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Making Time For Chores Is Part of Life

Dana Laquidara | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Dana Laquidara

If kids don't partake in any of this while growing up, they won't factor in that they actually have to leave time in their lives to do the stuff of life. Chores. Maintenance. Cleaning it up. Getting it done. Letting them believe that all of this just magically gets done is not serving them well, in my opinion.

The 5 Secrets Of People Whose Homes Are Always Clean

Brittany Bergman | Posted 02.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Brittany Bergman

We all have that friend: every time you go to her house, everything is in its place, the counters are shining, and the toilet doesn't have that pink ring around the bowl.

Pursuing Less Can Lead Us to More

Carl Phillips | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

"The less I needed, the better I felt." -- Charles Bukowski The pursuit of more is not working -- it's a broken model. The ad men sell us more is t...

The Woman in the Empty Room: We Are Not What We Own

Colleen Berge | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Colleen Berge

We can be made anonymous by too many possessions. Rather than being defined by them, we become overwhelmed by them. Lost among them; uncertain of who ...

13 Things to Say NO to in 2016

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Shauna Mackenzie

As we close out 2015, finish up our to-do list for the year, and set our new goals for 2016, it's time to lay some ground rules.

8 Essential Gifts For The Beautiful Object Lover

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 12.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Baudouin

As the saying goes: A thing of beauty is a joy forever. For some, this thought is a way of life. Whether it's a tiny token to elevate connection in ri...

Save Your Money While Teaching Your Kids Gratitude And Self-Control

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.09.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

It's the holiday season, so most parents I know, including myself, are trying to instill a sense of gratitude in our kids, instead of a greedy "gimme gimme gimme" attitude.

Much Adieu About Nothing

F. Scott Hess | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

I was intrigued when I read about a recent retrospective exhibition of "Voids" at the Pompidou Centre, where 9 empty rooms were devoted to 50 years of works of nothing, all by artists who had the same idea: That nothing is the best way to say something.

Egg-straordinary

Valentina Loffredo | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
Valentina Loffredo

From egg-shaped chairs and planters to oval cars and skyscrapers, it's been a few years eggs have been upgraded to objects of design. Some photographe...

How Being A Minimalist Will Save You Big Time

EBONY.com | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Even though there are no strict rules to minimalism, these basic principles promise to bring order and more meaning into your lives.

17 Mantras for Minimalists in the Making

Brianna Wiest | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Wiest

When you arrive at the solution to a problem, the answer is always simple. As they say, if you can't explain it to a 6-year-old, you don't understand ...

My Kids Just Happily Donated Most Of Their Toys And Here's Why

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

As a therapist, I always encourage people to clarify their values and live in a way that makes them proud, happy, and fulfilled.  This is usually not through the accumulation of material possessions and staying in jobs you don't like to make more money.  

10 Space-Saving Tips And Storage Tricks You Should Steal From Tiny Homes

MakeSpace | Posted 10.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
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MakeSpace

All 10 of these tiny homes prove that space is relative. Your home is only as tiny as you let it feel. So, apply these space-saving tips and storage tricks when you can. Because you deserve to have a bigger home without actually paying for one.

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 ...