Two people join LinkedIn every second of the day, and earlier this year LinkedIn announced it had reached 200 million users (on their About page, LinkedIn currently claims 259 Million users). If you haven't looked at your LinkedIn profile in a while, it might be time to give it a polish! Just in case you are not familiar, LinkedIn is the social media network designed specifically for your professional side. Think of LinkedIn as the place you house your "living resume" and a way to stay connected with colleagues you've met throughout your working life. This doesn't mean you can't connect with friends on LinkedIn; you can. But unlike Twitter or Facebook, you should only connect with people on LinkedIn that you've met through a professional context (for instance, I've connected with many of the folks I've met at conferences, but I am not connected to the people I knew in high school). So are you ready to learn how you can make more out of LinkedIn and fine tune your profile? ClickRead More »from 7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 3:39 PM EST
- Babble.com | Pets – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 2:48 PM ESTHave you ever seen those wonderful stories of the dog who took in a kitty and mothered him as if he were her own? Or maybe you heard about a cat that nurtured an orphaned duckling? These stories are ever present in the animal kingdom. Check out these gorgeous photos of monkeys, pigs, dogs, cats, and other animals doing what we could only wish for as people - putting aside their (often big) differences and loving each other just for the sake of it! They're all from a collection of incredibly beautiful stories of animals taking caring of each other, despite being interspecies, in a moving new book, One Big Happy Family: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring For One Another.
-By Danielle Sullivan Read More »from Puppy Love: 9 Heartwarming Stories of Animals Taking Care of Each Other
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 2:17 PM EST
I know, I know, it's way more fun to buy what you want rather than what you can afford. However, if we're trying to get on some stable financial footing we're going to do the boring option and stick with what we can actually afford … and not bust the bank in the process. By making some solid financial decisions throughout our lives, we can have a lifetime of financially security rather than periods of no money freak outs. I've been there, and I know how terrible they are. Click through for 7 places you're spending more money than you should! -By Anna Newell JonesRead More »from Wants Over Needs: 7 Places You're Spending More Money Than You Should
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 1:54 PM ESTGwyneth PaltrowI have a Google Alert set up with the keywords "Spanish for Children" to monitor that trend for fodder for my posts about raising bilingual kids here and on SpanglishBaby.com. Yesterday's email alert was flooded with headlines about Gwyneth Paltrow "urging" and even "forcing" her kids to speak Spanish to her. The gossip headlines ranged from the factual to the sensational.
Of course, I quickly started clicking on all of these because I confess to adore Gwyneth for all the reasons so many people envy and resent her. I was anxious to read a juicy story that would show that her and I have so much in common - like the obsession over making sure our kids speak Spanish fluently.
I was oh-so disappointed to see just another link bait after the paparazzi and gossip obsession over Gwyneth's parenting skills. Her "forcing" her kids to speak Spanish was witnessed by who-knows-who that was present at the same wedding (Cameron Diaz's assistant) she was at. The grand story is that, supposedly,Read More »from What's Wrong with Gwyneth Paltrow "Forcing" Her Kids to Speak Spanish?
- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 1:50 PM ESTGraduationI officially graduated from high school on Friday, and to be honest, I have mixed feelings about it.
On the one hand, I'm glad to leave because I've been at this school for thirteen years, worn the same uniform for thirteen years, and am sick and tired of the place.
But there's a part of me that just didn't want to leave. This place has been my second home; the one thing that remained constant in my life for the last thirteen years. It's the place where I've grown up. I lost my first tooth on the playground when I was five, had my first ever broken bone (my finger in the school bathroom door) when I was nine, and had my first crush (he was a male exchange student that visited my school from France when I was twelve).
It was within these walls that I learned my multiplication tables, which excuses will get me out of PE, how the only good thing about going to after-school care wasRead More »from Moving On: One High Schooler Reveals What She'll Miss Most After Graduation
- Babble.com | Beauty – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 1:48 PM ESTAs much as the runways may be talking about "natural" lashes, spring's obsession with mascara fan brushes leaves most of us still wanting as much lash as possible. We dream of long, thick lashes with the perfect curl - without having to break out false lashes. My eyelashes aren't anything extraordinary, but over the years I've learned enough mascara tricks for amazing lashes that I routinely get asked what mascara I'm wearing by strangers. - By Christine Mikesell Read More »from A Little Flutter: 7 Mascara Secrets to Give You Long and Lush Lashes
Winnie the Pooh: How do you do just nothing?
Christopher Robin: Well, when grown-ups ask, "What are you going to do?" and you say, "Nothing," and then you go and do it.
I love doing nothing. Ok - so obviously, a person can't just do nothing, but you know what I mean, and what Christopher Robin is talking about, I think.
For me as a kid, doing nothing meant spending most of an afternoon on the front porch with a friend, idly talking about this and that while kicking my brother's big wheel trike back-and-forth between us. Or shooting hoops alone for hours on end in the driveway, not out of a passion for basketball, but simply to give my hands something to do while my mind wandered. Or staring out the window at the recess yard during fifth grade math class, wishing I could be fooling around in the sun instead of tallying numbers.
I have a writer's personality; I'm a lover of long walks to nowhere inRead More »from The Trouble with Having a Type-A Kid
- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:35 PM EST
If you're a parent but, somehow, not a smartphone addict (do you people even exist anymore?), you may have missed this trend: the development of apps that monitor everything from your baby's heart rate to sleeping position, as Fast Company reports. I would argue, however, that we've only scratched the surface of apps that might prove useful to new parents. Below, check out my wish list for baby apps. Tech innovators, please take note - you're welcome to move forward on prototypes based on my brilliant ideas, as long as you agree to pay me bajillions in royalties. I'll take payment in cash, check, gold bullion, or a diaper supply large enough to be worth the aforementioned bajillions. -By Alice GomstynRead More »from The "Sock Saver," Plus 6 More Baby Apps I Wish Existed
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:27 PM ESTAlthough I've been a serious home cook for almost 30 years, I hosted my very first Thanksgiving dinner only a few years ago. My aunt has handled that holiday for as long as I can remember and I was only too happy to let her. But circumstances dictated that I host Thanksgiving, and - well, I panicked. There is so much hype around "the dinner," and I was overwhelmed at the prospect of getting it all on the table - beautifully presented, delicious, and as much "from scratch" as possible. It was like the New York City Marathon of cooking. I researched, took notes, created timelines, and stayed up late every night for the week leading up to the big day. It was awesome - and though my family was as impressed (and appreciative) as I hoped they would be, I was too exhausted to enjoy it. My aunt took over again the following year, and then again the year after. And sure enough, last year I found myself hosting Thanksgiving again. This time, I was prepared. Yes, I would still need to plan, prep,Read More »from Recipe for Success: 7 Thanksgiving Hacks to Save You Time in the Kitchen
- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:19 PM EST
One of the best Thanksgivings I have ever experienced took place in 1994. I was a freshman at NYU and my mother decided to travel up to the city and join me for the holiday. It is the only time I have ever seen the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in person. If you haven't experienced this exhilarating spectacle that is so completely unique to the Big Apple, I am going to suggest you put it on your bucket-list. Some interesting math for you: The parade is in it's 89th year. The only years the nation went without the Parade were during World War II. That makes this year, 2013, the 87th parade. What began as a Christmas Parade in 1924 for the flagship department store in Manhattan evolved into something truly magical for Macy's. For many of us, when we finally see Santa on the screen at the end of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, we officially begin to embrace the Christmas season. To get you in the holiday spirit, take a look at some of the greatest moments from the past 89 years. -ByRead More »from The 89-Year Evolution of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade