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Third ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Movie Being Stitched Together

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants saga will continue in a third movie based on Ann Brashares’ Sisterhood Everlasting novel, Alloy Entertainment announced Wednesday.

Alloy hasn’t set a release date or revealed whether Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrara and Amber Tamblyn will reprise their roles, but the story will pick up 10 years after the events in the first movie, which came 2005 and was a modest hit, making more than $40 million worldwide.

60+ Events in Social Media, Entrepreneurship and More

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The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it’s advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we’re highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from those in Chicago to New York. If you don’t find something that’s right for you, check out more than 60 events featured in our complete listing.

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On the Events Board, you can sort listings by date added, get discount codes as a…

Procrastinators, Self-Imposed Deadlines Won’t Save You

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The chronic procrastinators of the world know that the struggle to find a way to get themselves motivated is real. We block distracting websites. We try meticulous to-do lists to help us prioritize the tasks we don’t really want to do. And — perhaps most commonly — we give ourselves fake deadlines to pressure ourselves into doing said tasks.

Well, I’ve got some bad news for youRecent research suggests that self-imposed deadlines simply don’t work.

In the study, researchers Alberto Bisin and…

Mozilla Names Former CMO as Interim CEO

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Mozilla announced Monday that it appointed Chris Beard, a longtime company insider, to serve as interim CEO.

The appointment comes a week and a half after Brendan Eich stepped down as CEO amid widespread criticism of a donation he made in 2008 to Proposition 8, an initiative that aimed to ban same-sex marriage in California

Beard led Mozilla’s product management in the early days, and later served as chief marketing officer…

Can You Renege on a Job Offer Once You’ve Accepted?

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Whether it’s Pinterest, the NFL, or that cool boutique agency in your field, you probably have that one company you’d drop everything to work for. And typically, it’s not a big deal to move on from your company if the perfect opportunity comes up, especially if you’ve been in your current position for more than a year or two.

But what if that perfect job offer comes in before you even start your current job? What do you do if you’ve already confirmed you’ll start at another…

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LinkedIn Will Find You Better Jobs at Your Current Company

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LinkedIn knows when its users are looking to switch jobs. Now the company believes it’s identified why.

A new LinkedIn survey asked more than 7,500 users what sparked their recent job switch. Some of the results were to be expected: the number one reason was “greater opportunities for advancement,” followed by “better leadership” and “better compensation/benefits.”

What wasn’t expected was this finding: 42% of those who left their jobs…

How to Succeed in Business Without Becoming a Workaholic

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I watched Wolf of Wall Street recently, which inspired several flashbacks to my days in finance, working in the pit for a large bank. Seeing those crowded trading desks and excited sales traders reminded me how hard most of those people worked to try to get ahead.

Probably too hard.

While I’m sure many firms dealing on Wall Street did their fair share of after-hours partying, I never saw it. Mostly because it seemed that hardly anyone ever left the office long enough to get up to much…

Tell Us About the Teacher Who Shaped Your Future

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It’s no easy task to get — and maintain — the attention of a gaggle of children, tweens or teens in the classroom, especially today with smartphones and social media vying for mindshare. It can be hard to get these kids to engage, get them to care about the Pythagorean theorem or Genghis Khan’s conquests, especially in a public school system with dwindling budgets. Sure, the curriculum guides lesson plans, but teaching straight out of a book isn’t the way to excite and educate young people….

Want Your Dream Internship? 6 Things Your Online Profiles Should Showcase

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Landing your dream internship is no easy feat. Many employers call for an experienced candidate with relevant skills and a personality compatible with company culture. To stand out, you need to think outside the box — and social media platforms can offer a goldmine of your strongest selling points.

Cover letters and resumes, although a necessary requirement for most job postings, don’t always provide an accurate portrayal of who you are to an internship employer. Your application materials…

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Want Results? Here’s the Right Way to Complain

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The coffee is too hot.
The air conditioning is too cold.
That policy is unfair.
The old way worked better.
I always get the hardest assignments.
My boss never says thank you.

You see the problems in your office—the processes that could be improved, the policies that should be changed, the little annoyances that, over time, turn into big annoyances—and you want them fixed. But no matter how many times you complain, nothing happens. Your objections fall on deaf ears and things stay the same—the way…