Rosa Elena D.

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The single piece of advice that changed the course of my career

When I started my last corporate job, I asked experienced co-workers for advice and best-practices, and most of them told me something like: “Try to …

Careers

11 books I love that I found through my students

There are few professions in which you can receive the deep satisfaction that comes from sparking a love of something that you are truly passionate …

Books

The Importance of Small Details in Fiction Writing

<b>This article is excerpted from the WDU online course: Read Like a Writer: Learn from the Masters with Mark Spencer. Learn more and register today.</b>A …

Creative Writing

SEO for Bloggers & Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Turn your website into a lead generation machine!<p>Get my insider tips on how to drive and convert incredible amounts of traffic to your …

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Bananas Last Longer

Packed with nutrients and they come equipped with their own carrying case--it’s no wonder bananas are the most popular fruit in the United States, …

Nutrition

6 reasons you should buy an iPhone SE instead of the iPhone X

Apple's latest iPhone looks incredible, is faster than ever, and ... is outrageously expensive.<p>The base model costs $1,000. One thousand dollars!<p>But there's good news, friends: There's a far better iPhone out there, and it costs less than half the price of the absurdly priced iPhone X. That phone …

Mobile Technology

20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

5 Scientifically-Based Presentation Hacks to Captivate Any Audience

Your audience gets bored easily. Create multisensory experiences to keep their attention.<p>Molecular biologist John Medina once told me, "The brain does not pay attention to boring things." The statement profoundly shaped my approach to communication skills. My mission is to give readers the tools …

Public Speaking

YouTubers look to new platforms after viewer suppression, demonetization issues

‘The Philip DeFranco Show may not be able to survive’<p>YouTube demonetization is an evergreen frustration for creators, one that affects both newcomers and superstars at the very top.<p>Though demonetization always hits up-and-comers the hardest, new testimonials from well-known names like Philip …

Internet

This college dropout built a $1.9 million workout clothing business without any investors or loans — and her advice is surprisingly simple

Kyla Smith was exhausted, working 15-hour days, unsure if this whole entrepreneurship thing was worth it.<p>She was sitting in a coffee shop chatting with some friends, when a woman interrupted them.<p>"Excuse me, are you talking about Evolve Fit Wear?" she asked. "My friends and I love that site!"<p>And at …

Entrepreneurship

Stop Calling Yourself An Aspiring Writer

It’s the <i>act</i> itself that matters.It happens on a regular basis. I read an article or blog post I admire, maybe on Medium, maybe elsewhere. Naturally, …

Creative Writing

The 4 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid When Automating Your Social Media

Looking to automate your social media? Here are the rookie mistakes to avoid, plus what to do instead.<p>When it comes to marketing, it's no secret that social media is one of the most time consuming tasks your business needs to conduct. Plus, when you have a business to run, answering passive …

Public Relations

What Happens To Your Ears During A Flight?

<b>by Didi Aaftink– Pressure and pain in your ears during a flight can be extremely annoying, even painful. And almost as unpleasant is having to wait</b> …

Scuba Diving

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

Put all your spare change in a jar<p><b>1. Try reading for a set amount of time each day.</b><br>If you read for 30 minutes every day, that’s 3.5 hours a week, …

Time I

20 of the Best Free Web Applications for Writers

<b>Want to connect with other writers? Make sure to get your invitation to my private writing community on Facebook!</b><p>Last year, I put together a list of …

The Downside to Minimalism (that no one likes to talk about)

Minimalism is in. Marie Kondo has become a household name, and even Emily Gilmore jumped on the decluttering bandwagon!<p>Reading <i>The Life-Changing Magic</i> …

Minimalism

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Entrepreneurship

50 Epic Jargon Solutions for Better Writing - Jeffbullas's Blog

Lists of business jargon are a dime a dozen. To make this one worth your time, I’m going to:<p>Create a comprehensive list of words and phrases …

Marketing

Does Extreme Frugality Really Matter

ABC World News TonightOur story was recently shared with 8 million viewers on ABC World News Tonight. Awesome!Hopefully exposure to a huge audience …

Personal Finance

One Foot in the Real World, One Foot in the Quantum World

<b>Part I. One foot in the real world.</b><p>Most people spend a large portion of their life thinking about the things they want to create, then they spend …

Spirituality

Here's How to Win a Coveted Google Snippet (and Set Your Web Traffic on Fire)

Optimizing your new or existing content for featured snippet status on Google can greatly improve your traffic performance--and it's actually a pretty easy update.<p>Before we dive in, here are the four most important things you need to know about Google's Featured Snippets:<p>Featured Snippets are …

Royal Weddings

Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (And How to Feed the Idea Engine)

How Writing helps to overcome Negative Thoughts...

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” <br>― Ernest Hemingway<p>Negative thoughts or negativity, something which …

Self-help

Here’s The Creative Process That Lets Me Write 2–3 Articles Per Day.

There is only one way of predictably creating results in any type of creative endeavour. And that is to have a clearly defined creative process.In …

Writing

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

7 Useful Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Successful Writers

The Technique, Attitude and Best PracticeIf you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there — Robert KiyosakiYou know …

Creative Writing

Vegan Stuffed Shells

Incredible Vegan Stuffed Shells with an unbelievable dairy-free ricotta and spinach mixture! Nobody will believe this is oil-free or vegan. It is the …

Italian Food
Flying

The Habit of Your New Self

In order for us to create something new in our lives, we have to leave behind a portion of the known and familiar. This includes familiar thoughts, …

Employment