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Podcast 123: Shield Yourself from Worry, Open Items Carefully, and Use Clothing to Influence Your Attitude.

Update: Listeners responded with an example of great side hustles (such as coaching high-school football) and with more ideas about how to deal with home parties. Try This at Home: Shield yourself from worry. Happiness Hack: Open items carefully.

How to Make a Difference and Find Your Purpose — Blake Mycoskie

“You can’t lose everything when what you care about are the people and the memories you have.”  – Blake Mycoskie This episode of the podcast features Blake Mycoskie (@blakemycoskie). Blake is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the One for One® business model, which helps a person in need with every product purchased. This simple idea has grow

Unitasker Wednesday: Nuni Taco Toaster

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Reader Jaz sent us a link to the Nuni Tortilla Toaster. With this unit you can toast six tortillas in less than a minute.

23 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

Even though the modern world isn’t any more dangerous than it was thirty or forty years ago, it feels like a more perilous place.

Hackers Help: Chalkboard paint on drawer fronts?

I have purchased the Nordli 12 drawer chest. I am wanting to put chalkboard paint on the drawer fronts only. I’ve done this to a previous all wood dresser, but I am not sure on the steps to take on a brand new piece from IKEA. Does it still need to be sanded a bit first? Or can I just apply the chalkboard paint right on top?

How to Make More Profit From Your Passive Income Sources

In the previous tutorial, we looked at how to turn your passive income—income that’s disconnected from actual work—into actual wealth so you could become financially independent. While it’s a worthy goal, there’s also a lot to be said for making sure your existing sources of passive income are running efficiently and generating as much profit as possible.

BigCommerce vs Shopify: How to Choose the Best Online Store Software

When it comes to building your e-commerce store, it’s crucial to choose a platform that can scale and grow as your business grows. A reliable platform that gives you all the tools needed to manage your store, and provide your customers with excellent service, will go a long way toward ensuring they walk away happy with their purchase and—more importantly—come back. In the wor

How to Print With Gridlines in Excel in 60 Seconds

Excel spreadsheets are combinations of rows and columns and where they meet are called cells. This creates a big grid in Excel.

What causes clutter in your life?

One of the important aspects of getting clutter under control in your life is to discover why your home and life are cluttered. Spending as few as 15 minutes in quiet reflection often can help you to discover the root of your problem. Is your home and life cluttered because of: Emotional avoidance? (Are you holding onto your past because you fear the present and future?

How To Make The Gig Economy Work For You

Fifty years ago, the expectation was that you would be in the same job until you retire. Today, 34% of the U.S. workforce are freelancers and that number is expected to reach 43% by 2020. The shift is being driven by a few different factors. First, the economy has been slow to recover since the Great Recession that started back in 2007.

Podcast #316: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

Interest in Stoicism has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Yet despite the increasing popularity of this ancient philosophy, misconceptions still abound about it. For example, many people assume that to be Stoic means to not feel or express any emotion, including happiness, and that Stoicism requires one to live a bland and spartan lifestyle.

The Clean-as-You-Go Principle

By Leo Babauta I’m not obsessive about neatness, but I’ve learned ways of keeping my house neat and clean in a simple, stress-free way. I call it the “Clean-as-You-Go Principle.” That’s pretty self-explanatory, but of course I can’t resist going into the details.

Reader Question: What to do with unwanted handyman tools

A reader recently wrote to ask, what should I do with unwanted handyman tools? It’s a good question. Many people have found themselves with a pile of tools that aren’t going to get used. Perhaps a loved one passed on, a work situation changed or a hobby goes by the wayside. In any case, it’s a shame to let something as useful as handyman tools become clutter.

Long TV stand from IKEA Stolmen

When moving to a new flat often some (all) things change. “I have all furniture I need” mostly costs around 1k Euro…. I had a black Stolmen with black topping for years and wanted things a bit brighter in my new flat.

6 Simple Habits For More Productivity, Happiness And Fulfillment

Research tells us that willpower is like a muscle. You can work on making it stronger, but you can’t keep it flexed forever. In other words: Willpower is a limited resource. There’s no better use of one’s willpower than on forming the right habits. The right habits serve as the bridge between where you are and where you want to be.