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By Gretchen Rubin

Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2015: 50 Gift Ideas for the Women in Your Life

You asked for it AoM readers. And at last we have delivered. Ever since we started putting out our gift guides for men way back in 2008, you all have been requesting that we offer a similar guide, but with gift suggestions for ladies.

Scholarships for Real Life: Emily Wray and The Voices of Petersburg

In 2013 the WDS community started a foundation, making an initial investment of $100,000 and pledging to support “Scholarships for Real Life,” a program to enable people to pursue a dream of their own while also addressing a problem that affects others. Here’s one of our 2015 grantees. Meet Emily Wray.

The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life

Photo: Susan Burdick Mindfulness a present state awareness that helps you to be non-reactive. This is another special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. Usually, when I talk about strategies for living a better life, I focus on effectiveness and efficiency. Both of these are important, but fine-tuning those traits comes naturally for me.

A year ago on Unclutterer

Pre-order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. 2012 Five ways to stop food wasteKeep your food waste to a minimum by using these five tips. 2011 2011 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: The kitchenKnives and other resources in the kitchen can greatly improve safety and reduce stress in the daily life of people on your holiday gift givi

Have You Ever Lost Your Love for Something–Like the Mountains? Did You Turn Elsewhere?

“I have to admit that, although I do not feel that I myself have changed, my love for the mountains is draining away from me like a wave running backwards down the sand. My thoughts are unchanged, but the mountains have taken leave of me.

16 ways to use the IKEA LACK side table all around the house

The LACK side table is as IKEA as it gets. Minimal. Particleboard exterior. “Honeycomb” interior. Cheap. The LACK goes for $7.99, which makes it the perfect candidate for pimping, sawing, painting. Despite its unmistakable IKEA look, hackers have found ways to disguise the LACK side table all over their homes.

Relax: 5 Steps To Ask For Your Truest Desire

I'm hoping everyone who approached this post did so with their truest desire in heart or mind! Desire is expression seeking manifestation. You came here with the idea in heart or mind to seek fuller expression of life. Let's face it. How often do you hold unshakable focus with uncompromising purpose and unyielding faith upon your truest desire?

So You Want to Be a Comic Artist?

Whether it's a web comic, comic book, or graphic novel, the artists of the comic world have a variety of roles within a comic's creation, and all of them are pretty fantastic.Jem and the Holograms art by Sophie Campbell.I interviewed several comic creators and artists whose roles vary from self-produced comic artist to penciler to colorist and more!

Franken-Fixture for Tiered Pendant Lighting

Ikea items used: 1 x LACK side table 2 x VALLMORA bathroom light fixtures (just the glass shade) 5 x SEKOND cord sets Problem: my apartment had exactly ZERO pre-wired ceiling lights, and one oddly shaped corner that was dying for good lighting. Solution: a modern light fixture that fits in the corner and can be plugged into a wall outlet. Inspiration: similar hacks on this site and others, includ

I’m bringing my heart to San Francisco. Friday night, January 15. Yoga Journal Conference.

This will be my first “appearance” in a year. Feels very Vegas to say that. But, it’s true. I took off 2015 for launching and learning and now I am soooo excited, like 100% stoked, as in SOMEONE GIMME A MIC!

How Freelancers Can Close the Deal—Without Seeming Too Pushy

Does the thought of selling make you a little sick or anxious? If it does, you're not alone. Most freelancers started their freelancing business to do something they love and are good at. Often we work in creative fields like web design, graphic design, programming, or writing.

Several mods on IKEA MÅLA easel

I made several modifications on the IKEA MÅLA easel 1. I hung a canvas from screws on the black side 2. I hung a portable box for chalks 3. I made a rolling paper roll.

4 Timeless Ways to Boost Your Intelligence

Although intelligence means something different to everyone, psychologists and scientists have tried to pin it down to just our IQ, as if a number can be representative of our entire mind.

Cyber Monday Creative Bundle

The ultimate Cyber Monday bundle is on sale today, featuring over 80 mock-ups, add-ons, actions, icons and more—all for just $29!We've picked a few of our favorite items from it.Laptop Mock-UpSandStorm Photoshop ActionLauncher Flat App UISet of Modern SEO Services IconsHurry, this is a limited time offer. Bundle sales finish midnight 30 November.

Gravlax: salmão CRU fácil e maravilhoso! (part. chef Leandro Devara)

Se, assim como eu, você AMA salmão cru, então não pode perder a receita hoje! Está no ar mais um ‘Bom Gosto Por Aí’ com o passo a passo de um rápido e delicioso ‘gravlax’! O prato leva basicamente 3 ingredientes: peixe, temperos e vodka. O chef Leandro Devara, do Bouquet Garni Restaurante ensinou o preparo! ASSISTA!