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Cosa devi sapere su Facebook e i tuoi dati

Che dati colleziona Facebook?<p>Cosa sa Facebook, prima ancora che premi il tasto pubblica?<p>Cosa fa Facebook internamente con i tuoi dati?<p>Cosa traccia …

10 Quotes that Sparked Habit Changes

A few weeks ago, I wandered into Books & Sustenance in Murphys, CA. It’s a sweet little bookstore, and I enjoyed chatting with the staff. While I was …

Seth Godin

3 Reasons Your Rent-vs-Buy Math Might Be Wrong

It's common knowledge that owning a home is cheaper than renting (at least in the long term), but anyone who has ever sat down to try and figure out …

Mortgages

Story

5 Ways to Simplify Today

Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing. But simplifying itself can seem like an overwhelming process.<p>So I recommend simplicity in your …

Productivity

Celebrate Your Freedom: 7 Reasons NOT to Buy a Home

While buying a home often seems like <i>the</i> mark of adulthood and stability, there are plenty of reasons home ownership is not all it's cracked up to be. …

Money

The Tiny House That's Unlike Any Tiny House We've Seen

Maybe you've seen a lot of tiny houses (I know I have), but I bet you've never seen one quite like this. Mississippi couple Breck and Kelsey wanted …

Houses

The essential toolkit for minimalist (or broke) freelancers

<i>This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think</i> …

Employment

An 85-Square-Foot Backyard Studio Built from Scratch

<b>Name:</b> Blake <b><br>Location:</b> Baton Rouge, Louisiana <b><br>Dimensions:</b> 85 square feet<p>Imagine having the ability to take a look at some old fence posts you had lying …

Baton Rouge

The Best Freezer Organizing Hacks on the Internet

When it gets this hot outside, we tend to turn to our freezers for relief (read: ice cream!). But if it's been months since you've had a look, it's …

Hacking

Dream House: The Minimalist Masterpiece Home

The Swiss are known for their delicious chocolate and their no-interference policy, but today we are going to show you why architecture should be up …

Interior Design

IKEA Kitchens Hacked by 4 Enterprising Establishments

IKEA kitchen hacks mean big business for a number of brands. And rather than buying and installing an entirely new kitchen, consumers are able to …

Furniture

Goodbye things, hello unhappiness: why de-cluttering is all stuff and nonsense

We’re routinely being asked to “de”. To de-tox from drink, social media, partying. To de-stress on a mindfulness retreat or a stint of voluntary work as a gardener.<p>De-cluttering is part of the same vague movement away from consumption. Whatever our social class or cultural camp, it’s familiar to us …

Marie Kondo

Clutter raises $64 million to store your stuff, let you admire it online

Clutter is disrupting its own name.<p>The two-year-old startup takes the stuff you don't use out of your home and makes sure you don't just put it in a disorganized storage unit. Clutter, based in Los Angeles, employs movers and software engineers who work together to build a sophisticated system of …

Top 10 Hoarders Who Were Killed By Their Own Hoard

Hoarding is an increasing problem in today’s society. Media such as TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive and news outlets have brought its reality to public. …

Minimalism

Hoarder forced to call in professional cleaners as she hadn't seen her own floor in four years

A hoarder hadn't seen her floor in four years after filling her flat with piles of rubbish that stood four feet high.<p>Sally-Ann Howell was forced to …

West Midlands

How to let go of unwanted books and magazines

If you are anything like me, turning the paper pages of a good book while relaxing on a beach chair or a comfortable couch is a total pleasure — one not quite matched by reading a novel on a hard, cold electronic device. For many of us, books and other printed materials have a way of accumulating …

Textbooks

If decluttering doesn’t bring you a sense of well-being, try this one minute trick

If you’re having trouble donating an item to Goodwill, try taking a photo of it.<p>“We all have at least one, but, in many cases, multiple items that we hold onto—even though we no longer use them—because the items still have sentimental value,” says Karen Winterich, research fellow and associate …

University of Texas at Austin

Così cambiano yoga, meditazione e mindfulness

Giorgio Gabrielli, direttore di Yoga Journal, ci offre un'interessante panoramica delle tendenze in atto nel mondo dello yoga e della meditazione, in …

10 Ways to Save Money on Amazon

We all love shopping on Amazon. It's convenient and it has literally everything you could ever want, from Fiestaware to formal wear. The …

Amazon

Fixer Upper's "Tiny House" Listed at a Not Tiny Price

Does everything Joanna Gaines touch turn to literal gold? That might be an explanation behind the price of this vintage shotgun "tiny house" in Waco. …

Houses

Want a better workout? It might be time to shift your goals.

When you’re focused and present, you probably find that you get more done in the time allotted. That could be as simple as setting a timer when …

Mindfulness

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge: 5 things you'll gain by dressing with less

The next season of capsule wardrobe challenge Project 333 is right around the corner. It’s been almost 7 years since I started dressing with 33 items …

Clothing

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

Meditation

10 Super-Smart Downsizing Tips From Our Readers

We've written a lot about downsizing over the years, sharing tips from experts and house tours, but sometimes the best ideas actually come from you, …

Minimalism

Setting boundaries with your phone—on your own terms

There was only one problem with my plan to write a book about my recovery from drug and alcohol addiction: my <i>new</i> addiction was making it impossible …

Productivity

Turning a cluttered bonus room into a calming space for work and relaxation

THE CHALLENGE<p>Jimmy Jung uses the 16-by-28-foot bonus room in his Falls Church home as an office space. He needs a large work area and storage for books and office supplies. Jung would like a desk to replace the kitchen table he has been using for work. He would like to keep a sitting area for …

Home Decorating

Tiny Homes That Make Buying Affordable Even at Minimum Wage

In Detroit, one woman is on a mission to use tiny homes as a gateway for upward mobility and wealth. For minimum wage workers and other Americans …

How to Make It Work When You Have No Room for a Home Office: A Round-Up of Ideas & Inspirations

We know that it's not always easy to visualize the possibilities of adding more into a small home, so here are some of our favorite posts—from …