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Happy Birthday Rosa Parks – Who was Tougher Than You Think

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    By Margot Gilman

    "Neither a borrower nor a lender be." Shakespeare's words have stood the test of time, unlike most other bits of money advice you've probably heard. And yet many of us continue to follow old money rules-some outdated, some never good ideas to begin with-that are more likely to cost us dough than save us any. Learn which ones to forget and which new tips really pay off. Photo by Thinkstock.

    1. Old rule: Buy stock and let it sit and grow over time.
    New rule: Rebalance your portfolio every year.

    If you have a mixed investment portfolio, such as your 401(k) which contains bonds and stocks, buying and holding shifts the ratio of these investments over the years, since riskier vehicles usually grow faster. "You could be taking on more risk over time, which isn't necessarily what you want as you get older," says Eleanor Blayney, a consumer advocate for the CFP Board (the organization that credentials certified financial planners) and the author

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  • Toot Your Own Horn

    Ask just about anyone what personality trait grates his or her nerves the most, and a braggart is bound to top the list. So, it makes sense that most of us are loathe to toot our own horns, for fear of coming across as obnoxious. Especially in the office. This obviously makes standing out in the workplace a bit of a challenge. But, given that promotions aren't exactly being doled out by the truckload these days, we all need to find ways to highlight our own talents. With that in mind, here are a few things to keep in mind that'll help you impress your boss with your stellar skills without coming across like an egomaniac.

    No Splashing in the Shallow End

    When you're first starting a new job, or even a new role, it's important not to make a big entrance right off the bat. For example, if you want to show off your Excel wizardry, simply declaring you're the best in the land isn't going to impress anyone.

    Instead, start small and subtle. Craft your best spreadsheet possible for whatever...Read More »

  • by Brides

    First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes...the mortgage? Answer these questions to learn whether you're ready to relinquish your rental and (gulp) start talking Tudors and colonials.

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  • Lu Celania Sierra, seated at right, coaching a model

    It turns out the leggy contestants of Miss Universe aren't total naturals when it comes to strutting the runway. They've actually been schooled by one of the biggest names in modeling you've probably never heard of: Lu Celania Sierra, a supermodel who has parlayed her years of experience into a thriving runway coach business.

    Related: Do We Still Need Beauty Pageants?

    Now in her sixth year as the official coach of the Miss Universe pageant, Sierra gets just a few intense days—which must be shared with time for the choreographer—to help every contestant polish crucial details of her walk, pose, expressions and hand positioning. And, because of the crunch time, the elegant, pull-no-punches coach says she must be sure to keep everyone's eyes on the prize.

    "When I'm a little harsh, it's because I have to say, 'Listen, we don't have time to play around,'" she explains in a behind-the-scenes video on the website for her coaching business, Alup International. In the video, she tells a studi

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  • By Charlotte Cowles

    The Brooklynettes do not walk, they bounce, and usually in unison.

    Dina Litovsky

    When five members of the dance team arrived at Barclays Center's 40/40 Club before practice last Thursday night, they bobbed up to the table in a straight line, like birds in formation. They all wore gleaming black spandex tights, black Adidas sneakers, and black-and-white hoodies zipped to the same mid-chest height to show the tops of their sports bras, which were emblazoned with the Brooklynettes logo in graffiti-style writing. Their makeup was TV-ready, with thick strips of false eyelashes and liquid eyeliner. They looked like real-life Barbies, only with better posture and brighter smiles.

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    The cleverly titled dance team affiliated with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, the Brooklynettes began their first season at the new Barclays Center in Prospect Heights this fall. Ten of them stayed on from the former

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