Melissa Balmain

Melissa Balmain

What Happened When I Tried to Stop Swearing

By Melissa Balmain | January 9, 2018

Bleep this! Bleep that! Our writer and her family try to stop swearing for a boost of positivity. Is it worth it?

8 Tried-and-True Steps to Building Trust

By Melissa Balmain | June 27, 2017

How you can bring this vital—and endangered—element to all of your relationships

3 Ways to Build Trust With Your Body Language

By Melissa Balmain | June 14, 2017

We’re more prone to like or help people who subtly mimic our nonverbal behavior.

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9 Early-Bird Tips for the Habitually Late

By Melissa Balmain | February 15, 2017

Remember the White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”)? Take away the long ears, swap in something a bit spicier than “Oh dear,” and you’ve got me. Well, I’m sick of my always-late rabbit habit. Not just because it stresses me out, not just because it…

How Living With Less Can Give You More

By Melissa Balmain | January 11, 2017

Discover how people improved their lives by paring possessions, forgoing certain conveniences and downsizing their homes.

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Can Tidying Up Your Home Fix Your Messy Life?

By Melissa Balmain | March 6, 2016

Can a tidying bible save us from our inner demons of sloppiness?

Want to Reach Your Potential? Then Be a Learner

By Melissa Balmain | November 29, 2015

Gaining know-how is the new personal development.

4 Ways to Make Your Life Easier (They’re Shockingly Simple

By Melissa Balmain | November 18, 2015

Little conveniences that pack a wallop

Want More Charisma? It All Starts With Your Mind

By Melissa Balmain | October 29, 2015

How to mix and master the 3 mental traits of charismatic people: presence, warmth and power

The 4 Kinds of Naps and What They Can Do for You

By Melissa Balmain | October 28, 2015

What a well-tailored nap can do for your mind and body