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Minimalism

The Clutter of Information Overload

Brooks Palmer | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Brooks Palmer

A blog follower wrote, "I find and file so much information in my head. I see a link... and wow... that leads to more INFORMATION! It is the FEAR of m...

We're Not Easy: The Millennial Minimalism Series

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Kaydanovsky

I am a millennial and I am fascinated with the idea of minimalism. And no I'm not talking about the art form or furniture style; I'm talking about a lifestyle.

I Agree 10 Percent -- The Principle of Minimum Consensus

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If we are capable of endlessly arguing about essentially irrelevant details on topics we fundamentally agree upon, wouldn't it be logical to stop seeking total agreement?

A Thrillingly Colorful Vision of Istanbul

HuffPost Italy | Silvia De Santis | Posted 04.05.2015 | Arts

Yener Torun, 32, is an architect-turned-photographer who has lived in Istanbul since he was 14, and has now decided to show an unconventional side of ...

10 Steps To Cope With Overwhelm

Lucie Lincoln | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lucie Lincoln

Minimalism isn't about having nothing, instead it is about choosing to focus on what is important to you and cultivating that. It is about making conscious choices that match your intentions rather than just absorbing and collecting for the sake of it. So here are my 10 steps to use the principles of minimalism to rid yourself of overwhelm.

10 Commandments For A Smart And Simple Life

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

Every now and then my husband and I like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live a simpler lifestyle. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most important. Here are our top 10 commandments...

Downsizing!

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

I remember the house my mother died in at age 96. She had lived there for over 60 years, and it was a confusion of stuff -- wonderful souvenirs mixed in with tax returns from over 50 years ago and children's letters mixed with old receipts

Gisela Colon at Ace Gallery: Light & Space Art Gains Content

Mat Gleason | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The best art works on many levels. Gisela Colon's recent solo show, entitled Pods, at Ace Gallery reminded me of this fact. Her bulbous vacuum-formed plastic wall sculptures are painted with a mysterious, pearlescent glow.

Simple Living vs. Minimalism -- What's the Difference and Which Are You?

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

As two parts of a whole, the concepts of minimalism and simple living are constantly evolving and changing as the need arises.

Taking Separate Honeymoons Became A Wake-Up Call For This Couple

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.31.2014 | Weddings

When author Bill Powers married his wife, they celebrated in an unconventional way. Unable to sync their schedules enough to take a honeymoon together...

10 Simple Ways to Create a Happy, Minimalist Holiday

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

I know that the Christmas season can be very stressful. I know it because I used to make myself crazy trying to squeeze everything in. But there are solutions for anyone who is ready for a change.

Franz Kline: The Forgotten Abstract Expressionist?

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Many people remember Kline because his large-scale zoomed-in gestures resonate at both four feet and hundreds of feet away. This has led to the view that his works are just big black-on-white gestures, akin to big details of a de Kooning.

Architectural Minimalism: 7 Stunning Homes

Dering Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

In the world or architecture, the basic premise of minimalism reduces design back to the basics, then thoughtfully incorporates form and function.

Today's Buddha Doodle - We are not our things

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

What artworks of the past 25 years will we care about in the future? Why is this work so important? In the past when I have lectured on Hirst, I've focused on the following.

8 Lessons I Have Learned Since Giving Up Television

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 10.27.2014 | Comedy
Jennifer McGaha

The point is, when you are not watching television and thinking about inane things like how on earth someone could give birth nineteen times and still be walking around or how a human being could not notice she had a cat carcass rotting on her living room floor, your world opens up a bit.

Garages Terrify Me

Janelle Brandon | Posted 09.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Janelle Brandon

I've lived so long without a garage, that I can't imagine having one. I'm afraid that it might be a dumping ground for well intended purchases and the detritus of my mind and life that I don't have the time or energy to face.

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Creating A Minimal Home, In One Chart

Posted 07.29.2014 | HuffPost Home

It's yard sale season and while that bargain-basement-priced table lamp might seem like a good buy, we're here to talk some sense into you. Or, rather...

The Wild And Exhausting World Of Brazilian Artist Ernesto Neto

Crane.tv | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Ernesto Neto is an artist comfortable in himself. So comfortable in fact, he managed to dose off during our shoot in his studio in Rio de Janeiro. We blamed it on the heat and not our company of course.

WATCH: How We Built a Tiny House and Why We Made a Film About It

Merete Mueller | Posted 08.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Merete Mueller

If a home wasn't defined by stuff or by space, we wondered, then what was it? We hoped that building our own, from scratch, would help us to find out.

Artist Transforms Everyday Materials Into Towering Alien Landscapes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts

Roaming a Tara Donovan installation feels like navigating an alien landscape, one where massive dandelions sprout amongst textured cubes and glitteri...

Here Are Some Very, Very, Very Minimalist Movie Posters

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts

Don't get us wrong, we've seen many a minimalist movie poster. There's something undeniably alluring about seeing your favorite, action-packed, romanc...

Carl Andre Retrospective at Dia Art Foundation in Beacon (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010 at Dia Beacon is the first retrospective to consider the full spectrum of Carl Andre's art. The exhibition i...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: John Adams

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

John Adams is one of the most frequently performed of American composers and justly so. Shaker Loops continues to hold its allure. In its well-handl...

Off The Grid

Bethany Thies | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Bethany Thies

There is a difference between reverence for the past and being held captive by it.