Each week, I’ll present a low-cost meal (or a meal that demonstrates a lot of options for cutting costs) that my family eats for dinner and enjoys. Many of the recipes will be vegan or vegetarian, with options to add other ingredients for non-vegetarians.
Karen writes in:
I really like it when you show meals that you can use bits of leftovers in easy. Could you do some more of those?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For the last couple of months, Chad has given Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just been a great way to focus on functional fitness and motivate yourself to get in shape.
This short presentation, delivered in Berlin at the NEXT Conference, covers the four key principles of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The 4-Hour Body. It also includes an interview with the fantastic David Rowan, editor of Wired Magazine in the UK.
The Q&A covers smart drugs, Ambien, measurement of “thoughts” (prefrontal cortex activity), and more.
photo courtesy of www.casasugar.com
Materials: RIBBA picture ledge, DROPPAR spice jars
Description: I discovered this while Googling around this morning. It's a simple, but very effective hack to create a minimalist spice rack with a cleverly stenciled RIBBA picture ledge.
Post written by Leo Babauta.
Decluttering your home or workspace can often seem overwhelming, but in truth it can be as peaceful as meditation, and can be a way to practice living mindfully and in the moment.
Decluttering can be your zazen, as it is often mine.
Recently I was honored with the chance to speak to a class at the San Francisco Zen Center, with the wonderful Zen priest Susan O’Co
Reader C submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer:
My husband and I have a problem — while we’ve managed to declutter our little apartment to a state that makes us both happy, we both *hate* filing papers. It’s the one task that never seems to get done because we both avoid it, hoping the other person will break down and do it.
Materials: Stranne Standard Light,Thin card, scissors, glue and punch
Description: Old lights remodelled into a flower light. WIP at the moment. Thin card layered flowers cut from hand and then added to each of the tiny lights. Remove the bulb push on the flower and then screw the bulb back into the holder. Can't be too thick as the bulb won't go back on and connect.
Materials: Gorm shelf, racks, Trofast storage boxes, screws, L brackets, etc.
Description: We needed a sewing table and a place to use our laptops in the study room. Popped by Ikea and got a sudden inspiration with Gorm Shelves.
The table top would be made by joined 2 pieces of 83cm by 50 cm gorm shelves. (Have to remove the plastic at the side)
Table legs at 2 sides:
This week’s Workspace of the Week is Substrata Studio’s wonderful workspace:
I like this desk setup because it has ample storage, a significant amount of clear work surface where Substrata can spread out materials if necessary, and that the area under the monitor is used for things he regularly needs. I also love the happy green walls, which are an uncommon color for an office.
One of the best things I’ve ever posted on The Simple Dollar (in my opinion, anyway) was an article entitled “Some Thoughts on the Fulfillment Curve.” From that article (where I’m referencing the book Your Money or Your Life:
The middle portion of the first chapter focuses on the “fulfillment curve,” which basically refers to the idea that once you reach a certain leve
Today’s quest contributor is a long time friend of the community, Certified Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and writer, Tim Brownson.+++Have you heard of the feedback sandwich?I’m sure if you’ve ever worked in the corporate sector you have, because a great many companies employ it as a way of offering criticism/feedback to employees during annual appraisals.Just in case you’re not
“Money is more about mind than it is about math.” — That’s one of the fifteen tenets of the Get Rich Slowly philosophy. By this I mean that psychology and emotion and relationships play a bigger part in our financial choices than the pure mathematics of any given situation.
This manifests itself in lots of ways. Sometimes, it even crops up in the workplace.