Mira Keras’ Rule of ReInvention

Improvised Life Editorial Assistant Mira Keras also happens to be a tattoo artist recently featured in Buzzfeed. She developed a survivalist’s approach to right-livlelihood that works for both Millenials and Boomers navigating rough economic seas.

Read More 4.25.17 | 2:00am

Voyage of Discovery: Murukami’s 3300-Song Playlist

We were thrilled to find a free, streamable Spotify playlist with over 3,300 songs from novelist Haruki Murakami's legendary record collection. Its range is vast, from rare jazz recordings to a huge riff of Bach and Elvis: discoveries that fuel our own creative endeavors.

Read More 4.20.17 | 1:25pm

Advice for Someone Who is Juggling Her Life

Like most people, we often feel like we are juggling way too many things in our life. Although we try to simplify, make choices, edit out the unnecessary, we have not yet mastered the equilibrium of just enough. How startling then to find A Poem for Someone Who is Juggling Her Life and its affirmation of a very counter-intuitive option...

Read More 4.18.17 | 2:23am

Here’s Your Joy Permit!

As we passed a Police/Fire Emergency alarm on 123rd Street, we noticed an official looking bright yellow form taped to it. We walked by then turned back to read it; something didn't look quite right. We discovered that it was a sort of makeshift dispenser of...JOY Permits,

Read More 4.17.17 | 2:51am

Spring Breakfast: A Perfect Boiled Egg with Toast Soldiers

This Sunday, we'll celebrate Spring and Easter with a simple, of-the-season breakfast: soft boiled eggs with toast soldiers, and good coffee, inspired by Ellen Silverman's Girl with Egg. Here's how to make perfection out of something so simple.

Read More 4.13.17 | 6:13pm