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Hanne Suorza | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

The beauty of it: Learning from nature. Letting things unfold naturally, in their own way and time. Simplicity, Sykkylven/ Norway, September 20...

7 Super Smart Life Hacks You Should Use Immediately

Supercompressor | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Home

Collected here are some of the most useful life pro tips and "hacks" ever scattered throughout Reddit, submitted for your approval and immediate application. Don't thank me; thank the glorious gods of the Internet.

Learn How To Make 6 Simple Cocktails In Only 15 Seconds

Food52 | Posted 08.21.2015 | Taste

We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet...

A Dream Home Inside a Nightmare House

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Our house may be incomplete, but our home has everything it needs. Thanks Freud for once again pointing out the obvious.

The Problem With Being Hyperconnected

Carl Phillips | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

If you leave the house and realize you've left your phone home and feel a deep sense of panic, then maybe it's time to step back. Surely this is no reason to panic in the grand scheme of life.

16 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Carl Phillips | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Simplifying our lives can help us combat these feelings. However, living a simpler life in, what can be, a complex world takes some guile. With this in mind, here are some ideas to help you on your own journey to simpler.

I'm Giving Away Most Of The Money I'll Ever Earn. Here's How I'm Doing It.

Toby Ord | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Toby Ord

A few years ago, I decided to give away most of the money I'll earn in my career. At the same time, I made an even more important decision. I decided to give my money to the charities that do the most good.

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...

What Spock Taught Us About the Road to Fulfillment: Simplify

Sarah Liddle | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Sarah Liddle

Nimoy once said, "The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have." By giving the world our talents, we're naturally more fulfilled, more attuned to our destiny. By giving away our talents, we're fulfilled.

Celebrating Valentine's Day or Just Another Consumer Holiday?

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

Celebrating Valentine's Day may or may not be your thing. But I do know that celebrating is one of the best ways to pause, remember and be grateful for this one, wild, precious and amazing life we have been given.

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.

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.

10 Ways For a Zero Dollar Christmas

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 01.24.2015 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

I normally don't set a concrete budget for myself, but this year I've decided to aim for a zero dollar Christmas/Chanukah/birthday season. Yes, you read that right. Zero dollars, as in nothing, nada, bupkis.

10 Reasons I'm Grateful for a Small(er) House

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

When Thom and I decided to right-size our living arrangement to nearly half the space that we had before, I honestly wasn't sure it would work. I agreed to try it as an"experiment" and wrote about the process in more detail.

Alena Hall

How 'Slow Travel' Transformed This Couple's Life | Alena Hall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel

When Mark and Betsy Blondin emerged from the 2008 economic crisis with huge financial losses, they did what some would consider the unthinkable. They ...

'Boards Don't Hit Back' and Other Bruce Lee Wisdom

Carl Phillips | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Bruce Lee continues to be an inspiration to millions long after his untimely passing. While better known for his amazing martial arts ability, incredible physical prowess and acting Bruce was also a philosopher. He was a free thinker who read and studied the work of the philosophical greats but then formed his own views.

Joe Van Brussel

This Family Went To Extraordinary Lengths To Rid Themselves Of 'Stuff' | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Five years ago, Catherine and Temple Pond led a seemingly picturesque New England life in the small New Hampshire village of Hancock. Their Federal-st...

Making Yoga Affordable To All

Rob Schware | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Peggy Hong, who is part of a growing movement to incorporate themes of social justice into yoga classes, workshops, and programs.

Appreciating the Simple Moments More Than Onslaught of Technology

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

I admit it. I'm addicted. Social media, my phone, television, all things Internet -- I would not want to live without them. Looking at my daughter prompted me to write this column, as I realized one day when she was nursing that my reading the news on the phone was distracting her.

Get Home, Get Wine, Eat Food, Summertime

Courtney McKinney | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney McKinney

Eating well, moving, and cooking don't have to be chores. They can compliment each other so you'll have more time to go back to watching TV or whatever you would rather be doing (although once you start moving to the music you may find you prefer that to watching TV).

Alena Hall

She Was Living Life As A 'Money-Making Machine.' Now She Lives On A Sailboat. | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Cheryl Grant spent decades of her life working herself into the ground, thinking that overtime pay would bring her the security and fulfillment she cr...

100 Things to Do During Screen Free Week

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Computers have become necessary tools, but they're also a major distraction that suck up hours upon hours of our daily lives. So reset your screen addiction and dust off your creative thinking skills!

The Power of Limiting Choice

Carl Phillips | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Ironically, too many choices can sometimes lead to us making no choice. Limiting choice can improve our chances of actually making a decision and then staying committed to that decision. We put mental blinkers on and fully commit to what is in front of us.

Lessons Learned From a Year Without Showering

Rob Greenfield | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Rob Greenfield

So how does a regular showering guy end up going 365 days and counting without taking a shower? It started with a long bike ride across America to promote sustainability and eco-friendly living.

Leave Positive Footprints in the Sand

Carl Phillips | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Life at times seems like a mystery that is never for solving. What is a constant is we all have a responsibility to make our lives the best they can be. A responsibility to both ourselves and the world at large.