The Kon Marie method ("does it spark joy?") offers a self-medication regime for middle class people with undiagnosed anxiety disorders and too much stuff. And now there's an official store, complete with $86 candles, to consume your way to minimalism.
In a letter posted on the site, Ms Kondo said her tidying method "isn't about getting rid of things".
Instead, she wrote: "It's about heightening your sensitivity to what brings you joy.
"Once you've completed your tidying, there is room to welcome meaningful objects, people and experiences into your life."
Read the rest
If any of y'all want to do this for me with Japanese stationary supplies and airline tickets, I'm fine with it. Read the rest
A number of fellas have played Bozo the Clown over the years. Frank Avruch was the best. The world became a little bit less joyful earlier this week in the wake of his death at the age of 89.
Avruch played Bozo on TV during the height of the clown's popularity in the 1950s through to the 1970s. When not in front of the camera, Avruch wore the clown's smiling face and big, floppy shoes as a UNICEF Ambassador, bringing happiness to kids around the world. In 2007, his efforts for UNICEF were recognized by the United Nations.
According to The Boston Globe, Avruch is survived by his with, two sons and a whack of grandchildren. Read the rest
"A Dog's Life, a heartwarming short film made by director Kristenn over those summer months. GOBO brought this loyal friend In vivid and realistic 3D as he humorously follows his master's exercise routine." [via tl;dr] Read the rest
Candace Payne, your joy is infectious. Read the rest
Useless machines are home-built devices that turn themselves off as soon as you turn them on — and that's it. That's all the they do. The more elaborate and gimmicky the method by which they accomplish this job, the better. As a hobby, useless machines have been around since the 1950s, but Abigail Pesta of the Wall Street Journal says they're making a comeback. Read the rest
There. Just enough happiness to get you out the door to work this morning.
Big thanks to Mr. Nathan Chervek!
Read the rest