• Math Professor Disciplines with GOT SpoilersMath Professor Disciplines with GOT SpoilersI love teaching. I really do. There are a few things in life that I believe all of us are born to do, and I think this is one of mine. It makes up for the zillion things I can't do very well -- like math.

    That said, it's not an easy gig some days, and it makes sense to me that a person who can do math well enough to teach it would get sick of misbehavior in his class. I completely understand the college math professor who opted to threaten his students with a fate worse than detention if they didn't behave. He threatened them with Game of Thrones spoilers instead. He had read all of the books, he said, and if they didn't behave, he was going to give them one death they may or may not know about from the series, until they straightened up.

    "Well. Know that I have read all of the books, and from now on when there will be too much noise, I write the name of the next death in Table I. Enough to hold all year, and I can even describe each death."

    Brutal. Awesome. Worse than eternal

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    You've almost come full circle. But while it's hard to see the new terrain, you're sure that more light will be shed as things progress. Until then, though, don't make any financial decisions. In fact, try not to make any major purchases, either.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Career Strengths Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    Eccentricity doesn't scare you or put you off. You're open to innovation in whatever way it presents itself -- as long as it helps the bottom line, eccentricity is of no concern. Except when it gets your fur up, that is. You're torn between what's right for the bottom line and what's right for your peace of mind today. Sigh.

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

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    You're influenced by the people around you whether you register the fact or not. It makes sense then to surround yourself with success -- but what do you
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  • Ever since the Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition came out on Blu-Ray and DVD, we've been watching what is obviously an iconic classic over and over again. The repeat button has arguably become the most popular button on our remote, as we're all perfectly happy to do nothing more than romp through the Edwardian Britishness that is Number Seventeen, Cherry Tree Lane, and the magical nanny that comes with it. Then, while watching it for the eleventieth time, it occurred to me that Mary Poppins is totally a Dr. Who Time Lord. Secretly, of course. She might even be The Doctor in some kind of regeneration that hasn't even been documented. And had Matt Smith not already returned as Peter Capaldi, I'd be half expecting to see a glimpse of Julie Andrews' dreamy peaches-and-cream visage somewhere in there. Think about it. Because it's completely plausible mainly because of these 9 truths. -By Pilar Clark


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  • Raise Your Co-worker's Mood – with Help from Their Sun Sign!
    Do you work with a droopy, depressed colleague? Not only are they dragging themselves (and others) down, but they're making you feel guilty for being cheerful -- all while they infect your work environment with their negativity. How can you help make their outlook more optimistic? Well, that depends on their Sun sign.

    The ones who'll benefit most from a little positive attention are definitely Cancer and Taurus. Cancer is highly sensitive and may have taken something the wrong way -- or perhaps they're just feeling underappreciated. Taurus needs regular tactile contact, or else they'll start to feel downtrodden. Offer them some extra friendliness and bring them an extra bagel from the kitchen, and they'll surely brighten up.

    Gemini may just be having a down day, and since they never stay the same way for long, they'll come around soon enough. The same goes for Aquarius, as what usually gets them back on track is some entertaining tidbit of information. If they can keep their brain

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  • New Moon in Aries: Pursue New Ventures!
    The boldest new Moon of the year arrives this coming Sunday, March 30. You'll want to catch the fire of this super-bright lunation, so prepare yourself in advance -- and don't hesitate for a moment!

    Aries is the sign of beginnings, illuminating the best ways for you to kick off new projects. This is the sign that's constantly being born and reborn, living life to the fullest, and out in front leading parades. Aries may not be the best when it comes to follow-through, but the very first sign of the zodiac is clearly the absolute best at being first, bursting through the gate before most other signs have even learned that a race was scheduled.

    Put the Moon's powerful energy to your advantage with a free sample Lunar Forecast!

