Donna Balsz

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What Are Adaptogens, and Why Is Everyone Talking About Them?

You've heard the word, but do you really know what an adaptogen is and which one is right for you?<p>If you've ever chilled in a salt cave or stockpiled supplement powders, you've definitely heard about adaptogens. They're the supposed panacea for anxiety, depression, insomnia, hormonal issues, sex …

Alternative Medicine

5 Great Tips for Shooting Dramatic Photographs in Black and White (VIDEO)

How about this for a fun weekend photo assignment: Get up early, grab your gear, and head into town for a bit of black-and-white street photography. …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Our chocolate hummus recipe will satisfy any chocolate craving, and it's rich in protein (a total bonus).<p>Not going to lie, when I first heard …

Dessert

18 mind-bending sci-fi movies to watch after Annihilation

These 11 Psychological Traits Reveal Striking Differences Between Conservatives And Liberals

And they can probably help us understand each other better.<p>Politically, Americans are more divided than ever.<p>When it comes to issues of race, …

It's not concussions that cause CTE. It's repeated hits, a study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.<p>The Alzheimer's-like disease has been most commonly associated with former professional football players, but has also been detected in …

The Brain

An Exit From Trumpocracy

The stability of American society depends on conservatives finding a way forward from the Trump dead end.<p>Election 2016 looked on paper like the most sweeping Republican victory since the Jazz Age. Yet there was a hollowness to the Trump Republicans’ seeming ascendancy over the federal government …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on black homeownership, trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his Alabama-ish rally, President Donald Trump falsely stated that black homeownership has hit a record high under his stewardship and made the dubious claim that he set Canada's prime minister straight on the state of trade between the two countries.<p>Trump spoke Friday night in …

Home Ownership

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy) | Inc.com

Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, and ultimately your vision. Most people find it easier to hold on to a bad mood rather than to shift their …

Happiness

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b …

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with learning how emotions work, but it goes much further. Specifically, how do you start …

Emotional Intelligence

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips<p>We've all had those night's when you can't quite manage to switch off and your thoughts keep running through …

Mindfulness

2 Steps to more effective B2B advertising

If you are a B2B marketer, you already know that your customer’s purchase journey differs significantly from that of B2C buyers.<p>From the longer …

Marketing

18 Fruits You Had No Idea You Were Doing Wrong

More fruit is always a good idea.

Healthy Eating

Your Emotions Are a Social Construct

Our feelings aren’t baked-in, research suggests.<p>Throughout the day, you experience a variety of emotions. Anger, when someone cuts you off on the highway; fear, should you happen across a snake on your morning run; sadness, well, most nights when watching the news. The emotions come and go …

Emotions

Three visual illusions that reveal the hidden workings of the brain

Visual illusions show us that we do not have direct access to reality. They can also provide an inkling of the mental processing that delivers our …

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

These are the 4 products dermatologists say they’d never use

When it comes to what’s best for your skin, dermatologists and aestheticians usually have the final word—they went to school to become full-on …

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

The Way For You to Win on Facebook is Simple: Stop Doing These 2 Things | Inc.com

When it comes to marketing your business on social media, Facebook is growing increasingly important by the day. Every week, there seems to be yet another update to the social media behemoth that will make it an even more powerful marketing tool for your business.<p>This past week, I was fortunate …

Golden State Warriors

7 Tips for Creating the Life of Your Dreams

You’re working a full-time job that you’re “meh” about, but you have no idea what you want to do next. You’re still figuring out exactly what you want to be when you grow up. Maybe you need help figuring out how your certain set of skills can land you your dream job. Reading about how inspiring …

These Tips Can Help You Launch Your Consulting Startup | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Consulting

5 Ways to Find the Investors You Actually Care About | Inc.com

The fact is fundraising can be a colossal waste of time. You give your pitch hundreds of time when there are only a few investors (you want) that will get to the finish line. Here's how to narrow the field.<p>1. Stop Talking to People Who Will Never Invest<p>"You're a bit too early," said every investor …

Venture Capital

5 Reading Companions to 21st Century Walking

However ultrafast and mobile our lives have become, the oldest and slowest mode of human movement is making a steady comeback. For walkers anywhere, five inspiring 21st century companions connecting mind, feet and soul.<p><b>WANDERLUST (Rebecca Solnit)</b><p>If there is a contemporary successor book to David …

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

<i>Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.</i><p>"It was a bright …

George Orwell Reviews We, the Russian Dystopian Novel That Noam Chomsky Considers “More Perceptive” Than Brave New World & 1984

We know George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> and Aldous Huxley’s <i>Brave New World</i>, at least by reputation, and we’ve heard both references tossed around with alarming …

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Popular Fiction

1. DO — WRITE A PAGE EVERY DAYThat’s about 200 words, or 1,000 words a week. Do that for two years and you’ll have a novel that’s long enough.Nothing …

Writing

How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen

For many people, it may also be a reminder that Canada is a land where healthcare is free, people are friendly, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing just for laughs.<p>If all that has Canadian citizenship looking pretty tempting, you'll first need to go through several steps, …