Toni Lee Garcia

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Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits – Page 8

These bidding interactions had profound effects on marital well-being. Couples who had divorced after a six-year follow up had “turn-toward bids” 33 …

Relationships

10 uncomfortable things that will make you happy and successful

Wouldn't it be fantastic if the road to success and happiness were an easy one? Unfortunately, as we all know, this isn't the case. The reality is, …

Self-improvement

To Be Successful Get Rid of The Losers in Your Life | Inc.com

Over the past five years, I've been undergoing a process of self-improvement that has enabled me to pivot away from a career I was miserable doing into something I love. If you would have told that when I was fired from my job in the corporate world that I would have my own content marketing …

Motivation

Mom's So-True Post About 5 Stages of Love in a Marriage Just Might Save Your Relationship

If you are struggling to find the light in your marriage, one mom blogger's words will give you faith that dark times don't last forever.<p>I have been married for 10 years. We've had good times, and very, very bad times. Most recently, we lost a pregnancy, and I have wondered how we will ever get …

Coca-Cola, Dell and PayPal Share Their Influencer Marketing Secrets

Four tips to influencer marketing for companies of any size.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day, a story emerges about brands doing influencer marketing wrong. Often, the reason for these brands' errors is inexperience with the marketing tactic. Big brands like …

Public Relations

23 children's books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Books can have a profound impact on our lives and the way we view the world, especially as children.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues …

Books

Too Much Screen Time May Make Kids Less Ready for Kindergarten

A new study has found a link between screen time and kids' fundamental school-readiness skills in math, letters and words, and cognitive and social-emotional competencies.<p>We are all guilty of sticking our kids in front of the television so we can get a few things done, like make dinner or return a …

Tiny kids and their huge dogs prove that bigger really is better

Big dogs often get a bad rap when it comes to having pint-sized human friends, but a new photo project shows they can be a child’s best friend, …

50 Absolutely Hilarious Parents Who Will Make You Pee-Laugh

No kids were harmed in the making of this post.

Forget Your Product: Start Selling 'Solutions' Instead

It's time to shift from pushing products to creating genuine connections with people -- using these four steps.<p>Transforming your team’s approach to sales requires a shift from just pushing products to creating genuine connections with people. And those genuine connections don't include fraud and …

Selling

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Hiking

7 Bad Habits That Make Salespeople Look Really Unprofessional | Inc.com

As every salesperson knows, it's not always easy to convince people to buy things--especially things they don't want. You can easily come off as too sleazy or too eager, too pushy or too uninterested.<p>Striking the perfect balance can be difficult, but it's something that's completely necessary to do …

Selling

Influence 2.0 – The Future of Influencer Marketing Research Report 2017

What does “influencer marketing” mean to you? Are you thinking of celebrities posting product photos to Instagram? Or having a famous YouTuber run a …

Public Relations

7 strategies for raising confident girls in the Trump era

For girls, women and their allies who believe in gender equality, the presidency of Donald J. Trump marks a terrifying moment in modern American …

Feminism

AdAction Interactive Among Top Colorado Startups to Watch in 2017

LAKEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 24, 2017–<p>AdAction brings in the new year as one of Built In Colorado‘s top 50 Colorado startups to watch in 2017.<p>The performance-marketing network saw 114% year-over-year growth from 2015 to 2016. With 78 million installs in 2016, AdAction was able to …

Six Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Classic to-do lists don’t provide context or give a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. Here’s how to make a better list.<p>Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide …

Time Management

Why self-care is an important part of parenting, and how to make time for it

In traditional ground-fought wars, the command post behind the lines would often have hot coffee, good food and dry clothes. Was this because the generals were selfish? Or because they deserved it for having made the highest ranks in the military?<p>No, it was because if the command fell or …

Parenting

What Are The Best Times to Post on Social Media?

Shares 166<p><i>Today’s guest post is from Natasha Haley from Social Elephant.</i><p>Social media gurus around the world have been trying to pinpoint the ideal …

B2B

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …

Productivity

Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …

The Eleven Best Miniature-Golf Courses in the Denver Area

Denver’s no Myrtle Beach, but it does have a nice spread of courses, many part of family-fun centers, that range from the just the basics to some …

Myrtle Beach

8 absolutely amazing things to do when you go to Colorado

Colorado will take your breath away. That’s what happened to me. Literally.<p>The high altitude and equally high sun can make you gasp for air if you …

The 11 Most Important Pep Talks To Have With Your Teen

When you became a parent, little did you know you’d also landed the job of quasi-life coach. That’s right — you’re not just there to dish out food …

Parenting

Have Your Kids Do This Now to Avoid Depression Later On

Researchers have found exercise has long-term benefits for kids' mood and may help prevent depression down the road.<p>It's no secret that exercise releases feel-good endorphines and can act as a mood-enhancer. I work out for that very reason: starting my day with yoga or cardio kickstarts my positive …

Public Relations

Michelle Obama gave her last speech as first lady — with a few tears, and a plea for ‘hope’

Michelle Obama began to cry as she delivered her final public remarks from the White House on Friday morning at an event celebrating school counselors. Her message, which was directed toward young people, was one of hope and inclusion.<p>“It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has …

Michelle Obama

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Put a Twist on a Breakfast Classic

Relationship-ending "are you a pancake or waffle person" debates notwithstanding, it's fair to say people love a good pancake. In fact, this guy …

Announcing 14 Reasons About why You need to Include Influencer Marketing to Your 2017 Content Marketing strategy?

1. Consumers aren’t interested in traditional Advertising<p>Consumers aren’t interested in traditional marketing tactics anymore. They would rather put …

How to Identify the Perfect Influencer for Your Business

By combining metrics, online tools and commonsense, you will recognize which influencer is best positioned to boost your brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More and more businesses are relying on influencers to add credibility to their brand. Since consumers are …

Marketing

Alarming Report: Kids Who Spend Just 1 Hour a Day on Social Media Are Less Happy

Kids using social media is fairly inevitable but even just one hour online can make kids less content with their lives.<p>Just last night I was chatting with my babysitter about how much more complicated life is today for teenagers, with the prevalence of social media. When I was in high school and …

Social Media