Ray Ortiz

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You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for less than a …

Entrepreneurship

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

Spirituality

Every Person Should Do These 8 Things Before 8 A.M. | Inc.com

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve -- without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

Self-improvement

The Five Principles for Manifesting Your Desires, Spirit Junkie Style

We are always manifesting. Each thought we have creates an energy flow within and around our physical beings. This energy attracts its likeness. So if you're thinking, "I suck," then your energy kinda, well, sucks -- and you attract sucky experiences.<p>The opposite experience occurs when you think …

Your Brain Doesn't Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward?<p>If you thought crossing them the second time required more …

Self-help

Wyoming Residence

Jackson, Wyoming<p>Echoing the grandeur of the Teton Mountain Range whilst seamlessly inhabiting the adjacent grassland, the Wyoming Residence exhibits a conscientious marriage of form and material. With respect to the sloping meadow, the home is designed to coexist and therefore never breaks the …

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

2 Stories That Will Make You Stop and Rethink Your Life | Inc.com

A young man once approached Socrates and asked the philosopher how he could acquire wisdom and knowledge.<p>"Follow me," Socrates said in response, as he led the young man down to the sea. The young man followed as Socrates began wading through the water, first at ankle, then knee, then waist, and …

Self-improvement

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going

<b>“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” ~Zig Ziglar</b><p>When you’re studying for eighteen years …

Positive Thinking

One Stop Shop: This Weekend's Best Amazon Game Deals, Aug. 12-14

Our weekly list of Amazon Game Deals once again brings the deals in all platforms<p>Summer might be heading into its final weeks, but that doesn’t mean …

10 Tips For Writing An Effective Business Plan For Its Startup

Business-Plan Entrepreneur Start a Business Startup<p><b>Writing a Business Plan</b> (BP or business plan) can seem daunting if you've never done before. …

10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Make You Far More Successful

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.<p>Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at …

Self-improvement

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a few may be completely …

Seawater

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

Time Management

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale slashes prices on Gears of War, Halo, The Witcher, Just Cause and more

On sale July 5 to July 11<p>Xbox's latest Ultimate Game Sale begins July 5 and it will discount more than 250 games and add-ons for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Major Nelson has revealed all of the games on sale and the percentage discounts they'll be getting.<p>However, he's not divulging what the actual …

Gears of War

To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You Miserable

About 20 years ago, Randy J. Paterson, a clinical psychologist and currently the director of the Changeways Clinic in Vancouver, wasn’t having much …

Eckhart Tolle's 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Peace and Happiness In Your Life

Eckhart Tolle born on 16th February 1948 is a German-born resident of Canadian writer. He is popularly known for his book <b>“The power of now.”</b> …

Within Your Mind, Is There a Super Mind? Renowned Scientist Says Yes

<b>Interview with Dr. Norman Rosenthal</b><p>At a time when people everywhere are embracing yoga, meditation and self-development, Dr. Norman Rosenthal's new book, "Super Mind," comes as a welcome guide--not only for the seeker but anyone wishing to achieve peak performance. Dr. Rosenthal, a former 20-year …

Meditation

Best emulators for Android

Many think emulators are a gray area, but it’s actually not. Emulators in themselves aren’t bad. They’re essentially the platform that you can play …

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p>1. "We can't do that."<p>One thing that makes people and companies successful is the ability to make solving their customers' problems and demands their main priority. If a need arises repeatedly, the most successful people learn how to …

Self-improvement

How I Captured Lightning Striking the Tallest Building in the World

My name name is Rustam Azmi, and I’m a photographer based in Dubai. I recently captured this photo of lightning striking the Burj Khalifa, the …

Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

Flute

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

8 Morning Rituals of the Most Successful People | Inc.com

<i>What are some examples of the morning routines and habits of successful people? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p>Answer by Alok Sharma, intern at IIRS-ISRO, on Quora<p>The day begins with the morning, and how well you utilize your morning decides how well you utilize your …

Success

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Computer Science

Improve Your Mind, Body And Heart In 25 Minutes Or Less

The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here are five ways to improve your health and be happier …

Workouts

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

5 Android Productivity Apps to Help You in 2016

New year, new you? The power to supercharge your 2016 is already in your hands! These apps will make you a force to be reckoned with come January, so invest some time to make sure you're ready to hit the ground running.<p><b>SwiftKey</b><p>SwiftKey is a free app which is probably the best third party keyboard …

Apps