Nov 28

Four Ways Being a Perfectionist Can Hold You Back at Work

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Being a perfectionist at your job can be a good thing, because it means you pay close attention to details.  But there are also ways it can HURT your career.  Here are four ways being a perfectionist can hold you back at work.


1.  You avoid taking risks.  Perfectionists set really high goals for themselves.  Which is good unless you can’t meet those goals and get discouraged.  Because then you start setting safe goals you KNOW you can do perfectly, but they won’t impress anyone.


2.  You’re not flexible enough.  Perfectionists tend to think there’s a clear right and wrong way to do something.  So they’re less likely to find a creative solution for something, or think outside the box.


3.  You take forever to do stuff.  If you’re constantly checking and rechecking your work, it makes you less productive.  And getting stuff done on time is almost always more important than making sure it doesn’t have any typos.


4.  You stress out your co-workers.  Perfectionists set really high standards for OTHER people too.  Which can be a good thing if you’re someone’s boss and it motivates them to do good work.  But not if it makes them hate their job.


Any of these sound like you?



Source: (Entrepreneur)

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Nov 26

The Major U.S. Airlines Ranked by Their Thanksgiving Delays




Some of us are traveling for the holiday weekend during one of the busiest times of the year, and that can cause heavy delays to grandmas pumpkin pie. A website just ranked the seven biggest U.S. airlines based on how LATE they’ve been on flights during the week of Thanksgiving over the past six years.



Here’s the lateness percentage for each airline, from worst to best . . .



1.  JetBlue.  15% late during the week of Thanksgiving, with an average delay of 42 minutes.


2.  Southwest.  15% late, average delay of 40 minutes.


3.  Alaska.  15% late, average delay of 39 minutes.


4.  Delta.  15% late, average delay of 36 minutes.


5.  American. 13% late, average delay of 47 minutes.


6.  U.S. Airways.  12% late, average delay of 31 minutes.


7.  United.  11% late, average delay of 46 minutes.



Source: Gizmodo

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Nov 24

Four Weird Ways Stores Trick You Into Buying More Stuff




It’a HUGE holiday shopping week, you should have the upper-hand when it comes to getting some deals while you’re shopping. Check out four weird ways stores trick you into spending more money, just in time before we all go nuts on Black Friday.

1.  They have the mannequins make eye contact with you.  Instead of looking straight ahead, a lot of mannequins are set up so they’re looking at YOU when you walk by.  And without realizing it, you feel obligated to stop and check out what they’re wearing.


2.  They use your sense of smell.  Researchers have found we spend more time shopping if a store smells like flowers or citrus.


3.  They play songs that make you nostalgic.  If you’re in a store’s target age range, the music they play is usually inspired by songs that were popular when you were 18.  Meaning covers of old songs, or songs that just sound similar to stuff that was popular when you were in high school.


4.  They print “sale” signs in RED.  Almost ALWAYS, because studies have shown red lettering subconsciously makes us more excited about a sale.


And one trick for spending LESS is to go shopping ALONE.  When you’re with another person, you spend up to 17% more.


Now get out there and get those deal!



Source: Kiplinger

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Nov 21

A Woman Does 14 Impressions of Celebrities Stuck in Traffic


Happy Feel Good Friday! A comedian named Lauren O’Brien posted a great video where she impersonates 14 different celebrities . . . if they were stuck in TRAFFIC.  The funniest ones are probably Drew Barrymore, The Olsen Twins, Kristen Stewart, and Miley Cyrus. Check it out!

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Nov 20

The Top 10 Things Dads Worry About



When you sign up to be a dad, you’re signing up for 18 years of intense stress and worrying.  Followed by slightly less stress and worrying . . . but still a lot of stress and worrying . . . until you die.  Goooooo parenting!


A new survey found the top 10 things that new dads worry about most.  Check ‘em out.


