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What to Eat During Pregnancy

Are you stressed about maintaining a proper diet now that your baby is on the way? With so much conflicting information floating around, it can be very difficult to make up your mind.

Have You Ever Championed a Book That Your Book Club Disliked? I Have.

I always get a big kick out of any mention of me or my work in the press, on TV, wherever. So it was very fun to be included in Erin Geiger Smith’s Wall Street Journal piece, “When You Bomb at the Book Club.” I’m in four book clubs (one regular, three for children’s literature), so I’ve made my share of recommendations that other people didn’t like. The pi

Avoiding the clutter of high-maintenance purchases

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. I first learned about the importance of buying things that were easy to maintain years ago, when I had a vacuum cleaner with a bag that seemed next to impossible to replace. Vacuum cleaner design has improved a lot since then, but the lesson remains.

Ivar for the bathroom

IKEA items used: Ivar shelves Looking for the cheapest bathroom and yet natural furniture for your bathroom, we came up with this idea. For this hack you will need two Ivar side units and a wooden counter top or even a plywood one, and a couple of screws. As I am not very confident in cutting the wood with my miserable machine … I simply went to a DIY store and asked for 2 plywood cut to my

7 Ways To Tell That You’ve Gone From Dating To A Relationship

Anybody who has dated and experienced being in a relationship will know how complex the process can get.

The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For

By Leo Babauta Our lives are spent building up to more important moments, later, the moments when we’ll be happy. But when those moments come, we’re not happier.

How to Write a Friendly Reminder Email (Using Best Practices)

A friendly reminder email can be an effective tool in running your business. But most of us aren't sure how to write good reminder emails. We don't want to come across as pushy or unfriendly, but we do want to get our message across appropriately. Most importantly, we want the email recipient to do the task we are reminding them about.

What Jumping Rope Taught Me About Life And Fitness

We often judge activities based on how much they can change us physically. However, when it comes to their mental effects, we rarely care. I used to be a runner. Treadmill or no treadmill, rain or snow, I ran every day from 5:30 to 6:30 in the morning and I hated every minute of it.

How to Simplify Word Document Formatting With Styles

When you want to format text in Microsoft Word, you can do it manually, by selecting font, size, color, alignment and other attributes, but you’ll often find it easier to apply formatting with Word document styles. What is Word document formatting with styles? A style is a mixture of Word formatting that you can apply over and over, like paint.

Getting Ripped vs. Getting Strong

When most dudes have the come-to-Jesus moment that they need to start exercising and eating right, their primary motivation is usually to look good, and looking good usually means being lean and “ripped.” They want the hot beach bod with abs you can grate cheese on. But they also want to be big and strong. Really strong.

How to Not Be Evil – Dr. Phil Zimbardo

“The future is always modifiable by our actions.” – Dr. Phil Zimbardo Dr. Philip Zimbardo (@PhilZimbardo) is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is arguably best known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students were turned into mock prisoners and guards for a continuous 24-hour-a-day study.

Reader Question: What to do with digitized CDs and DVDs

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Recently, reader Sarah asked us this: I don’t know if it’s still true, but it certainly was the law in the USA that if you own a music CD and rip it to create mp3 files (or similar), you had to continue to physically possess the CDs from which you did the ripping, otherwise it was co

Hackers Help: ID this sofa?

I am trying to find out which model sofa bed this is. Purchased around 2003. I would like to have a new cover made. Our cats love sleeping on it! ~ Nicole rijks The post Hackers Help: ID this sofa? appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

Podcast 107: Plan a Secret Date, a Conversation with “Quiet” Author Susan Cain, and Discover New Podcasts.

It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Update: Elizabeth got great advice from listeners about how to organize her jewelry. Try This at Home: Our listener Kelly suggested “planning a secret date.” We mention the discussion we had way back in episode 3, about the “evil donut-bringer.” Happiness Hack: Listen to podcasts at 1.5x speed to get more

Hackers Help: Do the new KIVIK slipcovers fit old KIVIK?

I bought an IKEA KIVIK sofa 2 seater like 3 years ago. The cover is fixed with pins so I’m not able to replace it. My question is if I remove this cover/pins and buy the removable KIVIK slipcover and attach it to the sofa with pins again, will it be okay with size and everything? ~ Ahmed The post Hackers Help: Do the new KIVIK slipcovers fit old KIVIK? appeared first on IKEA Hackers.