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We've outlined the new code of conduct to make your beauty routine work for you come Monday morning.
Leap from cubicle warrior to corner-suite exec with can't-lose looks.
In or out of the office, makeup looks better on healthy, hydrated skin. "In unflattering work light, you can see everything, so start with a good moisturizer for a smooth surface under makeup," says makeup artist Tina Turnbow. "I also de-puff each morning with an eye gel - store it in the fridge so it's extra cooling." On days you down a supersize latte, "I love peppermint lip balm - it moisturizes, tingles, and helps with fresh breath when you're talking to people up close." Just don't skimp on the final review: "Before you head out the door, take a mirror into natural light to make sure everything is properly blended." You want eyes on the bottom line, not your jawline.
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- Woman S Day | Financially Fit | Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:29 PM EST | CommentsBy Tracy Saelinger
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1. WE OFFER FREEBIES
Branches often have complimentary or discounted admission passes to local museums, science centers and zoos. And most libraries will also provide free Wi-Fi and access to foreign language databases, car-repair manuals and paid subscription sites, like Ancestry.com.
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2. E-BOOKS HAVE NO FINES
If returning books on time is tough for you, try borrowing an e-book. When the library's checkout period ends, you simply lose access to the file-there's nothing to bring back, so there are never any fines! Check one out at the library's website. Most libraries also offer e-reader tech support, and some even lend out devices.
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3. WE MAKE BOOK CLUBS EASIER
Investigate whether or not your branch has book club kits, which include 8 to 12 copies and a discussion guide. Your group can get a new title every month at no cost (as long as y...Read More »
- Self Magazine | Work + Money | Mon, Jan 14, 2013 3:52 PM EST | Comments
Fat paychecks and fancy perks don't equal contentment. You need something deeper. Agree with any of these statements and it's likely your job falls short of fulfilling.
Your company isn't inspiring. If you wish your company had a purpose a bit more noble than padding the owner's bank account, spearhead a community project, such as a book drive, suggests Nicole Williams, career expert at LinkedIn and author of Girl on Top. "It's great PR for the company, brings the team together and makes everyone feel good about their work."
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You don't care about the projects you work on.When you're stuck with tasks you could do in your sleep (or that bore you to sleep), consider ways you might combine your interests with the company's goals-perhaps by updating the website or making connections to nab new clients. Before you run your plan by your boss, come up with solutions for how you'll cover your old to-d...Read More »
- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money | Mon, Jan 14, 2013 1:46 PM EST | CommentsThe Kardashian sisters' makeup line, Khroma, has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit and it's not the first time the family has been accused of stealing someone else's ideas.
An image from Khroma Beauty's European website.
Lee Tillett, a makeup artist from Florida, has officially filed suit against the Kardashians in Los Angeles superior court. She is suing for $10 million dollars in damages, claiming the Kardashians stole the name of her makeup line, Kroma, which was founded in 2004, and simply added an "h."
Apparently the Kardashians couldn't resist beginning the business's name with the letter "k." All five sisters and mom Kris have names beginning with the letter K. Their fashion label is called the Kardashian Kollection for Sears and their line for OPI nail polish is called Kardashian Kolor.
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"I developed the Kroma line myself, built my business through my own hard work, and took the legal steps necessary to protect it," Tillett said in an interview ...Read More »
- Sun, Jan 13, 2013 11:46 PM EST | CommentsWe are SO happy "Girls" is back on HBO-we're endlessly entertained by the hilarious banter, the realistic storylines, and, of course, the great clothes. After each episode we'll be highlighting one outfit we loved. This week our gaze is fixated on Hannah's best friend Marnie. No matter how much drama she's facing, when Marnie walks out the door she always looks confident and like she has life all figured out. We really admire that! She embraces vibrant colors, and her sophisticated sheath dresses are perfect for the office, cocktails with friends, or a book launch (though they are definitely out of place at a Bushwick loft party). Wanna copy her look from the season 2 premiere? Keep reading! By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Sat, May 4, 2013 5:01 PM EDT | Comments
Pursue a Friend Crush
Apparently, dudes aren't familiar with the concept of the friend crush.
