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Downsizing

The Post 50 Plan to Declutter Your Life . . . For Good

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

When I turned 50 a few years ago, I was overwhelmed by the stuff that had accumulated over the years, and I realized that it wasn't just physical clutter but mental clutter, as well.

Where Everything's Waiting for You (Downtown)

Wendy Gordon | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The open-style house had five bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a loft-turned-rumpus-room that was the ideal rainy-day space for the couple's three active boys. But as soon as the youngest had gone off to college, they sold the place.

Who Are the Joneser Boomers Keeping Up With?

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty
Bernard Starr

If you think the Wall Street protests are formidable, watch out when the boomers fully wake up to their plight and mobilize. Then you will know: It's one solid generation to reckon with.

WATCH: A Man With 5 Tiny Homes in His Backyard: Micro-Architecture as Punk Rock

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at12.38.52PM.jpg He builds small and he works with a micro-budget. His Gottagiddaway AKA "$100 homeless hut" was built for about that.

The Upside of Downsizing

Janice Harper | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Janice Harper

As most of us know by now, the American Dream has been in so many respects an American Nightmare and it's kept us fast asleep. But the moment we wake up and think of ourselves in the context of the whole wide world, our perceptions of our place in it are radically altered.

Manhattan Shoebox Apartment: A 78-Square-Foot Live-In Closet (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Luke Clark Tyler is in a serial relationship with tiny homes. His last New York City apartment was just 96 square feet. His current place is even smaller.

The Great Downsizing Debate Continues

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

What is an appropriate number of square feet per person to live comfortably yet sustainably?

Space Saving Furniture That Transforms One Room Into Two or Three (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.30.2011 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

At a time when many of us -- due to finances, the environment or increasing urbanization -- are trying to put our homes on a diet, there's one obvious place to cut: our bedrooms.

Downsizing -- A Thousand Square Feet Per Person, A New American Standard

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I know many successful boomers who are now moping around their 8 to 12,000-foot monuments to capitalism. But has America's long-standing love affair with this type of -- not very green -- home finally run its course?

The Myth of "Rightsizing" the Federal Workforce

Steve Ressler | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

President Ronald Reagan was no fan of big government. But would the man who famously said, "As government expands, liberty contracts," agree with the latest efforts to contract the federal government?

Tiny Handmade Home Built with a Little Help from the Internet

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.27.2011 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

Using the Internet as their guide, one month -- and a lot of sawing, sanding and shellacking -- later, they had their first home, dubbed Homemade Spaceship.

Separated at Worth

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

This is the eighth in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide...

Simple Life Manhattan: A 90-Square-Foot Microstudio (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

While the average American is still living relatively large, there is a growing group of Tiny House People who are choosing to live in trailers, RVs, yurts, boats and very small houses.

Can We Really Afford to Hire Another Supreme Court Justice in This Economy?

Tim Siedell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tim Siedell

Nobody's buying supreme these days. As we struggle to climb out of a devastating recession, Americans are being forced to make due with less. Times are tough.

Dionne Mack-Harvin, Brooklyn Public Library Head, Resigns

nydailynews.com | By Elizabeth Hays | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The head of the sprawling Brooklyn Public Library system abruptly quit last week after a plan to lay off 13 employees backfired and ended in a very pu...

When Downsizing Is Rightsizing

Karen Leland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Leland

My husband and are facing a downsizing. We sold the house we've owned for the past 12 years and are moving to a rental.

Massive Layoffs As Heaven Confronts Overstaffing and Inefficient Management

Steven Clifford | Posted 01.27.2010 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Buffeted by falling revenues, rising expenses, and intense competition from the Internet, God announced a management shake up and a 30% staff reduction.

Up In the Air Leaves You Down in the Dumps

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Once again, American film critics are slavering over the latest George Clooney movie. Some have already proclaimed, Up In the Air is the frontrunner for being named film of the year.

2010 Predictions: Smaller, Smarter, Greener Homes

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Here are five common-sense ways in which Americans will reduce residential energy consumption this year.

2010 Predictions: Simpler, Greener Lifestyles

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

In 2010, Americans will look for ways to save a penny or two, and with a few years of practice under their belts they'll get more thrifty. We'll see the following green trends emerge in 2010.

Are You On A Bridge To Somewhere?

Karen Leland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Leland

We talked about the process of letting go of the old stuff and what if's in our lives and embracing being on the bridge in between the old life we just left and the new one we were in the process of creating.

This Gift Could Save Your Job

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Nowadays, Santa's favorite reindeer game is sacking Blitzen if he isn't pulling his weight, thus downsizing the team from an unwieldy eight to a lean and mean seven.

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Michael G. Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael G. Winston

Instead of mandating across-the-board cuts, smart companies focus on work that really matters. They work aggressively to overthrow existing systems and structures which do not support their business vision.

How the Swine Have Stopped Us from Hugging

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Cubias

What we Latinos have for so long regarded as a cultural positive has backfired on us. That's right -- the Latino impulse to embrace people may help to spread the swine flu.

Trickle-Downsizing: Laid-Off Professionals Can't Afford to Keep the Help

New York Times | JULIE SCELFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

IN September, Cathy DeVore, a real estate agent in Larchmont, N.Y., whose business has been at a standstill lately, began taking gradual steps to lay ...