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By The Behance Team

How to End a Conversation [VIDEO]

Have you ever gotten stuck in a conversation with somebody because you didn’t know how to end it smoothly? Well, in today’s video we show you how to end a conversation without making things awkward.

Simon hacks IKEA names to annoy girlfriend

Simon (an Aussie Youtuber) recently moved in with his girlfriend, Dana and “had to make the unavoidable trip to IKEA.” He figured out how to get through there as quickly as possible – IKEA-punning all the way – to annoy his girlfriend. Did he manage to cut short the trip?

4 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Boost Income While Unemployed

Unemployment is one of the biggest problems of our time. United States is witnessing its lowest rate in the last two years, and February’s 5.5% is still a high figure considering how fast the US economy is growing after the end of 2008  economy crises. If you are among these 5.5%, maybe your situation is not as bad as you think.

So You Want My Trade: Carpenter

Last year, we ran a series of articles extolling the virtues and eliminating the myths of the skilled trades. While we were able to cover a lot of ground, there wasn’t room to provide a detailed picture of all the various trades out there for men to pursue.

End of Summer Sale at the AoM Store

Summer is coming to an end, and to celebrate, we’ve put select items into the clearance section in the AoM Store. All clearance items are 30% off the original price.

Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Home Run TED Talks

“He or she who is willing to be the most uncomfortable is not only the bravest but rises the fastest.” – Brené Brown Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

Malm Headboard + Vika Alex = Slim Desk

IKEA items used: MALM Headboard, VIKA ALEX office storage. 1. The back of the MALM headboard was cut down with a (Festool) table saw to the width of the VIKA ALEX Drawer unit to serve as the top of a narrow desk. 2. The top of the MALM headboard was cut down to the height of the VIKA ALEX Drawer unit, to serve as a supporting leg. 3.

Making My Kitchen Pop with a Pegboard-IVAR Unit

IKEA Items Used: IVAR shelving My boyfriend and I recently moved into a new apartment in Chicago. Faced with a sizable kitchen, minimal cabinetry, PLASTER WALLS, and several boxes of pots and pans, we headed to IKEA to see what we could do.

No time for meditation? Try this instead.

“I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.” – Gandhi So you want to try meditation? You’ve heard there are many health benefits: it boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and improves mental focus. Also, your favourite celebrity practices meditation, so it must be useful, right?

How much does it cost to start a side gig?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. So you’re thinking to start a side gig. Congratulations! Whether you are trying to pay off debt or just trying to fully fund your savings account, a side gig can help you reach your financial goals. But be aware: There is a grain of truth to the old adage, “You have to spend money to make money.” Exactly how much money are we talking?

5 Reasons Meditation Inevitably Improves Your Relationship

Over the last couple of years a lot of my friends asked me what they can do to improve their relationships. Of course they expected me to give them the same advice as everyone else gives. Buy her a nice present. Tell her that she is beautiful. Spend a bit more time with her.

Podcast #133: How to Attain Financial Independence Via the Strenuous Life

What would you say to a person who told you that you could retire at age 30, never have to work again, and still live a comfortable life, all on a normal salary and without winning the lottery? You’d probably call them crazy. Of course that’s not how money works. Well, my guest today did retire at age 30, and he did so without making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

Do You Do Your Best Thinking in the Bathtub?

Interview: Elisabeth Egan. I got to know Liz Egan because so many people told me, “You’ve got to meet Liz Egan!” We knew so many people in common that finally we just had lunch — which was a ton of fun.  She’s the books editor at Glamour and has written for numerous publications, and we have writerly friends in common. Now she’s also a novelist.

How to Recognize Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac and Treat Their Rashes

A stroll in the woods is nearly always an enjoyable endeavor; what’s not so enjoyable is discovering a red, itchy rash the next day. Each year, millions of Americans come in contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. While there are numerous other poisonous plants, these three are grouped together because they share a common irritant: an oily resin/sap called urushiol.

TRANSFORMERS! Bulk-Storage-Bed into a Lounge!

Beds with a lot of bulk storage is a classic Ikea hack. Our bed design is SO easy that anyone can do it. No alteration of the original Ikea furniture, virtually no work, it’s THAT easy! But when we made our bed, we would never have guessed that our hack came with a bonus.