Pretend You’re Who You Want to Be

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To be happy, it is important that we become happy with who we are—accept ourselves, recognize our good traits, accept our flaws, and come to see those flaws as actually good and unique parts of us.

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100 Words on Love: Return to Vietnam

Tim Drive

He was shot 7 times by Americans. No one had apologized for what they had done.

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A Minimalist in NYC

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Leo Babauta asserts that you can be a minimalist anywhere. All you need to do is reject consumerism, and learn to be content with little.

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

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Is having fun professionally productive?

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Upselling Prison: Accessories and Upgrades

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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

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

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The Just in Case Syndrome

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

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Disaster Preparedness Overload

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How to survive on the basics.

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100 Words on Love: She Will Ride

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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

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Sweet everlasting, my prayer.

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City vs. Country Minimalism

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

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100 Words on Love: Building Walls

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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

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Leo Babauta on how to argue for minimalism.

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100 Words on Love: Time to Touch

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We’ve talked long enough.

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100 Words on Love: There You Were

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…and there I was.

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

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

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