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Confront These 7 Harsh Realities of Life to Live a Life of Unlimited Happiness and Success

Motivation, Success and Happiness come together hand in hand. Sometimes it takes a healthy dose of tough love to snap people out of their sluggish …


Overwhelmed By Your Life? Perhaps It Is Time to Simplify

If you had millions of dollars, what would you do? Buy an expensive house and car? How about a used van and park it by the ocean? That is exactly what Major League pitcher Daniel Norris did. Instead of spending his multimillion dollar contract to live up to the appearance of a celebrity ball …

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The Problem with Being Too Nice

Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and … nice. Many yield to this instinct, because it feels much easier to be liked. Few people want to be the bad guy. But leaders are also expected to make the tough decisions that serve the company or the team’s best …


How Coconut Oil Changed My LIfe

We all know how fantastic coconut oil can be for cooking purposes. However I was recently introduced to its fantastic health benefits. I would like to preface this article with the statement that you need to experiment with it yourself and what works best for your body. The same product never works …


10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.

There are choices that you make every day, …


What's Next: 8 Creative & Clever Products for Small Spaces

We wrapped up a whirlwind few days at Ambiente, the world's largest and most international consumer goods show in the world, where we were …


16 Adorable Tips On Living Your Best Life


Try to compliment nature’s beauty with your own by standing regally near it.

Only spend time with those you love.

Kiss who you wanna kiss.

Remember that it’s okay to lay down the law once in a while.

Eat what sounds delicious to you and ONLY those things. Life’s too short to bother …

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How to Find Complete Bliss : Follow these 21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the …


DIY Beauty: Homemade Deodorant

Homemade deodorant is one of those projects that I’ve always wanted to try, but I’ve never quite gotten around to it. I like the idea of using natural, body-friendly ingredients—especially since several of my loved ones have struggled with breast cancer, and I’d rather avoid applying potentially …


Learn to Meditate and Avoid Common Beginner Mistakes

Touted across the globe as one of the most important daily tools for healthy living, the benefits of meditation include reduced stress, increased concentration and happiness, and more (read them all in this Third Metric article). It's also noted by some of the most successful thinkers of our time …


The 5 Books You Must Read If You Struggle With Food Or Weight

Throughout the years I struggled with food, battled my weight, and hated my body, books became my lifeline. I devoured anything related to helping me not feel like a crazy person around food.

I admit I have a ridiculous (read: excessive) collection of self-help books. But books can be such a great …


A Guide To The Financial Drawbacks Of Aging

What can you expect as the appellation “senior citizen” begins to apply to you? AdviceIQ Network member Phillip Shrotman, founder and president of Principal Planning Service, in Long Beach, Calif., offers a humorous – and yet serious – guide to what happens:

Though I recognize that the alternative …


Silence Your Thoughts With This Simple Technique

I recently returned from my European tour through Amsterdam and Stockholm, and I wanted to share a few timeless secrets of meditation with you.

We live in a pretty noisy world -- cars, planes, motorcycles, snow blowers, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, transmission lines, TV, radio, ring tones, trains, …


The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part I

Asset bubbles have become a regular occurrence in modern history. From the first recorded bubble to the most recent, these destructive forces always leave a trail of misery in their wake. Is another bubble forming? I believe it is and will fully explain why in the next two articles. In this …


9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Beauty Uses for Vinegar

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.

Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be …


People Try Living In A Tiny House

“What would be a good password to get in here? Owl Magic!”

Check out more of this tiny house at A Bed Over My Head.
Follow BA’s adventure on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.


How Positivity Improves Health & Happiness: 4 Simple Steps to a Happier You

I wanted to really dig into positive thinking as a habit and see what science has to say about it. I found some really interesting research on how …


Tiny Transition and Downsizing e-course

The next session of Tiny Transition and Downsizing, the 8-week e-course, begins on March 1st, 2015. You can register for the class and see all the …


How to Be Consistent

Consistency is one of those vague attributes that everyone wants, but few people actually manage to gain. Don't worry! As long as you set specific …


31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn’t mean you can’t live large.

Keep your window-to-wall ratio high.

Large panes of glass really open up this 136 sq ft DIY Colorado Mountain Home. Bonus: Tucked under the built in desk are two stools that double as storage.

Install floor to ceiling bookshelves.

Tiny …


A Shipping Container Costs About $2,000. What These 15 People Did With That Is Beyond Epic

These container homes put a creative spin the the mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle” — from a mountain getaway to a full time off-the-grid homestead, …

Shipping Containers

How To Turn Your iPad Into A Laptop

Couple Chooses To Live In 264 sq.ft. Even After Winning Lotto.Hollowed Tree Now Home For Single College Student.How One Man Turns An Oil Tanker Into


Luxury Tiny House


Shiny Tiny Mansion

At this point the Cottage is 450 Square Feet with a loft bedroom. It was completely hand-built and finished by Sue and I with a little help from my …

Is bigger always better? Meet the ‘tiny house movement’

While most people think bigger is better, an increasing number of people are embracing what is called the "Tiny House Movement," a trend where people are downsizing their living spaces.

"What we realized is that living with the least, we're gaining the most," Gabriella Morrison told NBC's Craig …


Downsizing to a Tiny House to Find Big Happiness

By her own admission, Dee Williams was living the American dream. She had a three bedroom house in Portland, Oregon, a backyard and a 30-year …

Portland, OR

La roulotte de La Bastide de Marie

A bohemian style caravan in France.

You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo

Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly customized interior—only the Eames dining chairs were not made by Kaiser—that serves as a comfortable home …


This Tiny House Seems Weird From The Outside, But When You Step Inside? WHOA!

The house was built on a triangular lot. It was an affordable land space, but it was difficult to build upon.

Of course, adding three levels of …