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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beyonce and Jay Z celebrate African themed “The Carter Push Party” (photos)

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Beyonce and Jay Z shared photos from their twinning push party celebrated on Saturday. The event was attended by the couple's family, friends and their 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.  

Queen Bey looked gorgeous in a beautiful henna-designed baby bump, a patchwork Ankara-print headwrap with flower accents from Burkinabae Accessories, an adorable bra top, and a fabulous custom-made ruffled printed skirt desined by Demestik by Reuben Reuel. 

Check the beautiful images below.” 

Wow, she's gotten bigger! Beyonce, pregnant with twins, celebrated her shower on Saturday; here is her portrait shared to Instagram the next day
He has his hands on her bump: The rapper looked at his wife lovingly
Her man: The superstar with her husband Jay Z; they already have daughter Blue, who is five

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Here are 6 Pieces of Career Advice You Should Ignore

Everyone likes to give advice, but that doesn’t mean you need to listen. When it comes to your career, most people have more of a tendency to take others’ opinions because we think career paths should be cut and dry. Mentors and people ahead of us should know better, right?

Not always. We all have different experiences, viewpoints, and opinions about how things should and shouldn’t go. Your career isn’t going to perfectly reflect anyone else’s and your circumstances are never exactly the same as what another person went through. Without a doubt, people are going to give you their opinion, and while it may be valuable, you can’t always take it into account.

Here are six particular pieces of advice to be wary of when you hear them:
  1. You have to start at the bottom. We’ve all heard the phrase “pay your dues,” and while yes, entitlement isn’t attractive, that doesn’t mean you have to start below what you’re qualified to do. How you value yourself is how your future employers will value you, so go for jobs that match your education and experience.
  2. Take any job for now. Unless you’re absolutely desperate for a paycheck, taking a job that you’re not really interested in can come back to you in the future. Job-hopping can look bad to future employers. If you took a job honestly believing it was a good fit and it didn’t work out that is fine. However, you don’t want to take jobs you know you’ll leave in a few months when a better offer comes along.
  3. Money isn’t important. We all would like to think we’re above money and that we would rather live our lives on principles, and while there are many things far more important than money in life, that doesn’t mean you should undervalue yourself. Money pays your rent, pays for your groceries, and allows you to enjoy hobbies and activities that bring joy into your life. Make sure you’re being appropriately compensated for your hard work.
  4. Find your one passion. While it’s important to be passionate about what you do, we are constantly evolving and changing people. You may not have the same passion, or just one passion, for your whole life. It’s okay if you can’t fit all your passions into one job, or if you don’t even know what you’re most passionate about. Go with your gut instincts and try to find something you enjoy doing.
  5. Wait your turn. Sure, your company may have a very specific system for advancement, but if there’s an opening you know you’re qualified for or you honestly feel like you deserve a raise, ask for it. Don’t sit around waiting for someone to give it to you, if you don’t ask then you’ll never know.
  6. Get a real job. What does that even mean? If you love being an artist and you’re making enough money to get by (even if that means working part-time at a coffee shop), stick with it! Don’t let anyone else make you feel like you should have a certain job or career, and if they push you, it’s about their own insecurities and not about you.
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Summary: Just because career advice is often repeated does not mean it is always true (or that it applies to everyone). Ignore this often repeated career advice.

Source: JDJ

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Rihanna Launches New Jewelry Collection with the iconic brand 'Chopard'

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Rihanna launched her fine jewelry collection inside the Chopard suite atop the Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez on Thursday night.  It was an exclusive candlelit cocktail and dinner party attended by a handful of Chopard models and other celebrities.

The 29-year-old superstar singer rocked a custom Ralph & Russo gown, custom Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Roger Vivier clutch to the event. 

Congrats RiRi.

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How to have a Healthy Entrepreneurial Lifestyle -5 Tips


It takes a lot of dedication to build a successful business. You have to be willing to work harder than everyone else -- to push yourself to your limits. There are downsides to living this lifestyle, and many entrepreneurs tend to overlook the importance of health.

The demanding schedule of an entrepreneur essentially never has a break, which can have a negative impact on one’s health. Below are five tips for a healthier entrepreneurial lifestyle. After all, what good is success if your health doesn’t allow you to enjoy it?

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1. Make exercise part of your daily routine.

Working out daily keeps your mind fresh and makes us happier. Maintaining a positive mindset and outlook is a major key to success. With all the obstacles and challenges we entrepreneurs face daily, any edge should be welcomed with open arms.

Adam Legas, founder of supplement company Nanohydr8, agrees. “Exercising in the morning before hitting the office gets you into the right frame of mind to deal with anything that comes your way. There are even more benefits to exercising for entrepreneurs, including a better work-life balance and improved problem-solving skills.”

It doesn’t matter if you exercise in the morning, afternoon or evening -- find the time to do it and make it a priority.

2. Eat as healthy as possible.
Eating healthy is one of the easiest ways to live a healthier life, and even the smallest changes can make a huge difference. For example, giving up soda and replacing it with water is one of the fastest ways to reduce your sugar intake and lose weight.

Rather than eat out or order in at lunch, bring a nutritious meal to the office. You can still take time to unwind during your break, but you can do it with nutrient-dense superfoods, such as kale, rather than cheeseburgers and fries.

3. Take time to unplug from your business and relax.

Running a business is stressful -- there is no denying that. If you don’t take the time to relax and unplug once in a while, you will suffer an extreme case of burnout. Many entrepreneurs think they have to work nonstop and put in grueling hours. That's true, but you have to know when it's time to relax and recharge.

