Stella Salguero-Ramirez

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17 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets for Success

Think there aren't enough inspiring women entrepreneurs? You'd better listen to these amazing founders.<p>Successful entrepreneurs are usually inspired by other successful entrepreneurs. That means that if people don't have great role models--especially role models in whom they can see …

Motivation

Tailor Your Presentation to Fit the Culture

Fourteen years ago I moved from Chicago to Paris. The first time I ran a training session in France, I prepared thoroughly, considering how to give the most persuasive presentation possible. I practiced my points, and anticipated questions that might arise.<p>The day of the session, my actions were …

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your …

Mindfulness

Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Spirit

<i>“Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy,”</i> E.B. White wrote while contemplating the future of reading in 1951. Indeed, the question of why books matter and what reading does for the human spirit has occupied minds great and …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Self-improvement

Rejection as Creative Catalyst: A Lesson in Entrepreneurship from New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

<i>“Serious cat people, like first-rate art critics, are chivvied by passion into perspicacity,”</i> Anthony Lane wrote in the introduction to the impossibly delightful <i>Big New Yorker Book of Cats</i>. Incidentally, the same can be said of both cartoonists and entrepreneurs, but especially of entrepreneurial …

At 80, Gloria Steinem Proves Once Again That Ageism Is Really Stupid

Ageists in Silicon Valley could learn a thing or two from the feminist icon. Namely: Your career doesn’t (and shouldn’t) peak at 28.<p>There’s an ageism problem in Silicon Valley, such that 40-year-old geezers attempting to get hired by fresh-faced twentysomething startup founders have resorted to …

Feminism

Bio-Based Solar Panels That Could Run On Dirt And Plants

An inspiring design aims to get rid of the expensive and toxic materials used to make solar panels today, and replace it with something a lot more natural.<p>What if solar panels could be dirt, plants, and batteries rather than the expensive and often toxic chemicals and heavy metals used today?<p>That’s …

Clean Energy

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

<i>“Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,”</i> William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, <i>”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like</i> …

Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony

Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food. Few things are more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in a teeny-tiny …

Gardening

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the five-step action plan for coaxing it into manifestation. And little compares to the anguish that comes …

Brené Brown on Vulnerability, Human Connection, and the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy, Animated

In 2010, shame and empathy researcher Dr. <b>Brené Brown</b> gave us the wonderful and culturally necessary <i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>, exploring the uncomfortable vulnerability and self-acceptance required in order to truly connect with others. In this charming short film, the folks of the Royal Society for …