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A Simple Declutter Habit: Leave No Trace

“When you do something you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” <b>~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>Zen master Suzuki Roshi …

15 Weird Ways To Tell If You Own Too Much Stuff According To Organizational Experts

<b>15 Weird Ways To Tell If You Own Too Much Stuff, According To Organizational Experts</b><p>By CAROLYN STEBER on bustle.com<p>How much stuff is too much stuff is entirely subjective. You may have drawers full of kitchen gadgets and closets packed with clothes that someone else might view as <i>way too much</i>, but …

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

3 Buddhist beliefs that will soothe your soul (and make you much happier!)

There’s no denying that life is tough.<p>We might appear that we’re happy, but deep inside, it’s total chaos. It’s almost like we’re “ducks” – calm on …

Untethering the blocks: Building beyond walls and tables

Remember the scene in <i>Singing in the Rain</i> where Donald O’Connor magically dances on the walls? Remember Fred Astaire’s famous ceiling dance in <i>Royal</i> …

23 of the Best-Selling Drugstore Beauty Products of All Time

It's nice to decorate your bathroom vanity with fancy beauty products. But if we're keeping it real, there's nothing like a good ole drugstore item. …

Skin Care

Why You Should Apply The KonMari Method To Your Calendar

As a New Yorker who has lived for the last decade in apartments often described in real estate parlance as “cozy” but which are, in fact, just small, I scoffed when Marie Kondo’s <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> first took the zeitgeist by storm in 2015. The Japanese organizing consultant and …

A Few Projects You Should Try If You’re Into Pipe Furniture

Pipe furniture is pretty high on our list of useful things that you can craft for your home. The projects are usually simple and there’s a ton of …

29 Things We Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make in the Slow Cooker

Go beyond slurp-worthy soups and stews with these unexpected slow-cooker recipes.<p>No offense to soups and stews, but your slow cooker is capable of so …

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire You to Make the Most of Every Moment in 2017

If you’ve been reading The Power of Ideas blog, you’ll know that we’re huge advocates of mindfulness. Research studies are showing that it offers …

15 Quotes From the Founder of Zen Buddhism That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Ever heard of Bodhidharma? He was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited with being the founder of Zen …

The "Must Clean" Daily Routine: 5 Quick To-Dos to Keep Your Home Consistently Spic & Span

There's no big secret to keeping an impeccable home. It just requires diligence. So we put together a five-part plan that targets the areas of your …

Join Us for The Great Small Space Cleanout!

Living small has its disadvantages—and the biggest one just might be how a tiny apartment seems to magnify your mess. If you're going to be a …

Editing Your Home to Happiness: Our Best Decluttering Strategies

Clutter, probably more than cleanliness, affects our sense of well-being at home. And in a place where we should feel relaxed, refreshed, and most …

5 Minimalist Principles That Promise To Simplify Work And Prevent Burnout

On December 15, <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things</i> debuted on Netflix. The film follows The Minimalists Joshua and Ryan on their 10-month book tour across the U.S. while interspersing interviews with other well-known thinkers in the simple living space.<p>The definition of minimalism …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle

column | Technology in School<p>Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle<p>By Kerry Gallagher (Columnist)     Dec 11, …

The “A” in STEAM: Bring Out the Inner Artist in Kids

When I was little, I was told I could draw. I went on to study art in college. This may be why I feel no fear facilitating art activities in the …

School Libraries

Get Organized With the 30-Day Declutter Challenge

You've been saying you'll get rid of the clutter in your home for months, but at this rate, no one believes you. Well, show them they're wrong with this declutter challenge that will take your home from messy to impressively organized in just 30 days. And guess what? We have just the thing to make …

We absolutely love this fun educational video that explains the meaning of LGBTQ to kids

It’s never too early to educate kids about the meaning of LGBTQ, but some parents may not know where to begin — and that’s why we absolutely love …

35 Best Google Chrome Extensions

We’d told you earlier that web browsers are now damn productive that we cannot call them tools to visit web pages! Of course, every web browser has …

Easy Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen

You know that feeling when you’re trying to whip up a quick dinner after work and everything in your kitchen seems to be conspiring against you? You can’t find the ingredients you could have sworn you had, things are tumbling off the shelves, and nothing is where it should be. If you know what I’m …

Obliterate Back Pain with Iyengar Yoga

<i>Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar</i><b>How Iyengar yoga can help relieve back …

Yoga

Educators

Educators <3 Ruby<p>We've collected a bunch of inspiring stories from educators around the world using Hello Ruby in their classroom. To see all …

Khan Academy

Hello Ruby, Adventures in Coding

<i>So, imagine with me, for a moment, a world where the stories we tell about how things get made don’t only include the twentysomething-year-old</i> …

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston

Jeffers, Oliver & Sam Winston. A Child of Books. illus. by Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston. 40p. Candlewick. Sept. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN …

Tex-Mex Tortilla Salad Recipe

For the best results, Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez recommends using tortillas made the traditional way, from nixtamal, like her bakery Hot Bread …

21 Affirmations to Transform Your Life

“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion…” ~Jim RohnI cry at movies and commercials and youtube videos and people hugging at the …

Tom Yum Clambake Recipe

<b>Serves 6Ingredients</b><p>2 Tbsp. fish sauce, plus more to taste<p>1½ Tbsp. Thai chili paste (sambal oelek)<p>1 Tbsp. sugar<p>2½ pounds small new potatoes (about 1" …