Mario Leon

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5 Crazy Ways Hot Women Trick You

How a beautiful babe can speed up time, deplete your bank account, and more<p>Time flies when you’re babbling with babes. After talking with a woman, men estimated the conversation to be nearly 3.5 minutes briefer if she was attractive, according to a Canadian study. Guys also recalled more discussion …

Economics

10 Steps to the Perfect First Date

Boost your chances of scoring a second by wearing the right shirt, making the right reservations, and more<p>Some first-date moves are obvious. For instance, 95 percent of women want you to compliment them on how they look, according to a dating survey from Flirt.com. The same survey found it’s a good …

Stanford University

Help Her Feel Sexier

A little confidence goes a long way to increasing her sexual satisfaction<p>Master the art of flattery: The way she feels about her body largely impacts her sexual satisfaction, according to a new Dutch study.<p>Researchers found that women who were comfortable in their skin reported more pleasure, more …

Body Image

Why You Need A Hashtag Strategy For Your Business

This week associate Adam Torkildson and I had the chance to talk about our favorite topic — PR — with a company that licenses proprietary equipment to individuals who use the product to create their own regional business. Some 30 of the merchant partners had come together to attend the company’s …

3 Tips for Creating Your Business' Facebook Page

Starting a social media marketing campaign can be extremely overwhelming if you're not familiar with the digital space. Just the thought of creating …

6 Steps to Help You Get Started in Exporting

Are you interested in growing your business in a global economy?<p>Today, nearly 96 percent of consumers and over two-thirds of the world’s purchasing …

How the IRS Scandal Might Benefit Small Business - Small Business Trends

A few weeks ago, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted that some of its employees improperly subjected to disproportionate scrutiny to …

Why You Should Be Focusing On Visual Content Marketing

<i>Visual Concept Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>It’s time to reevaluate your content marketing game-plan. If you’re still pumping out articles and blog posts …

10 Effective eLearning Options for Entrepreneurs

The constant evolution of entrepreneurship is one of the attributes that makes the career path so exciting: A fluid and flexible job description, …

Time is Money: Are You and Your Employees Effectively Managing Time?

As a small business owner, you already keep close track of your company’s resources, including capital, employees and facilities. But what about …

Mid-Year Business Review: Risk Management Edition

For small-business owners, conducting a mid-year check-in is an essential part of staying on track for meeting annual revenue and growth goals. But a …

Become a Business Icon The Patron Way, That of Successful Tequilla

Working in a business with your spouse or life partner can be tricky – but rewarding. If you are looking for a story about family business to …

What Are Sunk Costs? - Small Business Trends

In the context of business, “sunk costs” are when you’ve spent money already and will not recover it. In other words, you’ve “sunk money into …

How to Use Cloud Apps to Streamline Your Marketing Campaign

Running a successful marketing campaign is contingent upon several factors. This includes realistic goal setting, organization, communication, …

5 Ways Social Media Can Lead To Trade Show Success

Social media is becoming a popular way for customers and businesses to interact. If you’re not using social media to its full potential, you’re …

How to Use Google Analytics: Where Does Your Traffic Come From?

The Google Analytics Dashboard can be scary and confusing. I am going to break down how to use Google Analytics to tell where your traffic is coming …

What is the Definition of a Small Business? It May Surprise You

When you picture a small business, what comes to mind? For most people, the image is likely a solo entrepreneur, or a local company with a handful of …

Great Customer Service: Do Customers Look Forward to Seeing You?

As another installment in my series of articles that point out examples of great customer service, I’d like to introduce you to Umpqua Bank. Umpqua …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

Communication Skills

7 Ways Structure Your Day to Maximize Fulfillment and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

1. Begin your day with a goal in mind. Take time to think about your passion and purpose. <b>Write down your goal</b> for the day. On the line below it, …

Can Anybody do Anything? 5 Steps to Find your Calling

<b>‘Talent doesn’t exist,’ I heard someone say. ‘It’s all about the hours. You’ve got to put in those 10,000 hours or 10 years and then you can become a</b> …

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

How To Have A Success Mindset When You Don’t Think You Can Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”</i> -Henry Ford<p>You know that in order to achieve your big goal you have to believe in …

Motivation

The 5 Greatest Personal Development Strategies That Actually Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are <i>thousands</i> of different strategies and ideas on how to improve your life.<p>But how are you supposed to know what really works? By these three …

3 Ways to Keep Your Body and Your Brain Fit for Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The “no pain, no gain” mentality is prevalent in our culture when it comes to exercise. But if you are out of shape, overweight, or are no longer a …

Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

The Bright Side Of Hitting Rock Bottom

He sat upright in the corner of the bed, visibly trembling. Sleep deprivation toyed with his mind. Breathing was difficult. The once autonomous …