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By Glen Stansberry

Is “organizing” a dirty word?

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. The two men known as The Minimalists wrote an essay entitled Organizing is Well-Planned Hoarding in which they stated, “We need to start thinking of organizing as a dirty word.

Observations from Marie Kondo about the Life-Changing Magic of Creating Good Habits.

Interview: Marie Kondo. It’s hard to exaggerate the influence that Marie Kondo has wrought with her blockbuster books The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy.

How to Build the Ability to Do a Full Handstand

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength by Steven Low. Several books could be written on handstands alone. The information presented here is condensed and will focus only on the most important points of each technique.

Turn a £7 LACK TV unit into a hallway bench

Ikea Item Used: Lack TV unit With clients visiting my home for my work, I have to be super tidy. I bought the Lack TV unit to use as a coffee table originally but without the gloss finish it wears very quickly and it was ruined on top with grazes and stains. So I hacked it! By buying some foam seating, I attached fabric over it and then used wide sticky back Velcro to attach it to the bench.

4 Ways To Inject Some Variety In Your Life – Without Giving Up Your Routine!

Some people would tell you that in order to break the monotony of your life, you will have to give up on your routine. They say that variety is the opposite of routine and in some ways, that’s true. But, just like everything in life, you need a healthy balance of both in order to get the most out of them. It’s like yin and yang, good and evil, and black and white.

How to Use the Gmail Preview Pane: To Check Emails Quickly

Sometimes you can tell what an email message is about from the subject line, but often you have to open the message to be sure. Did you ever wish you could read email messages without opening them? With the Gmail Preview Pane from Gmail Labs you can quickly preview your email messages without opening them.

What You Need To Know About Teaching Children Values

Supposing you found out that there is something you could have done for your children to make their life so much easier and save them years of angst. How would you feel? We all want to make sure our kids live a comfortable life as much as possible so we work really hard.

A Place for Pleats

The other day I was getting my suit altered by my 96-year-old tailor, Sherman Ray, and as he is wont to do, he was regaling me with stories of how he escaped the Holocaust and won first place in weightlifting at the Senior Olympics (he’s a really interesting and inspiring character — look for a video about his life coming soon).

How To Be Successful: The Surprising Tip You Might Not Know About

Different types of people achieve various levels of success. While some seem to be lucky enough to be successful in an instant, there are people who have to work really hard to achieve their desired status in society. It all comes down to the Hierarchy of Needs, how you approach each tier and how you can make the Law Of Attraction work for you.

Podcast 113: Reclaim Your Dump Zones, a Hack for Making Tough Decisions, and Is Your Birthday Important to You?

Update: There’s an official launch date of May 18 for Elizabeth’s great new podcast with her writing partner and old friend Sarah Fain. Yes, Happier in Hollywood launches in a few weeks. I’m counting down the days! The Better app, all about the Four Tendencies, is now free. If you want to learn more about Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, or Rebels, join the discussion on the app.

12 Ways To Effectively Waste Time At The Gym

Is your workout the odd man out when you plan your day because there just isn’t time? Have your clothes gotten a little tighter as a result? Great bodies don’t need hours of gym time. In fact, a focused full body workout can be completed in just 30 minutes. If you want to start making your health a priority, it’s essential that you know the most effective gym workout tips.

Hackers Help: Can somebody help me ID this futon, please?

Hi, I purchased this futon from IKEA in 2002. Can somebody help me identify its model? I’m trying to find a replacement mattress for it. The post Hackers Help: Can somebody help me ID this futon, please? appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

How to Effectively List Professional Skills on Your Resume

Bar tending, Writing, Python, Bookkeeping, Crocheting, what do these things have in common?These are all skills, not all of which are worth listing in your resume. Employers call applicants for an interview only when their resume matches the specific skill set they need.

5 Important Things to Check Before Buying Furniture

How much do you know about the quality of the sofa you invested your money in? Did you get what you paid for? Let’s face it. There are tons of things you need to consider when you’re buying a piece of furniture. With so many considerations, it’s easy to feel confused, intimidated and frustrated.

Pre-Order Our New Book! The Illustrated Art of Manliness

Way back in 2009, an illustrator named Ted Slampyak emailed me wondering if we’d be interested in interviewing him for our “So You Want My Job” series.