4:30 pm, March 31st | by Amy Tennery
EOD Saturday: Mitt Romney doesn’t know where lotto tickets are sold (yikes), Google star Marissa Mayer offers invaluable life lessons, and we hear the best comeback to the Jennifer Lawrence weight debate yet. Read on!
3:38 pm, March 31st | by Amy Tennery
Are you a Gen-Y female who’s already feeling burned out? You’re not alone. Not by a long shot.
2:25 pm, March 31st | by Amy Tennery
Admittedly, I can’t think of a lot of people who’d consider Newt Gingrich’s multiple affairs to be quote unquote good career moves. But Ann Coulter, during a segment on Fox & Friends this morning, took the criticism one step further: She claimed his past romantic dalliances liken him to a “hunchback.” Oh my.
1:00 pm, March 31st | by Amy Tennery
If you’re a budget-conscious NCAA fan, you’ll be watching the Final Four from your couch or an over-crowded bar, perhaps. But what about the Jane Doughs out there who are more like Jane Bakeries (it’s a stretch, I know, okay)? How much would they need to shell out to get a seat, live and in-person?
12:00 pm, March 31st | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
Data has been breached at a payments processing firm and the personal information of up to 10 million users can potentially be compromised, says security blog Krebs on Security.
Apparently, the scale of the breach is “massive” and major credit card companies like Visa and MasterCard have been alerting their customers about this development and to reassure them that the actual Visa and MasterCard’s internal systems haven’t been breached. It’s athird-party processing center called Global Payments Inc. Worried about your information being used by hackers? Here are a couple of security tips.
11:12 am, March 31st | by Amy Tennery
A new iPhone app “Girls Around Me” allows you to utilize Foursquare data and find out… which “girls” are around you (hence the name). While it sounds like an app for pedophiles, it’s actually aimed at helping of-age users who are “in the mood for love, or just after a one-night stand,” with a woman. My goodness.
When you log into the app, it registers all the women (and men, actually, but “Boys Around Me” sounds a little weirder for some reason — I wonder why!) who have checked in on Foursquare in your area. And then it also shows you all their publicly shared Facebook photos.
7:00 pm, March 30th | by Amy Tennery
EOD Friday: 11 reasons why it makes no sense to buy a lotto ticket. Katniss as Rosie the Riveter. “National Cleavage Day.” Today was random. Read on.
6:15 pm, March 30th | by Laura Donovan
I don’t know how familiar you are with journalism, but it’s a well known fact that the profession doesn’t lend itself to large paychecks. It’s a worthwhile sacrifice for me because I do what I enjoy most all day every day, but salaries in this industry can be difficult to survive on. That’s why I don’t understand why Sarah Tressler, a 29-year-old society columnist for the Houston Chronicle, is receiving backlash and lost her job for holding a side job as a stripper.
In an article published earlier this week in the newspaper for which Tressler writes, colleague Richard Connelly outed his colleague as a reporter by day, “stripper by night.”
5:15 pm, March 30th | by Amy Tennery
I’m all for women on the front lines of battle. Claims that all women somehow aren’t strong enough to serve in combat are absurd — particularly in our age of digitized, tech-heavy warfare.
So why does Katy Perry’s controversial video for the song “Part of Me,” in which she enlists in the Marines as an act of female defiance, leave me feeling conflicted?
4:15 pm, March 30th | by SavvySugar
Making just a few small tweaks to your daily spending habits could help you save big in the New Year. If you adjust your everyday patterns and take advantage of even the most minor saving opportunities, an average of $10 a day translates to $280 at the end of the month — or around $3,600 in one year.
Where you save depends on where you’re most apt to spend, so we’ve rounded up 10 money-saving ideas that can amp up your savings and boost your budget confidence. Read more.