Elvia Solano

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5 Financial Resolutions Every 20-Something Should Make For 2015

When I was about 9 years old, we took a family trip to the middle of nowhere for the huge Y2K New Year’s event.<p>Since the world didn't end, we drove …

6 Ways to Make More Mindful Money Decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>So you say you’re committed to making 2015 the year that you’ll be unveiling a new-and-improved you.<p>You’ve pledged to stop inhaling gelato by the pint, and you’ll hit the elliptical three times—a week.<p>Another important resolution to consider tacking onto …

The Science of First Impressions (and How to Use It to Your Advantage)

If there's one thing I've learned over the past five years of working as a journalist, it's that success can come down to the two seconds after you …

Research shows your social networks affect your mood — and your decisions

The New Year can feel like the perfect opportunity to reinvent yourself — many people decide to go to the gym more often or to eat healthier foods. However, even with the greatest of intentions, New Year's resolutions can be hard to keep.<p>But some fascinating new research into the science of …

An Alternative to Project Life

If you’re looking for a way to document daily everyday life, but don’t want to dive into Project Life, take a look at this alternative by Zoe. She …

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5 Things You Should Tell Yourself Before You Go To Bed

Why is it when we always lie down for bed, we're suddenly flooded with negative thoughts, worst-case scenarios and scads of mental to-do lists?<p>Getting the recommended amount of Zzs should be something we strive for, but our brains have a way of making those extra hours a little elusive. Ruminating …

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A way to renew America

<b>(CNN) —</b> Duty. Honor. Country. These words were chiseled in granite above me, printed on the diploma in my hands and engraved on my class ring. I had just completed a four year regimen that had been honed over 174 years to be difficult.<p>The year was 1976. I had just graduated from West Point. In …

Tomb of mystery Egyptian queen discovered by archaeologists

Czech archaeologists uncover last resting place of Khentakawess, believed to be a previously unknown wife of Pharaoh Neferefre<p>Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago, officials in Egypt …