1.  Having teenage daughters who are dating.


2.  Braiding ponytails.


3.  Providing for the family . . . yes, this was LESS of a concern than ponytails.


4.  Choosing the right shoes for their kids.


5.  Having the “facts of life” talk.


6.  Packing lunches.


7.  Their kids being on social media.


8.  Having teenage SONS who are dating.


9.  Being smart enough to help with homework.


10.  Shopping for presents.


Source: Daily Mail

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Nov 19

Kathy Griffin Will Replace Joan Rivers on E!’s “Fashion Police”




Earlier this month, KATHY GRIFFIN said she’d been offered JOAN RIVERS’ role on E!’s “Fashion Police” . . . but wasn’t sure if it was “right” for her.

Well, apparently she decided it WAS.  TMZ says it’s a “done deal” . . . and that Kathy will join Melissa Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, and Giuliana Rancic.  It’s unclear whether or not George Kotsiopoulos will be back. Word has it the show will no longer be a weekly series.  Instead, E! will use it as “event programming,” during award shows and other special occasions. A source close to the hit show tells Us Weekly that “Joan has always given her blessing to Kathy” and that she “wanted Kathy to be her successor.” Is this a good move?

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Nov 18

BET Cancels 106 & Park



After a 14-year run, BET’s “106 & Park” is leaving TV.  The final episode is airing on December 19th.  BET will continue to produce various specials throughout the year, including its annual New Year’s Eve show, “106 & Party”. That said, the show is being “re-formatted” to become an online-only series. The network says, quote, “As we transition to the digital space, we look to continue ‘106 & Park’s’ role as both a leader of and a mirror to youth culture.  We’ll have more information to share about how that is to roll out very soon.”

The show launched in 2000 with hosts AJ & Free and in 2006, Terrence J & Rocsi took over. Some of the biggest stars from music, movies and television graced the stage at 106 including Madonna, Tom Cruise, Beyonce and even Michelle Obama. Will you miss the show?


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Nov 17

Four Body Language Mistakes to Avoid at Work



According to the website “Business Insider”, here are four body language mistakes you should avoid at work.


1.  Crossing your arms.  Even if you’re just cold, it makes you look uncomfortable and standoffish, like you don’t want to be there.



2.  Tapping your foot or shaking your leg.  It makes people think you’re either nervous or bored.  Which are never good . . . but especially at work.



3.  Looking upwards when you answer a question.  Subconsciously, it makes the other person think you’re not prepared to answer the question they asked.  Or in other words, you’re incompetent.



4.  The direction your toes are pointing.  If you’re sitting down with your boss and your toes are pointing straight at him, it’s a sign that you’re listening, and what you’re talking about is your top priority, but if they’re pointed away from him, like at the door . . . it means you want to get the hell out of there as fast as possible.



Source: (Business Insider)

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Nov 14

Here’s What Your Favorite Type of Pizza Says About You




According to a new study, your favorite type of pizza is a secret clue to what kind of PERSONALITY you have. Researchers had people fill out a personality test, then share their favorite pizza flavor.  Then they looked for the personality trends that came up most frequently for each type of pizza.  Here’s what they found . . .


People who like vegetable toppings are flirtatious, charming, gullible, and self-absorbed.


People who like white pizza are good with money, cautious, a little cynical, and love debates.


People who order pepperoni pizza are extroverts who get bored easily.


People who order chicken on their pizza are driven, competitive, and assertive.


And people who like OTHER types of meat on their pizza are supportive, tend to be followers, and like to stay at home.



Source: (Yahoo)

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Nov 13

The Bigger the Age Gap, the More Likely You Are to Get Divorced




Apparently if you want your marriage to last, you need to track someone down who’s the EXACT same age as you . . . or else you’re DOOMED. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta just released a study that found the bigger the age gap, the more likely you are to get divorced.  Check this out . . .


Couples with a 30-year age difference are 172% more likely to get divorced.


Couples with a 20-year age difference are 95% more likely to get divorced.


Couples with a 10-year age difference are 39% more likely to get divorced.


Couples with a five-year age difference are 18% more likely to get divorced.


And couples with just a ONE-year age difference are 3% more likely to get divorced.


If you’re wondering . . . most couples DO have an age difference.  In the average married couple worldwide, the man is 2.4 years older than the woman . . . only 13% of married couples are the same age. Are you doomed, or in the clear?


Source: (AOL)

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