three films have tied for winning 11 awards, the most ever: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Titanic (1997), Ben Hur (1959).
2. The youngest ever Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, 10, for Paper Moon (1973); the oldest was Christopher Plummer, 82, for his role in Beginners (2011). In 2013, two actresses made history as the youngest and oldest nominees ever named in the category: Quvenzhané Wallis, 9, for Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Emmanuelle Riva, 85, for Amour.
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3. Singer Michael Jackson paid $1.54 million in 1999 to Sotheby's for David Selznick's Best Picture Oscar for the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind.
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4. Walt Disney holds the records for both the most Academy Award nominations (59) and Oscars won (26).
5. Peter O'Toole holds the record for most Best Actor nominations...Read More »
- 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)
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"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 »
- Charleen Gonzalez, Shine Latina | 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 »
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