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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Depression

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every day, I don't know exactly what my team is going to do. I don't know what my clients are …

Neuroscience

25 amazingly small ways to motivate yourself to write…write & write…

Writerly motivation is a tough nut to crack. I go and I write a single post, I get <i>immediate feedback</i>. Maybe nothing happens, or maybe some people …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

Emotional Dysregulation and Executive Dysfunction in Patients With ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

A session on distinguishing between bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was presented by David W. Goodman, MD, FAPA, …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Writing Your First Book

My first four books were so bad, so arrogant, PUKE!And then I wrote and published 18 books. The first six were bad. Maybe more. Maybe first …

Writing

Conspiracy Theorists Have a Fundamental Cognitive Problem, Say Scientists

And it can affect all of us.<p>The world’s a scary, unpredictable place, and that makes your brain mad. As a predictive organ, the brain is on the …

North Carolina State University

The Physiology Behind Generalized Anxiety Disorder

In a jittery episode of AsapSCIENCE, creators Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain via whiteboard animation, the physiology behind generalized …

Depression

How childhood trauma changes our hormones, and thus our mental health, into adulthood

Exposure to traumatic experiences in childhood can have a negative impact on the development of the brain when it’s most vulnerable. Cases of …

The Brain

I’m drowning in Secret Sauces of Successful Writers, So I’m Sharing Mine

I quit the 30-day challenge. I’ll do the lifetime writing challenge instead. I won’t write for 30 days straight. But I will write as long as I’m …

12 Most Common Writing Mistakes You Want to Avoid at All Costs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nobody expects you to be perfect all the time. However, there are some really glaring writing mistakes that when done repeatedly can seriously undermine your credibility, reputation and personal brand.<p>But many of these mistakes are easy …

Language

29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged

Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.<p>J. K. …

Motivation

Writing Rituals and Routines

How to Become a More Disciplined Writer<p>Some of us follow routines that help us <i>avoid</i> writing—visiting YouTube, checking text messages, peering inside …

Writing

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.”<p>I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay motivated …

Researchers say there are 27 distinct categories of emotions

It’s not just about feeling happy or sad — researchers say humans can experience several categories of emotions.<p>These findings from the University of …

Psychology

50 Inspiring Quotes About Writing from the World's Greatest Authors | Inc.com

It's never been a better time to be a writer --or aspire to become one.<p>Platforms like LinkedIn, Medium, and WordPress have placed millions of dollars of technology, and the power that once only belonged to major publishing and media firms, into the hands of millions of writers -- entirely for …

Literature

5 Ways to Stop Your Phone Addiction, According to Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

New York Times

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 …

Cognition
Writing

Thinking About Writing a Book? Here Are 4 Tips. | Inc.com

<i>By Tiana Laurence, co-founder and CMO of Factom.</i><p>I wrote a book. That might be hard for some to believe given that I'm a technology executive. In many ways, it's even harder for me to believe. Writing has not come naturally (more on that below), but this journey has shown that inspiration and grit …

Writing

The Truth About Depression

Having a wobble? Crying at your desk? Struggling to get out of bed? We have all been there, let me comfort you and show you just how common those …

Numb

Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be On to Something

The ways some “healthy voice hearers” cope might be able to help people with psychotic disorders.<p>Jessica Dorner was lying in bed at her cousin’s house when her grandmother, a “pushy lady” in an apron who had been dead for several years, appeared in front of her. “I know you can see me,” Jessica …

Mental Health

Answering why ketamine helps depression could lead to safer drugs

First synthesized in 1962, ketamine was initially used for pain relief and as an anaesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its …

Depression

11 brutal truths about creativity that no one wants to talk about

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers.<p>It’s one of those ineffable things that’s extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. It’s also the driving force for so many of us, to the point where …

4 Steps to End Negative Habitual Thinking

This curated column is authored by self improvement expert EmmalyThe post 4 Steps to End Negative Habitual Thinking appeared first on iamwire.

Mindfulness

20 inspirational pieces of advice for writers on National Writing Day

June 21st is National Writing Day, a celebration of writing creatively that aims to encourage people of all ages to 'put pen to paper, unleash their imagination and make their voices heard'.<p>A number of events marking the occasion are being held across the UK, details of which can be found on the …

Creative Writing

Don't Think Critically When You're Trying to Write

It’s not good to think very critically when you’re trying to write. Any sentence could be stifled by the critic in one if you allow him to get the …

Writing