• Professional Integrity and Your Sun Sign
    A work colleague of yours has been treated unfairly by management, and your knowledge of the situation exceeds what others know. Will you help your bruised co-worker and reveal the truth, or look out for number one and remain quiet?

    Aries is competitive and likes moving up the ladder; at the same time, they prefer a victory that comes after a fair fight. In professional matters, they can always be counted on to speak the truth as they see it.

    Taurus will keep their own counsel and wait to see which way the wind blows. They may offer behind-the-scenes support, but they're also less likely to be proactive with public condemnation.

    Gemini will be tricky to pin down if asked for support. They won't act the role of hero until they're certain they won't do themselves any damage.

    Cancer is regularly swayed by their emotions and will feel inclined to back up their co-worker. On the other hand, they're ambitious, so they may end up disappearing into their shell until they see which way the tide

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  • By GalTime Entertainment Diva Andrea Krivelow

    Ann Curry confirmed she is leaving her one year gig as co-host of NBC's TODAY show.

    She told USA Today:

    "It's going to be a bit of a tough day."

    The 55-year-old journalist joined TODAY back in 1997 as a news anchor. She replaced Meredith Vieira in June 2011, working alongside Matt Lauer.

    Shortly after, ratings began to drop.

    Ann continued:

    "I'm going to have to tell our viewers. That's what makes me more emotional than anything. I don't want to leave them. I love them. And I will really miss them."

    In regards to her not-so-rave reviews, she added:

    "You know, Matt and I have had great on-air chemistry for 14 years, been part of the No. 1 winning team for a history-making number of years. That said, I just finished my freshman year as co-host. In every single co-host's first year, there have been kinks to be worked out, and perhaps I deserve as much blame for that as anyone."

    Who would you like to

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  • Start Talking: Vacation Expenses

    Mixing Friendship, Finances & Summer Fun

    Planning a trip with friends this summer? Then reading this article is even more important than rushing off to get your spray tan. Before you and your pals jet off, get on the same travel page and spell out your expectations - financial and otherwise. If you don't, you run the risk of saying "Bon Voyage" to your friendship!

    We've heard one too many stories of friendships that are strained by an unexpected car rental tax in Italy, a tiff over tipping customs in Spain, or an all out argument over whether or not to splurge on a luxury hotel in France. You probably think this would never happen to you and your amigas, but we think it pays to be prepared - and so do our friends at Citi's Women & Co! They've prepared this pre-travel cheat sheet to help keep your friendships AND your finances in check this summer - so let's Start Talking!

    women-drivers-on-a-road-trip-300x199Start Talking! To Your Friend about Sharing Vacation Expenses

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  • Be Famous!

    Your products are an extension of you. You love them. You create them. They reflect you and your passions. So, don't just shuttle them off into a corner and hope to "sell them one day." You need to give them a platform, showcase them like they were the freaking crown jewels! Because, your products deserve at least that.

    Below is a list of resources to help you showcase your business and your products! Stay tuned for more guides on how to use these outlets to market yourself, your style and your products.

    Kickstarter: Owned by Amazon, Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. There are categories for fashion and design. So, if a lack of funding is holding you back, set up on Kickstarter and connect with people just passionate about your products and success as you are.

    Twitter: This may seem obvious, but you want to be out there, sharing your pictures and designs and with like-minded people. Be sure to check out our top 50 fashionable Tweeters.

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  • April Daniels Hussar, SELF magazine

    With summer fun, beaches and pedicures to think about, saving for retirement is probably the last thing on your mind. Winter seems far away, let alone your 65th birthday, right? But no matter how young you are, it's never too soon to start planning ahead.

    According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute's 2012 Retirement Confidence Survey, only 26 percent of workers are now "very confident" that they will have enough money to pay for basic expenses during retirement, and a recent ING study found that women -- especially those who are single, divorced, widowed or raising children -- are alarmingly less prepared for retirement than men.

