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What’s Trending on Twitter – Royal Baby, Nelson Mandela, and Justin Bieber


This week’s Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quite a buzz: #RoyalBaby, #NelsonMandela, and #JustinBieber. Read on to find out how the above trending hashtags relate to returning to work after having a baby, being a better leader, and how Justin Bieber’s salary makes yours look like chump change. Sorry.


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On July 22, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their first baby boy, George Alexander Louis, who will someday follow his father’s footsteps and be crowned King of England. To the surprise of nearly everyone in Britain, Middleton has decided to stay with her parents (in their new $7 million home) for six weeks after giving birth to Prince George, which means that this will be the first child of the royal family to be raised (for a few weeks, at least) in a commoner’s house rather than Buckingham Palace. High-five to the Duchess for standing her ground to an entire royal family and, especially, her grandmother-in-law, the Queen of England. You’d think that Middleton and Prince William would be exempt from having to go back to work after having a child; however, they both will return to their regular duties very shortly. So, for all of the mothers out there griping about returning to work post-delivery, just remember that even the Duchess can’t dodge that bullet either.


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Despite what you’ve heard on social media, the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, did not pass away, and his condition has improved since previously reported. Mandela was and is a phenomenal leader and has a heart of gold, which is why he is revered as one of the greatest pioneers of our time. If you’re wondering what separates the men from the boys when it comes to leadership, here are 8 Lessons on Leadership from Nelson Mandela:

1. Courage is not the absence of fear — it’s inspiring others to move beyond it

2. Lead from the front — but don’t leave your base behind

3. Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front

4. Know your enemy — and learn about his favorite sport

5. Keep your friends close — and your rivals even closer

6. Appearances matter — and remember to smile

7. Nothing is black or white

8. Quitting is leading, too

(Source: Leading Blog)


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The 19-year-old artist is topping the Twitter trending charts for the millionth time since the release of his incredibly popular single, “Baby.” The Biebs has been in headlines lately because of his arrogance and crazy demands, which are probably for the sake of publicity or attention. MTV recently launched a campaign where fans were asked to vote for their favorite superstars, causing Justin Bieber to be mentioned or tweeted over 9 million times. His salary isn’t too shabby either: the pop star racked in a whopping $55 million in 2012. According to PayScale’s Salary Index, the average working male makes approximately $49,361 – $92,336 annually, which is just a few zeros short of what Justin Bieber pulls in each year. If you want to see if you can add a zero or two onto your salary, then check out PayScale’s Salary Survey.

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