Delita Alvarez-Barrantes

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Photographer Exposes The ‘Truth’ Behind Professional Portraits, And It May Surprise You

We've all seen it when flipping through Instagram; those perfect, cinematic portraits of pregnant women in enchanted forests, happy couples lounging …

12 Habits of Genuine People

Genuine people know who they are. They are confident enough to be comfortable in their own skin.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has …

The Perfect Morning Ritual, According to Science

Even if you're not a morning person.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point …

6 Simple Ways to Instantly Improve Your Self-Esteem | Inc.com

Indulging in a massage, getting your nails done, going on a trip, noshing on a little chocolate--they're all common suggestions for giving yourself a pick-me-up. But as wonderful as those experiences are, none of them really help you connect with others or show you what you can be, making them …

Self-help

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement

I Capture Childhood Like It’s A Fairytale

Estonian photographer Maria Kruusenvald captures childhood through a dreamy, fairytale looked style.<p>I love to create those images from simple …

The Power of Setting Absolutely Huge Goals

On December 31, 2014, Barbara Ortiz was at a low point. The Tucson, Arizona resident had recently been through a divorce, was overweight and had …

Marie Kondo: How to clear out sentimental clutter

Even if you’re good at clearing the clutter out of your home, the sentimental stuff is always the hardest to shift: what do you <i>do</i> with those daubings your now 15-year-old did aged three, or all the Mother’s Day cards you’ve ever received, or those boxes of bits and pieces retrieved from your …

Minimalism

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Talking to In-laws Can Be Hard. In Some Languages, It’s Impossible.

In-laws may be universally intimidating, but in some cultures, the deference paid them rises to a whole new level, at least linguistically.<p>A geographically widespread practice known as avoidance speech, or “mother-in-law languages,” imposes strict rules on how one speaks — or doesn’t — to the …

Language

Ancient DNA cracks puzzle of Basque origins

<b>DNA from ancient remains seems to have solved the puzzle of one of Europe's most enigmatic people: the Basques.</b><p>The distinct language and genetic make-up of the Basque people in northern Spain and southern France has puzzled anthropologists for decades.<p>One theory proposed that they were an unmixed …

Anthropology

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Parenting

Photographer Joey L. Turns His Lens on the Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan

Back in March 2015, NYC-based photographer Joey L. traveled to the Kurdistan region of Iraq and Syria to start another one of his amazing personal …