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Reclaim Your Space: Organize Bills, Paperwork, and Other Items in Your Home

Karen Cordaway | Posted 05.30.2014 | Money
Karen Cordaway

If your house seems cluttered, ask yourself if you have too much stuff or do you just need to put stuff away. Establish a routine to do so.

Familiar Sequences Attract Attention

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

You are constantly making decisions about where to focus your attention. The world is a busy place, and you have to figure out what information is likely to be most important.

"Poor Alaskans": Court Blasts Alaska's Redistricting

John Aronno | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The last round of reapportionment in Alaska didn't meet any rational smell check. The heavily right-leaning redistricting board focused on pitting political rivals against each other and erected new obstacles for left-leaning candidates and incumbents in their home districts.

7 Tips to Boost Your Energy... Fast

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Energy (or lack of energy) is contagious. If you feel energetic, you'll help the people around you feel energetic, too. And that makes them feel happier.

What's the Most Popular Resolution for Happiness?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

When people tell me they've done their own happiness projects, I always ask, "What resolutions did you try? What worked for you?" One answer comes up more than any other.

Rock and Roll

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Many artists display rock and roll, but for reasons I'll explain, it's tough to see if you don't study the work in person -- and I've had the good fortune to study the work of all three of these painters in person.

9 Quick Tips For Keeping Your Home Serene And Organized

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how to be happier at home. Here are a few very simple suggestions. These aren't the most profound, but they're steps you can take fairly quickly.

My Latest Resolution: Clean While I Cook

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I find that when I make the effort to prepare properly, and then to clean up after myself as I go, tasks proceed much more smoothly. And almost nothing is more satisfying than working easily and well.

Why I Should Replace a Light Bulb

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I find that when the little things in my home are out of order, I feel restless, anxious and overwhelmed. When I take care of the little things, I feel more ready to tackle the large things.

Clearing Clutter? Think About Appearances, Too

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Outer order contributes to inner calm. It's not such a big deal to have a messy coat closet or a crowded desk -- yet I get a surprising rush of happiness and relief when I clear clutter.

FCC Taps Reasonable Man to Be Net Neutrality Czar

Cynthia Dill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Cynthia Dill

The long-awaited cop on the Internet beat is someone you might recognize. The Reasonable Man, whose conduct sets the standard in tort law, will now work a second job over at the FCC.

BP Oil Dispersants Used Regularly Even After White House Order; Coast Guard Allowed It

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has routinely approved BP requests to use thousands of gallons of toxic chemical a day to break up oil slicks ...

Balanced Life -- Use Up What You Have

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

The most enigmatic of my Twelve Personal Commandments is to spend out. I have a miserly nature; by spending out, I mean to stop hoarding, to trust in abundance and to use what I already have.

Balanced Life -- 11 Myths Of De-Cluttering.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

As much as most of us want to keep our home, office, car, etc. in reasonable order, it's tough. Here's a list of some myths of de-cluttering that make it harder to get rid of stuff.

Balanced Life -- Make Your Bed

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Making your bed is a step that's quick and easy, yet makes a big difference. Everything looks neater. It's easier to find your shoes. Your bedroom is a more peaceful environment.

A Few Good Reasons For Making Your Bed

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit. ...

11 Quick Tips For Keeping Your Home Uncluttered

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

When you're feeling blue or overwhelmed, it's tempting to try to pick yourself up by indulging in a "treat." Unfortunately, a guilty pleasure is often...

The Balanced Life

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gretchen Rubin

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you should have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit....