Barbara Blackwell

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Extract: A man walks off his Parkinsonian symptoms

In this passage from his book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge describes how John Pepper consciously retrained his movements to overcome his foot drag and tremor<p>My walking companion, John Pepper, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a movement disorder, over two decades ago. He first …

Don't detox your body, reboot it! And keep that blender handy | Fox News

The common idea of a detox can be a detour away from your optimal eating habits, and a false quick fix. That’s why I recommend a reboot instead.<p>By “reboot” I mean a process that restores your energy and health through well-balanced nutrition. Rather than the deprivation of a quick detox, a reboot …

Worth the Effort: 10 DIY Skills to Finally Master This Year

To truly master all the skills of maintaining a home is an exhaustive list and frankly, out of reach for many people. But even if knowing everything …

8 Ways To Cure Your Cold From Around The World

During cold and flu season, we praise modern medicine for giving us gifts such as cough syrup and ibuprofen. But nature has a lot to offer too; different cultures have been seeking out remedies in their surroundings for thousands of years, with ample time for trial-and-error.<p>In the hopes of easing …

Sinusitis

Here's Why You Should Pursue Things That Are Intimidating: How 'Mozart In The Jungle' Became An Amazon Show

Jason Schwartzman's memories of childhood trips to classical concerts are filled with trepidation. "When are you supposed to laugh and applaud -- when are you not?" he wondered. "When do you stand?"<p>These tend to be a common complaints. Recently in David Byrne's book, <i>How Music Works</i>, the Talking …

Paul Chek on Sleep, Cold Showers, and Parasites

Small Bowel Stricture Obstruction

I hope to try out this therapy for myself sometime this year, so will write about it when I do. But in the meantime, be SURE and download this …

Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)

Passenger | Let Her Go (Official Video)

Sara Bareilles - Brave

Sara Bareilles

MKTO - Classic

Music

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Taylor Swift

Ingrid Michaelson - Girls Chase Boys (An Homage to Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible") - OFFICIAL

Nutmeg Nanny Greek Lamb Meatballs | Nutmeg Nanny

<b>For meatballs:</b><br>In a large bowl add ground lamb, crumbled feta cheese, minced shallots, semolina, minced parsley, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, salt and …

How to make bone broth (and why you should)

I’ve mentioned on twitter that I’ve been making bone broth and some of you asked for the details. And so I oblige! I’ve become a big fan for a bunch …

For the vinyl curious: A complete $380 hi-fi system for LPs & audio files

You've probably read plenty about vinyl's sales surge that's been going on for years. Then, just a few weeks ago, Jack White's new "Lazaretto" LP sold 40,000 copies in one week, the most any LP has sold that quickly since 1991! New vinyl is easy to score online, but some yard sales and thrift shops …

5 Data-Driven Ways To Get Your Facebook Post Seen

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone.<p>Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

Women Are Actually Buying This Cocktail Ring That Lights Up When Someone Texts You

Now Betabeat is reporting that after its launch, the product saw massive success, exceeding its pre-sale goal of $60,000 less than eight hours after its June 10th launch.<p>Ring pricing starts at $145 for a limited time and the rings come in various colors. Ringly offers a referral program. When 10 of …

Wine & Spirits

Starbucks degree program points to a wider shift in business values

Starbucks has announced that it will pay its employees to finish their bachelor’s degree for free. But CEO Howard Schultz also did something else important. He made the case to shareholders that this move wasn’t about traditional philanthropy or PR, it was about making an impact while driving …

Soundhawk Customizable Listening System Helps You Hear

I’ve destroyed my hearing. It’s not bad yet, but it will be. I’ve seen far too many concerts (including the ear-destroying Motörhead a few times) without using earplugs. For people like myself, or anyone that might have trouble hearing for other reasons Soundhawk offers customizable listening …

Does Your To-Do List Make You Sad?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of Crew, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>As our company grows, so does the to-dos. It gets harder to prioritize what needs to be done on any given day.<p>In the …

Attention, American expats in Canada: The IRS is eyeing you

Jeff Fortin has been living in this country since he was a boy, but every year he endures the drudgery of filing both a U.S. and Canadian tax return.<p>"You go through the exercise, which I can assure you is arduous," says the tax adviser with Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP in Calgary.<p>"It takes me, I …