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Which iPhone Apps Should You Download To Manage Your Business?

Apps for Business Use_Chispa Magazine

The Apple iPhone is, without a doubt, a widely used smartphone. It first entered production back in 2007, and it’s had a massive following since. Like most smartphones, the iPhone lets you run all kinds of software programs called “apps.” As their ads always say, there’s an app for just about everything. It’s because of…

Cleanse Your Life of Toxic Habits

Cleanse Your Life_Chispa Magazine

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), we are our own worst enemy when it comes to changing unhealthy lifestyle habits. In a recent report in NIH MedlinePLUS, “Habits can also develop by triggering the brain’s “reward” centers, setting up potentially harmful routines, such as overeating, smoking, drug or alcohol abuse, gambling, and even compulsive use…

Stay Away from the Blur: How to Ward Off Compassion Fatigue

A willingness to see the needs of others and lend a helping hand can boost a person’s everyday happiness and make life more satisfying. But sometimes the world’s problems can seem so overwhelming—and each person’s ability to solve them so limited—that “compassion fatigue” sets in. Compassion fatigue is a phenomenon commonly found among people such…

Don’t Shy Away From Financial Planning

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Nearly half of all American women, no matter their background, share a fear that may seem odd given the wealth of some: They are afraid of losing their financial independence, otherwise known as “Bag Lady Syndrome,” according to a 2013 study. Of those who harbor BLS anxiety, 60 percent were the primary breadwinners for their…

Are You Being Productive?

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Working out, eating better, and saving money are all common New Year’s resolutions. As The Productivity Pro, I must ask you to consider improving your productivity in the office. By boosting productivity at work, you can spend less time at your desk and more time outside the office achieving other goals. In fact, the recent Productivity…

Going Against the Grain: Retail Therapy is a Big Fat Lie

When it comes to buying power, women are steadily overcoming men. Throughout the next decade, women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history, according to Fleishman-Hillard Inc. “The stats on a woman’s earning and buying power are…

Best Way to Start the New Year?

Chispa Magazine, Mavian Arocha-Rowe

To know without His birth on Christmas Day there is no crucifixion; and with no crucifixion… there is no resurrection. Did you know the worst circumstances bring out the best in us? So… what we perceive as the wrong circumstance can actually produce something right or righteous in us. Moses needed to tend sheep for…

How to Survive After Being Hacked on CyberMonday

How to Survive After Being Hacked on CyberMonday , Chispa Magazine

CyberMonday is over yet your identity was stolen, now what? Whether it’s your baby monitor, your SmartTV, the Webcam on your laptop or apps you installed on your smartphone or tablet, your antivirus is not enough protection. It’s time to take those devices’ and apps’ privacy policies, and the permissions you grant them, much more seriously.…

Is Your Retirement Plan Similar to Your Smartphone?

Women Retirement Plans Chispa Magazine

Financial strategist Donna M. Phelan, author of Women, Money and Prosperity: A Sister’s Perspective on How to Retire Well, relates the story of Wanda Strong—one of four sisters—one married, one widowed, one divorced, and one who never married. Finding herself suddenly single with two kids to support and less than 15 years to retirement, Wanda had…

What If Your Workplace Is Your Mission Field?

Chispa Magazine

It was 3:30 a.m. and, rather than fighting the sudden insomnia attack, I decided to get up, read my Bible, and pray. I opened to the beginning of I Samuel. The words of the child Samuel rang through my head (and heart), “Here I am Lord, your servant is listening.” So I prayed. I prayed for a mission field. I asked God if he was going to send me to China, or Africa, or the Amazon. I told God that I wanted to change the world for Him, and that I’d go anywhere He wanted to send me.