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Tax Day 2019: Last-minute tips to save you stress and money

With Tax Day fast approaching, procrastinators are scrambling to collect receipts, income statements and other information in hopes of receiving a fat refund check from the IRS. Others who aren’t as fortunate are bemoaning the money they’ll owe. But regardless of your situation, it can be a lot to keep track of — particularly when you’re down to the wire. If you’re claiming a medical expense deduction, you’ll need receipts for your various copays and out-of-pocket costs. If you gave money to cha...
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5 Ways to Ensure Your #SmallBiz “Sparks Joy”

By Marie Rosecrans Like much of the American public, I can’t get enough of Marie Kondo — and that’s evident with one look at any cabinet, closet, and drawer in my house. The expert organizer and Netflix sensation has a built a loyal following through her trendy KonMari method, which consists of gathering together all of one’s belongings and then keeping only those things that “spark joy.” Kondo’s practice has inspired memes of every stripe and generated both praise and vitriol, but her underlyin...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Netflix, San Francisco Bay, Right Now, Marie Kondo, Kondo, SMB, Marie Rosecrans Like, Salesforce Marie Rosecrans, Oracle Peoplesoft Evolve, Primavera Marie


Clean Cleaning: How Eco-Friendly Companies Are Rebranding Your Least Favorite Chore

It’s become apparent that sooner or later, every market will be made over in the millennial image. What started with brands like Glossier and Warby Parker has now grown to include direct-to-consumer toilet paper and consciously-crafted olive oil with packaging so hip it could have been designed by Rachel Comey. Now, the cleaning supply industry is being similarly disrupted, with so many new brands touting alternatives to traditional cleaners that aren’t just eco-friendly, but are also elevated,...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington, Netflix, Maine, Fda, Warby Parker, Tom, Monica, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Konmari, Bronner, Jenni Kayne, Murchison Hume, Rachel Comey


How the Marie Kondo Method Can Make Your Business Better

Could Marie Kondo have the solution to making your business more efficient? By Rieva Lesonsky Do you want to have more focus, more time and more clarity about your business? The KonMari method could be the answer. KonMari is the decluttering method created by Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizational expert whose Netflix show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo has become a surprise hit. Kondo is the author of the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. While her book and television show f...
Tags: Business, Management, Netflix, Right Now, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Konmari, Rieva Lesonsky, KonMari Kondo


Add this to Kondo-spring cleaning list: Organize your finances

Spring is the season that we clean, organize, and purge our home of excess things. During this season we all begrudgingly sort through the past year’s receipts and statements while gathering data for our tax returns. This task is often overwhelming because our finances are not organized. Are your receipts scattered about your home and statements piled high on your desk? If so, spend some time organizing your personal finances now while they are top of mind. Take the time to do a bit of financial...
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The Gurus of Tidiness: If You Like Marie Kondo …

The Japanese organizer may be the star of the moment, but others have equally appealing theories and strategies for decluttering your home.
Tags: News, Becker, Joshua, Marie Kondo, Joanna, Shearer, Marie, Kondo, Gretchen, Rubin, Clea, Teplin, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Orderliness and Clutter


How to Declutter Without Creating Trash

Last updated March 30, 2019. Though I forgot to mention this in my review of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo’s persistent mentions of the hundreds of bags of trash she’s helped her clients throw out…well, it made me a little twitchy.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Sponsored: You’ve Kondo’d; now what to do with all that unwanted stuff

Once you master Marie Kondo's approach to de-cluttering, what do you do with all the stuff you don't want?
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My month trying out Marie Kondo's Method

Marie Kondo's 2014 book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, has sold over 9 million copies. The Japanese organizer's success has turned into a popular Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.De-cluttering your home has an emotional resonance, says Kondo. None A bad habit: I tend to avoid popular trends. While it saves me the hassle of terrible pop music and "influencer" nonsense, gems slip by. I was aghast when the KonMari Method first appeared in 2014. Clean up your room? Spark joy? Trea...
Tags: Europe, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mindfulness, Netflix, Animation, Innovation, Manhattan, Simplicity, Consumerism, Salvation Army, Jersey, Personal Growth, Derek, Kurosawa


Stop Calling Asian Women Adorable

When I'm at work I want to talk about work. Not my hair or skin.
Tags: News, Discrimination, Marie, Kondo, Wu, Race and Ethnicity, Asian-Americans, Constance (1982-


Successful Aging: I retired and realized I have too few friends and too much stuff

Q. I recently retired for the second time as a health-care business owner. Here is what is hitting me: Many friends have become ill, some have passed away, and neighbors are moving into retirement communities or areas close to their children. In wanting to downsize, I am going through papers, photos of vacations and even old boyfriends – so many memories of my past. Add to that my daughter tells me she is not interested in my things, that they are my memories, not hers. I find this all depressin...
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The Health Benefits of Staying Organized: An Interview With John Linden

