• Julie Miller

    Faysal Ahmed and Barkhad Abdi at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.Faysal Ahmed and Barkhad Abdi at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.This awards season, Hollywood witnessed one particularly inspiring Cinderella story when Barkhad Abdi, a Somali-American limo driver and mobile-phone salesman, earned an Academy Award nomination for his first-ever film role, as a ship hijacker and pirate leader in Captain Phillips, a film based on real events. (He even earned a monologue shout-out from Ellen DeGeneres this past Sunday.) Although the actor's coming-out has been particularly incredible, the New Yorker reports, via a recent profile, that Abdi is still struggling to make ends meet after earning only $65,000 for his nominated supporting role opposite Tom Hanks.

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    Abdi tells the New Yorker that after wrapping production on the Paul Greengrass film, he returned to his job as a cell phone salesman at a mall in Minneapolis before ultimately deciding to quit on the film's premiere date. "How I thought about it was like, 'When the movie came out, reviews are either

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  • Richard Lawson
    Kourtney and Khloe KardashianKourtney and Khloe Kardashian

    Sometimes keeping up with the Kardashians means you keep on robbing them. Someone keeps stealing from the Kardashians! Sister Khloe recently had about $250,000 in jewelry nicked from her house, and now other sister Kourtney seems to have had $50,000 in cash taken from her home. Yes, TMZ says that Kourtney had the money in her house "following an appearance gig that paid in cash," and that when she finally went to deposit the money in the bank, it was gone. No mention of where in the house she kept the money, but I'm not a paranoid person by nature and even I would put that in some sort of secure safe. It's $50,000 in cash! Also, TMZ adds a little "hmmmm" after that bit about the appearance gig paying in cash, and they're right to. What sort of gig was this? Who is just handing over $50,000 in bills? Was it in a briefcase? Did this exchange happen on the bank of some European river in the middle of the night? Or did someone slide the briefcase across a table in a

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Being sweet and polite is admirable, but it won't boost your bottom line -- or stop others from helping themselves to what's rightfully yours. You need to put your foot down today, Aries -- in the most agreeable and charming way possible!

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Destiny Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    Money doesn't buy happiness, it's true, but it certainly doesn't take it away either. Your material possessions have you feeling good today and there's no shame in that. Whether it's a new acquisition or just satisfaction in what's already yours, you're tickled pink.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Romantic Compatibility Reading for two

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    You shouldn't trust everything you hear. It's hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction today, which makes it a bad day to act on tips or rumors. Only put your money down if you have proof that your sources are reliable.

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Insecurity is eating away at you. You need something of permanence to hang on to -- and money ain't it. What you need has something other than financial value -- love, a circle of friends, a sense of proficiency -- anything but cash!

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Priority Shuffle Tarot Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You're getting in over your head, but it has you feeling good. You love nothing more than a challenge and this definitely qualifies. Dig in, Taurus, because although it's hard to catch your breath, you know you'll be well-positioned once all is said and done.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Chakra Reading

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    You have some catching up to do and today is the perfect day for it. You can cross plenty off your To Do list -- or even your Long Overdue list -- if you take advantage of the opportunity. Make every minute count.

    Today's Gemini Reading: Free Sample

    Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Wednesday March 5, 2014
  • Josh Duboff

    Edgar Martirosyan at the OscarsEdgar Martirosyan at the Oscars

    Ellen DeGeneres had the people everyone's been talking about on her post-Oscars show yesterday: Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o . . . and Edgar Martirosyan. Martirosyan-better known (and, likely, forever to be known) as the Guy Who Delivered Pizza to the Oscars-is the co-owner of West Hollywood pizza shop Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria. Martirosyan revealed that he had not had any clue that he would be rubbing shoulders with Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, let alone have his visage transmitted into millions of homes across the world.

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    No, as some had wrongly assumed, the pizza delivery guy was not an actor. Martirosyan said he received a call to deliver 20 pizzas to the Dolby Theatre, and had been told he would be bringing them for the writers of the show. When he arrived, DeGeneres greeted him and asked him to follow her, without giving him any indication of what he would be walking into.

