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By Mark Shead

Do You Watch for the Longest Day of the Year? And Then Miss It.

“Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby I’ve long been haunted by this line, spoken by Daisy. But good news: today is the longest day of the year for 2015. So I won’t miss it.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Ask Unclutterer: Processing car clutter“As a mini-van driving mom (and unabashed unclutterer), I am stymied by trash that seems to accumulate in the car on a daily basis.” Programs for reading online content off-lineToRead is one more program, in addition to Evernote and Instapaper, that enables off-line reading of online content. Moleskine notebooks for KindlesMoleskine has intr

Podcast #119: Why Fathers Matter With Paul Raeburn

Until fairly recently, most of the scientific research about parental influence on children focused on mothers and left out dads. But recent studies have shown that fathers have an important role in the development of children — from conception into adulthood. Award-winning science writer Paul Raeburn highlights all this new research in his book Do Fathers Matter?

Join Us for Sunset Yoga in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday, July 11

Link: Sunset Yoga in PCS In less than two short weeks, we’ll welcome many people from all over the world for the fifth annual WDS.

How to Power Clean [VIDEO]

If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.  Mark Rippetoe, author of Starting Strength, shows me how to perform the power clean. We talk about how power relates to strength, why power cleans are an important part of an overall strength training program, and of course, the proper way to power clean.

7 Experts Share Logical Yet Valuable Tips To Help You Live Longer

Living longer is a hot topic in the media but filtering the expert health advice from the uninformed opinion can be a challenge.

The Importance of Fathers (According to Science)

In 1960, only 10% of children were raised without a father in the home. Today, 40% are. There are many reasons behind this sobering statistic.

The best (and worst) money advice Dad ever gave you

This article is by Les Masterson. Fathers are great at offering advice – in matters of life, love, and, of course, money.  And while we’ve all resorted to clichés at times, the wisdom fathers impart often stays with their children, who in turn pass that guidance on to the next generation. So in honor of Father’s Day, we wanted to ask readers: What did your father teach you about money?

So You Want to Be a Print Designer?

Sticker designs for Stickeroni and Hallmark Cards by Maria Sarria.Print design is a varied category of commercial art. Graphic designers in the industry of print design find themselves working on magazine layouts, book covers and layouts, catalogs, greeting cards, packaging, textile prints, and more.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: June 19, 2015

Our winner from two weeks ago was Buddy from Burlington, VT. He chose a suit from Suitable. My Picks This Week The Barrel from Bomber & Company is possibly the best duffel bag we’ve ever come across. Birthed from a Kickstarter campaign, it features weather resistant and ripstop nylon, military-grade clips, waterproof zippers, and emergency paracord. Awesome. Need some new summer kicks?

6 Ways You Can Make Time for Writing in Your Busy Schedule

Let’s face it, in this fast-paced world time seems to be speeding up beyond control. Days seem to be getting shorter as we try and pack as much into them as possible. There’s no time for lazing about, not if you want to keep up with everything. But time is also precious, and it’s one of the only commodities we have complete control over.

IVAR Desk Adaptation

Materials: IVAR Shelf, cabinet, drawers About 15 years ago my wife and I bought an IVAR shelf unit, cabinet, and drawer unit, and I painted them in a tan-and-green color scheme. For the last 5 years or so they have been providing storage in my son’s room, but he’s now old enough to need a desk for schoolwork.

The Parent I Aspire to Be

By Leo Babauta It’s nearly Father’s Day, and that always causes me to reflect on what kind of father I am.

Agree, Disagree? “It’s Better To Be Alone Than Lonely with Someone.”

Interview: Tamsen Fadal. I was introduced to Tamsen Fadal through a mutual friend. Tamsen is an Emmy-award winning journalist who anchors the nightly news for a New York City TV station. She’s also just written a book, The New Single: Finding, Fixing, and Falling Back in Love with Yourself After a Break-Up or Divorce. Handling a big break-up is a major happiness challenge, of course.