• Hate Your Job? Read This Now

    Refinery29By Stephanie Taylor Christensen, Refinery29

    If you're like the more than 12,000 millennials - the population who are currently between 18 and 30 years old - surveyed as part of Telefonica's Global Millennial Survey, you may have a peachy outlook regarding the amount of potential power you hold in the world. When asked about their ability to make a difference, 83% of the millennials surveyed believe they can incite change, more than 75% said they have opportunities to bring a new product or idea to market, and 66% strive to make it to the top "rung" of their career ladder.

    But, what if the jobs you've found so far have left you feeling disenchanted, perhaps even wondering if you picked the right career? Fear not. We asked some career experts for their take on how to deal when you don't love your job. As it turns out, you can learn plenty from the experience.

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    It's just one tiny step on a long path. You know that sick feeling of dread

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  • Grocery Store ThoughtsGrocery Store Thoughts

    The joy, the frustration … the hunger. We've all been there.

    1. Basket or cart? Basket. I only need a couple things.

    2. Did I remember my coupons?

    3. Did I remember my shopping list?

    4. Did I remember my reusable bags?

    5. I should really wash my reusable bags.

    6. Do I want these chips because we need them or just because I'm hungry?

    7. I should never come to the grocery store hungry.

    8. Oh free samples! Thank goodness.

    9. And, they're out of samples. Now I'm starving.

    10. Would they be mad at me if I opened this bag of chips and started eating it now?

    11. Oh, that lady's opened her can of almonds. I guess it is allowed. I'm going to eat the chips.

    12. Let's see, if this coffee costs $9.99 a pound, and the other brand costs $7.39 for 12 ounces, which one is the better buy?

    13. I should have paid more attention in math class.

    14. Man, I should have gotten a cart; this is heavy. I'm going to get a cart.

    15. I wonder how dirty these cart

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Everything starts somewhere, Aries. You're initiating something that seems small but could change everything if you take it as far as you can -- and you won't be able to stop yourself. That first baby step should be dipped in silver if you can recognize it for what it is.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Harmony Reading


    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You'd love nothing more than time with friends over drinks or a meal, but you can't afford it, in more ways than one. Your time is almost more of an issue than your money so ignore invitations to be treated. Bow out like an adult, Taurus.

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


    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    Too much thinking is just as bad as not enough today. You're spooking yourself, Gemini. Go over the numbers, make up your mind and leave it at that. The more you chew on this, the more sour it tastes.

    Today's Gemini Reading:

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    The odds may be stacked against you, but the same is true for everyone else trying to make something unusual work for them. You're just not the cookie-cutter type, and the challenges you are facing are par for the course. If you don't know how it feels to fall down, you haven't tried hard enough.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Intimacy Secrets Reading


    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You love talking over a casual meal when all is well, but when you're anxious about money, you'd rather take a rain check. You may have to go along to get along this time, Taurus, for the sake of your career. Surely you can muster an air of contentment for the sake of your bottom line?

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Chinese Luck Prosperity and Longevity Reading


    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    You like it best when your money is tight -- because at least then you know how you're spending it. When you have excess, though, it seems to
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  • Why You Should Take A Lunch BreakBy Deanne Kaczerski


    1. The woman ahead of you ordering a gluten-free wrap could change your life. Lunch is not only tasty, but is an important part of your career growth. If you're new to a company, this 60-minute break is a great way to get to know new co-workers, learn about the culture, and glean insight to how things work-the unwritten rules-so you don't waste time making mistakes. The last thing you want to do is start a new gig by creating adversaries instead of allies.


    2. You'll score a friend with (work-related) benefits. If you've been at a company for over a year, it's time to get serious about lunch. Ask to eat with women two-levels up who can help increase your knowledge of the company or get real-world advice on your career path or even how to deal with any major issues. Set up a standing monthly lunch date with a successful woman you admire at your company. She has been where you are and can offer a constant stream of valuable advice.


