Vickie Velasquez

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How America Gave Up on Change

In his last book, economist Tyler Cowen wrote about how machine intelligence could change the world. In his new book, <i>The Complacent Class</i>, he writes about the forces that prevent change from happening. In particular, he argues that America has become more averse to change in recent decades, and …

Ghost hunter claims to catch poltergeist on camera at Britain's most haunted house

A ghost hunter is sharing his dramatic story of being "almost possessed" by a poltergeist while investigating an haunted house in Britain.<p>Kyle Fowler, 28, says he captured footage of an infamous poltergeist on camera dubbed the "Black Monk" just hours before he "took over" him, the Mirror …

AOL

Abandoned places where fear haunts

Lambi Dehar in Mussoorie is believed to be the "most haunted place in India" and a news channel and the Paranormal Society are trying to verify how …

Abandoned Buildings

Eerie 'Figure' Spotted by Utah Traffic Cam

In addition to catching scofflaws and ne'er-do-wells, an expansive system of traffic cameras deployed by the Utah Department of Transportation may …

How To Double Your Writing Speed

I am a writer. I write slowly.<p>This is a problem, because I am a writer.<p>About a year ago, I tracked my productivity and learned that I write on average 500 words per hour. Most professional writers produce at least twice that amount.<p>So in order to make better progress on my books, my natural …

Time Management

Zen and the Art of Cubicle Living

I worked out of what might be the best-designed office space in America. Here's what it taught me about productivity, concentration, and happiness at work.<p>One day recently I worked out of, quite possibly, the best office I have ever been in. Granted, this is not a high bar for a cubicle drone like …

The Post-It Note Approach to Time Management

I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time.<p>In addition to the shortcuts I discussed in my last column, I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time. This is a strategy I learned from coach Kevin Lawrence, and it has …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

Time Management

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My Biggest Traffic Generation Mistakes - The Traffic Generation Podcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p>It’s still not sunday… why is that important? Listen to the podcast!<p>Other than that, today I discuss some of …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Freakonomics Radio by Stitcher on Apple Podcasts

A List of Free Ebooks & White Papers For Business Analysts

Looking for free Business Analyst eBooks?This post is a growing collection of free resources you can download for your reference and personal …

10 Tips for Writing Good User Stories

User stories are probably the most popular agile technique to capture product functionality: Working with user stories is easy. But writing good …

Business Analyst | Virtual Requirements Meetings: Painful or Practical?

<b>Chunk It.</b> Don’t try to do requirements for the entire project in a series of 5 consecutive, full-day virtual sessions. Find a way to create …

The Customer May Not Know Enough to Completely Define the Project

Sometimes the project manager places too high an expectation on the amount of foresight and vision that customers and sponsors have. In many cases, …

The Continued Plight of the Business Analyst

...why blame the success or failure of the project primarily on requirements? If the business analyst is not in charge of the monitoring and …

Project Management

The Top 10 Business Analysis Trends for 2015

Based on our projected trends, 2015 looks to be a year of significant change, and business analysts are on the front line of change. Several major …

Management

The Heart of Business Analysis Planning: 8 Questions To Answer In Your Work Plan

Business Analysis Planning is about identifying the collection of tasks that need to be completed to ensure that the business analysis effort is …

Project Management

Capacity Planning for a Balanced Backlog

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Step 5: #Sketchnotes: Icons and Concepts: Developing your own style.

Stylistic lettering accompanied by lines, arrows, and shapes may arguably be the fundamentals of basic sketchnoting. Sometimes the term “less is …

Lynda Barry’s irresistible lesson plan for “drawing the unthinkable”

Professor Lynda Barry has been on a roll of late. First, she published her astonishing and inspired writing-workshop-in-a-book, What It Is. She …

Roast Potatoes Two Ways: Polenta-Crusted and Rosemary Hash Browns

Potatoes tend to be served up in one of three ways at my table, all of the variations special in their own way. There are the classic Perfect Mashed …

Recipes

Mushroom Tofu Potstickers • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

In a large mixing bowl, add cabbage, tofu, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, basil and soy sauce. Mix well.<p>Prepare the cornstarch slurry: whisk together the …

Recipes

Pan-Fried Crispy Chickpeas with Lime

<i>By the time you read this I will be somewhere in the air on my way home to Kansas. I’ve written in the past about my carefully packed snacks for</i> …

The Best Green Smoothie Recipe

9 Shares<p>If you follow me on Instagram you know I have an addiction to green smoothies. It all started with an innocent trip to Whole Foods one …