    Related: 20 Superfoods for Weight Loss

    Avani Ramnani, certified financial planner and Director of Financial Planning at Francis Financial, Inc. in NYC, tells HealthySELF that most young women are not thinking about retirement, but they should be. "A recent study by Oppenheimer Funds and Third Millennium found

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  • By GalTime's Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager

    The Foreclosure Crisis The Foreclosure Crisis important information for consumers

    If you think the foreclosure crisis is over, I'll show you my inbox. It's filled with emails from people who are absolutely panicked.

    Homeowners are hanging on to their houses by a financial thread-in many cases because a last ditch attempt at a loan remodification turned into a disaster. They're scared and don't know who to trust. And in some cases they're afraid of trusting the very same bank that is foreclosing on them.

    Since reworking a home loan is often the only way families can stay put, how can they make sure the process goes relatively smoothly? Loan modification guru Anna Cuevas says, "There are widespread issues associated with the red tape involved in the application process for loan modifications. On top of this, if homeowners don't know what to expect or, worse, don't know how to push back, there is a very real fear of losing your home and this is an extremely emotional

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  • How To fix The Economy

    by Henry Massingale

    June 20,2012

    This posting is a Opinion Page, to add in what I may not see. This is by all means a Tea Party Agenda, to Rebuild America.

    Issue #1;

    The Tax System, is at 35% against companies. Why not reduce this Tax to 17% and lock it in for 10 years, At the same time each year reduce this by 1%, according to the Economy Recovery.

    Issue # 2;

    The sending of money to Countries that use this money to support Terrorism against America. I do understand a lot of Terrorism Act brought against Americans was because of Government Officials Betraying people of those countries.

    End this money support for a 7 year period, and only give Aid in the form of Food and Health Care Needs.

    Issue # 3;

    More and more companies move over seas in order to not be Taxed the 35%. I see, and found out that the Pharmaceutical Companies that have been supported by American Tax Dollars to bring Pharmaceutical Heroin

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    It may take some effort, but you have the commitment and stamina to reach an important goal today. Stick with it, Aries, even when other activities start to lure you away. They may be enticing, but they're not all that -- or they shouldn't be.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Maya-Aztec Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    Someone else may be crowing about their accomplishments, but what does that have to do with you? Don't let their arrogance ruffle your feathers. Just mind your own business and stay focused on your own goals.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Celtic Love Tarot Reading

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    No one is taking you seriously today -- or so it seems. Someone influential is actually watching and waiting, so keep believing in yourself as if you expect others to, as well.
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  • by Brandi Savitt - June 25 , 2012

    tipping tips

    The Around the World Tipping Cheat Sheet

    The American tipping system has baffled foreign tourists for decades, but you don't need to be confused about other cultures customs when taking your next trip abroad . Check out our Fab & Fru around the world tipping cheat sheet, and save some bucks and some face on your next trip out of the country!

    *In alphabetical order


    Tipping is not a mandatory custom in Australia. However, a tip for good service is often given as a thank you.

    Restaurants- 10% for good service at a restaurant, and always leave loose change for the bar staff at the pub.

    Hotels - Tipping is uncommon.

    Taxis - Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped, but it is customary to `round-up' the fare to the nearest dollar or two - especially if you have a lot of luggage and the driver has been helpful. -It is not unheard of that some cabbies actually round down the fare if they have a really a good

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  • Recently I judged a brand personality competition for Newsweek/Daily Beast's special issue on the top 100 Digital Brands, along with 4 other branding experts. Beyond my vote, the editor asked for an answer to a hot button question for people who are just launching their brands. That might be you.

    Does the Internet need more self-promotion? On the whole, does it serve a collective good? Here's what I had to say to Newsweek/DailyBeast.

    What I know is that many of the best personal brands haven't yet surfaced on the web. Sure, there's branding stars among us today. However, much like a frontrunner shooting out at the head of the pack in a horserace, most early entrants who shot up to the top of the branding consciousness will soon fade as the distance demands unending endurance. Perhaps like smart gamblers, today's big personal brands will take their winnings off the table, and move on to something else (perhaps a Fiji island or a venture capital firm).

    Why? Personal brands

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