Alina Baldeon

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You Might Want to Think Twice Before You Take That Nap, Says Science

We’ve all been there: You get home from work, and you’re just SO. TIRED. So you lay down just to “rest your eyes” for a few minutes… annddddddd before you know, you’re completely and totally passed out. Heck, some people aren’t even waiting until they get home to get their naps on!<p>Ah, well. No harm …

22 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

You might be surprised at the simple things they do to succeed.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They tend to get up early, stay in front of health issues, and know how to handle money. They get quality sleep, play hard and stay sharp through continuous learning. They also …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

24 books that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

15 Gorgeous Flower Hacks, Straight from a Florist

Give them some vodka. Really.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let us in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/office with beautiful flowers easy and simple.<p>1. Cut the stems of your flowers at a 45-degree angle one inch …

10 Weekend Trips To Take This Spring

The dreary months of winter may have you hankering for a vacation, and spring is the perfect time to take a quick weekend getaway. Whether you’re …

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Another Terrifying Milestone

Another day, another scientific analysis revealing our unstoppable impact on planet Earth. Arctic sea ice coverage peaked at 5.607 million square …

Things to Consider When Traveling Solo as a Female

On my way back from Stockholm last December, I met a lovely old lady at the airport who told me about how excited she was to visit her daughter in New York. Over the course of our chat about how beautiful Stockholm was, she noticed that I was by myself. Taking no time at all, she segued and asked …

Travel

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Clean Energy

8 Ways Resilient People Approach Life, Love and Success.

Resilient people have a sense of grit at their core. They are persistent and tough-minded in the face of failure, loss, heartbreak, success and challenge. They are committed. Whatever they pursue is met with their full attention and nothing less. There is no amount of hard work they will shy away …

Self-improvement

From zero to 45 days in a row: how I built a habit of daily exercise

Since releasing my course, <i>Productive Habits</i>, I’ve been focusing on building more new habits. This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new …

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Get Into Any Airport Lounge

These apps and more will help you score VIP treatment, even if you're flying economy.<p>If you fly economy, or only travel once or twice a year, I bet you’ve seen the signs for VIP airport lounges and automatically ruled yourself out. But guess what? It doesn’t matter. You’re in. Seriously. Even coach …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities

How one young entrepreneur built a multimillion- dollar company and created hundreds of jobs in his small town, and how others can too.<p><b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. …

12 book recommendations from millionaire entrepreneurs

Every successful person has a favorite books list.<p>These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me.<p>Enjoy!

Entrepreneurship

Jimmy Carter is no longer being treated for cancer — Here's why treatments like the one he used are suddenly gaining traction

In December 2015, Carter revealed he had tested cancer free only a few months after initially sharing that he'd been diagnosed with metastatic (meaning it's spread from its primary spot) melanoma that had spread to his brain. Just a few months later, his doctors have let him know he no longer needs …

Cancer

5 Best (Free) Services Your Company Should Be Using to Save Money

Here are some smart ways for your company to accomplish more things in less time and for less money.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on</i> …

Belly bloat? 10 bad habits to break, from chewing gum to eating fast

Feeling self-conscious about your puffed-out belly?<p>Before you torture yourself with a fad diet and stomach crunches, consider that your "fat" belly may actually just be bloated — and it could be caused by a few common eating and drinking habits.<p>Take a look at these 10 everyday habits that …

Mark Cuban just invested $1.5 million in our favorite fitness app — here's how to use it

Cuban's $1.5 million is not the biggest "Shark Tank" investment ever, but it's up there, and according to a press release emailed by a Sworkit representative, it's the largest tech deal ever. And while it's hard to pick one fitness app to recommend out of more than 100,000 health-related apps in …

Sworkit

Dog has amazing reaction after vet saves his life and helps him see again

When Rem was dropped off at Vet Ranch, he was terrified of people, blind and malnourished. Now, he's a happy, healthy dog<p>Rem the dog has had a remarkable transformation after being dropped off at an animal shelter.<p>He was rescued from the pound just one hour before he was scheduled to be put to …

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

Photography

18 Habits Every Woman Should Have by the Time She's 30

Call your mom!<p><i>Sometimes those lists decreeing all these things we "MUST do before age 30" or "should NEVER say after age 20" get a little dizzying and arbitrary. (Which is why this parody of things you shouldn't own after age 30 is so great.) But this list below, from our friends at Cosmo? Sure,</i> …

Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

5 Hash Brown Recipes That Will Rock Your Morning

<i>ELYSSA GOLDBERG</i><p>When we roll out of bed and our bodies are all "NOW. FEED ME HOT BREAKFAST NOW," reliably salty-starchy aromatic hashes give us life. Some are laced with corned beef; others are composites of whatever we happen to have in our fridges. But they always bring the crispiest bits and …

Breakfast

Farmers market report: California avocados are in season. Here's what to do with them.

<b>What's in season:</b> With the abundance of avocados found year-round at the supermarket, owing largely to international imports, it might be hard to imagine that the tropical fruit even has a growing season. But locally grown California avocados typically begin turning up in February, and there are a …

Santa Monica

5 Simple And Delicious One-Pan Dinners You Can Make This Week

It's easy to get lazy on weeknights, especially when the mere thought of cooking an entire meal is exhausting. That's where these five one-pan dinners come in. Just assemble all of the ingredients on a single baking sheet and pop it in the oven. Because a no fuss, no mess dinner is exactly what you …

Cooking