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Gratitude to Cure the Impulse to Buy More Stuff

By Leo Babauta It’s funny that two days with such opposing spirits come back-to-back in our calendars here in the U.S.: Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. One is about being thankful for what you have, and the other is about getting more of what you don’t have.

Hackers Help: Can you hack the Godmorgon bath vanity for plumbing on the side?

Photo: IKEA.com For some unknown reason the water and drain pipe for my second floor bathroom sink enter from the wall that is on the side of sink cabinet. I need to replace the 40-year old cabinet with doors and am eager to use the Godmorgon. I’m assuming one can cut the side of the cabinet and the top drawer (giving up use of that drawer).

5 Winning Turkey Bowl Plays

  This post is brought to you by Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack. Keep your holidays warm with a seasonal blend of apple cider liqueur. REMAIN A JOY TO THE WORLD. DRINK RESPONSIBLY.  On Thanksgiving Day, backyards across America turn into gridirons where friends and family battle it out in the annual Turkey Bowl.

Unclutterer’s 2015 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: The ultimate uncluttered gift

Pre-order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. This year’s Ultimate Gift is obvious for anyone who follows Unclutterer on Twitter or readers who have been with us since roughly this time last year, but it might take the rest of you by surprise.

A year ago on Unclutterer

Pre-order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. 2013 2013 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Gift ideas from professional organizers 2010 Review: Five BooksWhat are the five books you should read to learn as much as possible about a specific subject?

8 Mind Hacks That Give You Instant Results

Learning never exhausts the mind Leonardo da Vinci I have many weaknesses. I struggle to engage in conversation. Having to call up someone triggers a strong resistance in my brain, so I avoid the phone and use email instead. I do have some strengths though. Like I can remember dialogs from my favorite movies from 20 years ago. I am good with numbers.

Holiday Sale Starts Today! Save 25% Off Everything from Unconventional Guides

Hey everyone, today we’re kicking off our Annual Holiday Sale! We only have one sale all year at Unconventional Guides, and it begins now. This year it’s a big 25% off everything in the Unconventional Guides store, the biggest savings it’s been in two years.

Transform an IKEA Filipstad glass door in a nice framed mirror

IKEA items used: Filipstad glass door • First, choose the size of the mirror that will fit in your room : 15”x30”, 15”x40”, 18”x30” or ”18”x40”.

10 ways to maximize your end-of-year finances

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Oh, 2015, where did you go? It seems only moments ago it was time for New Year’s resolutions, and now here we are again. With only a month left before another year is behind us, you may be wondering how best to maximize this year’s finances. Well, look no further! 1. Prepare for taxes.

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Alone Today

I've heard it so many times from friends and family. They feel like they're attracting the wrong type of person, that's why all their relationships fail. Then they try really, really hard to attract them.

Art of Manliness x Huckberry Holiday Gift Shops for Men & Women (+Giveaway)

It’s time once again for the AoM x Huckberry Holiday Gift Shops. For the past four years, we’ve teamed up with the fine folks at Huckberry to create a curated online store full of gifts we think an AoM man would enjoy finding under the Christmas tree.

DIY Chandlery: How to Make Your Own Candles

While an interest in candles seems to be more common amongst ladies than men in our modern age, the making of candles itself is a rather masculine skill that traces back thousands of years. Especially in medieval times, the trade of chandlery (candle making) was vitally important to kingdoms and villages.

Podcast #158: The Prime of Life — What It Means to Be an Adult

During the past thirty or so years, the definition of what it means to be an adult has undergone a radical transformation. Where there were once clear markers of adulthood (get a well-paying job, get married, have kids) there are now fuzzy boundaries.

3 Simple Ways to Start Living a Life in Gratitude

The science is in! And it undoubtedly proves that gratitude is more than just a simple sentiment. Studies link gratitude to a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, better sleep quality, reduced risk of heart disease, and better kidney function. But the benefits of living a life in gratitude extend much further than purely physical.

Five Very Big Things I’m Grateful for This Year.

Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: gratitude is a critical element to a happy life. Research shows that people who cultivate gratitude get a boost in happiness and optimism, feel more connected to other people, are better-liked and have more friends, are more likely to help others—they even sleep better and have fewer headaches. Nevertheless, I find it…challenging to culti