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The Moments That Made These 16 People Pursue Their Dream Careers

You remember the start of your empire like it was yesterday: While cleaning your son’s room, you noticed the heat lamp had gone out in his pet lizard’s tank. Poor Bertram looked awfully cold in there, so — being the master crocheter you are — you sprang into action, creating a sweater for the little guy in mere minutes. As you fit that snug, pink jumper over his writhing body and watched him settle comfortably on his favorite rock, you knew you had found your calling. It was time to start a business.

Did people doubt you? Sure. Mock you? You bet. But look at you now, America’s favorite billionaire and reptile apparel magnate, with plans to release an exclusive line of turtlenecks for turtles next fall.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/jobs/people-share-time-for-career-change/

Syndication: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/moments-made-16-people-pursue-100000491.html

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Inspiring Stories From Ordinary People Who Took a Pay Cut on Purpose

In a February 2018 piece from Forbes, a reader wrote in with a dilemma. She needed to find a new job by year’s end, and after going on a couple of interviews, was lucky enough to be offered two. Unfortunately, they were both low-ball offers. She didn’t know if she should negotiate the starting salary, accept one of the offers as-is or simply walk away. The author responded, “I only know of one good reason to take a pay cut, and the reason is this: you have no better options.”

Although some might find this response to be true, there are a whole host of reasons to take a pay cut that have nothing to do with desperation.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/jobs/good-reasons-to-take-pay-cut/

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Movie Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Welcome to the world of “Alita: Battle Angel.” It’s a cyberpunk dystopian future of interplanetary warfare and human-cyborg hybrids. The film is Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s popular manga series of nearly the same name, “Battle Angel Alita.”

We open on Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), a gifted scientist who specializes in cybernetic surgical procedures, walking a scrapyard on the outskirts of Iron City, a rusty, crime-riddled metropolis. He’s looking for parts discarded from Zalem, the last great “sky city,” which looms high overhead, filled with shiny buildings and one-percenters. Ido spots a young female android’s head and realizes that she is still viable.

Original article: http://screenpicks.com/2019/02/movie-review-alita-battle-angel/

Interview: Writer/Director Robert D. Krzykowski on ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler Then the Bigfoot’

Written and directed by Robert D. Krzykowski, “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot” is the story of Calvin Barr, an unassuming senior citizen who has one heck of a backstory. He’s responsible for the secret assassination of the biggest monster in history, Adolf Hitler. And, although he should have been hailed a hero, taking center stage in history books, Barr has been living a quiet, solitary life.

Original article: http://screenpicks.com/2019/02/interview-man-who-killed-hitler-then-the-bigfoot/

Interview: Writer Joe Penhall Talks ‘King of Thieves’

“King of Thieves” is the story of the Hatton Garden heist, a real burglary committed by a group of senior citizen criminals over the Easter holiday in 2015. The men – played by Michael Caine, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, and Jim Broadbent – scored an astounding £14 million in jewelry. And they would have gotten away with it completely, had a series of slip-ups not unraveled their operation.

Original article: http://screenpicks.com/2019/01/interview-joe-penhall-king-thieves/

Movie Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

It’s hard to beat “Mary Poppins.” It’s practically perfect in every way, after all. But Disney’s sequel “Mary Poppins Returns” sure tries its absolute hardest to be worthy of the original.

The film opens with a grown-up Michael (Ben Whishaw) who now has three kids of his own and is raising them in the old family home. He is doing this by himself, having lost his wife the previous year to an undisclosed illness. And though art is Michael’s passion, he has taken a teller job at the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank to make ends meet. Unfortunately, the job isn’t doing the trick. After falling behind on a loan repayment, the bank is threatening to repossess the Banks family home.

Original article: http://screenpicks.com/2018/12/movie-review-mary-poppins-returns/

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5 Retirees Reveal What They Wish They’d Done With Their Money

Retirement is the culmination of decades of financial decisions, and the unfortunate truth is that some of those decisions aren’t always good. This is exceedingly common, in fact. At present, millions of Americans are making financial choices that will hurt them down the road. According to a GOBankingRates survey, an alarming 42 percent of Americans will retire broke.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/retirement/planning/what-retirees-wish-theyd-done-with-money/

Syndication: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/5-retirees-reveal-wish-d-100700165.html

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11 Legit Career Lessons Hidden in Beyoncé’s Music

Music mogul Beyoncé is more than just a pretty voice, as her diehard fans — also known as the “Beyhive” — are quick to point out. Since coming into her own as a solo artist, Beyoncé has made a concerted effort to give back to the community and shine a light on important issues. Scholars have taken notice of her contributions to the racial and gender inequality dialogue; the University of Denmark, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Rutgers and Arizona State University have all offered Beyoncé-related courses to students.

Original article:

https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/jobs/career-lessons-from-beyonce-music/

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/11-legit-career-lessons-hidden-in-beyonc%C3%A9s-music/ss-BBQCESa

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/move-over-tony-robbins-beyonc-100300789.html

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The 19 Best Holiday Activities at Disneyland and Disney World — and How Much They’ll Cost

Since 1955, the name “Disney” has been synonymous with family fun. Mention one of Disney’s parks and most people instantly envision hot summer days and ice cream melting down the arms of little kids waiting in line for the latest, greatest ride. But, the summer months aren’t the only time of year when there’s fun to be had at Disney.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/holiday/disneyland-holiday-special-events-cost/

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/the-19-best-holiday-activities-at-disneyland-and-disney-world-%E2%80%94-and-how-much-they%E2%80%99ll-cost/ss-BBPUo6O

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/19-fun-holiday-activities-worth-100000389.html

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20 Clever Hacks to Save on Your Christmas Decor

It’s no secret that the holidays are expensive. In fact, between all the travel, gifts and food, the majority of Americans blow an entire paycheck on the “most wonderful time of the year.” But while most people are prepared to spend an arm and a leg on presents, there is one area that is often overlooked in a holiday budget: decorations.

Original article: https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/holiday/save-christmas-decor-tips/

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/decor/20-clever-hacks-to-save-on-your-christmas-decor/ss-BBPUntx

https://dreamhomeideas.club/2018/11/26/20-clever-hacks-to-save-on-your-christmas-decor/