Urban Garden Made With Recycled Plastic Bottles

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This fantastic garden made from recycled bottles was one of the creations for a project called Home Sweet Home, in which a team of people visit homes throughout Brazil and provide makeovers to both their exterior and interior. This particular garden was made for the Roberts family: a mother and two daughters who have a humble income of $200/month. The …

The Habits of Happiness

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‘Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.’ ~Dalai Lama By Leo Babauta I’m not one who believes you can be happy all the time, but I have learned you can be happy much of the time. And that’s not something that depends on how your day is going or how others treat you — it …

Murphy Dog Bed

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If you have a big dog and a small apartment, you will love this thing. Designed by architects April Clark and Ed Richardson of Clark | Richardson Architects, Murphy’s Paw dog bed folds up against the wall and takes virtually no space. Unfold it with one fluid movement whenever her canine highness is ready for a nap. Brilliant! The piece is available …

In one second on the Internet there are…

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10 years ago Skype, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, Dropbox, and Instagram didn’t exist. 20 years ago there were only 130 websites total, Google wasn’t even around yet, and you had to pay for an email account through an ISP. 30 years ago there was no internet. But now in one second on the Internet there are…

A Year of Living Without

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A Year of Living Without or, How I Made Room for Life By Leo Babauta For the next 12 months, I’ll be conducting a personal experiment that I’m calling A Year of Living Without. It’s my way of finding out what’s truly necessary, of simplifying my life, of making room for other things. I’m testing the boundaries of my needs. …

Taming The Email Beast

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In the 1950s, when consumer electronics such as vacuum cleaners and washing machines emerged, there was a belief that household chores would be done in a fraction of the time. We know now it didn’t work out that way. Our definition of clean changed. Instead of wearing underwear for multiple days, we started using a fresh pair every day, and …

Greed is indeed a sin!

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Infographics video on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between the perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. And don’t think for a minute that this inequality of wealth is only happening in the US.