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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

“From the Gods Who Sit in Grandeur/Grace Comes Somehow Violent.”

Zeus, who guided men to think, who has laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate. From the gods who sit in grandeur grace comes somehow violent. – Aeschylus, “Agamemnon,” translated by Richard Lattimore I’ve remembered the last two lines of this passage ever sin

20 Great Games to Play with Stuff You Already Have

Playing games at the kitchen table is a regular part of life at our house. I play games after school three or four days a week with my children, as well as a family game night most weeks. Sarah and I play games together one or two nights a week, and I have a regular game night with a few friends.

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

This single interview — one of my favorites of all-time — was recorded in three short parts.

7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple

By Leo Babauta I enjoy creating a few simple rules to live by that take away some of the overwhelming decision making we need to make every day. Pre-think these decisions, formulate them into rules, and then just follow them, freeing your brain for more important decisions. Why should we need to give so much thought to what we’ll wear and eat, how we’ll exercise and handle email, when

The Best Way to Hold a Burger — According to Science!

Burgers are on my mind this week. Wednesday was National Burger Day (what, did you miss it again?). And this Labor Day, I’ll be grilling up some juicy patties to enjoy with my family. When it comes to getting this delicious mix of meat and bun into one’s mouth, there’s really no wrong way to go about it.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: August 29, 2014

Last week’s winner was Brendan from Winterville, NC. He chose the Chavito Chukka boots from Nisolo. My Picks This Week The boots from Chippewa are the definition of tough and durable. Made in the USA since 1901, these bad boys will see you successfully through any obstacle, be it poor weather, rough topography, or hunting down Sasquatch.

Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs

This is part of a four-part series that focuses on affordable online education, specifically online colleges and various degree programs. Other articles in this series cover the most affordable online colleges in general, affordable online bachelor’s degree programs, and affordable online MBA programs.

Giveaway: Color Cloud Hammock

Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! **Note: Today is the last day to pre-order bundles for The Happiness of Pursuit** Several years ago, three nomadic adventurers started a small business making and selling hammocks. The hammocks have since gone global, with sightings in more than 40 countries and all 7 continents. I love these hammocks!

How To Protect Your Legacy: A 3-Step Guide to Estate Planning

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Josh Tucker. Good Sir, You are going to die. This is a simple fact. No matter your religion or your philosophy, we all leave this world at some point and enter the great Hereafter. For most, this fact can be terrifying.

Light up with a flower lamp

Materials: LIKNANDE flowerpot decoration, LEDARE LED lights The LEDARE LED lights fit perfectly into the LIKNANDE flowerpot decoration. Tie up the cable along the “stem” and attach to your lighting point. Makes an interesting lamp in our kitchen. ~ Michele

Cat playground and scratch post

Made from the KALLAX 4-cube shelf.

The Four Stages of Financial Independence

Financial independence is a tricky phrase because it can mean different things to different people. Right now, I view financial independence as being a state where I no longer have to work for money. Yet, seven or eight years ago, I might have viewed it as simply being free from worrying about my next paycheck.

“Instead of Feeling That I’m Never Going to Finish…I Can See Large Chunks Getting Done.”

I’m writing my next book, Better Than Before, about how we make and break habits– an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other.

Two Fjellse beds make a living room

Fjellse-sofa 1. I assembled one bedframe with two Headboards. 2. I took off the upper bars and removed all six decorative strips from both headboards. 3. I cut three of them in half drilling new holes in the cutted ends. 4. I reassembled the headboards and drilled new holes for the upper bars and screwed them in, after that I cut the high poles down on the soon to bee front of the Sofa. 5.

4 Steps to decluttering your mind and think more clearly

I started decluttering my home about a year ago. Six months in I found out that I was not alone, but there was a whole movement and mindset to it. Today I am calling myself a happy minimalist. My cellar is empty, my drawers are organized and cleaning is easy. My apartment seems bigger, yet cozy and very calm. I wish my mind would look the same.