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Can Apps Help Us All to be Happier? Introducing @CountdownKeeper by #katieandjane

by Katie McDermott and Jane Whitehead | Featured Contributor “It’s the little moments that make life big” Heavy Facebook use has been known to cause anxiety, depression and can cause users to overestimate how happy others are, causing them to be less happy as a result. The average time spent on Facebook per user every […]

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3 Tips to Light a Fire Under Your Ass and Take Action by @MelindaMassie

  by Melinda Massie | Featured Contributor In Steel Magnolias, Olympia Dukakis as Clairee Belcher says, “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” My Sunshines, the only thing separating you from the cluttered masses is the ability to light a fire under your tookus and take action. Yes, […]

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Is Your Home a Lasagna? by @MelindaMassie

I hope you’re not hungry because today I’m combining two of my fave pleasures – food and organizing.

Imagine a lasagna fresh out of the oven. Perhaps, like me, you are impatient and cut into it too soon. That beautiful, smooth layer of cheese on top gives way to layers desperate to fall apart. As we persist on getting the lasagna on our plate, it just splays out into a rich, hot mess.

Many people’s homes are like this, too.

Upon first entrance, it seems lovely. Beautiful. You might even go so far as to think they’re organized.

Then you dig in.

Drawers explode upon opening. The drawers may not open at all from being over-stuffed with things. Open a closet too quickly, and the contents may fall into a hot mess on top of you. Cabinets seem to have been arranged by a group of evil circus clowns on a drunken bender.

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The 5 Parts of Organizing That Will SUCK by @MelindaMassie

This is the part we gloss over, hoping you’ll continue to read our articles and buy our services. Truth is, however, that it isn’t always so easy-breezy.

Some parts just suck.

In my past life as an event planner, I worked for an organization that held 80+ events a year. The majority of these were outside, and weather could be as temperamental as a bride whose cake just fell. It could get intense, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazeballs staff. They rocked. How did I create my fabulous team?

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3 Organizing “Rules” I Want You to Break by @MelindaMassie

It’s the beginning of the year and that means one thing – TONS of information on how to get organized. I’m not about to knock this. I’ve written some of those pieces myself. If ditching your clutter and getting organized is a goal, I whole-heartedly support you.

I don’t, however, support all the information flying around out there.

Some so-called advice will actually be sales pitches. (I’m looking at you beautiful home goods catalog that shall go un-named!) Others will offer solid advice. Then there will be the “rules” that are so restrictive that they become oppressive.

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