Patricia Thomas

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Restored vintage Airstream is 140 square feet of mobile bliss

What’s black and white and silver all over?<p>Whether it’s thanks to the tiny home movement or the spread of #VanLife on Instagram, campers and trailers are having a moment. And while we love all things camper related—that’s why we started a new community group focused on just that—one of our favorite …

RVs

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

It’s Time to End the Scam of Flying Pets

One day, we may all owe a debt of gratitude to Dexter the peacock.<p>At Newark Airport last weekend, a woman tried to board a United Airlines flight with Dexter. She described him as her emotional-support animal. But given that peacocks are large birds and there is not much evidence of their …

Pets

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

Maymo the Lemon Beagle Unexpectedly Finds a Surprise Christmas Puppy In a Pile of Plush Beagles

The wonderfully entertaining and very funny Maymo the Lemon Beagle followed a trail of plush beagle puppies out into the living room until he came …

Teaching English Online: An Ideal Remote Job to Fund Travel!

Teaching Traveling: Curious about how to earn money with a remote job teaching online? Looking to become location-independent? Let’s welcome Katty …

Asia Travel

Passive income is the key to building wealth — here's how much work really goes into the most popular income streams

Passive income is the holy grail of ways to make money.<p>According to Wikipedia, "Passive income is income resulting from cash flow received on a regular basis, requiring minimal to no effort by the recipient to maintain it."<p>There are two key phrases in this definition that will help you define what …

Retirement

What your daily routine should look like, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You can use their answers …

Escaped dog captured at Logan International Airport after 3 hour pursuit

A 2 1/2-year-old puppy caused a stir at Boston’s Logan International Airport Friday morning after escaping from his crate.<p>The German Shephard, Ronin, had just landed after taking a redeye from California to Boston. The pup was in his crate when his new owner, Nick Kaneiff, picked him up at the …

The Hair Removal Device That Made De-Fuzzing My Face Easier

Oh, the joys of unwanted facial hair. Growing up with dark, curly hair means that facial hair removal has been a part of my vocabulary and beauty …

The Timberline camper lets you hit the road in handcrafted, sustainable style

Sustainably sourced timber and non-toxic materials make Homegrown Trailers’ new Timberline camper a beautiful and eco-conscious choice for those …

How a 'Zero-Based' Calendar Can Supercharge Your Productivity | Inc.com

As a solopreneur, I create my own schedule and my productivity is limited only by the hours in my day and how I manage them. To that end, I'm always looking for better ways to keep track of tasks, arrange my days, organize my to-dos, and decide my priorities.<p>I was intrigued by the "zero-based …

Time Management

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Inc.com

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can …

Jeff Bezos

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Meet the Man Who Lives Alone on Top of a 130-Foot Tall Rock

With the help of locals, a Georgian monk was able to realize a lifetime desire of residing atop a towering stone pillar with deep significance to his …

Mainstream Media

year-old self — and anyone can use his advice for success

All this month across Virgin.com we're focusing on youth, with the aim to empower young people to follow their dreams and engage with society in a positive way - plus we're hoping to learn a thing or two from them along the way.<p>This topic got me reflecting on a letter I wrote last year, to a …

A mysterious 30-person college in the desert produces some of the most successful graduates in the world

Deep Springs College is a tiny 30-person-or-less school located in the desert of eastern California.<p>But the size isn't the only factor that sets Deep Springs apart. It is currently all male, tuition free, and located on a cattle ranch and alfalfa farm where students work to pay their way …

College & University

Great Building Toys for the Little Archityke

Practice Architecture and Engineering With These Classic Toys<p>Can you have fun building things <i>without</i> LEGOs? Of course you can. The LEGO architecture …

WWII veterans aim to relive history as PT boat's restoration nearly complete

It was a run-in with the enemy that was too close for comfort, and more than 70 years later, the details remain vivid in the mind of a Navy veteran who served aboard a legendary ship.<p>U.S. Navy Torpedoman 1st Class James Nerison was part of the PT-305 crew patrolling off the coast of Corsica in 1944 …

75 Fall Family Activities That Teach: Crafts, Classroom Activities, Recipes, Outdoor Play and More!

<b>When fall rolls around, I’m one of those people who loves to shout it from the rooftops.</b>There are so many amazing fall family activities! So many …

Threading

3 Easy Ways to Transition to a Charlotte Mason Homeschool Style

You are reading 3 Easy Ways to Transition to a Charlotte Mason Homeschool Style, a post from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.Before we went to a …

Homeschooling

An Elegant, Budget-Friendly Way to Frame Big Posters and Prints

When the quote I received to frame James Ransom's poster-sized photographs for the new Food52 office was in the thousands of dollars, I started trying to think how it could be done for less. Much less.<p>I love the minimalist look of frameless glass, which doesn't feel heavy and lets the photography …

Woodworking

Frugal Living

Frugal Living: 10 Ways To Become A Happy Minimalist<p>There were periods in my life when I didn't have much, and I was unhappy because I wanted …

Happiness

What’s in a John Muir Trail Guide’s Pack?

<b>The 212-mile John Muir Trail is quickly becoming</b> one of the most popular long-distance backpacking trips in the West: In the past 15 years, requests …