Sometimes, important lessons slip away as the years pass. You might not trust a younger version of you with a credit card, but there are some money matters that your school-aged self could teach you now. If that person could divulge her important lessons, she would remind you of these six things.
Coming back to work after a fun, restful weekend is never easy, but it doesn't have to be quite so hard. Check out these five ways to turn your least favorite day of the week into one worth looking forward to.
- Set manageable goals: Rather than staring at your massive to-do list and feeling overwhelmed, set lots of little goals for yourself throughout the day. It’ll make it easier to stay focused and on track, and you can give yourself kudos each time you reach a goal.
- Reward yourself: Each time you do reach one of your set goals for the day, give yourself a reward! It can be as small as a walk to the kitchen to raid the candy dish, or as big as a 30-minute break to enjoy some fro yo in the sun. Providing your own incentives throughout the day can be a strong defense against a case of the Mondays.
The Academy Awards are today, and we're celebrating the grand finale of award season with a LIVE Oscars show! Tune in as POPSUGAR's Lindsay Miller reports LIVE on the red carpet, while in the studio, POPSUGAR editors Annie Scudder, Becky Kirsch, and Matthew Rodrigues chat about everything from the red-carpet arrivals and show performances to the best acceptance speeches of the night. We will also be talking to POPSUGAR Fashion expert Allison McNamara LIVE from the Oscar red carpet as she anchors the first-ever Red Carpet Digital Lounge as part of the official Oscars Backstage Pass Experience. We'll be sharing all the highlights and biggest moments throughout the night, so tune in right here on POPSUGAR starting at 5:30 p.m. EST/2:30 p.m. PST.
Plus, we'll also be posting pictures of the action as it happens tonight. So make sure to check out the up-to-the minute red-carpet arrivals, vote on your favorite looks with our fashion and beauty polls, share your thoughts in the comments, and follow along during the show with our printable Oscars ballot. We'll also be sharing our own behind-the-scenes snaps from the whole day, so follow POPSUGAR on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram for the latest.
Don't forget to download the official Oscars app, and catch the Oscars today at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST on ABC!
There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
Figure out what tops and what bottoms you are going to wear and whether you're going to reuse something. Then once you have figured out your outfits, start ironing them so it's one less task you'll have to do on the weekdays. Then hang the work outfits where you can easily find them, perhaps in one corner of the wardrobe.
- Save on save-the-date cards: You can still be very creative with save-the-date cards by making a video save-the-date or Photoshopping pictures.
- Potpourri secret ingredient: Add citrus to your homemade potpourri project to add color and scent.
- Window cleaner: It's very easy to make window cleaner. You can make it from materials you have in your kitchen.
- Start on taxes: Make taxes less overwhelming by taking the first baby step: gathering documents you need.
- Budget black tie: Look glamorous for less by getting your hair done at a beauty school.
- Achieve your goals: Get the job or the promotion you want by first doing the work needed for those positions.
- Hybrid calling: There's a type of cell-phone plan that combines WiFi with a cellular network to give customers a low rate of $19 per month.
According to a study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, ignoring nasty people is the most effective way of quieting them rather than talking to them or trying to persuade them. Not only does it work better, but you'll also suffer less negative effects from dealing with them. The people in the study who engaged in discussions with offensive people did poorly on aptitude tests compared to the people who just ignored the nastiness. Of course, it's different in every situation, but for the most part, trying not to react to an obnoxious person may be healthier than stewing in anger.
It's hard to believe that at one point, today's most famous actors struggled with having no clear career path and parents who wished they'd work in finance. While that's funny to think about now, it just reminds us that everyone — even Hollywood's finest — faces similar experiences in the working world, no matter what the job. Here, some noteworthy quotes from Oscar nominees that show just that.
Since 1950, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences makes its Oscar winners sign a contract that stipulates if the recipient ever decides to sell the statue, he needs to first offer it to the Academy for $1 before trying to resell it elsewhere.
There have been some instances of the statue being sold successfully — like Harold Russell, a World War II veteran, who sold the award he received for a supporting role in a 1946 movie called The Best Years of Our Lives for $60,500. But for the most part, the Academy does its best to block the sales of the trophies in an effort to prevent them from becoming resale items.