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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Think carefully before speaking if you speak at all today, whether you're feeling flirtatious or ready to incite a riot. No matter what motivates you, the best way to deal with delicate situations today is to keep mum altogether. Your bottom line rides on it.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Chakra Reading


    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    If you're having second thoughts about signing a contract, today might not be the best day to talk about how you feel -- if any day is! You may find yourself signing to avoid the embarrassment of backing out. Is that wise, Taurus?

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Career Strengths Reading


    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    You have a hard time doing what you have to do without something or someone breathing down your neck. Without the pressure of a deadline or an overbearing boss, you're feeling adrift early in the day. You'll have to learn to buckle down if you want to accomplish
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  • Source: How This Millennial Found Her Calling - and You Can Too!

    Are you hungry for success but lack direction on what steps you should take to get there? A lot of us millennial women can relate. Even though there are so many wonderful things about being Gen Y, finding the path to your passion can be challenging at times. That's why in October 2013, Lauren McGoodwin created Career Contessa, an online platform guiding career-driven women to success.

    The site features stories from business-savvy and entrepreneurial-minded women who recount how they got their big breaks. (Our senior producer at POPSUGAR, Donna Lee, was even showcased!) Check out our interview with the 27-year-old founder and editor in chief. From obtaining a work-life balance to hiring people better than you, McGoodwin shares her own journey of becoming a Career Contessa and gives advice for millennial women who are still figuring it out.

    POPSUGAR: What defines a Career Contessa?
    Lauren McGoodwin
    : Career

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  • Source: Make These 86 Amazing Meals For $5 or Less

    Cooking at home is great for your wallet and - for the most part - better for your health. Instead of making the same recipes over and over again, challenge yourself by trying out some of the best budget-friendly recipes we found on the web. At $5 or less per serving, you definitely won't be breaking the bank with these homemade meals.

    • Pasta Carbonara: Settle down with a plate of pasta carbonara, and you will feel so content.


      From Nicole Perry, POPSUGAR Food

      Pasta Carbonara With Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


      Notes

      Substitute Italian guanciale for the bacon, if you can find it.

      Ingredients

      3/4 pound thickly cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
      3 medium leeks, thinly sliced and cleaned
      Kosher salt
      1 pound spaghetti
      3 eggs
      1/2 cup parsley, minced
      3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
      Freshly grated parmesan cheese, for garnish
      Freshly cracked black pepper, for garnish

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  • Source: Easily Save $1,378 With the 52-Week Money Challenge

    You've probably heard about the 52-week money challenge that has everyone talking. The concept is simple: you start with $1 in the first week, and then every week, you'll put away an extra dollar. To put this in perspective, you'll save $1 in the first week, $2 in the second, and $3 in week three. Keep doing this until you reach $52 in the 52nd week. Once you add up the total, you'll find yourself $1,378 richer in a year.

    This may be a great savings plan for those who are new to saving or just plain intimidated, as it doesn't seem as overwhelming. Gradually over time, the amount you're saving increases, easing you into the idea of putting away more and more money the longer you do it.

    We've seen different versions floating around the web, but we wanted to make our own, which includes checkboxes to motivate you more to stick with it till the end. You can download the pretty PDF for our 52-week money challenge here. Just

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  • POPSUGAR Smart LivingSource: 8 Ways to Spring-Clean Your Budget This Month

    It's another new day and a good time for fresh beginnings. After all, it's also now Spring and a great season for cleansing and renewal. Don't beat yourself up if you haven't been too diligent with your money; here are some ways you can clean up your money mistakes:

    • File your taxes. Taxes are due in two weeks, so if you haven't yet already filed, it's time to get going. Start out this month on a good foot by not delaying important money tasks and risk facing potential penalties. If you're mailing your paper return, make sure you get it out in time for an April 15 postmark.
    • Look at how you're managing your money. Take some time to assess how you're managing your money. Sign up for a Mint account if you haven't already, and if you have one, try to figure out how to use it better.
    • Organize your documents. Now that tax season is almost over, make it easier on yourself for next year's taxes by getting more organized. Trash
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