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By Chris Guillebeau

8 Engineer Mindsets for Solving Problems Like a Boss

Engineers get shit done! Period. Look around you, everything human made has been engineered. Your house, your car, your phone, everything. But before these inventions came to be, they were thoughts. The thought of someone like you and me. Someone saw an obstacle as an opportunity and acted upon it. Going all out on creating a solution! This is why engineers are awesome.

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation

It’s a sad fact of life in the 21st century that active shootings have become a regular occurrence in the United States. In other parts of the world, terrorist groups are using active shootings to, well, terrorize.

Rainn Wilson on Meditation, The Sexy Nostril Exercise, and Acting as Therapy

“Cynicism is a disease that robs people of the gift of life.” – Rainn Wilson Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson) is best known for playing “Dwight” on NBC’s Emmy-winning, “The Office.” He has also acted in “Super,” “Cooties,” “Juno,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and “The Rocker” among other movies.

How to Cold Pitch Work and Get the Creative Photography Jobs You Want

If you've been in business long enough, clients might come to you on reputation alone. If you're just starting out, and usually even if you aren't, you'll need to go out and find clients for yourself.

Pre-order Before December 15, Get Special Bonus!

I’m very excited — the paperback version of Better Than Before hits the shelves on December 15. I love the bold new cover. To celebrate, I’m offering a special deal.

Last Few Hours to Get 25% Off All Unconventional Guides

A quick note before it’s too late… Just in case you missed it, today is the last day to take advantage of the once-a-year sale Unconventional Guides.

IKEA LACK LEGO table with built in storage

A simple, budget hack using IKEA products to create a fabulous LEGO table that the kids will love at a fraction of the cost of an ‘official one‘ with built in storage to help them keep their LEGOs organised and handy. For the IKEA LACK LEGO table with built in storage, you will need: • 1 X IKEA LACK Table (55cm x 55cm) • 2 X IKEA SAMLA Storage Boxes 5L • 1 X IKEA BYGEL Rail •

Unclutterer’s 2015 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Utilitarian Gifts

Pre-order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Do you like to get people gifts at the holidays that they can and will actually use? Don’t worry, we got you covered if this describes you. The following are utilitarian gift ideas that will satisfy even the most sensible gift giver. Mophine Powerstation Reserve Micro.

4 Reasons to Embrace Adversity with a Happy Heart

Adversity is cruel. Adversity is unkind. Adversity sucks. Oh, well. Nothing new, right? All of us face some kind of adversity. Some of us face adversity once in a few months, some daily. A few adversities are literally life-threatening; some we’ve gotten used to we’ve simply accepted them as a part of everyday life. What is adversity to you?

How to Spend $46 and Receive Up to 9 Free Hotel Nights

Want to do something fun that will help you travel for free? Just want to make fun of me and a couple of friends who are out to earn points?

Yes MALM! It’s a Long ‘n Low Media Unit

I built a long low media unit for my AV room. It is about 4 metres in length. (157.5″) I bought 5 x MALM and cut the side panels of the MALM from 3-drawer height to 2-drawer height. I then assembled it as usual, as a 2-drawer dresser. And lined them all in a row. I also added a strip of LED lighting under the top panel. The post Yes MALM!

How Do You Make a Business Plan PowerPoint Presentation?

Whether you’re an entrepreneur preparing to give an official business plan PowerPoint presentation, or you're getting ready to deliver a proposal to a prospective client, one thing’s for sure: You’ve got a lot riding on these slides.Do you know how to make a PowerPoint presentation that will get that resounding “Yes!” from your audience?If not, worry not.

12 Best PowerPoint Presentation Templates—With Great Infographic Slides

Do you need to create a great PowerPoint presentation? And are you juggling a ton of information, looking for the thread that will move your audience?It’s challenging to take complex data (like sales figures or business projections) and simplify it all down to make a meaningful presentation. It’s not easy to craft a visual narrative that your audience will understand and find compelling.

9 different ways to spend FSA dollars

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. Do you still have money left in your Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)? If you overestimated your medical expenses for 2015, you might lose those funds under the use-it-or-lose-it rule if you don’t spend it all by the end of the year. It used to be really easy to do until a couple of years ago.

5 Quotes From Famous Coaches That’ll Help You Crush Your Goals

When we’re young, many of us view our future in two categories — dreams and goals. Dreams are the ideas we have that may not be impossible, but that will require an almost superhuman level of work, dedication, and luck to attain.