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Should you buy a home or invest?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. The path toward retirement and financial independence usually involves buying a home and investing for retirement and the future. But, what if you had to choose? William Cowie posed this question to me recently and asked which path I would take to financial independence if given the option.

3 Effective Ways to Beat Procrastination

What your life would be like if you kept promises to yourself, did whatever you needed or wanted to do, set the goals and actually achieved them?

Podcast 26: Pick a One-Word Theme for the Year, Take the First Step–and Paper or Digital Calendar?

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” I’m actually on vacation, but am making a brief appearance to post about this episode. Update: Elizabeth records live from her treadmill desk Which we’ve discussed many times, including in the very first episode.

Strip or Retire: Why Every Man Should Have Skin in the Game

Over the entrance to a small paelstra –– a wrestling school — in ancient Greece was emblazoned this short phrase: Strip or Retire. During this period, men competed in sports and exercised in the nude. Thus the inscription served as a challenge to each man entering the gymnasium: come in, participate, and struggle — or keep out.

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

"We need much less than we think we need." —Maya Angelou Life is difficult. And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness. Happiness is, after all, the end goal. In culture or more specifically, westernized culture, there is a great deal of pressure to strive for "happiness". It's obvious that the benefits of happiness alone could potentially cultivat

Hackers Help: Can I extend Fredde Desk’s Top Shelf (Metal)

Would it be possible to extend the top shelf on the FREDDE? The sides are metal so I don’t know if brackets can be mounted to it. I want to use it to keep my laptop when I feel like having a standing desk. Photo: IKEA.com Thanks! The post Hackers Help: Can I extend Fredde Desk’s Top Shelf (Metal) appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

Unitasker Wednesday: LED Faucet Light

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I’m completely at a loss for words about this week’s unitasker selection. I just. I, um. Uhhhhhhh! Maybe you have words for it because I certainly don’t.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2011 Ask Unclutterer: Traveling with jewelryReader Katie is looking for a way to keep her jewelry organized when she travels. 2010 Simplifying packed lunchesReader Jon wrote to us asking if we had any tips for preparing lunches at home that he can take to eat at work. He has been spending $100 a week on eating out at restaurants, and is hoping to become someone who brings his lunches to work.

How My Mom Makes Everyone Around Her Better

By Leo Babauta My mom just left our house after visiting for a week, and once again, our lives were changed. She visits us about twice a year, and every time she does, she leaves us with a new hobby, a new passion, a better version of ourselves. My mom (Shannon Murphy) makes everyone around her better, and yet most people whose lives she changes don’t even realize it. So what’s her sec

Print It Yourself (PIY): IKEA Lack end-cap

If you want to shorten the table leg of an IKEA Lack table, you might want to put an end-cap on the leg after you have sawed it off. The leg is hollow so it will need something to plug the hole and stabilize the leg.  This is a 3D printed end-cap that you can download and print on your 3D printer yourself. This end-cap is press-fit so you won’t have to glue it.

Travel Hacker and Ethical Fashionista: On the Road with Lauren K. Lancy

This is a travel hacking case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Not only is Lauren Lancy a travel hacker, using miles & points to see the world and return home to New York, but she’s also merged travel and fashion with her new project, The Kindcraft. Introduce yourself! I’m a fashion designer and trend forecaster from Brooklyn.

Sleeping Always Matters

Sleeping is usually an underestimated activity either because we are not aware of what goes on during sleep or due to such a tiring and stressful routine that we only want to lie down and fall asleep. When scientific connections are brought to light about sleeping and our general health, we become more attentive than ever.

So easy, it’s barely cooking: Healthy, simple recipes

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, I wrote about meal planning and delivery services. Most of the meal delivery services that I found were priced similarly per meal to most of the fast-casual restaurants in my area. To me, at least, that’s rarely worth it, especially when you consider that with, many such services, you still have to do the cooking yourself.

4 Ways To Not Let the Haters Get You Down

Moving into the spotlight takes courage.

The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant

“Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” – Naval Ravikant Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of Shopping.com, and Vast.com.