Omar Velazquez

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The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Motivation

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><i>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</i> …

This 4-Stock Dividend Retirement Portfolio Yields 7.3%

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how tough it is to build a dividend retirement portfolio that provides a decent yield these days.<p>Many investors make utility stocks a cornerstone, but that strategy is less appealing this year, with many utilities’ valuations stretched and their yields well below …

Investing

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Weight Loss Drinks: 37 Best Beverages for Your Belly

Protein powder is pretty easy to make palatable. Blend a scoop with a frozen banana and some spices—boom, dessert in a glass! There’s only one …

Nutrition

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Guide to the Windows 8 Start Screen With a Mouse and Keyboard

If you’re new to Windows 8 you’ve noticed the Start Screen by now. It’s that interface that includes fullscreen apps and Live Tiles. Microsoft …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Haute Dogs

Hot Dog lovers rejoice! a new book filled with yummy pictures, great recipes, stories and history of hot dogs has been released. "Haute Dogs” walks …

Pfizer Goes Passive-Aggressive In Its Bid For AstraZeneca

On Sunday, Pfizer said it was making a final proposal to buy AstraZeneca for $120 billion, and that if AstraZeneca did not agree to the deal, that would be the end of the matter. “Pfizer will not make a hostile offer directly to AstraZeneca shareholders and will only announce an offer with the …

The rise of David Tepper

A Lot Of New Shows Are Trying To Copy The Success Of 'True Detective'

As networks showed off trailers for their big new fall shows this week, one thing was very clear: everyone wants its own "True Detective."<p>The HBO limited series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson gained a lot of attention during its 8-episode run. Creator Nic show was influenced by …