Alexandra Garcia

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Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

9 Best Investment Books for Beginners

Investing can't be taught in a day. But with the right teachings, developing an introductory understanding to the do's and don'ts of investing may be …

Investing

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

I Make Six Figures From My Own Online Business. Here's How I Got Started

This guy has freelancing down to a science.<p>Do you dream of quitting your job, walking away from Cubicle Land forever in favor of a career where you …

Entrepreneurship

I tried pasta made from chickpeas that has half the calories of regular wheat noodles — and this stuff is the real deal

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Banza Instagram<p>Have you ever heard someone pose the question, "If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?" and heard the …

Healthy Eating

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

Bill Gates Recommends These 5 Books for Your Summer Reading

It’s no secret that Bill Gates is a bookworm.<p>The Microsoft co-founder, who co-chairs the Gates Foundation, often writes about what he’s reading on …

Books

The Body Mask That Finally Helped My "Chicken Skin"

Keratosis pilaris, a common condition that causes small bumps on the skin, is generally considered a harmless skin issue. But it certainly didn't …

Skin Care

Where Should You Invest Money You'll Need in 5 Years or Less?

When you invest your money, you want to earn the highest return possible. But, investing is an inherently risky activity.<p>If you absolutely need money …

Personal Finance

Here are the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards

The best science fiction and fantasy stories of 2017<p>The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend, and last night, the organization announced the winners of its prestigious Nebula Awards.<p>N.K. Jemisin’s</i> …

Science Fiction

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

One woman explains how she made major life changes—and started prioritizing health and fitness.

Although Terri Campeau, 55, says that she dabbled in yoga starting in her mid-30s, it wasn’t until her 40s that she began consistently practicing the …

Work-life Balance

10 Natural Moisturizers That Make Your Skin Buttery-Soft

Moisturizers are a key part of a well-rounded skincare routine, but we don't have to tell you that—especially if you have dry skin. The thought of …

Skin Care

2 Perfect 9.5%+ Dividends To Buy In May

Almost every investor has a built-in bias that causes them to miss out on significant gains. It’s 100% predictable, easy for us to profit from and is running rampant in the markets today.<p>In just a few paragraphs, I’ll show you 2 funds that are perfectly positioned to profit from it, with one …

Investing

There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

A Week of Healthy Meal Prep: May 21-25

Each week, we’re bringing you 5 weeknight recipes you can make in 45 minutes or less. To make it even easier, we’re helping you meal prep! Sign up …

Healthy Eating

A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

6 career goals you should meet by ages 30, 40 and 50

In most companies, every quarter — or at least twice a year — you’re tasked with setting goals for yourself. As a way to manage your …

Leadership

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

Meditation

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

40 Best Belly-Shrinking Foods

Have you succumbed to sporting mom jeans or donning a dad bod? It’s never too late to get your body back in shape—especially when there are plenty of …

Nutrition

4 Money-Saving Tips You Probably Haven't Thought About

The idea of saving money may sound overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure of where to even start. The reality is, not all budgeting best practices …

Personal Finance

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

Investing

The 1 Crucial Trait Steve Jobs Taught Apple CEO Tim Cook

Steve Jobs taught Tim Cook that transformative leaders don't follow the status quo.<p>Speaking to more than 5,500 graduates at the 2018 Duke University commencement on Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reminded them that, despite the problems facing society, "this is the best time in history to alive."<p>The …

Leadership

6 Ways to Fool-Proof Your Finances and Save Every Month

In addition to being an entrepreneur and an angel investor, I’m a Certified Financial Planner, which means people ask me a lot how I handle my own finances.<p>I have a system, of course, and most of my bills and deposits are automated so that I’m sure I never miss a payment. But fool-proofing is a …

Personal Finance

The Five Hurdles to Happiness: And the Mindful Path to Overcoming Them

Overview<p>The Five Hurdles to Happiness: And the Mindful Path to Overcoming Them by Mitch Abblett<p><b>A practical approach to becoming aware of the "five</b> …

Happiness

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking

The French Girl's Secret to Perfect Skin

It's all about exfoliation.<p>Just when we think we’ve figured out that <i>je ne sais quoi</i> that makes French women so unapologetically chic, we hear another …

Skin Care

17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these …

Entertainment

10 Nonfiction Books That Make Great Conversation Starters At Parties And On Dates

Is there anybody in the world that actually likes small talk? For me, the best way to blow pat that awkward phase of chit-chat is to bring up a …

Books