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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Double Bedside Reading Wall Light (Jansjö)

Materials: Two Jansjö clamp spotlights 1. I cut the arm wires from the switches and then I unscrewed arms by using pliers 2. I mounted the arms to plastic enclosure (90x56x23 mm) by using nuts and then I soldered switch wires back 3. I mounted switches to enclosure by using double side tape and cable ties 4.

Two Renegade Hacks to Help You Land That Dream Job

What’s your dream job? C’mon, don’t be shy. Writer? Designer? Lion tamer? Everyone’s got one: the job title they drool into their lap over. But with so much competition for so few positions, what chance do you have of turning that dream into a reality? The key to winning the hearts and minds of any prospective employer is to stand out from the crowd (in a good way).

Best way to redeem travel points: Why hoarding points is a bad investment

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. For most people, pursuing credit card rewards is a game of cat and mouse. You keep a watchful eye on your credit score, seek out the best offers, and strike when the iron is hot. But that is just one component of the hobby; the other part of the equation is that it can be extremely exciting to watch your point balances climb.

15 Outstanding Websites to Learn Languages Online

If you are reading this you are probably already convinced by the benefits of learning a foreign language!

Be Selfless, If Only For Selfish Reasons; Selfish, If Only for Selfless Reasons

From Further Secrets of Adulthood: This is a very important Secret of Adulthood. Be selfless, if only for selfish reasons: do good, feel good — it really works! One of the best ways to make ourselves happier is to make someone else happier. It’s a kind of gratification that never palls.

Primal Cooking: How to Roast Meat on a Spit

The practice of spit-roasting meat over an open fire goes back for at least 8,000 years, and probably much further than that. It’s cooking at its most primal — all you need is a hunk of meat, a stick, and some hot coals. Still today it’s a satisfying, tasty, and supremely elemental way to cook a meal.

Minimal Working Desk with Laptop Hanging Below the Table

Materials: LINNMON table desk, SIGNUM cable organizer The goal of the project is to keep as few items on workspace table as possible and put everything else below the desk. The laptop is located below the desk along with all the cables.

The Power of Honesty: Is It Really the Best Policy?

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit – Noël Coward Honesty is a concept that dates back to the foundations of human history. Most religions that humans practice today are built on a concept that humanity was actually dishonest.

The Source of Contentment

By Leo Babauta My friend Jesse sent me this video of Henri Nouwen (worth a watch) that talked about three sources of happiness that are very unreliable. They’re based on different ways to answer the fundamental question, “Who am I?”: What I do: If we are what we do, then when we do good things, and are a success, we’re very happy!

3-tiered BEKVÄM spice rack

1- buy 3 BEKVÄM spice racks, varnish them 2- get 2 wooden blocks (pine) and varnish them 3- mark, drill and screw the BEKVÄM spice rack onto the pine blocks The post 3-tiered BEKVÄM spice rack appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

Productive Apps for Managing Money

5 to 10 years ago, managing your fiances meant buying Quicken or Microsoft Money and dedicating a great deal of time to entering in all of your expenses. If you ran a small business, you probably looked at purchasing Quickbooks to track everything.

Hollywood Glam Malm Mirrored Dresser Island

Materials: 6-Drawer Malm Dressers (x2) I wanted to hack a large glamorous mirrored dresser island so I constructed 2 Malm dressers and placed them back to back. Then I went to Lowes and had plywood cut to form a frame on the tops and sides of the two dressers. I secured the plywood on top and sides to form a frame. I filled gaps at bottoms of island with 1x2s. Plywood frame complete. I fra

What you didn’t know about the RV retirement lifestyle

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. The era of spending unending retirement days on a golf course in plaid pants and interminable games of bridge with the blue-rinse set seem to be on the wane. Younger people are looking for more adventure, with more activity … and lower costs. Few strategies deliver like (of all things) the recreational vehicle (RV) retirement lifestyle.

29 Quotes that Will Inspire You to Reach Your Greatest Potential

Maximizing your potential is about doing things you never knew you could do and reaching heights that you can only dream about.

Never Let Your Fears Prevent You From Succeeding

I am talking about a great deal of things right here. You might be tempted to think that money making or planning and business strategies are the main stuff on my mind when I am saying this. But they are actually not, so what is success really?Sadly, far to often in today’s society, success in ones life is basically measured by the size of a bank account or success at work.