Since we're being all real-talk today, have you guys seen this video?
It's from Pantene Philippines, and it's pretty rad. I have to say, Pantene has never made my hair bounce and shine as I walked through a crosswalk, but I dig the message. It went viral after Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg posted it....
The University of South Florida football team may be smarting from a dismal 2-10 season, but one player has served the team unfailingly, rocketing USF to the top of a highly competitive national bowl.
Rocky the Bull.
He's magnetic and mischievous, with a furrowed bull brow and bulging bull biceps he likes to flex for the camera. And now, he's in the finals for the 2013 Capital One Mascot Challenge....
I found these pants on sale at LOFT, and I had to pause for a second before even touching them. They were MUSTARD, you guys. French's yellow stadium mustard. On the list of colors I typically find flattering, French's stadium mustard ranks moderate to low.
However, finding pants that both fit (I am the height of a Lorax), and are flattering, and are priced according to Deal Diva code is no easy order. And so I tried them on, and feeling unsure all the way to the register, I got them. They're the petite Marisa slim boot cut pants in LOFT bi-stretch. In, yes, "mustard olive."...
TAMPA — Judy Genshaft will finish her 13th year as president of the University of South Florida with a healthy bonus: $166,250.
The USF Board of Trustees voted Thursday to give Genshaft the stipend. While that's an eye-popping number to the average person, it is not an unusual sum for the president of a big university in today's market. The money is one slice of Genshaft's contract, which was built with checks and balances. She can earn up to $175,000 extra a year, but she has to perform well to get it....
The University of South Florida Board of Trustees Thursday approved a $166,250 performance bonus for USF president Judy Genshaft this year.
Per her contract, Genshaft is eligible for up to a $175,000 annual performance stipend each year. It's a way to incorporate performance into her overall compensation package, board members said. The USF Board of Trustees Compensation Committee recommended Genshaft get $122,500, the full amount the committee was allowed to determine. Board chair John Ramil determined how much she would get out of the remaining dollars....
The University of South Florida is enjoying more prestige for research gains made in the past year.
The university moved up to number 43 for research spending in the federal government's rankings of public and private colleges nationwide. That's a boost of 10 spots from last year, aided by the university’s new research spending record of $413.6 million. Out of all public institutions, USF came in 27th in total research expenditures, up from 33rd place last year....
TAMPA — Valessa Robinson, once a curly-haired teenager infamous for the role she played in the murder of her mother, is scheduled to be freed early from prison Friday.
Robinson is 30 now with cropped hair and hollow cheekbones, almost unrecognizable from the 15-year-old face behind one of Tampa's most chilling crimes.
Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jessica Cary confirmed Robinson's release date, which is more than a year earlier than originally expected....
TAMPA — A key developer behind launching Outback Steakhouse has given $5 million to Moffitt Cancer Center, the hospital said Monday.
Chris Sullivan, co-founder of the iconic steak restaurant and its parent company, Bloomin' Brands, donated the money to help in the development of cutting-edge melanoma therapies, according to Moffitt officials.
The money will support Moffitt's Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center of Excellence, established in 2008, where researchers are sequencing the human genome to create personalized skin cancer treatments....
Remember back in Oprah's glory days, when she used to holler and throw microbead facial scrub out at the audience? Everyone had smoke coming out of their ears because it was so EXHILARATING. Well, we're not Oprah, and on our budget of Zero Dollars we can't throw free products at your face. But we thought in the spirit of holiday shopping, we could channel Queen O and bring you a little taste of the products we cherish here at Deal Divas. There's something special about a personal recommendation from a friend who has used it and tried it and loved it, and that's what we're bringing you all week....
The young man came to the emergency room at Tampa General Hospital. For almost an hour, he'd been having trouble speaking, and the right side of his face and right arm were weak. He was having a stroke.
But why? He was 26, healthy but for asthma, didn't smoke tobacco, didn't drink, had no family history of blood clots, heart disease or stroke. Doctors treated him, and when his condition improved, they asked what he was doing before the stroke....
As official policies go, Evan Eisenberg thought this one would make a lot of sense: If it looks like someone might overdose on drugs or alcohol, get help. Don't worry about getting in trouble.
So, around the time a state law designed to save lives went on the books, Eisenberg was working on a draft of his own. As president of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of South Florida, his goal was to get a version of Florida's 911 Good Samaritan Act going at school....
A sizable performance bonus could be in the cards for University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft as she completes her 13th year in charge of the university.
Friday, the USF Board of Trustees Compensation Committee recommended Genshaft get a $122,500 performance stipend this year, according to USF officials. Per her contract, Genshaft is eligible for up to a $175,000 annual performance stipend. The fate of the remaining $52,500 will be decided by the board chair when the board considers the proposal at its regular meeting Dec. 5....
Did anyone go to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert over the weekend at the USF Sun Dome? If you did, we trust you wore your very finest thrifted clothes. To mark the rapper's visit to our neck of the woods, our friend at tbt*, Robbyn Mitchell, found four ladies to show off looks they found at thrift stores with a spending limit of just $20.
Here are their stories. Flip through the slideshow above for the coordinating pictures. I'm really feeling this post today, because I am wearing a dress I snagged over the weekend from the Wesley Chapel Goodwill for the low price of $5. Mind-meld with Katarina McCormack and her totally radical jumpsuit, which came form the same shop....
Former University of South Florida president Betty Castor has been elected vice chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, according to officials at the U.S. Department of State.
Castor, who President Barack Obama appointed to the 12-member board in 2011, was elected to the position Monday at the board’s 261st quarterly meeting at Pitzer College in California. Castor succeeds the last vice chair, Susan Ness, in a one-year term that begins Jan. 1. Current chairman Tom Healy, a poet, writer and New York University professor, was re-elected to serve a third term....
The Florida Center for Cybersecurity, a statewide hub for cybersecurity training that would be housed at the University of South Florida, is one step closer to reality.
The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state university system, approved a report Thursday that asks the Legislature for phased-in funding of a $16 million program as well as a $30 million building in Tampa to house top-secret research. USF has also offered to contribute millions and seek private funding....