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By Mark Shead

So You Want My Job: App Developer

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. A lot of computer and software-related gigs get lumped into the same bundle of careers, with no real differentiation.

The Secret Your Meditation Teacher Won’t Tell You

You’ve read enough about mindfulness to give meditation a shot alone at home, but there’s something missing. Sometimes it’s as simple as not knowing if you’re doing it right, sometimes it’s the sense that it should be harder than it seems to be. Your mind won’t stop wandering. An in-person meditation might be in order. You’ve found a Sangha and you’ve showed up.

Worried About What You’re Not Doing

By Leo Babauta In any given moment, many of us are thinking about what we’re not doing. We feel guilty that we’re not doing more. Worried that we’re not as productive as we could be.

MYDAL Loftbed with play area for girl’s room

My daughter has a small room but we wanted to maximize the play area and make a loft bed for my little girl. Materials: MYDAL bunk bed STUVA combination Storage for dress TROFAST Storage for toys HAMPEN carpet (for under bed and upper TROFAST) SÄRDAL Light under bed BARNSLIG mirror LÄTT children table under bed RIBBA Picture ledge as bedside table SKOJIG Wall lamp SNUDDA solid wood birch +

You’re on the verge of a miracle. #Truthbomb elaborations

photo credit: @kate_toholka A Course In Miracles defines a miracle as “a shift in perception.” I love that, because that definition covers a lot of bases. You can choose to believe in spontaneous healing and create a physiological miracle. Or you can simply decide to forgive someone you thought you’d never, ever forgive. “It’ll take a miracle,” you might have thought.

Ask Unclutterer: An art student’s dilemma

Unclutterer reader Jaclyn recently asked for suggestions regarding her particular artwork situation: I have a bachelors degree in fine arts. Even though I graduated what seems like a lifetime ago, many of my old drawings, paintings, and prints lurk in a basement closet. I recently framed a pair of lithographs to hang over the couch, and they are a delight.

Cheap, Stylish IKEA designed Kitchen Island Bench for under $300!

I used to live in a very new and stylish apartment that had a massive island bench (220cm x 90cm), but then I moved to one which had the same layout but not the bench. Both me and my housemate prepare a lot of meals throughout the week and required a space to do this, as well as storage. Everything I looked at was either expensive or not practical.

Act fast for double cash back rewards from Discover

This article is by Curtis Arnold, CardRatings.com editor-in-chief. It’s not often that a credit card company offers to double its usual rewards on a range of its plastic for an entire year — but that’s precisely what Discover is doing for new customers with its current limited-time offer.

5 Lessons I Learned from Going Broke

Three years ago I quit my job as a brand manager to become a freelance writer. I spent half of the first year travelling. For the next two years I survived on the small income I made from my fledging freelance writing business, supplemented by savings. It’s been a struggle and things did not take off the way I would have hoped.

Want To Become Super Productive? Stop Doing These 5 Stupid Activities

You are exhausted. Another late work night is about to end… NOT because it´s late… NOT because you have completed all your important tasks… but because your brain has stopped to function properly. (And it probably did several coffee cups ago). No matter what you do, you can´t keep up with your never-ending growing to do list. The only thing you know for sure…

How to Avoid Getting Pickpocketed

A couple centuries ago, pickpocketing was the scourge of cities around the world. From Dickens’ London to New York City’s famous Five Points, skilled thieves practiced their craft, filching the valuables of passersby without the victim noticing a thing.

Podcast 24: Choose an Office TV Show, Do You Savor or Spree, and Keeping Good Habits While Traveling.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Elizabeth clarifies that Adam is protective, but not over-protective (she felt that she was a bit harsh in episode 20). Try This at Home: Choose an office TV show.

7 Rituals to Help You Move Heaven and Earth

The things that we do to help ourselves only have ongoing positive effects if we make them into habits. Positive change is even more profound and more permanent when those habits become rituals. What is the difference between a habit and a ritual? A habit is simply something that you do on a regular basis without the need to force yourself to do so.

Hackers Help: Need help to ID this storage cabinet

Photo: www.theeverygirl.com I would like to find out, which IKEA piece of furniture is shown on a picture. It’s here. I mean the storage element underneath the table on the right (on the left is KALLAX, I guess). The blog post with the picture is here.

Unitasker Wednesday: Ultimate infomercial montage

Regular readers of the site know that I have a special place in my heart for infomercials.