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Neither Averting Nor Craving in Each Moment

By Leo Babauta I’ve been trying to more deeply study the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths lately, and because of that I constantly notice my cravings and aversions. Who cares, you might ask? Well, it turns out that as a result of these cravings and aversions, there are lots of little annoyances, anger, frustrations, stresses, worries, fears of missing out, distractions, procrastinations, dis

5 Ways I’m Happy With My Supposedly “Old” Age

I turn 30 in a couple of months. And I lead a very different lifestyle from where I am. Most friends my age are employed, working hard at their jobs for stability, happily settled down with someone or already married.

Focus on the Big Wins: How to Improve Your Life Without Starving Yourself

I was in my first year of teaching and just starting getting to grips with the time consuming days of an everyday teacher. Starting a new job was stressful and it was a lot of stuff to immerse myself in. I had always focused on my health because I knew of the benefits.

WWII Watermanship Week: Abandoning Ship

Editor’s note: In 1944, the US War Department published FM 21-22, a manual on military watermanship. The manual covers everything a man needs to know to survive at sea, from how to properly abandon a sinking ship to how to stay alive in a lifeboat.

Hackers Help: Propping up a Karlstad with no arms

I inherited my friend’s busted Karlstad almost a year ago — the wood on one of the arms had split and it couldn’t hold the feet anymore.

Sacred Geometry. Meaning, vibes, and silver foil on your hot bod’.

Symbols carry energy. Some symbols are considered sacred, extra high-vibe’d. They reflect the fundamental shapes found in nature, in cellular structures, in fractals….and they’ve been used for centuries in spiritual art and architecture.

Become a Summer Grillmaster: How to Blend Your Own Spices

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tim Ziegler. Man has been cooking outdoors since the beginning of time. By ancient practice it was just one of the requirements of life in order to survive. Today, cooking outside is one of those manly arts that separate us from the animals.

Unitasker Wednesday: Beer Mitt

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! This week’s unitasker selection is just in time for all your Fourth of July celebrations. It’s perfect because it relieves your party guests from holding their SUPER HEAVY beers while they celebrate U.S. independence!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014 Small tips to save time and effort The simplicity of alphabetical filingIf the work you do doesn’t need to be subdivided, consider a basic alphabetical filing system. 2013 Five steps to keep your kitchen unclutteredSince the kitchen is perhaps one of the most used spaces in many homes, it can get chaotic quickly.

Podcast 19: Enjoy the Fun of Failure, an Interview with TV Anchor Dan Harris, and Plane-Ticket Pain.

It’s Wednesday — time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” First, a quick digression: do you try to say “Rabbit, rabbit,” on the first day of the month? I do, and today I remembered. Yay. Thanks again to everyone who contacted us with a comment for our next episode, the Very Special Episode where we’ll feature our listeners.

IKEA NORDEN: Bar Cart Envy

Materials: Norden sideboard I built the piece leaving the top off and did not assemble one of the drawers.  The one assembled drawer I centered in the top.  Modified the remaining pieces from the other drawer to construct the empty slots.  I cut the top in 3 pieces keeping the middle piece removable.  The 2 side pieces I secured in place. I found a large plastic tub, modified it slightly to t

3 Easy Steps to Take Back Control of Your Life’s Direction

It makes you feel helpless, doesn’t it? Being in a situation where you feel you have so little control over your life. Perhaps when the housing bubble burst, your finances, investments, and retirement nest egg went down the drain as well, and you’re finding it increasingly difficult to continue working and saving money.

5 Tips to Increase Your Emotional IQ

Have you ever felt so angry you lashed out and said words you regret? Felt so hurt, you couldn’t talk past the lump in your throat? So frustrated, you weren’t able to form a coherent sentence? Or tried to communicate something important, and it landed like a dead fish? I’ve been there. In my teens, I was a tempestuous young woman.

5 Ways to Survive Disappointment And Keep Your Dreams Alive

You’ve experienced it before. Dashed hopes. Disappointing results. Heartbreak. All in the pursuit of a dream. As human beings, we all know what disappointment feels like. But while some accept defeat and give up on their goals and dreams, others use their disappointment to create new paths to achieve their goals - and they often succeed beyond their wildest expectations.

How to Organize Your Garage

I moved into my house almost four years ago, and last month I finally got around to organizing my garage. Until about a week ago, I’d pretty much just find an empty place on the floor in the garage and put stuff there; if I ran out of empty space on the floor, I’d start stacking items.