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Flirting Can Help Women Become Successful In Career

By Margarita Nahapetyan Flirting at workplace can indeed help women to get ahead and build their way to success. However, their colleagues will not like it at all, saying that such women are more manipulative and should be trusted less. To this conclusion came two new studies which were carried out by the scientists at the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers say that some women's habit of using their feminine charms at wo

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Healthcare Costs Increase During Recession

By Margarita Nahapetyan U.S. healthcare prices in 2010 rose faster than inflation, even though patients actually used less medical care in many categories, a study from the Health Care Cost Institute has discovered. According to the new findings, health costs in the United States rose 3.3 per cent, a rate more than double that of inflation, and the experts say that the increase happened not because people used lot of unnecessary proce

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Life Insurance Cost Highly Overestimated By Consumers

By Margarita Nahapetyan "The Insurance Barometer Study," and annual research carried out by the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) and the Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA), found that consumers are either confused or inaccurately informed about the actual cost of life insurance, which may be preventing them from getting the coverage they say they need. According to the new report, many Amer

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Women Pursue Careers Due to Shortage of Men

By Margarita Nahapetyan A new joint study carried out by American and Dutch scientists has found that there is definitely a connection between the availability of men in a given area and the number of ladies who thrive in the workplace. To make it simpler, the research claims that in those areas where men are scarce, or where there are less eligible bachelors, women are more likely to focus on a professional career and on securing the

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Buying Antiques

Excerpted from How to Make $20,000 a Year in Antiques and Collectibles: Without Leaving Your Job By Bruce E. Johnson List the Kinds of Antiques That Interest You The best way to begin in this business of antiques is to sit down with a new notebook and start making lists. List Number One is going to consist of any areas that interest you, regardless of how remote they may seem. If there is a jar of old clay marbles on your bureau that has always

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Genuine Leaders Look for Ways to Lead

Excerpted from You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference By Mark Sanborn For years a first-rate hotel tried to identify returning guests before they presented themselves to the front desk. Of course, the hotel's computer records would indicate if a guest had stayed before, but was there a way for staff to acknowledge a guest before he or she made it to reception? An ingenious bellcap came up with

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The ABCs of Investing

Excerpted from It Pays to Talk: How to Have the Essential Conversations with Your Family About Money and Investing By Charles Schwab, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz While growing up, my colleague Kate's father, Eric, never talked about money. The subject was simply off limits, and the household was ruled by an ironclad mantle of financial silence that no one in the family dared to crack. But that didn't mean that Kate's mother or siblings didn't wish things were different. "We

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More Homeowners Walk Away From Their Mortgages

By Margarita Nahapetyan More and more homeowners are deciding to walk away from their mortgages voluntarily, even though they can still afford making payments, a new study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. According to the new findings, about 31 per cent of foreclosures in March were considered "strategic defaults," in which borrowers choose to walk a

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Benefits Of Looking For A Job Through Internet

By Margarita Nahapetyan American job seekers who use the Internet are more likely to continue active job searches and less likely to drop out of the labor pool when compared to those who do not have access to the Internet, said the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies earlier this week. Using Census data from 2007, the study found that unemployed workers who use broadband, whether at home or a public

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The Myth of Excellence

Excerpted from The Myth of Excellence: Why Great Companies Never Try to Be the Best at Everything By Fred Crawford, Ryan Mathews In June 2001, when Crown Business released The Myth of Excellence, we thought we had come to the end of a long, sometimes frustrating, and often rewarding journey. Myth was the product of almost three years of writing, research, and field experience, and we assumed it would have its moment in the sun and move on. Happily, we were wrong. Its es

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Exceeding Customer Expectations

Excerpted from Exceeding Customer Expectations: What Enterprise, America's #1 car rental company, can teach you about creating lifetime customers By Kirk Kazanjian Fifty years ago, when my dad leased his first brand-new Chevy Bel Air to a customer, he had no idea his start-up business would one day be the largest car rental company in North America, and arguably the world. In fact, becoming a big company was never his goal. His plan for success was to focus on a commons

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Babysitter - Finding and Paying For Mary Poppins

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal Financial Guidebook for New Parents By Stacey L. Bradford What often causes working parents the most stress? It's not the long hours at the office or trying to balance attending school events with important meetings. For many mothers and fathers, it's finding affordable, reliable and loving child care. In just the two short years that I've needed child care for my daughter, I've had my share of difficulties

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Conflict Resolution

Excerpted from Type Talk at Work: How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job By Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen, Hile Rutledge Conflict can take many forms, not all of which are obvious. There's the traditional knockdown drag-out, of course, but there are also much subtler forms of dispute: the passive-aggressive nod intended to indicate agreement when in fact that is far from the case; the saccharine smile that belies intense bitterness and resentmen

