Mariana Vasquez

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Short Film Travels Through Time to Show How 'Gun-Free' Zones Fail

“No killer is going to walk away because a little sign says he can’t bring a firearm inside,” says Praesidium writer Paul Myzia on the short film’s …

Guns

Pride Day Parades in the US: Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

Here's Why 'The Shallows' Caused a Feeding Frenzy at the Box Office

Blake Lively thriller doubles expectations in its opening weekend<p>Made on a modest production budget of $17 million, “The Shallows” has emerged as the …

7 Inspirational Rules For Achieving Your Life Goals

Is your house full of clutter?<p>Are you looking for some help to finally get things under control?<p>Decluttering is the act of removing clutter, or all …

Minimalism

7 Ways Strong Leaders Build Trust in a Team

Trust allows you to delegate a task without worrying whether it will get done.<p>When it comes to building a team that can work efficiently together, accomplish mutual goals, and still maintain a good morale while doing so, there's no more significant quality than trust. Trust allows you to delegate a …

Team Building

The Evolution of Maternity Style

See how pregnancy fashion has changed over the years.<p>From billowing dresses and maternity corsets intended to conceal a woman's baby bump to the bodycon trend seen on expectant mothers today, see how pregnancy fashion has changed over the years.

Winter is here—along with fire and blood—in a propulsive Game Of Thrones finale (experts)

<i>This</i> Game Of Thrones <i>review is written for those who have read George R.R. Martin’s</i> A Song Of Ice And Fire<i>. It will not explicitly spoil events from</i> …

Famifi

25 Simple Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Need backyard ideas? Try these fixes for a sloped, shady or boring backyard. Subtle Terracing in Backyard and Garden Idea This backyard benefits from …

Warren Buffett & Bill Gates Discuss Success, Mistakes and Work/Life

In this discussion, students from the University of Nebraska got to ask Bill Gates and Warren Buffett questions of their choosing. The questions vary …

Inside The Year’s Most Shocking Movie Ending

The Neon Demon's writer/director Nicholas Winding Refn and star Jena Malone dissect the film's much talked-about final act. Warning: Spoilers!<p>With his new movie, <i>The Neon Demon</i>, writer/director Nicholas Winding Refn told BuzzFeed News he wanted to make “a horror film about beauty.”<p>He more than …

Space Savers: 11 Smart Bedroom DIYs To Try

Struggling to fit all the things that you need into your tiny bedroom? Here are 11 DIYs that prove that having a small bedroom doesn't have to be …

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

by Kathleen Elkins<p>"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasises self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has …

Self-improvement

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

<i>Letting go of control… and being OK with it.</i>That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included.Because …

Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

People often think that creativity is something you're born with or you're not. "My sister is the creative one in the family; she goes to art school," you might hear an accountant say. Advertising agencies even label their departments as such: project managers deal directly with clients, while …

6 effective leadership styles we can learn from 'Game of Thrones'

In the real world, leaders come in many forms. The same is true in HBO's "Game of Thrones." Every major player has had their own style of doing things, from the Usurper to the Young Wolf to the Blackfish to the Queen of Thorns.<p>However, in his book Primal Leadership, Dan Goleman (along with …

Women Need Mindfulness Even More than Men Do

How many women do you know who proudly claim to be better than men at multitasking? Even the media seems to want to “prove” that women are better multitaskers. For example, when a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that there are more neural connections between the left …

Mindfulness

What Upsets Creative People More Than Anything Else

Hint: It's not what you would guess.<p>Everyone who has a naturally creative spark knows the dreaded feeling.<p>The moment you realise that you're actually being discouraged from having ideas because other people think they're a waste of time.<p>Have you ever experienced this: Your boss, manager or CEO …

Creativity

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn’t typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that makes opening this particular can of worms worth it.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), …

Oscar-winning 'Revenant' should stand test of time

<b>The Revenant</b><p>20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99<p>Available on VOD April 19<p>"The Revenant" fell just short of winning best picture, but Alejandro G. Iñárritu's raw frontier adventure did take home the Oscars for director and lead actor — and it should stand the test of time. Leonardo DiCaprio …

Blu-Ray

Wild India: step into the real-life Jungle Book

To mark Disney's remake of <i>The Jungle Book</i>, Lonely Planet travels to the forested heart of India that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s original Mowgli stories.<p>Exploring the life of the writer who almost single-handedly conjured the popular image of ‘British India’, we look at the legacy of the Raj in …

National Parks

This 1 Thing Is the Key to Building Better Habits

The key is to remember that every habit has three components.<p><i>How can you train your brain to build good and healthy habits? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Charles Duhigg, staff writer for</b> …

Aging Brain

Why most people don't learn from their mistakes

The surgery, called Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, is a heart attack prevention method that basically calls for a doctor to install a new tube for blood to flow to the heart because the old tube is clogged from too many cheeseburgers.<p>Because the heart needed to be stopped to install the new tube, …

3 Powerful Ways To Stay Positive

We've all received the well-meaning advice to "stay positive." The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It's hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking.<p>The …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

Spirituality

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Motivation

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without This

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …