• In all the years I have been employed, I don't think I have ever lied about my salary; and even if one would want to lie about their remuneration, how can they? At some point during the interview process, the HR will ask for three months pay slip, right?

    And, if you're found out, "your credibility is diminished, and your entire career could suffer," says Lee Miller, author of Get More Money in Your Next Job ... in Any Economy.

    But this interesting article I found on CNNMoney.com reveals that there is nothing called 'real honesty'.

    Career stories you may like:

    Take a look. Does this apply to you? Let me know what you think.

    23% of job seekers say they have lied or would lie during the job interview process, according to a recent poll by Vault.com.

    So, where do you draw the line between fact and fiction when it comes to your salary and what will give you the negotiating power you

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  • We publish so many articles in a day that sometimes, some good ones get buried. So, for our newer readers, here's a classic piece that will help you anytime during the year.


    Our skin is the first thing that every notices, and yet it one of the most neglected areas of the body. Did you know that if you can dedicate just 10 minutes a day for your skin, preferably before going to sleep, you won't need the dreaded anti-ageing cream. The following story on Shine tells you just that.

    Remember, only 10 mins can make a difference. Trust us.

    Manhattan dermatologist Eric Schweiger M.D., says an evening skin regimen is actually much more important to maintain. These four easy steps will help you achieve a flawless face in next to no time.

    Step 1: Cleanse

    Dr. Schweiger says there's no need for a fancy, expensive makeup remover, so cut down on time and your beauty budget by thoroughly washing with a gentle cleanser that removes products and

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  • Ever wondered how the friendship between Prince William and Catherine Middleton blossomed into love? Or how they met? Now you can get the intimate details of their love story through a newly-released movie in the United Kingdom. 

    Click on the image to view the trailer of the American made-for-TV film William and Kate: The

    Hot on Y! Lifestyle: William and Kate off on honeymoon - at last!

    This movie has already been released on DVD on 29th April, and charts Kate and
    William's romance from the day they met at St Andrews University to
    their nuptials.

    What do you think? Would you buy the DVD?

    Follow me on @KhrisBlogs.

    All the coverage from the royal wedding:

    Featured on Love & Sex:

    Would you invite your ex to your wedding? Prince William and Kate Middleton did! Tell us your stories.

    Find more interesting stories

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  • For all of you who:

    • Stress on what you have eaten throughout the day
    • Keep a journal of every single calorie
    • Look at a cheesecake/biryani and weep

    ...this post is dedicated to all of you.

    Today is International No Diet Day! A day to say bye-bye to being paranoid about what you eat.

    While not much is written about this day, Wikipedia says:

    The International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. International No Diet Day is observed on May 6, and its symbol is a blue ribbon, similar to the red ribbon of the World AIDS Day.

    What are the goals of INDD?

    • Celebrate the beauty and diversity of ALL our natural sizes & shapes
    • Declare a personal one-day moratorium on diet/weight obsession
    • Learn the facts about weight-loss dieting, health, and body size
    • Recognize how dieting perpetuates violence against women
    • Honor the victims of eating
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  • Newlywed Catherine, the new Duchess of Cambridge is reported to not become a full-time working royal for up to two years — because she wants to concentrate on being a housewife.

    Meet: The Princess Bride

    According to the UK tabloid Daily Mail, "Kate is refusing to conduct any public engagements without her husband for the foreseeable future. There are only two or three joint events pencilled in over the next couple of months and aides admit the new bride intends to spend most of her time with her husband on Anglesey."

    The new wife of the second in line to the throne was reported to have told friends that "she wants to enjoy life for as long as she can as an 'ordinary RAF wife' in the rented farmhouse the couple share in North Wales."

    William and Catherine: Official wedding portraits

    But her approach is likely to provides ammunition for critics who have accused her of being 'work-shy'. Other than working for her family's party supplies business, Kate has had only one part-time job

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  • [via gawker.com] In 1938, the first man to ever climb Eiger—a 13,025 foot mountain in
    the Swiss Alps—did so after three days.

    So when Ueli Steck managed to
    scale the same peak in under three hours (2 hours, 47 minutes and 33
    seconds, to be exact), people were flabbergasted.

    Click on the video below to watch Steck's feat, and we promise you'll be flabbergasted, too. [via kottke.org]

    Follow me @KhrisBlogs for more on Lifestyle stories.

    Find more interesting stories in:


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  • A brief look at guests attending the April 29 royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.


    • Belgium's Crown Prince Philippe and his wife Princess Mathilde

    • Denmark's Queen Margrethe

    • Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja

    • Serbia's Crown Prince Alexander and his wife, Crown Princess Katherine

    • Spain's Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia

    • Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel

    • The Netherlands' Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima

    • Prince Philipp zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, Princess Saskia.


    • David and Victoria Beckham

    • Elton John and his partner, David Furnish


    • British Prime Minister David Cameron

    • British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

    • British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband

    • British Virgin Islands Prime Minister Ralph T. O'Neal

    • American Ambassador Louis Susman

    • Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and Gov.

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  • Don't get me wrong; I love cricket. Maybe not as much as the guys who know Sachin Tendulkar's every score at every match, in ascending and descening order. But, I love cricket for what is does to my patriotism; and the overall thrill and excitement of it is a high in itself.

    After the recently concluded World Cup, where after nearly the number of years I have lived on this earth, our cricket team won the prized cup, it's obvious that I was delirious with joy. I continued my father's legacy of driving around town and high-fiving and shaking hands of unknown people, and not to mention screaming my lungs out.

    But I didn't get to have even a week to digest the 'huge-ness' of it all (obviously the win was that big for me), that I am bombarded with yet another cricket fiests, the IPL.

    To quote my dear friend Arun Prabhu, who put up this up as his status message on Facebook few days back:
    "There is no interest to watch IPL matches... This is too much to digest..... cricket overdose.. :(:(:("

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  • What is your ultimate status symbol? An expensive car, a duplex apartment or bungalow? Maybe even expensive jewellery and designer clothes. But apparently, that is not so in China.

    We hear that an ancient breed of dog is the highest status symbol for rich Chinese.

    London's Daily Telegraph yesterday reported of an 11-month-old Tibetan mastiff male puppy that has gained the title of the world's most expensive dog!

    'Big Splash' was bought for 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) by a wealthy Chinese coal baron.

    DID YOU KNOW? Genghis Khan is believed to have had kept Tibetan Mastiffs as pets too.

    Click on the picture below to WATCH VIDEO

    According to a Tibetan Mastiff breeder, Kathryn Hay, the dogs are a very untouched, unspoilt breed. "They can be great pets but you have to be a strong owner because they're not overly domesticated," she says. The interesting thing about this breed is that even though their size is substantial, they don't eat too much. Traditionally used as guard dogs, that

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  • Thank you all for your overwhelming response. Here's what I thought were some of the highlights of today's discussion. To all of you who got featured, congratulations. Keep writing in.

    Make sure you read: This women's day, what do you want?

    What WOMEN want?
    To be treated as a strong sex and not the weaker one and given the right to speak.
    That women too could have a chance to work, enjoy with friends and family than rather having the whole burden of home and family.
    That women should not be treated unfair by in-laws but given the same respect as the son and she be treated as their very own daughter.
    That women come together to fight for causes and show the world that we are stronger and can make a difference.

    We as women should also never forget that there are some duties we too have to shoulder:-
    That women should understand and care for the weak, old, handicapped and help those in need.
    That women who have the knowledge impart to the growing children and society at large.
    That we should

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