Kim A. Baker

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‘Happiness Project’ author Gretchen Rubin on the top clutter solvers

Can organizing your batteries make you happy?<p>Gretchen Rubin believes it can. Because little things do matter.<p>She’s the author of seven books, including bestsellers “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.” Her books have sold more than 2 million copies, she writes a popular blog, and she does …

Happiness

7 Life-Changing Skills You Can Learn Even If You're Broke

Skills are the gateway to a better quality career and life.<p>The problem is, money is tight for most of us after covering rent/mortgage, car payments, …

Self-improvement

It didn’t matter that we were in Denver. In my mother’s house, soul food reigned.

<i>One in a collection of essays celebrating the cooking of our mothers.</i><p>‘Hello. My name is Adrian Miller, I wrote a book on the history of soul food, and . . . I grew up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado.” I begin most of my presentations with those words, and despite the promising start, I lose all …

20 Creative Bathroom Organizers Under $20

Spice racks for your nail polish = genius.<p>You don't have to spend a ton of money — and you <i>definitely</i> don't have to move — to get more storage space out of your bathroom. You just have to get creative and find ways to turn regular items into instant storage (hello, spice racks and shoe organizers!). …

Controversial Illustrations By Polish Artist Reveal The Darker Side Of Modern Society

Polish illustrator, artist, and co-owner of Morski Studio Graficzne Igor Morski creates surreal images imbued with hidden meaning. He graduated with …

Art

10 inspiring female writers you need to read

As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives<p>It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk …

Books

12 Ways Pool Noodles Are Totally Awesome Outside the Pool

Stop Google from knowing every move you make

If Google ever chooses a corporate anthem, I vote for "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, which includes the possibly sweet/possibly creepy promise that "I'll be watching you." Two especially appropriate lines from the song are "every move you make" and "every step you take," because Google …

Ben Okri: 'The Famished Road was written to give myself reasons to live'

Twenty-five years after Okri’s Man Booker-winning novel was first published, the Nigerian author reflects on what motivated the magic<p>The Famished Road is fed by the dreams of literature. I devoured the world, through art, politics, literature, films and music, in order to find the elixir of its …

11 Must-Read Biographies About Incredible Women

Because Women's History Month is the perfect excuse to stay in with a book.<p>This Women's History Month, one of the greatest ways to honor those who came before us is to celebrate the extraordinary lives of some phenomenal ladies.<p>We've rounded up 11 biographies of 11 vastly different women, whose …

16 books that every introvert should read

There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so we rounded up 16 books with themes and characters that introverts will really appreciate.<p>Read on for literature real introverts need to read.

Have You Settled for a Less-Than-Ideal Life?

I pulled my hood over my head as I looked down into one of nature's most magnificent creations, and one of my favorite things: a gorgeous waterfall.<p>We were ten kilometers into our hike at Yosemite National Park in California, and I wasn't at all tired. I was energized, drinking in every moment, …

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

The 1 Total-Body Move All Women Should Be Doing

<i>This often-neglected move from POPSUGAR Fitness is the key to improved fitness, health, and overall strength.</i><p>There's one word in the world of fitness …

Workouts

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Obama Announces New Rule Requiring Employers To Disclose Pay Data

The government is proposing to require employers to report pay data by race, gender and ethnicity. The president is using executive power to make the rule change, which is set to take effect in 2017.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>President Obama has announced that, for the first time, employers will …

42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

How To Stay Single Forever

When you're longing for love, the wait can seem eternal.<p>And completely out of your control.<p>Meeting people out in the real world doesn't seem to be working, so you set up an online profile and get really pumped up about the possibilities. So many dates, so little time!<p>Yet you soon find out that …

We Are in Our 70s, in Debt, and Out of Money. What Can We Do?

<b>Question:</b>Dear Steve,My husband and I are both in our 70's. He's 79 soon to be 80 and I'm 76 soon to be 77.We have gotten ourselves into a lot of debt. ($50,000) We started our retirement with a total of $400,000.Through bad advice and my husband not paying any attention what to was happening with …

BBC Arts - Get Creative - In 2016 I will get creative by... crocheting

In 2016 I will get creative by... crocheting<p>Credit: Red Barn Creative<p>Top tips for getting cracking with crochet<p>Get Creative has asked Juliet Bernard, from champions the UK Hand Knitting Association, for her top tips on starting crochet:<p>"Crochet is a fantastic craft to take up. If you have ever …

Knitting Instructions

You can use the simple knit and purl stitches to make many wonderful things. But don't stop there! If you keep challenging yourself to try new …

3 Pranayama Breathing Techniques for Beginners

<i>Pranayama</i> is a yogic discipline with origins in Ancient India. It is the fourth limb of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras …

The Best DIY YouTube Channels To Turn You Into A Fix-It Master

YouTube is an excellent resource if you want to be handier around the house. Whether you're dealing with simple repairs or big improvement projects, …

Home Improvement

11 Things You’ve Been Cleaning Wrong Your Entire Life!

Everyone wants to have a beautiful and welcoming home. This entails a decent amount of work done in the cleaning department. It’s exhausting to be …

7 Workout Moves You Can Do With Just A Foam Roller

And none of them are stretches!<p>The foam roller is a magical tool used to ease muscle tightness or soreness before or after workouts. But not everyone knows that a foam roller can also be used <i>during</i> a workout to tone and strengthen muscles.<p>General benefits of the foam roller include improving range …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …