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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

Five Things I Learned From Working With Autistic Teens

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1 in every 68 children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is about 5 times more common among boys than girls, and it affects people from all socioeconomic and racial backgrounds.


After making guitars for years (using only handtools) I finally felt the need to acquire a stationary router table. Unfortunately quality tables are very large, heavy and expensive. Budget tables are just dangerous, damage the work and their quality is worse than bad. Items used: BEKVÄM Kitchen Trolley, BEKVÄM Spice racks, BESTÅ threaded inserts, BEHANDLA wood oil What to do?

The Balanced Money Formula: Should you let it get out of balance?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. I bet a lot of people have a similar experience when they realize they have a problem with their finances. They create a budget – or they try to anyway – and, somewhere down the road, they get frustrated with the amount of effort required to keep it up. Ultimately, a lot of them give up budgeting altogether. That was J.D. Roth’s experience. Mine too.

5 Steps to Make Your Dreams a Reality

Do you start your Monday mornings by counting down the days until Friday? Dreading Sunday evenings because it meant that you were just a few hours away from having to wake up again and go to work. You almost have to mentally prepare yourself from that time forward just so you could handle it. Then when Monday morning finally popped up, you hit the snooze button so many times before ac

How to Escape Quicksand: An Illustrated Guide

Quicksand has held an interesting place in our cultural zeitgeist. Particularly in the 1950s and 1960s, it played a role in nearly one-third of Hollywood movies. Lawrence of Arabia, winner of seven 1962 Oscars, features a dramatic scene in which actor Peter O’Toole races across the desert sands in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to save a young boy from quicksand.

Video: “I Travel All the Time,” and the Lack-of-Control Loophole for Habits.

In my latest (bestselling) book, Better Than Before, I identify the twenty-one strategies of habit-formation, and one is the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the ten categories of loopholes. I love studying loopholes, because they’re so funny. And ingenious!

Child’s Visual Alarm Clock

I wanted a way to encourage small children to stay in their rooms in the morning, leaving their parents to sleep until a specific time.

The importance of having tools you love

Think about the tools you use every day: to prepare your meals, to do your work, to clean your home, etc. Given how often you use these kinds of tools, it’s wise to look for ones that you enjoy using. This makes every day more pleasant, and it often saves money in the long term since you buy something once and don’t need to replace it. What makes a tool enjoyable to use?

Self care is a divine responsibility #Truthbomb elaborations

photo credit: @jillianschecher …and by that I mean…If you believe that you are a child of the universe, or a product of Love, and/or a global citizen, then it’s common sense that you care well for yourself.

A Journey to 40 Countries to Learn How the World Prays

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Jared and his wife were interested in how the world prays—so they went on a year-long exploration of different types of Judeo-Christian prayer. Here’s what they learned. Introduce yourself! My name is Jared Brock. I’m a writer and filmmaker.

10 Things Smart People Don’t Do

What do you think when someone is called smart? You probably have an image of an educated and intelligent person in your mind. But being smart is something more than answering the questions right and getting good grades in school. Smart people are often creative, compassionate, grateful and humble.

Adapt IKEA METOD cabinets into a full length wardrobe

At beginning was an empty wall in my bedroom I’d like to transform into a full-length dressing. Problems came from the tricky shape of the wall, with different depths due to a built-in cupboard on the other side. Few sketches with Google SketchUp helped me to figure out that diversity of IKEA METOD cabinets depths and sizes should do the job.

7 Ways To Find Your Focus When Nothing Seems To Help

There are always going to be days when it will be difficult to find your focus. Let's face it: distractions are everywhere these days. You can be doing everything correctly with your meditation and then a ringing phone suddenly disrupts everything.

A Kind of, Sort of Eulogy for the Declarative Sentence

The use of “kind of” and “sort of” to moderate the degree of what comes after (“I was kind of afraid but not really”), or to describe something of a nature that can’t be pinpointed with exactness (“The device was sort of shaped like a sphere”) has been around since the 19th century.

7 Reasons To Move Abroad

Anyone who has moved abroad will have taken something positive from that experience, with most people taking a whole lot from it!