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By The FLS Team

When it comes to an organized home, does size matter?

I’m a longtime fan of TV home design shows, especially the Love or List franchises. I even watch them here in Spain dubbed into Spanish and several years out of date.

A Little Happier: Sometimes, We Can Be Generous by Taking.

You never know what you’ll remember…sometimes, the smallest incidences stand out in our memories forever. I’ve never forgotten this brief encounter with a woman on an airplane, back from when my older daughter Eliza was a new baby. With greater age and experience, I now know that feeling of just wanting to hold a baby.

IKEA PAX as 4-door craft and sewing cabinet

Most of the walls in my apartment have roof slopes. A reason to build my own furniture.  Because I have so many sewing equipment I wanted to make a cabinet for my sewing stuff only. I don’t need to describe how to saw angles and put the shelves together with dowels.

Don’t Save Anything for the Swim Back

The hallowing of Pain Like hallowing of Heaven Obtains at corporeal cost — All — is the Price of All — –Emily Dickinson In the excellent and under-appreciated film Gattaca, biotechnology and advanced eugenics have divided the “not-so-distant” future into two groups: the “valid” and the “in-valid.” The valids are those whose embryonic genes were pruned and manipulated to allow

How to Add Slide Numbers to PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

Let's learn how to add a slide number to your PowerPoint slides.

Collapsible colanders save kitchen space

The colander is a utensil that finds its way into most kitchens. Unfortunately, many people sacrifice a great deal of cupboard space storing colanders. With diameters around 11″ and heights of more than 5″, the typical colander has a large footprint. Regain some of that space by switching to a collapsible silicone colander.

How To Maintain Your Privacy Online

Threats to online privacy seem to grow every day so make sure you know how to protect yourself. There are a lot of things you can do to stay safe online. Unfortunately, not all of them are guaranteed to work. Clearing your browser history, for example, can’t really do anything. Installing an ad blocker won’t get the job done, too.

#GABIROSSIEMBONITO: OLHA A COBRA… É VERDADE! (Vlog, episódio 2)

No episódio de hoje da série #GabiRossiEmBonito, te mostro a flutuação ‘Barra do Sucuri’, que acontece em um dos rios mais cristalinos do mundo!

The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo

“Trusted third parties are security holes.” – Nick Szabo Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath.

A Happiness Reminder from Charles Darwin: “I Have Worked as Well as I Could.”

“Whenever I have found out that I have blundered, or that my work has been imperfect, and when I have been contemptuously criticized, and even when I have been overpraised, so that I have felt mortified, it has been my greatest comfort to say hundreds of times to myself that ‘I have worked as hard and as well as I could, and no man can do more than this.’” –Charles Darwin, The Autobi

9 Ingenious IKEA Hacks to Maximise Shoe Storage

As much as we love to have a variety of shoes to choose from, storing all of them can be a mighty big challenge — especially if yours aren’t the only feet in the home. You want shoe storage that’s easy to access and a breeze to clean, but you also want it to look nice and blend seamlessly with your aesthetic.

The Building Self-Discipline Challenge

By Leo Babauta I’m issuing a challenge, to anyone who’d like to work out their self-discipline muscle, who’d like some mental training: Pick one self-discipline task to do for five minutes, every day this month. Commit to doing it publicly, or at least to a few friends or loved ones.

How to Make an Improvised Gas Mask

Last week I took part in the GoRuck Constellation here in Tulsa. Unlike the GoRuck Challenge with its hefting of heavy logs and doing lots of push-ups and squats, Constellation is a scenario-based event in which you learn urban survival skills and the techniques of escape and evasion from former U.S. military special operators.

How Lack Of Integrity Can Affect Your Life

Integrity is probably at the center of my core values. If I’m not being generous, I’m out of integrity. If I’m not being honest, I’m out of integrity. When I’m not showing compassion, I’m out of integrity. Another way to look at it is if I’m out of integrity, I’m not in alignment with what’s important to me.

Using wedding registries to avoid gift-related clutter

I have mixed emotions about wedding registries. On one hand, I tend to agree with Miss Manners, who recently wrote: Registries are never proper, not for weddings, not for baby showers and not for birthdays.