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More Men Work Overtime Due To Job Pressure

By Margarita Nahapetyan A new Dutch study has found that many men these days are pressured to work up to 40 hours - often unpaid - per week in order to stay competitive in today's environment. The latest research has revealed that women face the same pressures as men but may work fewer hours due to household chores, which puts them to an increased risk of losing their jobs. Obviously, there are different ways of work organizing in man

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Married Couples Disagree On Retirement Finances

By Margarita Nahapetyan Fidelity Investments' second Couples Retirement Study, first time conducted in 2007, has revealed that despite two years of crisis in the economy and financial instability, married couples have done very little in order to improve their communication, planning, and management of retirement finances. Husbands and wives make vows to stay together in wealth or poverty, but that pledge does not mean they are on the

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French Couturier Christian Lacroix Goes Bankrupt

By Margarita Nahapetyan The famous French fashion house of Christian Lacroix announced this week that it files for voluntary bankruptcy in order to protect the company from creditors. Recession and the current financial crisis are being blamed for the one of France's biggest names financial trouble. Christian Lacroix, being one of the favorite designers for many, is best known for his rich fabrics and bright colors as well as for outl

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Recession Forces Women To Spend More Money

By Margarita Nahapetyan Women during financial crisis are inclined to do more shopping and spend more money in order to rid themselves of depression associated with recession, suggest the findings of a new survey by British psychologists. The experts say that the recession could force more women to overspend or raise their risk of developing mental illness. A survey, carried out by Karen Pine, Professor from the University of Hertford

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Why Female Lawyers Switch Firms?

By Margarita Nahapetyan Female lawyers are more likely to quit their job if their company does not offer them flexible work schedules, found a new survey of women lawyers that was released earlier this week. The Rutgers University's Center for Women and Work presented the results of a survey that was carried out for the U.S. New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education that makes the case for law firms th

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Career: Brain VS Attractiveness

By Margarita Nahapetyan When it comes to career success it is a person's brain and not the appearance that matters the most, claims a new research by the University of Florida. According to the findings, individuals with intelligence earn much more in their lifetime compared to those who have just good looks or are self-confident. While beauty and attractiveness play not a last role in career success, it is brain and intelligence that

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More Female Leaders - More Chance To Rebuild Economy

By Margarita Nahapetyan Ernst & Young, an international business consultancy group, released a report earlier this week, according to which having more women in leadership roles could be the best way out of the current global financial crisis. "Investing in women to drive economic growth is not simply about morality or fairness. It is about honing a competitive edge," said Ernst & Young chairman and chief executive officer Lou

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Job Loss Can Make You Sick

By Margarita Nahapetyan Losing a job can lead not just to financial problems but to health-related problems as well, such as hypertension, arthritis, diabetes heart attack and stroke, reports a large U.S. study from the Harvard School of Public Health. In today's state of economic crisis and recession, job loss can happen to anybody, Kate W. Strully, who carried out the study as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar at the Harvard

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Bankruptcy Lawyers Charge Illegally?

By Margarita Nahapetyan Bankruptcy lawyers are billing their clients illegally by failing to get approval of the court before collecting fees, says a new report "Routine Illegality in Bankruptcy Court Fee Practices." The conclusion was based on a study of fee payments in 102 of the largest bankruptcies of U.S.-based public companies between 1998 and 2007, including WorldCom Inc., Kmart Corp., U.S. Airways Group Inc., and Delta Airlines Inc. The authors of the

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Crisis In Economy Affects Birth Control Methods

By Margarita Nahapetyan Several recent studies have found that more and more couples are now delaying having a child because of the current recession and crisis in economy as well as due to job insecurity and unemployment. However, according to the findings of a new survey, financial crisis may be causing more unplanned pregnancies, too. The results of the survey, carried out by the Gallup Organization and released earlier this week,

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Do Not Go To Work Feeling Sick - It Is Risky For Your Health

By Margarita Nahapetyan People who repeatedly go to work when feeling down with the flu and ill, in general, expose themselves to the risk of poor health in the long run, suggests a new research by Danish investigators. "In our study, we found that those who reported having gone to work despite feeling so ill that it would have been reasonable to have stayed home had an increased risk of becoming sick-listed for a longer period in th

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Rich People Spend Less Money During Recession

By Margarita Nahapetyan American Express Publishing and Harrison Group presented The Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America, which found that the richest Americans feel guilty about making luxury purchases in the current state of economy and are cutting back on spending money on items they enjoy. Just 29 per cent of individuals with lots of money to spend reported to enjoy being recognized as wealthy, down from 35 per cent a year earlier.

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