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Find Your Personal Luxury

Jeff Cannon | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

True luxury is about authenticity, and you cannot create authenticity simply by buying more. Nor can you create it by buying the most expensive items or by trying to keep up with the latest and greatest that someone else told you was a "must have" for the season.

Save Me From My Souvenirs

Karin Kasdin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Once I thought all those trinkets would remind me of shared, carefree days. Now they just remind me that I need to dust.

Watch: Transformable Clothing Inspired by Ancient Greek Fashion

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

A cylindrical piece of fabric converts between a dress and a top with a morphing neckline. A little red dress can be worn backward or forward, with caped sleeves or a bunched neck. A cone-shaped fabric flip-flops between a skirt and a shirt.

When Managing Complexity, Less Is More

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

All of us have a tendency to take on additional work, lose focus, and feel overloaded -- whether we work in the C-suite, at a desk, or on a shop floor. The key is not to repeat that pattern by adding more work.

Solving the Rubik's Cube of Organizational Structure

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Dysfunctional or outdated organizational designs can make it difficult for managers to operate effectively. Here are some steps that managers can take towards simplifying their own structure.

Say 'No' For Simplicity's Sake

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

If simplicity is so sought after, why are we not taking the action that creates it?

Greed and Goodness Alive: the Holiday Top Five

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Kelhawk

During the holidays we see greed and goodness -- the best and worst of humanity -- intimately entwined like the red and white in a candy cane. And this is nothing new.

LifeEditing: Cut Space, Possessions, Media, Friends and Be Happier

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

If the 20th century was about supersizing our food, stuff, cars and homes, the 21st century is about editing our lives back to a more more satisfying simplicity.

The Consumers' New Clothes (Sarah Ferguson, Take Note)

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Salzman

A New Consumerism is taking hold. People are realizing their responsibility in current events and taking control of what they can, making changes to simplify their finances, consumption, and lives.

Coping With Chaos: Radical Acceptance

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Clarity is about figuring out what you need and what you want as a writer and paring down your obligations and responsibilities so that you can really zero in on what's important.