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I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

How to tile a concrete floor | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>how to tile a concrete floor</b>. In this step by step guide we explain how to prepare the concrete sub-floor and the main …

Home Improvement

Read Tony Blair's Private Memos To George Bush On The Iraq War

"I will be with you, whatever," Blair told President Bush in one of the many private memos released as part of the inquiry into the Iraq war.<p>The prime minister wrote to the US president to commit to immediate action after the 9/11 terror attacks.<p>"[A]fter reflection, there will be many who ask: what …

Political Science

Exclusive: 'Unforgivable' failings in end-of-life care revealed as 40,000 dying patients subject to secret 'do not resuscitate' orders every year

As many as 40,000 patients a year are having “do not resuscitate orders” secretly imposed on them without their families ever being told, it can be disclosed.<p>A national audit of dying patients has highlighted a failure by authorities to tell relatives of plans put in place for their loved ones.<p>It …

Friends Stars Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow on Their Secret Phoebe-and-Joey Sex Scheme

Eleven years after <i>Friends</i> said its final good-bye, <b>Lisa Kudrow</b> and <b>Matt LeBlanc</b> are both nominated for Emmy Awards. What better excuse to ask them the most burning question in all of the <i>Friends</i> canon? Why on earth did Phoebe and Joey never get together? Turns out, Kudrow and LeBlanc have a pretty …

Comedy

The Unsettling Arrival of Speculative 9/11 Fiction

When I was in high school, my English class read a famous short story called “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” written in 1890 by Ambrose Bierce. Its central character, Peyton Farquhar, is a slave-owning Southern planter. As the story opens, Peyton is about to be hanged by the Union Army for …

Books

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

iOS 9 is turning the iPad into what it always wanted to be: the new-age PC

Split-screen multitasking and more pave the way for a more serious iPad<p>Apple's upcoming iOS 9 has a bunch of under-the-hood performance improvements and new features, like a new, more intelligent personal assistant. While all iOS devices dating back to 2011's iPhone 4S will benefit from the new …

IPad Air

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Parenting

The Fashion Advice From Our Moms That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Moms are a well of wisdom. They've taught us how to write the perfect thank you note, have provided sage career advice ("Don't burn bridges"), and have helped us navigate that crazy little thing called love, amongst countless other things.<p>So, it's only natural that these magical life- and …

Summer in Montana

It's possible that there's no finer place to be in summer than Big Sky Country. Have a look at some of the best places the state has to offer.

National Parks

Great Family Trips: South Dakota

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Great Plains itinerary is all relative.<p><b>> Why Go:</b><p>It’s nicknamed the Mount Rushmore State, but there’s more …

National Parks

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Lawn Begone: 7 Ideas for Front Garden Landscapes

They say you are what you wear. This is also true of your house. Your front yard makes a strong first impression. Here are seven of our favorite …

Models Share Their Favorite Mother’s Day #TBT

One thing that manages to constantly fascinate those of us a little obsessed with models? Seeing where the ethereal runway walkers hailed from. And with Mother’s Day approaching, there is no better time to break out the throwback photos: From a mini <b>Gigi Hadid</b> arm in arm with her bombshell mom, to a …

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Get ready to work faster, smarter and better. These tools amp up your mouse, keyboard and clipboard. Plus: a $150 Windows hybrid.<p>Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, …

Software

This Australian Superfan Tricked Prince Harry Into a Kiss

Here, a play-by-play.<p>Aside from the whole, you know, royalty and incredible wealth thing, it must be kind of hard to be Prince Harry. You know you will likely never be king, but you still have to travel the world like a combination of politician and celebrity, shaking hands and talking to world …

Georgia sheriff charged in 'accidental' shooting vows to continue police duties

Victor Hill charged with reckless conduct after he shot Gwenevere McCord in the abdomen while he alleges he was conducting training exercises in a model home<p>A day after he was charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent, a Georgia sheriff called it a “tragic accident” and …

Crime

Rita Wilson urges women to get a second opinion after breast cancer scare

Tom Hank's wife, the actress Rita Wilson, gives a moving interview about her double mastectomy, and urges all women to get a second opinion if they are unhappy with initial diagnosis<p>Rita Wilson, the actress and singer wife of Tom Hanks, has returned to the Broadway stage after taking a month off …

Is Instagram Making Girls Look Like Drag Queens?

According to makeup artist Wayne Goss, the answer is <i>yes</i>.<p>I have been subscribed to gossmakeupartist, or Wayne Goss, for years on YouTube. While you see many successful makeup and beauty gurus online, not all are professionally trained makeup artists. Wayne Goss is, and I consider him to be my …

Why is Mindy Kaling winking to her fans?

Pop Culture

Boston bomber's defense wants 'Dead Man Walking' nun to testify

<b>(CNN) —</b> A behind-the-scenes legal showdown is brewing over whether prominent death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean can testify on behalf of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.<p>Prejean gained national prominence as a death penalty abolitionist in 1995 with the release of the movie "Dead …

Justice

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

6 Things That Could Happen During a Plane Flight, and Whether You Should Actually Worry About Them

I withdrew my hand and continued flying the plane with my armrests. After landing, I sought a better authority on what to worry about in the air than someone who believes the moon is made of cheese.<p>Three pilots were happy to take me through the most common things that worry antsy airplane …

8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.

Yes, You Can Force Yourself to Become a Morning Person. Here's How. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Drat. Waking up on the right side of the bed doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Some of us just aren’t born morning people. Like zombies, we moan and groan, drag our feet and cringe at the morning light.<p>Luckily being a morning bah humbug …