Sonia Torres

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The Secret To Being Happy And Loving Your Job

There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Having a meaningful job does not guarantee happiness.<p>The truth is often the other way around. It …

3 Ways to Take Your Health And Happiness Back After Losing Them

Life has a way of passing us by at what feels like the speed of light.<p>The older you get, the more quickly it seems to move. Before you know it, another day, week, month and year has gone by, and when this realization hits you, you can't help but wonder:<p><i>"What have I got to show for it?"</i><p><i>"What have I</i> …

The Road To 'Happy' Starts Here

I am sprinting towards the finish line of my second book. In a few months, there will be the usual back and forth between the editor and me, until the final edition is delivered to the printer.<p>Always in awe of the new knowledge I acquire while doing research for a book, article or speech, this time …

10 Steps to Get Verified on Facebook–and Why You Need To

The elusive blue checkmark -- once reserved for celebrities and household names on Facebook -- is easier to get than you might think.<p>For no other reason than reaching a vanity milestone, Blake Jamieson and I decided we wanted to get our public pages verified.<p>Both of us figured it might help us look …

Social Media

Words Matter: 3 Words To Avoid When Consulting With Subject Matter Experts

<b>3 Words To Avoid When Consulting With Subject Matter Experts</b><p>My former manager, who has influenced many of my consulting methods, once told me: “Words …

eLearning

The freelance movement has been waiting for you

• Define your niche, so you can stand out as the “go-to” person who’s always in demand and commands higher pay.<br>• Set up clear processes, so you and your …

Freelancing

How to be happier without really trying

You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased happiness. You just don't realize it.<p>And that's the problem. If you did them more consistently those joyful times would be so much better and you'd be happier all around.<p>They're small, they're silly, and you can do them without …

Why Being the Best Is Not the Key to Happiness (And What Is)

<b>“A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.” ~Jillian Michaels</b><p>A few weeks ago, when I was feeling a bit down on life, I was surfing through …

Happiness

The fabulous forties – the perfect age to start a business

With experience, networks and (hopefully) capital accrued, there’s a reason the average first-time entrepreneur is a fortysomething<p>• Read more in our entrepreneurs through the decades series<p>There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question “When is the best time of your life to start a …

Entrepreneurship

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Self-improvement

13 things mentally strong people don’t do

Mental strength isn’t often reflected in what you do.<p>It’s usually seen in what you <i></i><i>don’t</i> <b></b>do.<p>In her book, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” …

Anthony Bourdain’s 10 Rules for Grilling Meat

Are you ready for your Labor Day barbecue? After reading this, you will be<p>A hockey puck on a burger bun. That’s the only way I can describe the Crime Against Food I was presented in the guise of a meal at a cookout a few summers back. When the host-chef turned back toward his inferno, I pitched the …

7 Delicious Recipes That Use Pre-Made Ingredients to Save Time

Not to get too Sandra Lee on you, but semi-homemade recipes can be one of the most useful tools in your kitchen. Frozen ingredients, pre-made sauces, …

Recipes

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

The Best Crispy Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe You've Ever Tasted

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Get your portfolio ready for 2015 and beyond

<i>I don't know where to invest in today's environment. Stocks seem overvalued and vulnerable to a crash. If I buy bonds, I'll lose when interest rates go up. Is there any place I can earn a decent return now and in the near future? -- Patrick K.</i><p>With the market soaring one day, then diving the next …