Joan Pla

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9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

Midtown Manhattan

The top investments that will pay you a monthly salary

If an investor’s primary aim is to receive a high income, the next requirements are that the income is regular and reliable.<p>The start of a new year brings the usual flurry of requests for details of the best available investments that pay income monthly. It’s a common request, yet the information …

We Are At Risk Of Leaving This Generation Of Children Chasing 'Likes' To Feel Happy

We need to consider what role social media is playing in shaping young people’s sense of self<p>anucha sirivisansuwan via Getty Images<p>Children in …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

You'll Need One Of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as consumers? Primarily that companies now control the …

GOP tax reform: Time to ditch your 401(k) account?

On Wednesday, Republicans passed sweeping tax reform legislation that is expected to lower tax rates for many Americans, and you should be prepared to adjust your retirement strategy accordingly, one expert says.<p>Now is not the time to stash all of your money into pre-tax account like a 401(k) or …

Retirement

31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Next Year's Goals

You can find more purpose and happiness at work and in life by asking yourself better questions<p>Have you ever done a "copy and paste" of your goals from the previous year because you didn't accomplish any of them? I have. I've also fallen into the lazy trap of making my goals in line with what …

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The stoic knows: 4 rituals that will make you well-liked

Do you want to have better relationships? Well, you should definitely take some advice from… the Stoics.<p>I know, it sounds weird. Most people think of …

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it yourself. When it comes to <b>podcasts</b> though, it's possible that too …

After years of struggling to build wealth, I realized the key to having more money was just a new way of approaching it

<b>• This plan leaves only a little disposable income, requiring a reconfiguring of other expenditures.</b><p><b>• But, over time it helps pay down debt — and since savings are prioritized, increased retirement and college funds.</b><p>When my husband and I first started building a life together in our 20s, we treated …

Personal Finance

10 things parents should do to prepare their daughters for puberty

Sex educator Al Vernacchio strides into the room wearing a superhero outfit: A blue top with “POW” emblazoned across the chest in a bright yellow starburst. Shiny gold arm sleeves. A blue mask over his glasses. His cape billows behind him.<p>No, it’s not Comic-Con, though his “cosplay” is on point. …

Parenting

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

Meditation

Episodes Archive

February 2018<p>February 1, 2018<p>The tensions of our time are well-known. But there are stories that are not being told, because they are not violent and …

Middle Age

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Self-improvement

Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

How People Get Trapped by Debt

Debt is a huge problem in the U.S., and many people find themselves buried by it.<p>In this installment of <i>Industry Focus: Financials</i>, Motley Fool analyst Gaby Lapera talks with Dan Caplinger, The Fool's director of investment planning, about how people get into debt and why debt can quickly grow out …

Personal Finance

A guide to staying online if the internet or social media gets blocked in your country

For digital rights activists, an important milestone came in 2016 with the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution on promoting and protecting the freedom of users online. Yet, 51 intentional disruptions of the internet and electronic communications took place in the first 10 months of …

Privacy

Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Are About to Transform Business. Here's How to Be Prepared.

While we have heard the words AI and VR for years, now is the time to understand that they may significantly change your business.<p>Discussions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) inevitably evoke descriptive images of a room full of gamers. But, AI and VR will change the way you …

Artificial Intelligence

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

A CNC-Milled Coffee Table, a DIY Modular Concrete Kitchen Backsplash, a Homemade Lumber Mill, Display Cases & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>DIY Concrete Backsplash and Dish Rack</b><p>Wow! Ben Uyeda uses Legos to cast a modular concrete backsplash/dish rack …

Woodworking

You May Be Able To Train Your Brain To Be Fearless

A developing treatment called neurofeedback may help people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.<p>All your fears, stresses and anxieties have one thing in common. They are sensed by a pair of pea-sized patches of neurons, called the amygdala, sitting deep inside your brain. So what if you could control …

The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business

I confess that when I watched my first business video on YouTube, I winced. It was bad. The lighting was terrible, the editing was frightful and the host sounded like yet another corporate drone that has come to define the modern executive.<p>But then, I started to discover a few gems, then a few …

Marketing

The way millionaires view money is different from everyone else

Economic inequality is a hot topic right now, and many people go as far as accusing the wealthy of having some sort of unfair advantage. Those are easy accusations to make, and they resonate well with some people. But the truth is, there are no unfair advantages.<p>Everyone has the same opportunity to …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Create Spectacular Change in Your Life Immediately

See how to zap yourself into action and creative massive life changes immediately.<p>We often have huge aspirational goals that feel completely out of reach. Even if your ambitions feel a zillion miles away, though, there's good news.<p>It's often small changes you can make in your life today that will …

WakingApp Now Enables Non-Developers to Create VR Content for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Soon IoT - IoT - Internet of Things

WakingApp announced a new innovative release allowing users to publish their own VR content also to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets without any …

Oculus Rift

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

6 Reasons for the Growth of the Airbnb Income Property Investor

An Airbnb investor host is someone who buys a property for the exclusive use of renting it out on Airbnb as an investment opportunity — more or …