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Are you ready to overhaul your spending patterns, start funneling more money into your bank account and buy better (and safer) products in 2014? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up our favorite money stories to give you the bite-size nuggets you need to get your financial resolutions in place. Here are 25 ways to improve your finances in the new year.
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Pioneering scientists and engineers are often overlooked in popular retrospectives commemorating the year’s departed. In particular, women in such fields tend to be given short shrift. To counter this regrettable circumstance, I present here a selection of 10 notable women in science who left us in 2013. Each of these individuals contributed greatly to her field and should be remembered for her exceptional accomplishments. This, of course, is not a comprehensive list; I’d welcome your thoughts, in the comments below, on any others who may also be deserving of recognition.
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There are a lot of people who we meet and hear about daily, but very few inspire us for life. Ramona Pierson, Founder of Declara whichwas named as the ’Most resilient startup in Silicon Valley’ by Silicon Valley Business Journal, has a story larger than life itself.
The math genius joined Marine Corps at the age of 18. When she was 22, she had a near fatal accident which changed her life forever. She was in a coma for 18 months, and lost her sight temporarily for 10 years. This taught her to solve puzzles and mathematical problems mentally.
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Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
There’s just something we women love about our shoes! We love to buy them, show them off, feel special when we’re in them. (They are the next-best accessory to a BFF!)
At the Holidays (and for the coming New Year’s Eve) we’ve got our girlfriend recommendations for 14 favorite footwear party shoes we’d buy ourselves and our girlfriends! Happy Shoe Shopping Girlfriends! Enjoy!
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New York Magazine music critic Jody Rosen is absolutely nuts for commercial country. This year, he’s dug albums by Ashley Monroe, Kellie Pickler, the Pistol Annies and the Court Yard Hounds — the group that’s two-thirds of the Dixie Chicks. But one album in particular has had his full attention all year: 12 Stories by Brandy Clark.
“That’s my favorite record of the year, bar none, across all genres,” Rosen says.
12 Stories is darkly funny and, for country, provocative. It follows the travails of individual women getting divorced, popping pills or, as in the song “Stripes,” considering shooting a lover and going to jail.
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Intuit published an infographic presenting the best cities for female entrepreneurs, as well as some interesting statistics about the state of women-owned businesses in the US. The report looked at median education levels, unemployment rates, income, population and percentage of business owned by women in each city to provide an overall score for female entrepreneurship.
San Francisco ranks number one, followed by Seattle, Washington DC, Minneapolis, and Portland. Washington DC has the highest percentage of women-owned businesses at 34.5 percent, while Austin had the lowest unemployment rate. Chicago and New York did not even make the top ten. Of 552 female business owners surveyed, 66 percent said they are most optimistic about growth and revenue for 2013 than they were in 2012.
The women of the year helped bring the economy back from the brink, worked against tyranny, and championed equality, education and justice. Most of all, they helped open our eyes to how much remains to be done.
If 2012 was the year most of us first heard about the 14-year-old Pakistani girl, it was 2013 when we learned nobody could silence her, especially not the cowardly Taliban men who tried to kill her.
Malala had become a vocal advocate of the right of all girls to an education, a frightening prospect for the Taliban. In October 2012, machine-gun toting extremists walked onto a school van, asked for Malala, then shot her in the face.
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Women are woefully under-represented when it comes to listing the accomplishments of great Americans in history books, according to U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who is working on a bipartisan effort to establish a national museum focusing on the role played by females in making America what it is today.
Maloney (D-Manhattan-Brooklyn) sponsored legislation with U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) that would take a first step toward building a museum. The bill would establish a commission to study the best way to build a museum dedicated to women’s history.
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As a woman entrepreneur I am often pulled into conversations about why there are so few Venture Capital-backed women owned companies. I recently found some clues in Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by acclaimed social psychologist Dr. Claude Steele. Whistling Vivaldi is a fascinating study of how stereotypes – such as “women are bad at math” – can make otherwise bright and confident students perform poorly in high-pressure situations. These findings seem highly relevant for one underrepresented group of which I happen to be a member: women pitching for Venture Capital. Only 4% of venture money goes to female-run businesses and women entrepreneurs are still scarce at Venture Capital summits and other pitch opportunities.
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