Granted, my sample size is pretty small. My boyfriend was unaware of the term. When I asked him how he would befriend someone he didn't know very well, he said, "I'd play basketball with him, and we'd be friends."
At five foot eleven, this is not the first time I've found myself thinking that playing basketball probably would have been a good life choice.
My dad didn't know what a friend crush was, per se, but he did ask, "Is that like a man crush? Like in I Love You Man?" So I counted that for a win.
But talk to a girl about a friend crush, and there's no explanation needed. The term really resonates with women; all seem, at some point, to have pined after a platonic friendship with someone slightly unattainable. A friend of a friend, a fellow cubicle-dweller, the friendly neighbor who lives downstairs-we've friend crushed them all.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, May 2, 2013 2:41 PM EDT | CommentsThis month isn't just for flowers and cookouts. May is also Small Business Month - a time to honor and support the entrepreneurs who help make the financial future better for their families and our country.
In recognition of the contributions of small business owners, a number of companies (including OpenSky, Dotbox, Dwolla, Edison Nation, Goodsie, Shopkeep and others) are launching an initiative called the Small Business Breakthrough. They're asking social media users everywhere to let others know about their personal favorite small businesses - from the bakery down the street that makes the best cupcakes to the pediatrician who has seen your kids through stomach flu and sprained ankles. You can share your picks using the hashtag #sbbreakthru. You can also nominate a business at www.SBBreakthrough.com to be eligible for a special prize.
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- Savvysugar | Work + Money | Thu, May 2, 2013 1:13 PM EDT | CommentsSource: 5 Simple Tips to Trim Your Wedding Guest List
From long-lost aunts and uncles to your father-in-law's best friend's cousin, it's easy to let your wedding guest list spin out of control. It's tough to pick and choose who to invite - where do you draw the line? Still, when it comes to watching expenses, cutting the guest list can be one of the quickest ways to keep costs low. Whether you're narrowing it down in hopes of a more intimate ceremony or simply doing your best to save money, here are five stress-free steps to help you trim your wedding guest list:
- Consider your budget and venue. Before you analyze your guest list, take a step back and talk to your fiancé about your highest priorities as a couple. Are you hoping for a specific venue? Worried about staying under budget? Those guidelines will help you decide how long your list can be and whether you need to cut back in other areas.
- Agree on a fair split point. Keep things equal by compromising on a gu
- Savvysugar | Work + Money | Thu, May 2, 2013 12:59 PM EDT | CommentsSource: 10 Fun and Frugal Bachelorette Party Destinations
It's time for some wild revelry with your gal pals! The bachelorette party is one of the many fun traditions that the bride-to-be generally partakes in. It's always a bundle of fun to get together with some of your girlfriends and spend some quality time.
Although we offered you great budget tips for a local bachelorette party, I know some of you are itching to travel. Heather Dickson, Associate Publisher of Lonely Planet, weighs in on the hottest vacay spots that will give you a bang for your bachelorette bucks.
- Washington DC: "All the best things to do in DC during the day, except shop, are basically free - including botanical gardens, art galleries and museums. At night hit happy hour at bars like Madam's Organ in Adam's Morgan or try free beginner's swing dancing at The Jam Cellar."
- New York: "Your wallet might not be able to meet all the expectations of your Empire State of mind but budget NYC c
- Savvysugar | Work + Money | Thu, May 2, 2013 12:53 PM EDT | CommentsSource: 7 Tips to Cut the Costs of Your Wedding Video
If your special day is going to be memorialized in beautiful pictures, you might want to capture it on video, too. After all, decades down the line, when you're celebrating your 30th wedding anniversary, wouldn't it be nice to reminisce and view your wedding highlights on video? If you decide to record your wedding, try not to skimp on the quality by having an amateur shoot it. Instead, here are some other ways you can save on the wedding videographer:
Wedding fair prices: Go attend a wedding fair and try to negotiate a better rate with the videographers you meet there. My friend managed to get 10 percent off the usual rate, just by haggling with the videographer in person at the fair.
Package deal: Find out if you can get a better deal if you hire the photographer and videographer together. This means that they will also be working together vs. clashing, which is also a bonus for you.
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