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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)
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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 »
- 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 …
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"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."
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The high-profile role is a good fit for Clinton, who retreated from view after ...Read More »
- Self Magazine | Work + Money | Wed, May 15, 2013 3:57 PM EDT | Comments
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Wed, May 15, 2013 3:13 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Life will show its generosity today, and you'd better be thankful for it if you want more where that came from. Assuming you deserve all the best will backfire on you, Aries. Don't take anything for granted.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Power struggles are sapping your energy -- but you can't back away from them, either. You have to put up with this ridiculous phase while it lasts, Taurus. Once your opponents are defeated, your energy will be freed up for more profitable pursuits.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Intimacy Secrets Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You can be kind without being foolish today. If you can't afford a financial contribution, then that's that
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, May 15, 2013 1:16 PM EDT | CommentsFor elementary-aged children, money lessons are something that should not be avoided. While young children do not need to understand all of the goings-on concerning household income, they can and should learn age-appropriate lessons that will carry through adulthood if properly reinforced.
tweens and money management
The 'tween age group, those who are not yet teens but still tend to spend a lot of money due to the large amounts of marketing being thrown their way these days, can learn many things about money to help prepare them for their years ahead. If parents are not teaching kids how to be responsible with their money, no one else is really doing that job for them. High schools and even colleges do not often cover the basic financial foundation lessons people need to know for the rest of their lives. Starting while kids are still young and impressionable can help instill habits that will help them manage their money more effectively in adulthood.
Parents also need to stay on top of their own financial ma...Read More »
- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Wed, May 15, 2013 8:18 AM EDT | Comments
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
It seems that every month the official job report tells a different story. First it's all bad, then we're slowly climbing out of the recession, then there's a retreat. For all the back and forth uncertainty, the simple fact is you need a steady income to sustain yourself, and your family.
For many people these days the temp agency is a surefire way to land a job, even if it's part-time or short-term. For employers facing ambiguous economic signals, temporary workers provide the necessary labor without the cost of benefits or the complicated process of letting someone go if work dries up.
If you're shying away from a temp job while continuing your search for a full-time position, don't. Here's why you should consider pursuing both routes simultaneously.
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1. They're working for you. Temp agencies, also known as staffing agencies, respond to the needs of their paying customers -- the companies...Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Tue, May 14, 2013 2:23 PM EDT | Comments
"Kitchen Nightmares" first. In the latest episode, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay got so fed up he refused to help a pair of restaurant owners, Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona, salvage their business.It was a
In spite of the episode's predictable "trainwreck" outcome, the couple proudly promoted it on their company's Facebook page in April before it was shown on television. When the episode aired on Friday, a storm of social media criticism ensued—and the feisty Bouzaglos fought back.
After finding a freezer filled with packaged ravioli and a bakery case displaying "homemade desserts" that were actually bought elsewhere, Ramsay struggled to stop the combative couple from cursing out the customers and taking away their servers' tips. Finally, he got up and walked away, saying, "I can't help people who can't help themselves."...Read More »
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