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

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.


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.


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