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By Chanpory Rith

2014 Annual Review: Travel Roundup

And… the Annual Review continues! Today’s post is a travel roundup: everywhere I went in 2014, along with a few lessons and comments. You’re welcome to share your itineraries or lessons. Next week, our cats and biased judges will award a $100 gift card from Powell’s for the best overall comment throughout the series.

Five Family Vacation Spots on Sale for Winter Break

Clift San Francisco, near Union Square, is offering discounted rooms through Jan.

Ask the Readers: Have you tried the Get Rich Slowly Forum?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. There’s a tab up at the far right of the Get Rich Slowly website called “Forums.” I wonder if you’ve had a chance to visit. It’s where you (and a lot of other people) can join in with a crowd of like-minded and dedicated individuals to ask a question about your own personal financial situation and get an actual answer back.

5 Inspirational Thoughts For When You’re Having a Bad Day

You know what I’m talking about. From the second your alarm clock screams into action to every waking minute thereafter – it’s a relentless struggle in your journey to find your way back into bed so you can bid a fond farewell to the day from hell. Maybe yesterday was one of those days and the stress, frustration and anguish linger fresh in the memory. Perhaps tomorrow will drag

How to Rock a Pocket Square: An Illustrated Guide

The pocket square is a small accessory that, when added to a get-up, allows men to express themselves and vary their look without having to buy a whole bunch of different suits. It lends your suit jacket a bit of finished panache and can add a bit of interest to your appearance without it looking like you’re trying too hard.

Need an Idea for a Holiday Gift?

Warning: self-promotion to follow. If you don’t like this sort of thing, stop reading now! Holiday season is upon us, and many people exchange gifts. If you’re trying to think of a good gift for someone, may I suggest…one of my books. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT This is certainly my best-known book.

How to Make Money Selling Crafts on Etsy

Whether you can sew a handbag, make a picture frame, or just have an eye for vintage style, there’s a niche for you on Etsy, the eBay of handmade and vintage goods. Photo: Katrina Rodabaugh Have you ever knitted a scarf, made jewelry, or sewn clothes for your kids? Can you build a bench, take intriguing photos, or make a picture frame from scrap wood?

Dr. Peter Attia on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More

“How do you balance the desire to live longer with the desire to perform well?” (Tweet It) – Peter Attia, MD This episode delves into all types of performance enhancement and tracking — optimizing blood testing, drinking “jet fuel,” training for ultra-endurance sports, consuming synthetic ketones, using metabolic chambers, extending longevity by avoiding cer

This One Phrase Changed My Life

There is an old zen saying “The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything".  I first heard this phrase from a mentor of mine a few years ago and it made me rethink my whole approach to the way I was living my life. I used to be a someone who would cut corners on what I thought were small things.

IKEA Molger Shelf as coat rack

Use: a Molger shelf and add some hooks and screw it on the wall! Put the Molger bench under it and the landing space is ready! Add a part of the shelf fixing system (cut it to the right length/size) at the right and left side of the shelf, so that it looks better:

Hackers Help: How to hack this Kura bunks with extra personal space?

Hi we have purchased 2 Kura beds for our boys who will be sharing a room in our new house. I drew plans to stack them and make a triple bunk bed with a spare bed at the bottom for when my nephew comes to stay… However more important than that, because we’re also looking at getting a sofa bed that he could sleep on, is for the boys to have their own space in the beds.

Overwhelmed by All the Changes You Want to Make

By Leo Babauta If you had to make a list of all the habits you’d like to change or create, how many changes would be on the list? For many of us, we might have more than a dozen habit changes we’d like to make. And we want to make them all right now! I’ve had several people tell me recently that they are overwhelmed by all the changes they want to make.

How to Visit Cuba as an American (While It’s Still “Illegal”)

Like many of you, I was excited to hear the big news that the U.S. embargo against Cuba is ending. Wow!

An organized ending to a trip

On Unclutterer, we’ve written about how to prepare for a trip, with packing lists and more. But professional organizer Julie Bestry and I were recently discussing a related concern: How do you end your trip in an organized manner?

FROSTA half shelves

I had two un-used FROSTA stools and I converted them into half oval shape shelves! To make this : 1. We sawed stools in half 2. Removed the legs 3. Used the legs to create brackets… By sawing the ends off to the exact size 4. Attached brackets to shelf and screwed into wall with wall plugs 5.