    On her show, DeGeneres handed

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  • How to Start an Office Lunch ClubHow to Start an Office Lunch Club

    When my husband started his first real office job, it didn't take us long to realize we needed a new budget category -- the office lunch. He was leaving work daily on his break, spending an hour away with coworkers over lunch. It wouldn't have been as big of a hit if it were once a week or even fast food. But these were daily, sit-down meals.

    I understood the need to socialize with his coworkers and sit down over a good, hot meal. Our budget, however, wasn't nearly as understanding. We tried packing lunches, but who wants a sandwich in the break room when your coworkers are at a steakhouse? We tried cutting it down to weekly coworker meals, but the interaction was a big part of developing strong, working relationships.

    That's when I came up with the idea of the lunch club.

    Instead of packing a simple lunch and dining alone in the break room, he invited several coworkers to join him in preparing hot meals -- kind of a co-op for office lunch. They took turns providing meals to

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    You can't always be the first to try everything, much as you love to -- and that's a good thing on a day like today. You want to stand back and let others test the waters. Diving in could be risky, and there's never been a better time to play it safe.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Personal Astrology Profile

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    The only thing that stays the same is change itself. You can be sure that it's on the way, if you're not already seeing the ripples lapping at the shore. You're prepared for it, though -- in fact, you welcome it. You'll be well-positioned once the dust settles.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Love Meter

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    You're on fire to make your next move -- so much so that you're not listening to the sage advice others are attempting to give you. Everyone from acquaintances to trusted mentors and friends are shaking their heads in dismay. Don't you think it
    Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Tuesday March 4, 2014
  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    You're positively on fire today! It feels as if nothing can stop you, and whether or not that's the case is hardly what matters. Your enthusiasm boosts that of everyone around you, too, which makes it a good day to work productively in groups.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Astro Identity Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    Your impatience could get the best of you if you're not careful today, Taurus. You're eager to move forward with a plan or a goal, but remember that slow and steady wins the race. Dotting your i's and crossing your t's may not feel exciting but unfortunately it's a necessity if you want to succeed.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Extreme Makeover Tarot Reading

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    If you find yourself particularly uninspired today, remind yourself of a few of your biggest hopes and wishes. They are attainable, Gemini, if you muster the right attitude to tackle them. If all else
    Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Monday March 3, 2014
  • POPSUGAR TechPOPSUGAR TechSource: 13 Ways to Print Instagram Photos

    Instagram is the easy way to create dreamy camera-phone photos in a flash. The filters work their magic so well that nearly every picture comes out looking like a keepsake. Making those memories permanent can be just as easy with these tools for turning Instagram photos into lasting works of art.

    • Printstagram - The company offers multiple ways to print Instagram photos, but the 20-by-40-inch posters will make a stunning addition to a living room wall. Between 50-400 photos are arranged in a clean grid on thick archival paper for $25. Fill a Tiny Book ($10 for a set of three) with miniature prints of favorite photos, or the Polaroid-style miniprints ($12 for 48 prints, pictured above) have wide enough borders to double as note cards.
    • PostalPix - Use this iPhone app to print four-inch squares from your Instagram library for only 30 cents each. Other sizes are also available, including two-, five-, and eight-inch-square prints. Fast
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  • Source: Walk Home Alone? This Pretty Jewelry Will Protect You

    On first impression, the gold-plated Selah hinge cuff looks like it belongs on the wrist of an Italian fashion magazine editor or an Egyptian goddess - but this bracelet is much more than meets the eye. Selah has a high-tech secret called CuffLinc built into its golden band.

    CuffLinc is a small sensor that can send your circle of trust (parents, BFF, etc.) an SOS notification and your location, should you find yourself in a tricky situation.

    There's an entire collection of CuffLinc-compatible jewelry ranging from $50 to $150 available for preorder now (delivery slated for Fall 2014). Style-savvy gadget geeks can choose from leather cuffs, metal bracelets, a simple key chain, a necklace pendant on a long chain, a pearl necklace, or a sporty silicone cuff.

    Cuff's jewelry is 10 million times chicer than your grandma's Life Alert (you know, that "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!" thing).

    But the wearable

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