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Manvotional: General Douglas MacArthur’s Prayer for His Son

Editor’s note: While General Douglas MacArthur was stationed in Australia and acting as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area, he penned this prayer for his only son, Arthur. Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble

29 Affordable DIY Projects That Take Less Than a Week

A splash of color can transform a room quickly and on the cheap. Photo: Jodimichelle Time is limited, funds are tight, but you desperately want to make over a few elements of your humble abode’s exterior and interior.

Robert Genn’s Last Year to Live

They considered how to spend the time they had left together. There were thoughts of trips to Hawaii or the Galapagos, but Genn wanted to end his life as he had lived it: in his studio, making art, with his family close by. James fashioned a reclining chair so his father could continue to paint, lying down, as his illness took a physical toll.

Top 5 Credit Card Signup Bonuses for Miles & Points: October

Every year I earn well over one million Frequent Flyer miles and points. About 250,000 of them come through actual travel, and the rest come through travel hacking: the art of seeing the world on a budget. One of the easiest ways to earn a lot of miles all at once is through credit card signup bonuses. This post contains the best current card offers as of Friday, October 24.

Our Family’s Eight Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

Two to three nights a week, our family has a dinner that’s served directly out of a slow cooker. It’s something that either Sarah or I assembled in the morning before the daily rush began and it’s ready to eat when our family is gathered for dinner. This has a bunch of advantages.

Trip update Part 3: Let’s talk

Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. Our last day was spent at the IKEA Concept Centre in Delft. It is an actual IKEA store with learning and research spliced in. In here, IKEA studies customers’ interactions with their products, floor displays and information.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Free Kid’s Clothes

Buy quality, gently worn clothes at yard sales, and resell them once your child outgrows them. Photo: Sierra Tierra In 2009, I had my first child, a girl I named Lydia Rose. She was beautiful and dainty just like a baby doll, and I loved dressing her up in cute little outfits and taking all kinds of pictures. Unfortunately, those first few years turned out to be expensive.

Fill in the Blank: “The Mind Is So Rarely Disturbed But That __ Will Restore It to Tranquility.”

“The mind…is rarely so disturbed, but that the company of a friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness.” –Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments Agree, disagree? Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: strong relationships are a key to happiness. We usually get a little lift from engaging with other people.

Art of Manliness Podcast #86: Demonic Males With Richard Wrangham

Why are men (generally) more violent then women? Why are men (generally) drawn to competition and achieving status? Is the idea that masculinity means having courage and strength just a complete cultural construct or is there a biological underpinning to it? Well, our guest today makes the case that we can look to our closest animal relatives, the Great Apes, to find answers to these questions.

1 Flannel Shirt, 7 Halloween Costumes [VIDEO]

You’ve been invited to a Halloween party. Problem is it starts in a few hours and you don’t have a costume ready.  No worries. In this video, we provide seven Halloween costume ideas that you can put together with one flannel shirt.

1960′s bathroom modernized with PRÄGEL, PERFEKT LIDINGÖ, & ÄDEL

Our bathroom was in need of an update! We had the original counter top, sink from 1961. While some may like mid century modern, it is not our favorite.

Student Loan Forgiveness: Jobs That Pay Off Your Debt

It sounds too good to be true, but teachers, nurses, and others can get a portion of their student loans erased. Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming.

Do You Want to Be Right or Do You Want to Be Free?

I’ve been thinking about this question recently (thanks, Danielle). There’s a lot of freedom in giving up on a matter of principle, so you can move on with your life. When at an impasse in a difficult situation, the freedom comes in saying “OK, whatever. Have it your way, but let’s stop the silliness.” Letting go is tough, though… because you’re right.

Weekend Project: Burlap Mat for RIBBA Frame

Materials: RIBBA frame in aluminium colour, Mod Podge The RIBBA Frame and Mat is attractive and simple as-is; but this quick update gave it a bit of texture for our “modern farmhouse” style bath. Begin by removing the mat from the frame and cut a piece of burlap about an inch larger (on each side) than the mat.

The Realization

By Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been practicing asking myself a question: What if this moment were already perfect, everything you needed to be happy? This question is transformative. If I’m upset about something, I reconsider the moment and realize that I’m being small-minded about something, and that if I look at the entire moment, I can appreciate how much I have to be grateful for