Doctors Agree: It’s Time for Tighter Regulation of Personal Care Products

Editor's Note: This republished article supports our position that the incidence of adverse reactions to personal care products in the US is much higher than is generally recognized. We at Nature's Complement tend to prefer education and market-based solutions over heavy handed regulation to solve problems like this, since such regulations tend to have unintended consequences that disadvantage both consumers and small business producers alike. However, with the failure of competence and/or ethics of many companies in the personal care industry, more Continue reading

Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe

Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business I have to admit that my life experiences prior to reading this book led me to the bias that crowds almost always produce worse results than rational individuals acting independently. While that may still be true in (the frequent) cases where crowds suffer from conformity and "groupthink", this book made me reconsider my thinking about the value of crowds the rest of the time. Here is the common sense reason described in the book: Continue reading

Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain If you find the study of economics and finance is best suited as a treatment for insomnia rather than pleasurable reading on a relaxing Sunday night, then you're like most people. As it turns out however, finance and economics doesn't have to be dry or boring, it just has to be approached the right way, which is why the authors of Continue reading