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By Mark Shead

Aneboda “Tiled” Wardrobe Hack

Materials: ANEBODA wardrobe We had 2 white Aneboda for a couple of years and to be honest they weren’t looking their best and the handles had gone an off white colour. We have been juggling the options as to whether to buy a 3 bed house or stay in our existing 2 bed house and having our 18 month old daughter move into the same bedroom that our 4 year old son already has.

Personal Finance Data and Meaningful Decisions

A few months ago, I read a great article by Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com entitled Bridging the Analytics Gap. First, some background. Over the past fifteen years or so, there’s been a huge shift in how sports are analyzed.

I hope you’re insatiable.

If you’re on your creative edge, you will continuously want more. True desire is full and insatiable. She is appreciative and ceaseless. She is present and she sees possibility everywhere. This is the divine paradox of intentional creating.

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

James Altucher Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream it now below: This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is sponsored by Bluehost, which I used for my first WordPress blog, and I still use them for sites today. Click here for a special offer! Now, on to our guest… James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author.

Body Hack: 10 Ways To Super-Charge Your Memory

Forgetting things suck, doesn’t it? No one knows why our brains are so fickle, but what we do know is the sensation of information we’ve just heard gushing out of our brain faster than hot water through a spaghetti strainer. And the steam of forgetting hurts.

Seated Corner OR Standing Desk with Billy and Linmon

A few years ago I decided to build a standing desk, and after years of using one at home I finally got one for work too. But I think standing at work AND home is a bit much so I converted it to a regular seating desk using the same parts. All up it shouldn’t cost you more than $150 for the bookcases and the tabletop, even less if you can find a bargain in the cheap section.

Ask the Readers: Do singles need to plan differently for retirement?

This article is by editor Ellen Cannon. I’ve been single since I was divorced in my 30s, and I’ve been planning my retirement on the assumption that I will be single till the end of my days. I’m feeling comfortable financially with where I am in my plan.

7 Unconventional and “Crazy” Ways to Increase Productivity

Being productive is one of the phrases we hear over and over again in our day-to-day lives. In some contexts, it means doing work when you’re supposed to.

Do Testosterone-Boosting Supplements Work?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kamal Patel. Yesterday, we talked about muscle-building supplements. And while that’s a big market full of dubious claims, nothing can compare to the marketing chicanery of male virility/sexuality boosters. There are supplements out there that promise to increase your libido while also upping your testosterone.

Sunglass display

Needed a quick, cheap way to hang my sunglasses…Ikea hack comes through! 3M Command hooks (no damage to the apt walls) and a little used IKEA LÄMPLIG Trivet (cooling rack)

A Garden Catio – Cat Paradise!

You will need: Ikea 2014 PS Wardrobe – I used 2 for the main enclosures. Decking Boards – I used 2 types, Plain and ones covered in astroturf. Wire Mesh, screws and connector joints. Dremel saw, Jig saw, Wire cutter. 1. Assemble the shell of the wardrobe(s). 2. Measure out the locations and size of the holes for any additional run(s). I had two addition runs. 3.

Small productivity tips with large benefits

The following are four super-simple things you can do in less than five minutes to make a huge improvement in your productivity and efficiency. First and foremost: disable the alert sound that announces every new email you receive on your computer. This alert sound is such a compelling distraction that it can pull me out of almost anything I’m doing.

Frisky bedside table

Materials:  KNUFF Magazine file set I have found this idea on one czech website, Napadyproanicku.cz. You need three pieces of Knuff magazine files, wooden blocks, hot glue gun. Magazine files and blocks fix together with hot glue gun or another appropriate glue.

Skin, joy, boobs, and the right hair colour: My random & rarely dispensed beauty notes

Photo by Christine Tremoulet From the incidental to the possibly profound, here are my tips for chicks who want to look even hotter (’cause you’re already hot, sister). SKIN I get some Botox-curious questions. (Do you? Have you? Would you?) My answer is: Nope, no Botox, no fillers, and no tucks for me.

The Six Pillars of a Strong Personal Finance Foundation

Just last week, I shared my list of fifteen essential personal finance and career books (if you haven’t checked out that list, I highly recommend it).