Ever since I moved into my very own office — away from the dirty laundry and magazine piles of my home office in the bedroom — I’ve been studying the relationship between space and productivity/mood. As I organize my files, hang paintings, and eliminate the first threats of clutter, I am paying special attention to what promotes health and creativity and what destroys it. Interior designer John Linden knows this subject well. He is a nationally recognized designer of mirrors and other wall décor...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, General, Organization, Stanford, Self-help, John, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Interior, Marie, Kondo, Therese Borchard, John Linden


3 Atypical Life Hacks To Improve Your Resume

Writing a great resume has always been challenging. It comes as no surprise that people devote their entire careers to properly composing these professional documents. Knowing how to pen a captivating resume is a sought-after skill. Whole courses, workshops, and books focus on the subject. The takeaway from this is that the world is obsessed with looking good on paper — even though there’s not much paper going around anymore. With digital platforms and electronic scanning systems dominating the ...
Tags: Facebook, Writing, Netflix, Broadway, Lifehacks, Bush, Don, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Trust My Paper


Win $2,000 For The Spa Day Of Your Dreams

When it comes to our skin-care routines, we have our tried-and-true products that we couldn't imagine ever not using, and then we have those with glowing (pun intended) reviews that we've been compiling into an embarrassingly long "must try" list. (Clearly, we're not subscribing to Kondo just yet.) So where does land? The latter, and once you try it, the former — especially if you have sensitive skin.Wondering where the rose gold part comes in? Each and every product from the line is infused ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Bliss, United States, Rhode Island, Toner, Kondo, Bliss Rose Gold Rescue


Candles That Smell Like Sunshine (Because It's Still Cold Outside)

Until Mother Nature answers our plea for a swift start to springtime, we'll need to take seasonal matters into our own hands and homes. Our solution to combatting the lingering cold outside? Lighting up bright-smelling candles inside that remind us of the more radiant weather to come.We've curated a collection of the best spring-scented wicks around, each with a unique power to transport us to our most ideal warm day — from fresh-air picnics in the park to smoky campfires in the woods, mornings...
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J.Lo's 15 Carat Emerald Ring Is A Stunner — Here's 15 Engagement Rings That Look Just Like It

It's happened at last — Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo to her closest friends) and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez are finally getting hitched. After two years, and many an engagement rumor, the baseball great popped the question while he and the multi-hyphenate superstar were vacationing in the Bahamas this past weekend. In true J.Lo fashion, the proposal was anything but low-key. We weren't exactly surprised by the National Geographic -worthy sunset, the flickering bonfire or the romantic locale, but the rin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, National Geographic, Bahamas, Alex Rodriguez, Lopez, Rodriguez, Kondo, New York Yankee, Jennifer Lopez J Lo, Money Inc, Shane Co, Ken Dana, Ken Dana Design Greer, Ken Dana Design Like


Weekend reading: Minimalism is for life, not just for Netflix

What caught my eye this week. I first came across Marie Kondo when a friend’s departing ex left him The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up as a parting gift. Quite an intimate detail to share with me, you might say, except he didn’t do so deliberately. I literally stumbled across the book on top of a pile of about 50 others – surrounded by four or five other such piles – when I visited to see how he was doing. This isn’t a cute metaphor. He really was a messy hoarder, his stuff was all over th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, London, Marketing, US, Unilever, Netflix, Atlantic, Britain, Wall Street Journal, Terry Smith, Marie Kondo, Sawyer, Ratesetter, Barron


Netflix star and tidying expert Marie Kondo is looking to raise $40M

Marie Kondo, the woman who stole millions of Netflix viewers hearts this year with her show, “Tidying Up,” is in talks to raise up to $40 million in venture capital funding to scale KonMari, the business behind her personal brand, books and TV series. The news was first by The Information, which wrote that this wouldn’t be KonMari’s first infusion of venture investment, surprisingly. Last year, the company closed a financing round “in the low millions of dollars” led by top-tier VC fund ...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, Sequoia Capital, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Konmari, KonMari Method, Takumi Kawahara


The One Beauty Product Jennifer Garner Gave Up During Her Marie Kondo Purge

A look back at old photos often leaves us wondering: What were we thinking? Thank goodness portrait mode wasn't around when we were going through that over-plucked brow phase or when pink hair streaks were a thing. Luckily, the majority of our beauty regrets are hidden deep in our mothers' old photo albums. And if you were to get your hands on Jennifer Garner's old family pictures, you'd see a bright-eyed teen burnt to a crisp after hours of sailing on her dad's boat.She and her siblings did w...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Jennifer Garner, Garner, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Neutrogena, Neutrogena Ulta


AK Monthly Recap: February 2019

What’s the best thing that could have happened this month? I became an auntie again! My beautiful friend welcomed an adorable baby boy to the world and that, more than anything, made this month special. I’ve been an auntie for ten months now and it is one of my favorite roles I’ve ever had. I love having a few special kids in my life, watching them grow, and knowing that I’ll be a loving, supportive adult in their lives. Beyond that, this was a month of being a workhorse and not being super soc...
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The Kondo Method for SEO

There are ways to leverage KonMari’s basic principles to improve SEO. But more importantly, what can she use to improve her own website’s organic performance? Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Grant Oster]
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2019 Building Trends: What’s Your Style?

