Jacob Urrea

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The gendered way we’ve learned to ask questions is terrible for both men and women

“Thank god you picked up,” I whispered to my best friend. I was huddled in the sticky, single-stall bathroom of an Asian fusion restaurant in Washington, DC, just one closed door away from the dating equivalent of Chernobyl.<p>I had met the guy–Chernobyl–on Tinder. A few minutes later, my friend …

Relationships

A woman who wiped out almost $24,000 of debt in 15 months shares the 3 things that helped her do it

In 2009, Anna Newell Jones had $23,605 in credit card and student loan debt that she just couldn't figure out how to pay off.<p>"Money came in and was gone before I knew it. There was nothing left to pay off the giant pile of debt that was haunting me at all times. I was hopeless and out of options," …

How to Write a Love Letter That Doesn't Suck

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Peter Rugg</b><p>One of my more decisive early romantic defeats happened in my late high school/early college girlfriend's bedroom on Valentine's Day. I had been off at a different university and we were naively struggling to keep the relationship together. …

8 Myths Every Millennial Believed About Adulthood

What to do when life isn't turning out like you thought.Most millennials grew up with an exciting sense of promise: The economy was booming. The …

5 simple ways to build your confidence right before an interview

Heading into a big interview can be terrifying, not unlike the feeling I’d imagine you’d have if you were about to jump out of a plane for the first …

Employment

4 LinkedIn updates to take advantage of even if you're not job searching

You not only have an up-to-date profile, but you also have a stellar headline, plenty of endorsements and a photo that manages to make you look both …

Employment

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

Are you still trying to think of a clever goal to work toward this year? How about challenging yourself to learn a new skill? Or even better, several!<p>…

22 Actual Relationship Lessons "Love Actually" Taught Us

Just because it's Christmas...

A New Jersey Girl Called 911 After Knocking Over Her Elf on the Shelf

A 7-year-old New Jersey girl called 911 in a panic when she thought she had ruined Christmas. Police say Isabelle LaPeruta contacted them after she …

5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Life on a College Campus

<i>The following piece is an edited version of a talk delivered on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Kay Spiritual Life Center at American University.</i><p>It is an honor to be part of this celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Kay Spiritual Life Center. Today I will be talking about the role …

The Top 10 Things That We Should Be Informed About in Life

<i>This piece originally appeared on Quora: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?</i><p>I’m 30 years old. I wish I could travel …

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

We all desire to have a relationship that is filled with happiness, joy, and -- most importantly -- love.<p>Unfortunately, for many of us, we've been exposed to so many unhealthy relationships in our lives that we don't know what a truly healthy relationship even looks and feels like. So here are 10 …

‘The Bible Is Clear’: Popular Christian University Opens Up Employee Benefits to Gay Couples, But…

A Christian college based in Phoenix, Arizona, has decided to grant employee benefits to same-sex couples, despite doubling down its belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.<p>Grand Canyon University/Facebook<p>Grand Canyon University, a private, Christian school, said in a Nov. 13 …

The man who wrote the bible on picking up women no longer believes in the pickup game

Not many people recognize the name Neil Strauss.<p>Millions, however, know of “the guy who wrote <i>The Game</i>“—the self-proclaimed “transformational journalist” who wrote a reportage-style memoir on “the secret society of pickup artists.” The book became the bible of any AFC (average frustrated champ) …

Princeton Professor Wins Nobel Prize For Economic Inequality Research

He studies economic factors of global inequality.<p>A Princeton professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in economic sciences on Monday for "his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare."<p>Angus Deaton is both an American and a British citizen. His research focuses on "the determinants of health in …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Selling Yourself in an Interview Without “Selling” at All - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

For any company that has a winning attitude, nothing matters more than getting the right people in the right positions. Therefore, as a job …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

The man deficit is real, but Tinder is not the (only) answer

In his recently released book, Date-onomics, Jon Birger explains why college educated women in America are so dissatisfied with their love lives. He writes:<p>What if the hookup culture on today’s college campuses and the wild ways of the big-city singles scene have little to do with changing values …

Police press ahead with Phoenix freeway-shooting probe

PHOENIX (AP) — Investigators kept pressing ahead with leads about a string of Phoenix freeway shootings as authorities announced that a man questioned in connection with them is not the prime suspect.<p>A 19-year-old man from a Phoenix suburb who was detained Friday at a convenience store near …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Happiness

10 Ways to Beat Boredom on Your Run

Dealing with lulls on the road? Try these workout suggestions to engage your mind and body.<p><i>Jack asks: I just started running a few months ago, and my biggest problem has been boredom. Any suggestions for dealing with that? Do you have workout suggestions for beginners?</i><p>To fight boredom, engage your …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Self-help

The Best Deals on College Savings Plans

I’ve always liked 529 college savings plans and have contributed to two of them for my daughters.<p>But like most products in the world of financial services, you can spend too much for them.<p>For those of you with children, 529 plans allow you to save money tax-free.<p>While you don’t receive a federal …

Interview Test Prep: 6 Common Personality Assessments -- And How Employers Use Them

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Once upon a time all you needed to land a new job was a typo-free résumé, some interview smarts, and a few good references.<p>But these days more and more candidates are finding that getting the gig may very well come down to … your innate …

Psychology

5 Behaviors That Predict Poor Money Management Later

Source: Thinkstock<p>Now is the best time to establish good spending and savings habits. If you are not careful with your money, you risk having the …

The Queer Pushback Begins As Gay London Gets Wiped Out

London’s once great gay scene is being shut down by gentrification and rampant rent hikes that threaten to destroy the city’s queer community.<p>LONDON <i>—</i> …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …