Want to start simplifying? First, avoid sentimental items and difficult-to-part-with objects; you'll never get started if you're faced with all that heavy lifting.

Posted By
minimalists
5 minutes ago

Low sugar & an all-natural jam that will take minutes to prepare?

Yes! All you'll need is fresh fruit, lemon juice, chia seeds, & honey. The result: a batch of homemade blackberry chia jam, that's both quick & relatively low in sugar.

Posted By
thekitchn
1 hour ago
Self
The easy ride

We know what you want to accomplish. We know how you'd like everything to turn out.

The real question is, "what are you willing to push through the dip for?" What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about?

Because that's what's going to actually get done.

Posted By
sethgodin
2 hours ago
Writing
How To Play Fantasy Football, Only With Authors

all over the country, in suites at the Bellagio, party rooms at Hooter's, and your mom's basement, groups of nerds will gather for a sacred annual autumn ritual: the fantasy football draft.

But what if you could play fantasy "sports" with something less concussion-causing? Like, for instance, books!? Gather your friends, because now you you can!

Posted By
bookriot
2 hours ago

In my life, I came out as a gay man and as a person with bipolar disorder. Both were difficult.

I tried to hide [my bipolar disorder] from all but my closest friends and family. I didn’t want to appear lazy when depressed or crazy when manic.

Eventually, I did choose to come out as a man with bipolar disorder for the same reason I came out as a gay man. It was time to be who I am.

Posted By
bradley
4 hours ago
Self
Human Without God: "How about money?"

"No matter how rich you are, you have only one ass sitting in one chair." --- A guy interviewed by Bloomberg today.

The other day a friend called me, telling me that her new house construction had just finished.

Posted By
yunyi2009
4 hours ago
Business
Working for Yourself : Understanding The Signals

There are sometimes when you feel everything conspires against you...

Struggling to wake up every morning to arrive on time to that same job you've been hating for years? Still experiencing money issues every single month? Feeling mad, frustrated and depressed? Nothing comes out the way you've expected and you're losing control?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you better be careful with walking through the park, dogs may confuse you with a tree... as for today, you are a good target!

Posted By
CashPowerWoman
4 hours ago

Sometimes you want a room with a view. Sometimes you want a bunker that's walled-off to the world. Why not have both? The Sharifi-ha House can shape-shift based on the amount of sun or level of privacy that its residents need at that particular moment.

Posted By
gizmodo
8 hours ago

We recently sat down with Lita and chatted about all sorts of things in Lita’s fantasy worlds. It was time to talk a bit about the magic behind the curtain.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

Blog Catalog: “Lita’s Worlds” … places like elsewheres. This is major fantasy speak. Please…

Posted By
LitaBurke
9 hours ago
VIB Journals
Are there any good movies today?

Has anyone seen any good movies lately? I have not. I love Redbox but lately it's not even worth the $1.50. I think that the last good one was Captain Phelps but I don't know if I have ever seen Tom Hanks in a bad movie.

Posted By
tmumble
9 hours ago
VIB Journals
Raising Drama: A Memory

The dining room window is open wide. The smell of summer wafts in on a breeze, fresh cut grass. My mother is leaning out the window, hanging the laundry on the clothes line that stretches across our backyard.

Posted By
RaisingDrama
9 hours ago
VIB Self
Are you Getting what you Want in Life?

I love reading articles from Time Magazine because they usually deal with "hot" or controversial topics. The kind of topics that make you think about fundamental life issues. I've just read one of those articles, "How Can I get What I Want in Life".

According to the article, there are 2 reasons why you haven’t done the stuff you ‘want’ to do in your life:

1. You can't because of something external,
or
2. You won't because of something internal

Which one is your reason? Or is there the possibility of another one?

Posted By
tmumble
18 hours ago