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Amateur – 1st IKEA Hack: SNIGLAR cot turned mini garage shelving

Materials: SNIGLAR crib I’ve been wanting to sell this cot I’ve barely used since a years back, but being one without an adjustable height, plus its large size made it difficult for sale. Slashing price doesn’t bring much enquiries, mostly turned away due to the inconvenience of transportation. So.

No, the American dream doesn’t cost 130K

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. A few weeks ago, I was browsing the Internet with my morning coffee when a link to a write-up at USA Today caught my eye.

3 Ways to Keep Moving Through Hell

Many times, when we start to chase after our goals and desires, we inevitably face challenges in the form of rejection and failure.

A STOLMEN lamp post and more

Materials: STOLMEN hook, STOLMEN mounting fixture with 2 holders I made a lamp using STOLMEN mounting fixture. For this hack you are going to need a wire with switch, an Edison screw (E27 here in Europe) and a lamp (I used an LED one bought in IKEA). First of all, I connected the wire and the Edison screw and put that construction inside the STOLMEN mounting fixture.

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 20: Dan Carlin – Hardcore History, Building Podcasts, Creativity, and More

The inimitable Dan Carlin. Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream below now: This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list. Now, on to our guest… Dan Carlin is the host of my favorite podcast, Hardcore History. But… what?! History?! I know.

Declutter your bathroom with GODMORGON and BILLY

My rental house’s master bathroom seriously lacked storage space, so I bought a simple BILLY bookcase and added a door to make it look nice.

8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion

Is finding your passion proving impossible? Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results? You’re not alone. But here’s the good news: What’s stopping you isn’t what you think. The obstacles is not out there. It’s inside of you. It's the thoughts you choose to believe. So what are those thoughts? Here are 8 treacherous thoughts you may recognize: 1.

Peace Corps, Gateway to the Travel Bug: On the Road with Michelle and Jedd Chang

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) I first heard about Jedd & Michelle through a blog submission… but then I got the chance to work with them at WDS this summer. They were two of our most reliable and hard-working ambassadors (volunteers), and I loved hearing their story of serving abroad in Jamaica.

Organizing writing projects by year

Andy Ihnatko is a technology journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times, an author and a podcaster. I’ve followed Andy’s career for years, as I admire him greatly. Last January, he tweeted a strategy for organizing his writing that I immediately adopted. Andy’s organizing system creates a “2014 Omnibus” in an application called Scrivener.

One word for this headboard hack – Glamorous!

I used 5 ung Drills to make this “headboard”. I used 3 to frame same fabric as comforter and cut the other 2 for the surrounding pieces. I cut 1 in a “+” pattern (vertically in half, then again horizontally) for 4 small pieces , and the other in a “Y” pattern for the other 3. I hung the 3 frames over the bed, the middle one upside down, and placed the other pie

Dream death and the real reason you’re in pain

Dreams that don’t come true need to be grieved. The dream itself needs to be honoured and mourned. It’s not just about dealing with the pain of not getting what you wanted, it’s about going deeper to look closely at what the dream was actually for.

A Deeper Look at Proportional Budgeting

To people who don’t actively budget, budgeting can seem like a complicated mess involving spreadsheet programs, notebooks, and other materials.

Three Reasons I Hate My Facebook ‘Friends’

I hate Facebook – that seems like the best way to start a discussion about my friends. Oh, I use it of course, otherwise how would I know I hate it; but I use it begrudgingly. I resisted it for a very long time, I’ve only been active since about August last year, and there are days that I seriously regret ever succumbing to the pressure.

How to Evaluate a Franchise Opportunity

If you’ve been following our series on buying and running a successful franchise, you’ll know that we’ve put a lot of emphasis on doing your research before buying a franchise.But what does that research involve, exactly? That’s what we’re going to cover in this tutorial.

New Kitchen Island made of slats

Materials: 2 x Sultan LADE, Numerär worktop I’m really proud of myself because I did this hack with only a little bit of help from my husband. The first picture shows a part of my kitchen before my hack . I was sure that a new kitchen cabinet had to be there instead of the old racks and the curtain.