Play Hard, Work Hard: The Animal Guide to the Good Life

work hard play hard

Is having fun professionally productive?

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Upselling Prison: Accessories and Upgrades

California Prisons

John Nelson sizes up more products from the detention supply industry, #2 in a casual series.

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100 Words on Love: Through the Cold

snow heart

This blanket of memories will carry us through the winter of our love.

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The Just in Case Syndrome

just in case

Having minimal possessions in your life isn’t hard, until you face this syndrome.

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Disaster Preparedness Overload


How to survive on the basics.

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100 Words on Love: She Will Ride

She Will Ride bike

She will peddle until her little legs give out and there’s no race left to win.

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100 Words on Love: Muse in Down and Denim and Wool

tiny flowers

Sweet everlasting, my prayer.

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City vs. Country Minimalism


What kind of environment does minimalism thrive in? Leo Babauta argues for all types.

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100 Words on Love: Building Walls

wall heart

I spend so much time on them building a wall between me and the world, brick on bone.

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Minimalism’s Critics


Leo Babauta on how to argue for minimalism.

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100 Words on Love: Time to Touch

rusted heart

We’ve talked long enough.

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Portraits of Fatherhood: Calling All Dads—We Want to Tell Your Story!


Call for Submissions: Dads, we want to interview you!

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100 Words on Love: There You Were

brooklyn street shadows

…and there I was.

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100 Words on Love: New Year’s Day, No Hangover

new year sunrise through window

I woke up next to a beautiful woman, and turns out I know her name and am married to her.

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Anti-Walmartization: Petite-Productivity


Leo Babauta believes slowing down and making less is one answer to personal and professional happiness.

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My Jewish Family’s Christmas Tradition—German Pancake

German Pancake

Many Jewish families have their own special Christmas traditions. Thomas Fiffer remembers—and recreates—his mother’s German Pancake.

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