Monica Garza

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I Threw Out Everything I Thought I Knew About Design

(Image credit: Jennifer Perkins)<p>When I could not find jewelry I wanted to wear, I started a company called Naughty Secretary Club and made my own. …

Five Core Skills To Learn Online Today

With over 30 million small businesses in the U.S. alone, vying for the attention of consumers in today’s highly-competitive marketplace, setting yourself apart from the fray has become a monumental undertaking. Not only is there fierce competition amongst businesses, but getting a decent …

Marketing

RB House / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The "House RB" is characterized by its conceptual synthesis, formal and material.<p>Being a home for a …

How to Design a Car When You’re Not a Car Designer

Google’s YooJung Ahn talks us through the process.<p>Courtesy of Google<p>YooJung Ahn is not a car designer.<p>Until she joined the Google self-driving car …

Autonomous Cars

The real value of urban farming. (Hint: It's not always the food.)

During World War II, millions of Americans planted "victory gardens" in their backyards, eventually supplying a hungry nation with 40 percent of its homegrown fruits and vegetables. Once the war was over, those urban farms withered away, supplanted by increasingly efficient large-scale rural …

The Ugly Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

I’m here to give it to you straight friends: the gritty truth about being an entrepreneur.<p>Many individuals would gladly sacrifice the 9–5 grind for a …

Wood takes center stage at this modern home in Germany

It was designed specifically to showcase a company’s expertise in wood home construction<p>If a development company wants to advertise a speciality they’re really good at, it makes sense to go ahead and build a spectacular house to shows it off. That’s the case with <i>Flagship</i>, a model home designed to …

7 unforgettable leadership lessons from the ancient Roman conqueror Julius Caesar

After eliminating his rivals in a civil war, general and politician Gaius Julius Caesar began serving as dictator of Rome in 49 BCE.<p>He established a number of political reforms before getting stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BCE.<p>This sparked yet another civil war that doomed the Roman …

World History

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as newer …

9 Ways to Create Your Own Inspiring Reality (According to this Profound TED Talk)

In a recent TED talk, Isaac Lidsky asks the audience "what reality are you creating for yourself?"<p>In a recent TED talk, Isaac Lidsky asks the audience "what reality are you creating for yourself?"<p>Isaac tells the audience that he's going to share five facts with them. One of those facts isn't …

Toyo Ito-designed opera house was inspired by the human body

The Taichung Metropolitan Opera House is an impressive combination of forms<p>The long-awaited Taichung Metropolitan Opera House designed by 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito has finally opened its doors in Taiwan after nearly ten years of planning and development—first designed in 2006, …

How I increased my income by $15,000 in just one year

Two concrete changes in a young woman's life helped her earn $15,000 more in 2016 than she did in 2015. Learn how a job change and salary negotiation …

Employment

Investing basics

Investing can be a great way to grow your money. This video series covers the basics to help you get started.<p>Take the guesswork out of managing your …

Investing

The 7-point checklist for making sure you can afford to invest

Go through this 7-point checklist to make sure you can afford to invest.<p>You don't become an investor overnight. It's a process, and it can take some …

Time to take away the financial keys?

Adult children have little knowledge about their parents' finances. Here are seven ways to take charge when it's time.<p>Talking about money with …

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4 signs you're abusing your credit cards

Worried you're charging too much on your credit cards? If any of these credit card warning signs sound familiar it might be time to change your …

5 crucial financial moves to make before you get married

Finding a partner for life is a challenge, but basic money management is perhaps a bigger challenge. Learn about these 5 financial things you should …

Personal Finance

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Five financial tips for newlyweds

When the two of you tie the knot, you're tying a financial knot too. Learn how to manage finances after marriage.<p>You're getting married. …

Side hustle: The lifestyle blogger making thousands documenting every meal

After losing 30 pounds, Kath Younger decided to share her story… on the Internet. It was fall 2007.<p>Inspired by an "Eat Like Me" post on a website, …

To buy or rent? Advice from a woman who bought at 21

Here are three reasons why it's better to buy than rent-take it from a woman who bought her first home at 21. Learn more.<p>Buying a home could be one …

Personal Finance

How do money orders work?

You may prefer sending money digitally nowadays, but sometimes money orders are necessary, which is why it's still useful to know what they are.<p>Money …

Personal Finance

Saving for any goal

It doesn't matter what your goal is. The best way to save for it is automatically—and a little bit at a time.<p>Take the next step<p>Besides these tips, …

How a 29-year-old created her monthly budget

Read this article to learn how a 29-year-old used a monthly budget to pay over $100,000 in debt.<p>Since graduating from college in 2009, Jessica …

Personal Finance

A grad's guide to money

It is important to understand the basics of managing money. Here are four must-know steps for new grads to help get off to a strong start.<p>Making ends …

Personal Finance