A cluttered home is a cluttered mind

I’m in the process of cleaning out my closet and the number of clothes I no longer wear is astounding especially since I recently packed up a bag to donate.

With a new baby on the way, my goal is to get rid of stuff we don’t need or don’t…

And you definitely shouldn’t have to resort to killing your spouse to get what’s yours

(Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead from Kevin Can F**k Himself)

Allison McRoberts spends her days picking up her husband’s underwear, cooking and is pretty much at the disposal of her husband’s whims 24/7. While she plays the classic housewife role, she is deeply unhappy in her marriage.

Allison dreams of living in…

Wake up smiling everyday

The story of businessman and the fisherman

There was once a businessman standing on the beach in a small fishing village. Looking out to sea, he noticed a local fisherman rowing his boat to shore. The businessman was impressed by all the fat, fresh fish that the fisherman had caught.

When the fisherman arrived on land, the…

Make sure you’re prepared to handle the consequences

Women empowerment is all about knowing and promoting your own self-worth. It’s about exercising your right to make your own decisions and fight for what you believe in. Unfortunately, society hasn’t made it easy for women to have confidence in their own decision-making or in themselves. …

The gentrification of Mahjong teaches a valuable lesson on the importance of professional copywriting

The Mahjong Line’s  “Cheeky” line

Click. Click. Click.

That’s the sound of Chinese tradition being played across generations, a game that grandkids can play with their grandparents. A game passed down from their ancestors and their ancestors before them. …

“Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” — Chris Brogan

As productive as we want our days to be, we inevitably end up wasting a few minutes or hours of our life every day. Here are 4 “small” things we shouldn’t waste our time, energy, and money on but inevitably do.

Bad movies and TV shows

I’ve only ever walked out on one movie. I…

And people could care less about them

People don’t care about you as much as you think they do.

It’s a shot to the ego but also very freeing.

We are always trying to impress people — parents, partners, friends, bosses. …

Yes, money does buy happiness even if you spend it on things you “shouldn’t”

“Money can’t buy happiness” is an old and tired cliche. I used to believe that but I’ve realized that money can buy happiness. …

Collectivism is killing the Japanese workforce

Miwa Sado worked at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Tokyo. She logged 159 hours of overtime and took only two days off in the month leading up to her death from congestive heart failure in July 2013. She was 31 years old.

Matsuri Takahashi was only 25 years old when she…

You can thank Denis Diderot for being the ultimate example

Denis Diderot was a poor man. Even though he was a famous philosopher and the co-founder and writer of Encyclopedie, one of the most comprehensive encyclopedias of his time, being an intellect didn’t exactly pay well. It was 1762, he was 52, and his daughter was to be married. …

Alice Vuong

Living life imperfectly and as creatively as possible. www.alicevuong.com

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