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Live mindfully Pay attention to what’s going on inside and out

Kinda human We humans manage to paste a wide variety of human traits onto inanimate objects, like our computer that just doesn’t want to understand us, or the car we name, and the copier that’s having an off day. Or how about this:

Birds’ paradise

Want more birds in your garden? Lure them in by not tidying up. Birds like a bit of variety. A few pointers:  Keep dead wood and dead leaves  Keep loads of flowering plants  Plant (thorny) bushes and trees  Plant berry bushes  Dig a pond  Put in nesting boxes  Make gradual transitions from lawn to plants, bushes and trees  Replace fences with hedgerows

The smiling light switch. Set of Light Up Your Mood light switch stickers, € 9.95 on www.gutenappetit.nl.

(source: www.vogelbescherming.nl, the Dutch Bird Association)

Now that’s what I call lunch! The Japanese bento is intriguing. Why? Because at first sight you could say, it’s just a takeout meal in a box. But when you take a closer look, you notice the love and care the Japanese put into this little box and its contents – that’s what makes it so special! The Internet is riddled with little bento gems: New York lawyer Megan Noh, for instance, has been keeping a blog of her best bento lunches. She sees preparing her bento as ‘a moment of harmony in an otherwise chaotic and busy workday’. Megan’s lunches are at bentozen. wordpress.com. More on bentos at justbento.com and if you want to start doing your own: there are gorgeous bento boxes for sale at www.jlist.com.

The orange with googly eyes that yells ‘Save me’. Stick-on googly eyes for € 4 at eyebombing.com.

The mess on your desk suddenly eyeing you questioningly. FACES book by Zoe Miller & David Goodman, also available for € 12.99 at www.shhhop.com.

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Flow is a magazine for paper lovers. We are all about positive psychology, crafting, mindfulness, and not being perfect. Flow helps readers...

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Flow is a magazine for paper lovers. We are all about positive psychology, crafting, mindfulness, and not being perfect. Flow helps readers...

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