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Hackers Help: Can I put the ÄDELSTEN Mortar in the oven?

Photo: IKEA.com Is it possible to put the ÄDELSTEN mortar to the oven? Will it break? I would like to use it as a Korean hot dish stone bowl therefore the mortar needs to be extreme hot. *** Gergely, I don’t think it is advisable. ~ Jules

25 Gift Ideas Under $10 I’d Be Happy to Receive

Whenever I see a typical gift idea list, I have two immediate frustrations. One, the gifts on it are often expensive. If there’s someone out there I’m going to be spending $100 or more on for a gift, it’s very likely that I know that person well enough that I don’t have to be looking at a gift list for ideas.

Stolman Cat Feeder Variation

This is my rendition of the Stolmen Cat feeder another user has posted, using mine as a climber / sleeper (3) Stolmen Poles (6) Stolmen Shelf – 21 5/8×15 (3) 4 Packs of Shelf End Fixtures - Carpet of choice, I found carpet mats in Home depot. (You can also use the door mats that IKEA has, using those on another cat hack they were black & $5) - Sisal Rope 8ft Roll from Hardware Sto

How to Hire a Quality Programmer

Hiring a programmer usually means one thing. You've got a great idea, and you want to make your idea into a reality. The idea is your baby—you've probably invested a lot of time, energy and creativity in thinking about it. How can you make sure that the programmer you hire will give it the care and attention it deserves?

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Snowflake: Which Works Best to Pay Off Debt?

Start digging yourself out of debt with either the ‘debt snowball’ or ‘debt snowflake’ method. Photos: redjar / Andrew Magill Being in buried debt and not knowing how to get out of it can be very overwhelming. Add to that the many strategies, methods, and tips for paying off debt, and you may be ready to quit before you’ve even started. Not to worry though.

Women, insecurity and money: Overcoming the confidence gap

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. For the past two years, the topic of women and money has come up in my life quite a bit. I’m guessing it has something to do with the fact that I’m a woman who writes about money.

4 Ways To Boost Your Confidence And Create Your Success

We all have hopes and dreams, but sadly, not all of us reach them in our lifetimes. We all deserve to reach our goals, but this isn’t going to happen without a little (well, a lot) of work. Luckily, there are several ways to can ensure that you are putting yourself on the path to success! Here are 4 key items that differentiate those who succeed from those who do not. 1.

The Power of Checklists

In the modern age, we know more than ever before, and the information has never been so readily available. And yet individuals and organizations often fail to deliver on the promise of all this knowledge.

Feeling Like Your Financial Adviser Doesn’t Care? Here’s 7 Tips to Get Them Listening

I was talking to a friend recently and she was telling me that her adviser was condescending, spoke with too much jargon, and didn’t appear interested in her concerns. In fact, he became irritated whenever she wanted to discuss them. She went on to say that the only time he called was to sell her something.

How to Use Your Baby as a Piece of Exercise Equipment: An Illustrated Guide

This post is brought to you by Citi. Check out some more awesome 2-in-1 combinations from the Citi #incredouble Contest and vote for your favorites at https://incredouble.citi.com/.What’s this? When you’re a new dad, it becomes hard to fit in a good workout. But you’d be surprised as to how many exercises you can perform using only your kiddo (and a car seat).

When You’re Lonely

By Leo Babauta Sometimes, when Eva and the kids are out of town, I get lonely. I’m so used to having people around me that being by myself becomes strange, quiet, empty. And this feeling of emptiness can be frightening. I know it’s fashionable to say that it’s wonderful to be cool with being alone, but for many people, it’s a depressing thing.

Some Questions for You Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels

I haven’t posted about my Four Tendencies framework in a while, but never fear, I’m still obsessed — and today I have some more questions for you readers. I developed this framework for my book about habits, Better Than Before. (Which is now available for pre-order.

Compact LACK – LEGO play table

  Materials: LACK coffee table, BYGEL rail and BYGEL containers Fun with IKEA and LEGO of course. A easy to DIY LEGO table that’s compact and can be stowed away too. Attach the BYGEL rail to the side of the LACK table and hang the containers off it. Stick 4 LEGO plates onto the LACK table and your table is ready. ~ Kim De Graaf-Leemans

5 Health Hacks For Crazy Busy People

“Health is a relationship between you and your body”  ~ Terri Guillemets As human beings with conscious awareness we are the only creatures on the planet that can change their biology through feelings, thoughts and intentions. All 50 trillions cells are actively influenced by every single thought and we build this thought based on our paradigms. Being healthy means have sustainable positiv

Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Debt?

When and how should you tell your kids that your family is in debt? Photo: Gordon Parenting is a no easy task, as you already know.