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By Colin Beavan

The Penalty for a Bad Habit? The Bad Habit.

Assay: One of the things that strikes me most, in my study of habits, is the poetic justice of habits. As you may (or may not) remember from your high school English class, “poetic justice” is when a punishment fits the crime. In Dante’s vision of the Ninth Circle of Hell, a fiend punishes the sowers of discord and schism by continually splitting apart their bodies.


Materials: FROSTA stool I had an old FROSTA stool and after painting the pieces I simply screwed two legs on the contrary in the same holes already present on the seat. Finally I drilled two holes at the end of the legs to pass the ropes. See more of the Frosta swing.

Modified principles of sanitary design

In the food industry, a high level of hygiene must be maintained and, in order to be profitable, it is beneficial to reduce the amount of effort required to maintain this high level of hygiene.

Besta for hanging files

Materials: Besta, Besta Vara door, Inreda pull-out frame I wanted to put a hanging file drawer at the bottom of my Besta shelf unit behind a door, but the salespeople told me it wouldn’t work. The Besta pull-out frame is supposed to be used with a drawer front.

How to Find Your Life Purpose: An Unconventional Approach

By Leo Babauta Let’s say you’re feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, can’t find your passion, directionless, not clear on what your purpose in life is. You’re in good company — most people are in the same boat. Now, there about a million things online telling you how to find your passion in life, and that’s a good thing.

Questions About Excel, L.L. Bean, Food Processors, Wallets, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Excel for tracking spending 2. Looking at old receipts 3. Setting up life without cable 4. Is a food processor necessary? 5. Divorce and life sabbatical 6. Planned obsolescence 7. How to carry a wallet 8.

Seven Things You Need to Know About Writing for the Web – Whatever Your Job

Have you ever read a web page, blog post, Facebook update or email that was just plain bad? Perhaps it was riddled with mistakes – or perhaps it was full of jargon, badly structured, or otherwise difficult to read.

How to Create an Effective Autoresponder Sequence

An autoresponder sequence is ideal for improving your email open and click through rates.

Saving for school

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. The school year comes around every year, so it shouldn’t surprise parents of school-aged kids when August (or September) hits and the brilliant white tennis shoes hit the newly-waxed school floors. Since I’ve had my eye on the start of school for a few weeks, I am not surprised either.

5 Reasons To Embrace Jealousy

This morning I spoke to my sister on Skype for almost two hours. She lives in Istanbul, so we don’t chat as often as when we lived in the same house, but we’re pretty close despite the ocean between us. I remember in the not-so-distant past that getting off the phone with her was bittersweet. She’s lived in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Italy, South Korea and even international waters.

How to Feel Like a Man [VIDEO]

A lot of guys out there don’t feel like grown men, even though they may be walking around in grown men’s bodies. They figure they’ll start acting like a man once they start feeling like one. But that’s actually the opposite of what they should be doing.

9 Things To Remember When You’re Being Treated Unfairly

For the life of me, I always felt like I suffered a bad childhood. Well, sometimes at least. I remember being treated unfairly many times. When I was teased and bullied relentlessly by my brother and cousins, I was told by my parents to stop being a crybaby and to get over it.

Manvotional: Young Benjamin Franklin’s Plan of Conduct

Editor’s Note: In 1726, Benjamin Franklin found himself on an 11-week voyage from London back to Philadelphia. He had spent some time in England learning the printing business, and was now, at age 20, ready to return home and strike out for himself. Young Ben was on the threshold to adulthood, and his thoughts turned to the kind of man he wanted to be.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Morninghead However you think this product might work, you’re wrong. And, based on its name, whatever you think the product might do, it isn’t that, either.

“A Man Gets an Immense Amount of Satisfaction from the Knowledge of Having Done Good Work.”

You increase your self-respect when you feel you’ve done everything you ought to have done, and if there is nothing else to enjoy, there remains that chief of pleasures, the feeling of being pleased with oneself.