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What if You Purged All of Your Stuff?

Maxie McCoy | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maxie McCoy

The living with so little so easily has showed me just how much we do not need. I never set out to own so little. It found me. And in the finding came freedom -- freedom from thinking things will fix or fill anything I'm feeling.

Why I Don't Wear My Engagement Ring

Amber Trimble | Posted 09.22.2015 | Weddings
Amber Trimble

I've been married a little over two years, and a couple months ago I stopped wearing my engagement ring. Before I tell you why I don't wear my engagement ring, take a trip with me as I get a bit nostalgic about my own engagement.

The Importance of Simplifying Due to Unprecedented Amounts of Distraction

Krystal Cleaver | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Krystal Cleaver

The status quo of being busy and distracted is affecting all of our lives. By being intentional and simplifying, we will reap benefits and rewards that only come with conscious attention to habits.

What You Need, What You Don't

Brianna Wiest | Posted 09.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Brianna Wiest

When it comes to what furniture you should and shouldn't keep, your focus should be on utility above all else. Look around. If there's anything you keep that doesn't serve a functional purpose, let it go. There shouldn't be too many of these items.

Between Identities: Trauma and Ethics in the Art of Eugene Lemay

Shai Baitel | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Shai Baitel

His trajectory as an American Christian of Arab descent, who transformed into a Jew and then an Israeli who fights for his country, has certainly shaped Lemay as a complex individual with a variety of viewpoints relating to identity, of his own, and of the other.

5 Things You Only Think You Need

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

Not long ago, my wife and I felt like our family was on The Great Hamster Wheel to nowhere. So we decided to try a little experiment.

Behind the White Walls: Isaac Brest's 'Hunger Is the Best Sauce'

Caspar Jopling | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Caspar Jopling

Stepping through the double French doors of 3 Howard Street in New York's bustling Chinatown will immediately vitalize your day - visually and intellectually. The exhibition on show, Hunger is the Best Sauce, is The Still House Group's co-founder, Isaac Brest's most recent provocation of the city's thriving art scene.

Susan Breen: The Elemental Substance of Nature

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

In recent times, few painters have made substantive strides in the field of floral and still life painting. One such artist is Susan Breen. At first glance, viewers are often drawn in by the mood of the work, which can be anything from somber or heavy-hearted to spiritually uplifting and enlightening.

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 05.29.2015 | 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...


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


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.