Carve out time in your weekly schedule to devote to a hobby. Hit the golf course, go fishing, watch a movie or do anything else that relaxes you. Family time is also a great way to escape and unplug. Also, don’t be afraid to take a vacation once in a while. The time away can be very beneficial -- some of my best ideas came to me on vacation.

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4. Find a routine that works for you and stick to it.

Keeping a regular schedule is great for staying on track and holding yourself accountable, as I learned from getting up at 5 a.m. every morning. When your day is mapped out and you know exactly what needs to get done, you will see yourself completing tasks quicker and crossing tasks off your to-do list at a rapid pace.

The hardest part is just doing it – after a while, your body becomes accustomed to your routine, making it easier as time passes. My days start at 5 a.m. now without an alarm clock -- my body is used to the routine.

5. Learn to manage your stress.
Stress is almost impossible to avoid as an entrepreneur, but it can be managed. It’s important that you learn how to control how you let it impact your mindset and decision making process. Not only is stress bad for your personal health, but it can also negatively impact your business if you let it.

“Stress can ruin relationships clients, both current and potential, if you let it. Stress is the last thing your business needs, so learn to manage it and keep it at bay during important times,” suggests Brian Greenberg, founder of True Blue Life Insurance.

Stress doesn’t diminish with more success, as many would like to think. In fact, it's often the opposite, and it’s never going to disappear entirely, so learn how to manage it as best as possible.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

How to Salvage your Career When it’s not Going the Way You Want - 7 tips

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Is your career not going the way you’d expected? Maybe you were hoping for a promotion, but didn’t receive it. Or maybe you’ve been going on interviews to land that higher-level dream job, but it’s just not happening.

Instead of getting frustrated, now is the time to get analytical and strategic.

1.  Put on your sleuthing hat. What are the requirements for the position you want? Conduct research to find the job description or job postings of similar positions and compare yourself to the requirements. Do you have the right skills, the experience required, the education or certifications necessary?

2.  Analyze the gaps. Where are the areas where you don’t meet the requirements? List these out on paper or electronically so you can see them in front of you. Brainstorm all the possible ways you can overcome these gaps. Are there classes you can take? Could you volunteer to lead projects to gain additional experience? Is there a certification you could earn?

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3.  Create your career development plan. Based on your research and the analysis of your gaps, create and implement an action plan. Don’t sit still; strive to gain the skills and experience you’ll need to step into higher-level positions.

4.  Ask for more responsibilities. Upper management rarely gives promotions to employees who don’t ask for additional responsibilities. Why? Because they’re looking for employees who consistently strive to go above and beyond what’s asked of them and who want to become leaders within the organization. So don’t wait around — volunteer for projects or ask for work assignments where you’ll be able to learn new skills or demonstrate existing ones.

5.  Prove your value. Every day when you go to work, prove your value to the organization. And while you’re at it, evaluate the quality of your work performance and kick your productivity level up a notch.

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6.  Think of yourself as an internal consultant. Be more than just an employee. Consultants are hired to assess a current situation and then create action plans for improvement. They are paid for their expertise and their calm, professional demeanor, especially in times of difficulty. Act like a consultant and figure out ways you can add even more value to the company — because this will also help you get noticed by management.

7.  Increase your visibility. And while we’re on the topic of getting noticed, make sure you’re spending enough time working face-to-face with your manager and co-workers. Don’t forget to network informally through coffee chats and lunch discussions.

Whenever your career isn’t going the way you’d like, get analytical, get strategic and then implement actions that will get you from where you are today to where you want to be in the future. You can do it!

Source: TST
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Lack of Sleep Affects your Facial Appearance and Social Appeal -New Study finds

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A scientific study has revealed that people started to look more tired and unhealthy due to lack of sleep. According to the study published by Royal Society Open Science Journal, acute sleep deprivation and looking tired will make you appear more ugly and perceived as "less healthy" by others.

The Karolinska Institute asked 25 male and female participants to be photographed make-up free after days of both restricted and normal sleep.
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A group of 122 strangers then rated the photos on how much they wanted to socialise with them. They also assessed their attractiveness, health, sleepiness, and trustworthiness. The scores were lower among the "sleepy" photos in all categories except trustworthiness.
"Having an unhealthy-looking face, whether due to sleep deprivation or otherwise, might thus activate disease-avoidance mechanisms in others and render one's surroundings less socially inclined," the study said.
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The findings indicates that restricted sleep affects facial appearance negatively and decreases others' willingness to socialize with the sleep-restricted person.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pop star Beyonce tops List of Nominees for 2017 BET Awards - Check full list of Nominations

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Beyonce has been nominated for seven award in the list of nominees for the 2017 BET Awards.  The event will air live on Sunday, June 25 at 8.00 pm Eastern Time from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Bruno Mars follows Beyonce with five nominations, followed by Chance the Rapper, Solange (who also happens to be Beyonce's sister) and Migos with four nominations

Beyonce is up for album of the year for Lemonade, where she will vie with Bruno Mars for 24K Magic, J. Cole for 4 Your Eyez Only, Solange for A Seat at the Table and Chance the Rapper for Coloring Book.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Mary J. Blige
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Rae Sremmurd
Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party”
DJ Khaled ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Chance the Rapper
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A.
Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom – Kehlani, “CRZY”
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Director X – Zayn Malik, “Like I Would”
Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes ft. Desiigner”
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé, “Sorry”
Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance the Rapper
Young M.A.
Album of the Year
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
Lemonade – Beyoncé
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