Marisa Cohen, SELF magazine
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-dos while taking on
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By Sharon Epperson, CNBC.comRead More »from 5 Ways to Counter the Impact of the Payroll Tax Hike
You didn't imagine it. Your paycheck shrunk. Thanks to an increase in payroll tax, more of your pay is going to fund Social Security. You got a break in 2011 and 2012 when the Social Security payroll tax temporarily dropped from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. Now it's back where it started.
About 160 million workers pay this tax, and this year's two percentage point increase will cost the average worker about $700, according to the Tax Policy Center in Washington. Wealthier taxpayers may actually feel less of an impact since the 6.2 percent payroll tax only applies to wages up to $113,700.
Still, for a family with a household income of $100,000, the payroll tax hike means a loss in income of about $2,000 a year.
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Financial planners and credit counselors say making up for that loss in income will require some careful planning to cut expenses and increase earnings so the hit isn't such a blow.
- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money – Mon, Jan 14, 2013 1:46 PM EST
An image from Khroma Beauty's European website.The 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.Read More »from Kardashian Makeup Line Slapped with $10 Million Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
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 with
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Mon, Jan 14, 2013 12:11 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're not clear about what to do next -- so do nothing. Ignore rising frustration levels and settle for the status quo, at least for the time being. Once you figure out the appropriate response, make it.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Old habits diehard. Someone is stuck in their ways, and your so-called newfangled and futuristic ideas just aren't impressing them. They will take hold eventually so don't give up your gentle persuasion.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Misunderstandings could derail your entire career today, and there's almost no way to be careful enough to avoid them -- short of not showing up at all. It's a good day to call in sick, even if you usually wouldn't dream of it.
Your children need a college fund. You need a retirement fund. And you want a rainy day fund. Make all three work for you with this collection of REDBOOK's best tips ever on how to brighten your financial life. REDBOOK.Read More »from 12 Lazy Ways to Save Money
1. Borrow instead
Could you borrow a dress for a big dinner or an immersion blender from a friend, or swap for it? If swapping's an option, check out websites such as PaperBackSwap.com for books, SwapBabyGoods.com for tots' toys, or swapmamas.com for household items and kitchen supplies. If your son's going to give up on those LEGOs in a few months anyway, it may not be worth shelling out big bucks.
2. Retirement trumps tuition
You know when you're on an airplane and the flight attendant tells you to put your oxygen mask on first before assisting a child? Saving for your long-term financial needs is the same way. If you don't prepare for your own future first, you won't be able to help your children when they need it. There is no financial aid for
Beyonce at the BET Awards, July 2012. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET)Now that the hoopla over her underboob photo shoot has died down a tiny bit, GQ reveals a few fascinating quirks about Beyonce.Read More »from 5 Bizarre Things GQ Found Out About Beyonce
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1. She has an archive of everything she's ever done. And we mean everything -- publicity photos from the Destiny's Child era, raw interview footage, recordings of all of her concerts, even personal diary entries recorded on her laptop -- all kept in a temperature-controlled digital-storage facility down the hall from her office. And if you're talking to her, you're agreeing to have that conversation recorded for posterity as well.
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2. She's her own stalker. Her personal library -- which she rightly calls her "crazy archive" -- holds much more than music videos and paparazzi snapshots. "Beyoncé's inner sanctum also contains thousands of hours of private footage, compiled by a 'visual director' Beyoncé employs who has shot
Read More »from The Best Lindsay Lohan Movie I've Ever Seen
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Is coming to you via home delivery of The New York Times this weekend. An eleven-page in depth feature about Lindsay Lohan's onset drama in this week's magazine section, was released online in its entirety Wednesday.
I laughed, I cried, I understood momentarily why Lohan may be the greatest Hollywood star alive. Writer Stephen Rodrick provides a gripping all-access glimpse into the sordid filming of "The Canyons," an upcoming movie starring Lohan and porn star James Deen. The film itself, directed by the frightening Paul Schrader (he wrote "Taxi Driver") is based on a Bret Easton Ellis script. But Rodrick's Times profile focuses on the behind-the-scenes story of movie-making with a uniquely talented, emotionally unstable actress who won't be ignored.
It begins with Lohan in negotiations for the part and ends with the screening of a film with a questionable future. What happens in between can only be fully absorbed by taking 30 minutes from your workday to read the entire article. For
- Babble.com | Work + Money – Fri, Jan 11, 2013 11:21 AM EST
I woke up on New Year's Day to a repeat episode of Dr. Phil from 2003 called "Money Matters." On the show, they were discussing the biggest money mistakes that people make that cause them to be in dire financial situations. And if you know anything about Dr. Phil, he did not sugar coat things for the couples on the show. He gave them some very good practical advice. Check out these 7 practical tips to ease your financial burden that I learned from Dr. Phil and from personal experience: - By Ronnie Tyler
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- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Fri, Jan 11, 2013 10:57 AM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Someone you go to for support or assistance will turn things to their own advantage if you're not careful. Be especially choosey about who you ask for help -- otherwise you could give away the very thing you are trying to save.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You're open to minor eccentricities today, so like flood water, some are going to rush into that opening as long as it's there. Be prepared for things to be far from their normally conservative state today -- and that should boost your bottom line.
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Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Monday January 14, 2013
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Things are pretty much the same as they were yesterday and the same as you can expect them to be tomorrow -- at least until they change radically! Expect a bombshell today that will
- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money – Thu, Jan 10, 2013 4:00 PM EST
K-Stew, what in the world is this outfit? If all the celebrity back-patting during award season makes you sick to your stomach, luckily there's a panacea: the 33rd Annual Razzie awards, created in 1980 to "dis-honor" the worst films and performances of the year.Read More »from Razzie Awards’ Nominations for Worst Actress of the Year
Sandler sets worst-movie record with Razzies sweep
In 2010, actress Sandra Bullock won a Razzie for Worst Actress and an Oscar in the same weekend and was a great sport about it.
This year, the nominees for Worst Actress are spot on.
Katherine Heigl for One for the Money
What was this movie about, anyway? Something to do with Gerard Butler being a bounty hunter, we don't even remember. Katherine Heigl has as much appeal as a stale piece of white bread or the worst taste in scripts, or both.
Milla Jovovich for Resident Evil #5: Retribution
This series has its fans, but one called this most recent film "THE WORST DISAPPOINTMENT EVER," which is saying a lot. Though it might work for actress Frances McDormand (whose husband is one-half of the Coen Brothers), it's
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