    New Moons are about starting fresh ventures and adventures; indeed, there's no better time to plant seeds for the next two weeks ... or six months, if you're thinking long-term. When you combine Aries' ambition, passion, and thirst for novelty with the

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    The future is closer than you think, Aries -- it's time to plan ahead. The day is all about worrying about money, in the best possible way -- the kind that makes you get up and do something about it. Good for you, Aries.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Daily Grind Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    Someone is getting a rise out of you without even trying. Is it them or are your buttons just too easy to push today? Either way, your bottom line demands you let it slide off you like water off a duck's back, however painful that may be to do. Focus on the money if it helps!

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Chakra Reading

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    Don't make such a big deal out of everything. Things don't have to be radically changed to make a difference. Even a small boost to your income could go a long way toward changing your day-to-day life. Think part time job rather than second career.


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  • Exactly How to Save $2,255

    Trying just one of these smart tricks will net you a good chunk of change. But if you do them all, you'll keep thousands in your pocket this year. By Melody Warnick, REDBOOK.

    Get on auto-pay already.
    "I used to procrastinate on paying bills and kept getting socked with late fees. Finally, I set up every bill for automatic payment, and I'm saving a ton. Plus, when I put my monthly student loan payments on auto-pay, my loan company dropped my interest rate half a percentage point, which boosts my savings into triple digits every year." -Jenna Rose Robbins, Playa del Rey, CA. Yearly savings: $300

    Related: 9 Sneaky Things Everyone Leaves Out of Their Budget

    Sell old gadgets. "Last summer, when my family did a household cleanup, we were surprised to realize how many devices--an old tablet, some phones--we had lying around the house. So we sold them on gazelle.com. You get an online quote, ship your stuff with a prepaid mailer, and get paid by PayPal, check, or Amazon gift card. Even a

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  • pile of cashLooking forward to that tax refund? Been planning your spending strategy? Not. So. Fast.

    While you might be feeling psyched about getting some cash back from good ol' Uncle Sam, that's money that should go straight in the bank, or better yet, in an IRA or retirement fund that typically earns a lot more interest than a regular savings account.

    We spoke with Joey Bencivenga, a long-time CPA in New York City, who told us that unless you're sitting pretty on a million bucks that's off earning interest somewhere, spending your tax refund is just foolish. "Why would you spend it?" he asked in total seriousness. He continued: "Most people struggle with saving; we should be doing as much saving as we can."

    OK, so no new spring wardrobe, but what about paying down credit card debt? Digging yourself out of credit card debt can be challenging, and putting a tax refund towards lowering the balance isn't a terrible idea. Student loans, on the other hand, as money guru Suze Orman says, are

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    You can't achieve your goals by yourself today, Aries. You just can't. And you can't achieve them with teammates who are lackluster or noncommittal, either. You need effective participation on the part of many people to get where you need to go, and that's the bottom line.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Karmic Love Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    As long as you can be counted on to contribute to the bottom line, your place in the organization is safe. You can afford a bit of eccentricity here and there, Taurus, as long as it's not too outrageous. Throw some creativity into the mix today.

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

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    Stay focused on the purpose behind the frenzy of activity today. It's easy to get distracted by the dust flying and the multiple individual goals of those swirling around you. Your individual goal should be paramount!


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  • It's hard to get past the usual "where do you see yourself in five years?", but we've noticed some more useful options to find out if your next candidate is a good fit.

    Photo: Hero Images/Getty Images1. The question: So you're a Yankees fan. If you were the team's owner, how would you make them better?

    The expert: Bonnie Zaben, chief operating officer of AC Lion Recruiting, told Bloomberg Businessweek that was her top choice.

    The reason: "I ask the applicant about their hobbies, and then we do role-play. I want to see how they think quickly and compose coherent presentations. Are they recommending specific player changes? Can they quote stats to back up a position? Can they present a cogent argument in five minutes without dead air? You'd be surprised." Seven more options from hiring experts.

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    2. The question: What three to five things do you need to be successful in this job? What are the deal killers?

    The expert: Kristi Hedges at Forbes.com

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