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Rethinking youth justice: there are alternatives to juvenile detention

The recent exposure of the abuse inflicted on child detainees at the Don Dale facility in the Northern Territory has shone a much-needed light on …

Against anti-cluttering: it's not just about joy

Some of my strongest memories have been triggered by a flotsam and jetsam of paper and things that decluttering experts would have thrown out years …

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This Mass Sheepherding Video Is Absolutely Mesmerizing

It's like watching grains of rice dance down a river.<p>If you've ever been blessed with an aerial view of sheepherding, such as the one in the video above, you know that it's a stunning affair. There's almost something musical about it, as you watch the sheep meld into one organized, cascading flow. …

How To: Needle Felted Birds

If you’ve tried needle felting before, you will know how addictive it can be. Stabbing wool with a barbed needle to make shapes can be quite calming. Just don’t do it while watching TV or there will be blood!<p>This pair of love birds from Joe & Cheryl are absolutely adorable, and would make a …

Birds

How-To: Invisibly Join Pieces of Quilt Binding

Quilt binding not quite long enough? Join multiple short binding pieces together without ruining the look of your quilt with this neat, clean, and nearly invisible binding joining method that Diane Knott shared on Craftsy.<p>This joining technique is an especially great tool to have in your back …

Sewing Tips: Working with Sweatshirt Knits

‘Tis the season for cozy sewing, and if chilly winter weather has you reaching for warmer fabrics, you’ll definitely want to check out these helpful tips for working with sweatshirt knits from Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons!<p>Today I’m sharing some tricks I found helpful for sewing with thick …

Sewing

Homemade Throat Lozenges Recipe

Whether you’ve got a frog in your throat, or are just taking precautions to keep one out of there, this handy homemade cold and flu remedy from the indispensable DaveHax ought to help ward off those proverbial amphibians from the vicinity of your esophagus all winter long!<p>This is a great recipe for …

Clean Slate Challenge: Variety, Vegetables, and Happiness

In celebration of our newest book, "Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide" (Clarkson Potter, 2014), the editors at Martha Stewart Living invited some of our contributors to take the three-day #CleanSlateChallenge! The mission? To eat nothing but whole foods. "Clean Slate" underscores the beneficial …

Healthy Eating

Top 50 Money-Saving Tips

These clever tips help keep your cash where it belongs -- in your pocket!<p>First things first: Learn how to set your own personal budget with our easy-to-use worksheet.<p>Print Our Budgeting Worksheet

Personal Finance

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Silence Your Thoughts With This Simple Technique

I recently returned from my European tour through Amsterdam and Stockholm, and I wanted to share a few timeless secrets of meditation with you.<p>We live in a pretty noisy world -- cars, planes, motorcycles, snow blowers, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, transmission lines, TV, radio, ring tones, trains, …

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Christine Lagarde Shares The Best Way To Overcome Failure

One of the biggest barriers both men and women face in their careers today is the internal struggle with past failures -- but even the most accomplished individuals experience low points from time to time.<p>International Monetary Fund's managing director Christine Lagarde joined Arianna Huffington on …

Queensland's oldest resident Evelyn Vigor celebrates her 109th birthday

Queensland's oldest resident Evelyn Vigor has celebrated her 109th birthday in Brisbane with high tea at her aged care home.<p>Mrs Vigor was born six …

Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

“Nobody ever takes note of [my advice] because it’s not the answer they wanted to hear. What they want to hear is: ‘Here’s how you get an agent’ and …

How to be Happy by Louis Efron

This is a guest post by Louis Efron.<p>The noted self-help guru, Dr. Wayne Dyer advises, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look …

Happiness

How To Stop Negative Thoughts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Discipline is required in everything we do. Whether it may be our diet, our discipline to stick to a schedule, our discipline to exercise but what I …

Self-improvement

Finding Joy and Purpose in Our Work Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Years ago I had the privilege of working alongside a glorious woman. Down to her core she believed in the power of joy. Her infectious laughter …

4 Unexpected (and Science-Backed) Ways to Develop Empathy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Empathizing is like wearing someone else’s shoes. Sometimes, those shoes are just the right size, cut, and material for you. But most of the time, …

How to Find What You Love to Do | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As reported by Forbes this past summer, 52.3 percent of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. If you’re among the unsatisfied majority, …

30 Ways Revive Spontaneous Happiness You’ve Longed For Since Childhood

Do you ever find yourself searching for happiness?<p>You search, you make a forced effort, and still…you find it difficult to fill that void in your …

Happiness

How To Start Living Gracefully | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s 8pm. I’ve just shoved my kids in their room. They continue to fight over whose turn it is to turn off the lights. I crawl into my own bed a …

6 Habits That Are Draining Your Wallet

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p>Here’s the bad news: Time and again, no matter how much you scrimp and save, impulse buys wreck your whole budget.<p>Here’s the good news: We identified those wasteful moments, and got actionable, real-life tips for resisting temptation from personal finance expert Donna …

19 Ways to Make Use of Baby Shampoo Outside of the Bathtub

Wish you could afford a Van Gogh piece? Well, you're in luck. Kind of. The Van Gogh Museum offers a ... Read more.<p>Updated: 6 days 1 hr ago<p>Google Play …

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Unusual Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

We all know that radiologists and CEOs make good money. But it’s also possible to pull in more than six figures as an airplane repo man or a master sommelier. PayDay One, a provider of payday loans, compiled a list of 10 unusual jobs that pay well, based on information from the Bureau of Labor …

15 Personal Finance Experts Tell Us: 'The Best Thing I Ever Bought for $20 or Less'

<i>By Christina Lavingia, Editor</i><p>Sometimes it can seem like $20 doesn't buy much anymore. With inflation pacing at 1.7 percent from August 2013 to August 2014, our dollars are losing value, fast. However, some purchases are far more valuable than their price tags suggest. We asked <b>personal finance</b> …

Personal Finance

How to Bargain

1<p><b>If an item is worth more to you than you paid for it, it doesn't really matter whether you paid more than the local.</b> By definition, you got your …