#sponsored If you’re designing a home or renovating in 2019, here’s a rundown of what’s trending this year. Melbourne builders and homeowners are embracing the minimalist trend, but not shying away from featured fixtures and fittings to fill the space typically taken up with ‘stuff.’ Whether you embrace Kondo-life or want it in the bin, read below for what ‘brings joy’ to homes today. Kitchen Décor wise, metallic or patterned sinks are rising in popularity, especially in gold or brass colours...
Tags: Business, Samsung, Trends, Melbourne, Lg, Right Now, Kondo, Bedroom Energy, Dmitriy Tikhonenko Shutterstock


Bliss' New Skin-Care Line Has Actual GOLD In It

When it comes to our skin-care routines, we have our tried-and-true products that we couldn't imagine ever not using, and then we have those with glowing (pun intended) reviews that we've been compiling into an embarrassingly long "must try" list. (Clearly, we're not subscribing to Kondo just yet.) So where does land? The latter, and once you try it, the former — especially if you have sensitive skin.Wondering where the rose gold part comes in? Each and every product from the line is infused ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Bliss, United States, Rhode Island, Toner, Kondo, Bliss Rose Gold Rescue


Things You Should Say To Your Single 30-Something Friend

“What it all comes down toIs that everything's gonna be fine, fine, fine'Cause I've got one hand in my pocketAnd the other one is giving a high five”-Alanis Morissette, “Hand In My Pocket,” 1995After describing at some length a list of phrases and questions that should no longer be said to single women in 2019, I realize I’ve kind of left us hanging, haven’t I? How rude. I should complete the lecture and offer a list of things you absolutely can and should say to single women at your leisure an...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Anna, Alanis Morissette, Shani, Kondo, Anna How, Savaria


What the Japanese think of Marie Kondo

Asian Boss hit the streets of Tokyo to ask people what they think of Marie Kondo's tidying method. Interestingly, Kondo seems to be more known in the US than in Japan. Image: Asian Boss/YouTube
Tags: Video, Japan, News, US, Tokyo, Marie Kondo, Tidying Up, Kondo


Maybe Marie Kondo Can Clean Up The Mess That Is The 2019 Oscars

Guys, it's all good! The Oscars are saved, everyone can calm down. Marie Kondo has arrived on the red carpet, and if anyone can make sure everything runs smoothly tonight, it's her.The 34-year-old professional organizer and star of Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo brought her husband, Takumi Kawahara, as her date. And let me tell you, she sparked joy.MARIE KONDO SPARKS JOY#Oscars pic.twitter.com/L0RvToRxpf— Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) February 24, 2019 And hey! It’s Marie Kondo adding some...
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Netflix Is the Most Intoxicating Portal to Planet Earth

Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it’s aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience.
Tags: News, Netflix, Netflix Inc, Marie, Kondo, Planet Earth, Alfonso, Cuaron, Computers and the Internet, Academy Awards (Oscars, The Great British Baking Show (TV Program, Nanette (Play, Roma (Movie, Sex Education (TV Program


Jordan Peterson on why you need to clean your room

Jordan Peterson believes that only by taking care of your immediate environment can you then move onto bigger challenges. The idea stems from millennials who want to change capitalist economic structures though can be applied broadly. In a distracted age, our inability to pay attention to our environment is leading to increased rates of anxiety and depression. None Recently, an Equinox member tried to walk out of the club carrying a stack of towels. When management stopped him, he thought they ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Happiness, America, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Community, Personal Growth, Derek, Equinox, Peterson, Kondo, Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson


Netflix Is Shrinking the World

Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it’s aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience.
Tags: News, Netflix, Netflix Inc, Marie, Kondo, Alfonso, Cuaron, Computers and the Internet, Academy Awards (Oscars, The Great British Baking Show (TV Program, Nanette (Play, Roma (Movie, Sex Education (TV Program


Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: A Great Reading Week

I've reached that point where cabin fever is starting to set in. The sleet or ice or cold or snow has kept me cooped up inside and made me miss way too many outdoor walks. It's driving me crazy! We finally started the new season of True Detective. I like it but need to see a few more episodes before commenting. We finished the Netflix series You, which started out strong, but I was less enamored by the end. We also finally watched the movie Room, which I liked. It's been too long since I re...
Tags: Books, New York, France, Netflix, Canada, New Hampshire, Paris, Hamlet, Jack, Ann Leckie, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Don, Hill, Camille, Wynn