Tamara Hale

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'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Southern States

Top 10 Frugal Living Books – you need read the right books

I love to get books for holidays and my birthday! Digital or traditional, I don’t care, I just enjoy a good book! It also doesn’t matter to me if the …

How to Master Any New Skill

6 Lessons on Learning to Learn from Naval Ravikant, Richard Feyman, and Robert Greene<p>The Internet provides millions of people with access to …

Two Compelling Reasons Why You Should Wait to Declutter

Decluttering efforts tend to come in fits and spurts. There's no denying that it feels awesome to go on a purging rampage and get bags of stuff out …

The totally free solution to make sleepy afternoon slumps a thing of the past

At 3 p.m. on the dot, visiting the office snack drawer for a pick-me-up might be your go-to move. The afternoon slump is REAL, after all, and …

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Brianna Lost 100 Pounds in 1 Year by Drinking This Every Single Day

After gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy, Brianna Bernard's goal was to lose the baby weight, but she ended up losing way more! Find out how this 32-year-old mom lost 107 pounds in just one year, which inspired her to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach so she could help others become …

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Nobel Prize

How to Deal With Emotionally Difficult Clutter, According to an Organizing Pro

Whether you're having trouble letting go of your growing children's baby belongings (those baby booties are just too precious) or are struggling to …

Minimalism

There's more to moving house than sifting through boxes of broken toys

Major relocations involve sifting through many boxes – and masses of personal history<p>I wrote an ode to clutter once. I went on about how precious it really is, anchoring us and telling our stories. What an idiot. Today you find me hoist with my own clutter petard: after 12 years in a large space in …

Harry Potter is Filthy Because Hogwarts Has No Showers

Over the course of seven books, "The Boy Who Lived" never becomes "The Boy Who Showered."<p>Each installment of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series …

'It's my own naughty secret': Swinger reveals what having sex with strangers is REALLY like - and why it makes relationships stronger

A man who started swinging in his 20s after a threesome with his girlfriend has revealed what sleeping with multiple strangers is really like.<p>He told …

14 Men Reveal The Little Things Women Can Do That Instantly Trigger Thoughts Of 'Wife Material'

<b>1. A lot of little things</b><p>Listening to me when I speak. Making me feel wanted; not necessarily in a sεχual way, but in a way that you actually are …

Meet the men who get off on their wives having sex with other people

Cuckolding is form of consensual non-monogamy, and these guys find it hot AF.<p><b>Having sex with other people while in a committed relationship isn’t necessarily cheating—especially for those who are into consensual non-monogamy</b> <b>(CNM).</b> In fact, the prospect of watching or hearing about their partner’s …

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

Self-confidence

Ten books to read in July

From a true-crime tale of 1930s Shanghai to a contemporary Native American poetry collection, these titles are worth your time, writes Jane Ciabattari.

10 practical and personal pro tips for paring down | Produced by Advertising Publications

There is a method, but no madness, to the type of minimalism espoused by Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici. The organizing experts and …

Why Warren Buffett’s ‘20-Slot Rule’ Will Make You Insanely Successful and Wealthy

Warren Buffett’s simple rule can make you more productive, wealthy, and happy.<p>Warren Buffett’s enormous wealth is only matched by his incredibly …

This Is What It's Really Like to Be in an Open Marriage

This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>People sometimes assume that couples in an open, or …

‘I don’t need things. I have two suitcases with everything in’

I lead a very different life now to that of my 20s and 30s, when I used to run bars and club nights and I over-consumed. Sex, parties, drugs, alcohol and cigarettes – you name it, I exhausted it all. I must have spent about £100 a week on cigarettes alone.<p>Everything changed after I was seriously …

My mom has taken minimalism too far, and it’s breaking up our family

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>“I’m doing a big purge,” my mother tells me. When most people say this, it doesn’t …

'Decent men have affairs all the time. I'm going to tell you why.'

Up until about seven years ago, I had a somewhat black and white view of sex and adultery within a committed relationship. Case in point:<p><b>Infidelity</b> – …

When possessions are poor substitutes for people: hoarding disorder and loneliness

A decomposed, mummified body of a man was recently found by forensic cleaners in a Sydney apartment. The apartment’s owner is thought to have …

Minimalism. It’s About More Than Clutter.

<i>Note: This is a guest post by Emma Scheib of Simple Slow & Lovely.</i>Embarking on a decluttering and minimizing endeavor can be difficult. In fact, it …

Before You Buy Something New, Shop Your Own Stuff

Most of the time, saving money is more about knowing what <i>not</i> to buy then it is about squirrelling cash away. If you're an impulsive shopper like me, …

20 Perfect Gifts for Your Minimalist Friends

It can be tough to find the perfect gift for a minimalist. Whether it’s their birthday, a winter holiday, or simply a thank you for hosting a dinner …

Minimalism

How a Minimalist Wardrobe Made My Life So Much Easier

For some, getting dressed is a fun, creative decision that sets the tone for the day. For others, it's just another choice that makes getting out the …

Minimalism

How Moving 6 Times in 3 Years Made Me a Minimalist

Nearly three years ago, I stood in my parents' garage watching strangers sift through my things while I tried not to cry. I had just ended a toxic relationship with an abusive partner, but he was also my first love, and we were happy once. We shared an apartment (my first) for three years, and now …

What It's Really Like to Downsize to 250 Square Feet

I always considered myself to be non-materialistic—a simple girl who isn't wrapped up in the things she possesses. After all, it's only stuff, right? …

Minimalism

Pension bonds are an ingenious idea for providing retirement income

WHEN people stop working, they need a retirement income. Some are lucky enough to have an employer-provided pension linked to their salary. Everyone …

Retirement