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7 Chinese New Year foods for luck and prosperity

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Gong hay fat choy!

In Cantonese, this means “happiness and prosperity.”

Feb. 19 marked the start of the new lunar year, so you’ll want to memorize and shout this phrase loudly and often

The Chinese year is 4713, also known as the year of the goat, per the 12-year rotating animal zodiac

According to the International Business Times, the goat — considered to be the most feminine of the zodiac — will usher in romance, beauty and prosperity this year; and it might just be the perfect time to break negative habits or resolve old grudges.

The celebrations for Chinese New Year, in particular, will run for 15 days and consist of parades, rituals, superstitions and, most importantly, food. It becomes a time of reunion and thanksgiving, as well as welcoming good fortuneBBC calls it “the world’s annual biggest human migration” — people make about 3 billion passenger trips to celebrate Read more…

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Tuesday’s gone: Why albums will be released globally on Fridays

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Fridays are the new Tuesdays in the music world.

On Feb. 26, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which represents labels worldwide, announced that Fridays will be the new international release day for albums.

The IFPI has been preparing for the change since last summer. Calling the goal “a big one, but a manageable one,” IFPI’s CEO Francis Moore discussed the new pick in a lengthy statement.

“Music fans live in the digital world of today,” he wrote. “They want music when it’s available on the Internet — not when it’s ready to be released in their country.” Read more…

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Men named John, Robert, James and William outnumber all women on corporate boards

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Despite public pressure to diversify company boards, the institution remains stereotypically familiar, according to a new report

So familiar, in fact, that members named John, Robert, James and William outnumber all female board members at S&P 1500 companies, according to an analysis conducted by the consultancy firm EY. Women hold just 16% of all board seats at these companies

The good news is that gender diversity in this realm of corporate America is rising, though slowly

In 2014, 23% of new board members were women, up from 18% in 2013. That number, however, hasn’t consistently grown in recent years. In 2012 it reached 21% before dropping to 18% the following year Read more…

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7 easy ways to champion body positivity

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During National Eating Disorder Awareness and Body Positivity Week, there are a number of easy ways you can get involved and foster important body image conversation for the rest of the year.

From supporting worthwhile organizations to leaving life-affirming Post-it notes in public places, you can help dispel the stigma surrounding how men and women view their bodies, and inspire positive change in the process.

Here are seven things you can do right now for Body Positivity Week and beyond. Read more…

1. Support Endangered Bodies.

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10 iconic rock stars straight chillin’ with their parents

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Eric Clapton with his grandmother Rose Clap, who raised Eric from infancy, in the house he bought her in Surrey, England.

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I just managed to convince my grandmother that it was a worthwhile thing to do and when I did finally get the guitar, it didn’t seem that difficult to me.
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Elton John (right) with his mother Shelia and stepfather Fred Fairebrother in their London apartment.

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When he was four years old, we used to put him to bed in the day and get him up to play at night for parties.

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7 tips and tricks to get the most out of eBay search

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eBay is the world’s biggest yard sale. Millions of bargains wait for you on a daily basis, but sifting through the chaff to find the wheat can be exhausting, time-consuming and extremely dull.

But don’t worry — we have seven tips and tricks that will raise your eBay search game to ninja level.

Read on for our handy hints, and you’ll be the proud owner of that elusive ’90s David Hasselhoff action figure in no time.

1. Search item descriptions.

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eBay’s default search looks at items’ titles, but you can also search within items’ descriptions. For example, if you’re looking for a pair of skinny jeans with a zip fly, it’s unlikely the seller would have added that detail in the title of the listing. However, she may have added it in the more detailed description Read more…

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7 tips and tricks to get the most out of eBay search

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eBay is the world’s biggest yard sale. Millions of bargains wait for you on a daily basis, but sifting through the chaff to find the wheat can be exhausting, time-consuming and extremely dull.

But don’t worry — we have seven tips and tricks that will raise your eBay search game to ninja level.

Read on for our handy hints, and you’ll be the proud owner of that elusive ’90s David Hasselhoff action figure in no time.

1. Search item descriptions.

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Image: eBay

eBay’s default search looks at items’ titles, but you can also search within items’ descriptions. For example, if you’re looking for a pair of skinny jeans with a zip fly, it’s unlikely the seller would have added that detail in the title of the listing. However, she may have added it in the more detailed description Read more…

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7 tips and tricks to get the most out of eBay search

Ebaysearch

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eBay is the world’s biggest yard sale. Millions of bargains wait for you on a daily basis, but sifting through the chaff to find the wheat can be exhausting, time-consuming and extremely dull.

But don’t worry — we have seven tips and tricks that will raise your eBay search game to ninja level.

Read on for our handy hints, and you’ll be the proud owner of that elusive ’90s David Hasselhoff action figure in no time.

1. Search item descriptions.

e1

Image: eBay

eBay’s default search looks at items’ titles, but you can also search within items’ descriptions. For example, if you’re looking for a pair of skinny jeans with a zip fly, it’s unlikely the seller would have added that detail in the title of the listing. However, she may have added it in the more detailed description Read more…

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7 tips and tricks to get the most out of eBay search

Ebaysearch

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eBay is the world’s biggest yard sale. Millions of bargains wait for you on a daily basis, but sifting through the chaff to find the wheat can be exhausting, time-consuming and extremely dull.

But don’t worry — we have seven tips and tricks that will raise your eBay search game to ninja level.

Read on for our handy hints, and you’ll be the proud owner of that elusive ’90s David Hasselhoff action figure in no time.

1. Search item descriptions.

e1

Image: eBay

eBay’s default search looks at items’ titles, but you can also search within items’ descriptions. For example, if you’re looking for a pair of skinny jeans with a zip fly, it’s unlikely the seller would have added that detail in the title of the listing. However, she may have added it in the more detailed description Read more…

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7 tips and tricks to get the most out of eBay search

Ebaysearch

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eBay is the world’s biggest yard sale. Millions of bargains wait for you on a daily basis, but sifting through the chaff to find the wheat can be exhausting, time-consuming and extremely dull.

But don’t worry — we have seven tips and tricks that will raise your eBay search game to ninja level.

Read on for our handy hints, and you’ll be the proud owner of that elusive ’90s David Hasselhoff action figure in no time.

1. Search item descriptions.

e1

Image: eBay

eBay’s default search looks at items’ titles, but you can also search within items’ descriptions. For example, if you’re looking for a pair of skinny jeans with a zip fly, it’s unlikely the seller would have added that detail in the title of the listing. However, she may have added it in the more detailed description Read more…

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