Ruben Parra

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15 Products to Make Your Ceremony Exit Memorable

Make your wedding ceremony exit Insta-worthy with these fun products, from confetti to streamers.

61 Random Products On Amazon That Are SO Legit

When it comes to buying products on Amazon, you want to make sure that the stuff you're spending money on is legit. And I'm not just throwing out …

Shopping

Darcy Padilla

Upcoming<p><b>Family Love</b><br>Based on the documentary <i>The Julie Project</i> that follows a family for 21 years — an intimate story of poverty, Aids, and social …

Why Everyone Needs to Meditate

Meditation is a practice with a slight image problem. It gets nothing but praise from health and psychology literature, and from our most elite …

Mindfulness

My workout: ‘I’d like to keep doing triathlons for as long as I can’

Paul Bussey, 67, on what he loves about being a triathlete<p>I took part in my first triathlon when I was 57. I saw the London Marathon on TV and thought it looked appealing, but the trouble was, I didn’t like long-distance running. I was looking for something equally difficult; I liked the idea of …

Swimming

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

24 Ways To Influence Even The Most Resistant People

In "The Art of Seduction," popular author Robert Greene explores the ruthless tactics of some of history's greatest seducers, from Cleopatra to Casanova.<p>We've summarized Greene's 24 rules of seduction below, adapting them to situations you may run into in your career:<p>Your target may be a hiring …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Critical Thinking

5 Morning Habits to Boost Your Productivity All Day Long

Start your day off with the right mindset.<p>The first half hour of your morning could set the tone for the rest of the day, so use it wisely. Even if you aren't a morning person, don't waste these early hours and risk being bogged down by unproductivity. Instead, seize the day with a positive …

Time Management

IRONMAN Official Site | IRONMAN triathlon 140.6 & 70.3

<i>by Jessica Elliott</i><p>"Your scale is broken."<p>That’s what John Young said to his doctor in 2006 when it read 195 pounds. For 4-foot-4-inch Young, who has …

Meditations on strategy and life

How to be THE LUCKIEST GUY ON THE PLANET in 4 Easy Steps

I told my dad, “I’m a lucky guy.” He said, “But are you lucky in love?” I was six years old.<p>Love was the most disgusting thing in the world to me. …

How You Can Take Advantage of Me

Here’s what happened…I bought too many books….Usually that’s a good thing. This time it wasn’t.I bought over 1,000 copies of two of my favorite books …

16 Superb Movies From 2016 That You May Have Missed

Dozens of new movies appear all the time, and it would be a difficult task indeed for any single person to see them all. It’s, therefore, inevitable …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

How Donald Trump won

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> From the beginning, everyone underestimated Donald Trump. He pulled off a stunning victory after the most unprecedented of presidential campaigns.<p>Trump channeled the fury of average Americans against Washington. He tapped into their anxiety about the present and the fear of the …

Government

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

Motivation

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

3 Daily Habits That Can Set You Up for Success

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “If a happy and successful life is all about developing three good</i> …

Self-improvement

What great leadership and music have in common

<i>iStock</i><p>Jim Crupi is a management consultant with a long, brilliant resume. (Heard of CNN? He helped set the strategic stage that led to its creation.) …

Your child might be a bully. Here are 7 ways to stop that behavior.

As a former after-school teacher, I’ve spent three years working with kids in a more relaxed environment than the classroom. And, in those hours with kids as their less-guarded selves, I’ve seen the bullying, teasing, whispers and shoves that scarcely get reported home to parents.<p>There are no …

Parenting

Why Your Brain Won't Let You Look at These Black Dots All at Once

A new optical illusion is here to break the internet, or at least our minds. The latest visual trick making the rounds is an image of intersecting …

Wedding Photography Marketing: Learn how to Book More Weddings

Find More Brides<br>Book More Weddings<br>Make More Money<p><i>Book More Weddings with the More Brides digital book.<br>Modern Techniques for the Smarter Wedding</i> …

The inspiring story of Sister Madonna Buder "The Iron Nun"

When did you start participating in triathlons? Where was your first competition?<p>I think my first competition was in the early 80s here in Spokane, …

Boston Marathon

Harvard Business Professor Amy Cuddy on Success Through Incremental Challenges

<b>Amy Cuddy:</b> People make the mistake of making these big goals, these big sort of New Year’s resolutions. And we also know that they often backfire. …

Self-improvement

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

20+ Bible Verses About Strength - Powerful Scripture Quotes (Updated)

<b>Where can you go to find strength when you feel weak?</b> - The Bible offers many valuable quotes and verses on finding strength for hard times and …

The CEO of $3.8 billion Slack has a smart idea to help people get off work early

It's why one of Slack's internal mantras is "work hard, go home."<p>"The most productive employees from my experience are those who go home at 5:30 p.m. but are hyperfocused at work," Butterfield said at a press gathering on Friday. "People can only think really hard for six to eight hours a day."<p>But …

Drop Everything Right Now and Attend These 5 Special Marketing Conferences

Five of the most compelling marketing conferences to attend this Fall<p>Finding the time to be out of the office can be near impossible for busy executives and entrepreneurs. The brutal truth is that we all deal with this quandary.<p>We know that our business won't succeed unless we get out of the …

Marketing