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When you work with someone every day you are bound to talk about a whole host of subjects, but one that seems to be off limits to most people is salary, unless you are a Millennial that is.

A new Bankrate survey finds that only 24% of people have revealed their salary to a co-worker, but it seems younger folks don’t have as many hang ups. In fact, 33% of Millennials have talked to a co-worker about salary, which is much higher than older generations, with only 18% of baby boomers having done the same.

As for whether folks share that info with other people in their life, that really depends. The poll finds 68% of people have shared their salary information with their spouse or live-in partner, while only 31% have shared that info with a significant other they don’t live with. As for friends, it seems Millennials are the most likely to be open about how much they make, with 58% willing to tell a friend, compared to just 47% of Gen Xers and 33% of Baby Boomers.

  • Interestingly, it seems Millennials are more willing to talk about salary than they are other subjects, Another survey, conducted by beqom, finds that 66% of Millennials are comfortable talking about money, but only 20% feel okay talking about their sex life.

Source: Bankrate

As we previously told you, a recent survey reveals that 86% of parents admit to eating their kids’ Halloween candy, but it turns out, that’s not the only way parents have found to ruin Halloween for kids. 

As folks were inundated with trick or treaters last night, many likely encountered what one “New York Post” writer is calling the “greedy” parent, the ones who are accompanying their kids all dressed up and ruining their kids’ good time, not to mention grabbing treats along with their toddlers.

“As I remember, half the thrill of Halloween was that it felt like a 'no-adults-allowed' night,” the writer muses. “There was something magical about running from house to house with friends, with parents keeping a respectable distance. So why are moms and dads now joining their kids on doorsteps?”

The writer blames helicopter parenting on them having to be out trick or treating so close to their children, and argues that all this hovering is “siphoning their fun, and using the holiday as an excuse to relive their own childhoods.” The writer adds that by adults taking candy along with their kids you're, “teaching your kid the holiday is all about taking from others — and abdicating your own responsibility in the candy-giving cycle.” 

Finally, the writer notes, “Face it, grown-ups: You’re too old to beg for 'free' candy from your peers. The good news? The next day, it’s at least half-off at every drugstore, and you actually have the cash to pay for it.”

Source: New York Post

No matter how you celebrated Halloween last night, it probably involved some candy. And there’s a good chance you consumed a few more of those fun-size pieces than you normally do, which could leave you with a dreaded sugar hangover. If you’re experiencing the fatigue, nausea, headache, upset stomach and cravings for more sugar, you’re in the thick of the sugar hangover my friends. And these steps can help you get rid of the lingering physical symptoms that are making you feel less than wonderful today.

  • Get moving - Exercise can help balance blood sugar both short and long term, so it’s time to get physical. It doesn’t have to be an hour-long sweat sesh, a 30-minute power walk, 10 minute yoga session, or even a two-minute dance party will work, as long as your blood is pumping and your muscles are working, you’re good.
  • Add cinnamon to your go-to morning beverage - Whether it’s coffee, herbal tea, or a golden milk, adding cinnamon to your first drink of the day can help the sugar hangover because it’s a blood sugar stabilizer. And it tastes good too, so it’s a win-win.
  • Eat a satisfying meal full of healthy fats and protein - If you’re feeling guilty for your candy indulgence, you might be tempted to restrict your calories today, but that’s probably only going to make you hangry or feel legitimately sick when your blood sugar dips. So you’re better off eating healthy fats, fiber, and protein so you feel satisfied and your blood sugar is balanced.
  • And drink plenty of water - Adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to your water can help your body recover sooner by helping to balance blood sugar, too.

Source: Mind Body Green

Have you ever wanted to be a more positive person? Yeah, it isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. But there are some things you could do that will make you start seeing the positive, especially in a negative work environment, and it all comes down to mindset.

According to INC. there are three things that can help you be a more positive person and they include:

Develop self-awareness – Self-awareness is something that will help you protect yourself from your shortcomings. Look at what is happening, or what you are doing, that’s making you so negative, and in some cases you could be the reason for all the negative behavior around you. Once you notice this, it’s the first step towards helping you change that behavior to become more positive.

Break down your negative support system – The people you surround yourself with could be contributing to your downer attitude, so take a long hard look at the people in your support system and see if they are contributing to your negative attitude. Especially at work, if you find yourself with too many of these people around you, you may want to make some changes.

Have positive substitutes for negative behaviors – After getting rid of the negative people in your life, search out folks with more positive opinions and attitudes which can lead to healthy collaboration, safe work engagement and better productivity.

Source: INC 

If you struggle to save money, it could be as simple as playing a trick on your mind. A new survey by Capital Group asked half of participants to imagine how they want to live in their 60s, 70s, and 80s and half weren’t asked, then they were all asked how much they wanted to save for retirement. And the group who visualized life as retirees opted to save 31% more per paycheck than those who didn’t. But that’s not the only trick that could help your finances. Try these psychological tricks that could help you spend less and save more.

  • Convert the price tag of what you want to buy into working hours - Figure out what you earn in an hour at your job and when you see something you want to spend on, think about how many hours you have to work to pay for it. Knowing you’ll work 10 hours to pay for something may make it less appealing.
  • Carry around new, big bills - Spending cash helps you spend less than sliding a card, but having only $100 bills makes you less likely to spend than carrying smaller bills, according to one study. And another study finds having crisp, new bills helps curb spending more than old, worn-out ones.
  • Don’t touch - Several studies have shown that we’re more likely to buy something we touch, so don’t pick up something you really don’t want to spend on.
  • Hide money from yourself - Take advantage of automatic withdrawals and transfers so it looks like you have less money than you do.
  • Block yourself - If you really feel like you just can’t stop spending, you can install a purchase blocker on your phone or computer to help you stop buying things, like the Chrome extension called Icebox that blocks buy buttons on around 500 stores. Hey, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Source: Moneyish

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