Monica Lizeth Contreras Chavez

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10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

E*TRADE, TD Ameritrade Will Benefit From Volatility: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods | Investopedia

Rising interest rates and a return of volatility to the stock market should benefit the likes of E*TRADE and TD Ameritrade, prompting Wall Street …

The Scary Facts About Social Security's Future

Have you read the fine print on the Social Security benefit statement estimating what you'll get when the time comes? It lists a scary caveat that …

New: IRS Announces 2018 Tax Rates, Standard Deductions, Exemption Amounts And More

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has (finally) announced a number of tax-related provisions for 2018, including, of course, the latest tax tables. These changes are due to the Tax Jobs and Cuts Act of 2017, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. If you’re a regular reader, …

3 5-Minute Skills That Will Make Any Day a Success

They're quick, they're simple, and they can change everything.<p><i>What skills take less than 5 minutes to learn that everyone should know how to do? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Want To Be a Better Listener? Avoid Doing These 3 Embarrassing Things

Effective listening is a practice (and an art).<p>Listening is a lost art and an underappreciated practice. Most people prefer to talk. And living in a world full of mindless chatter makes everyone feel unheard.<p>The reason most people don't feel appreciated is due to poor communication. More …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

How to Be Rich (Hint: A 401(k) Alone Won't Get You There)

Of course, saving is one of the keys to wealth, but if you're just pumping all you’ve got into a 401(k), you're missing the boat.<p>Tired of being told …

10 Red Flags That Could Trigger a Tax Audit in 2018

Most tax returns don't get audited, but these red flags can dramatically increase your chances.<p>Less than 1% of tax returns get audited by the IRS, …

Personal Finance

6 things you should never put on a credit card

As we move farther and farther down the road toward a cashless society, consumers can use credit cards to pay for nearly everything, everywhere these …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate haggling

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field …

Kelley Blue Book

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

The science of why human breasts are so big

Breasts come in different shapes and sizes, but there's one thing they all have in common: They are unique to humans. More than 5,000 mammalian species inhabit this planet. Yet Homo sapiens are the only life forms with permanent breasts. Some may call this human anomaly sexy, but it also raises the …

Breast Cancer

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 …

Meditation

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, And Your Reality

You''ll never be able to create the right reality if you aren't willing to let the wrong reality go.<p><b>Accepting the reality</b> of your life sounds like it should be easy enough. But many, many people <b>hold to a different version.</b> It may be based in regret, disappointment, denial, or just <b>waiting for</b> …

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

A 5 Step Process to Help you Have Hard Conversations

Most of us are terrible at having the harder conversations, having a process to follow really helps.<p>If you are constantly feeling stressed out and angry because other people are letting you down it's time to do something about it. Most of us will do anything to avoid a difficult conversation. I …

If you want to be smarter, build in an hour of daily contemplation

The word “genius” is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it’s often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius—and we should—but it’s about time we stopped …

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 …

Job Interviews

The Most Successful People All Know This One Thing

Follow this one secret that all your favorite famous entrepreneurs followed and you'll be successful.<p>New Year's is just around the corner and that means one thing: resolutions. So many resolutions. We're going to change our lives for the better. We're going to learn a new language, finish that book …

Proof that the human mind is one part awesome, one part terror

A mind is a terrible thing to waste … but an even more terrifying thing to explore.<p>2017 was a roller coaster for psychology and mental health. The …

11 self-help books to make 2018 your best year yet

<b>With a new year just around the corner, most of us are starting to think about which resolutions to set for 2018.</b><p>While it’s likely we won’t get past …

7 Ways Spending Time Alone Will Change Your Life

Finally, the door closed and the noise stopped. I was in my bedroom, my <i>own</i> bedroom, with the lights turned perfectly low and no one else around. It …

The Real Reasons Why Couples Face Infidelity

Esther Perel is one of the most insightful and provocative voices on the paradoxical nature of human interaction in intimacy. She is the best-selling …

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Why You Can Be Dead Wrong but Still Believe You're Right, According to Science

Depressing research demonstrates just how irrational human beings are.<p>Have you ever had an argument with a friend, relative, or co-worker who remains certain of their position, even after you provide irrefutable proof that you're right and they're wrong? It's frustrating, but common. It turns out …

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018

My favorite quotes that will help you get the new year started in a positive way.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance …

If You Want to Make a New Year's Resolution That Will Change Your Life (and One You'll Actually Stick To), Make It This

It could improve your mental and physical health without having to set foot in the gym.<p>"I'm going to get healthy this year." I've heard countless variations of the "get healthy" resolution from my therapy clients as well as my friends.<p>Some say they're going to hit the gym more often, others say …

6 Unexpected Ways to Create Good Habits--And Actually Keep Them

Sometimes, the habits we have need to be adjusted, this is how to do it.<p>The fastest way to achieve your dreams is to commit to them. Once you are committed to something, nothing else will stand in your way... unless you have bad habits. Yet, if the commitment is strong enough, you will break those …