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The Global Impact of the Internet: What Would You Give up to Keep it Around?

By 2016, there will be three million Internet users across the globe, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group.

Building Your Credit Score: Are Credit Cards Your Best Option?

This post is by staff writer Tim Sullivan. I recently had dinner with my friend and fellow 20-something, Gwynn. When the check came, I put down plastic; she put down cash. The following conversation followed: Gwynn: Would it be easier to just take the cash and put it all on your card? Me: No, I’ll just have him split it.

Ask FreelanceSwitch: Repeat Clients and Increasing Your Workload

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at repeat clients and increasing your workload. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing. If you have a question about freelancing that you want answered, send an email to askfreelanceswitch@gmail.com. Question 1 I often do ongoing design projects with repeat clients.

3 Tips for Finding Positivity in an Endlessly Negative Workplace

These are extremely positive things and things to be praised. Now, along with long hours at work, dealing with difficult projects, and collaborating with new people, one of the most difficult aspects of the working world is staying positive when everyone around you is endlessly negative. This is... Read more at PickTheBrain.com

What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting

A look at the characteristics that have propelled inventors from Leonardo Da Vinci to Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs to success.

Reminder: The 2012 GRS Video Contest is Underway!

How are you coming with your entry for the 2012 Get Rich Slowly video contest? Entries have begun to trickle in, but as in past years, there haven’t been many submissions through the first ten days. That means the folks who have entered already enjoy great odds of winning the $250 early bird prize. Note: Anyone who submits a video before this Sunday is eligible for the Early Bird Award.

Dear Inge-inspired chandelier hacked from 8 Tertial Worklamps

Materials: 8 X Tertial Work Lamps, 20mm thick board cut into a disc, threaded rods X 3 Description: Always loved the look of Dear Inge chandelier but could never bear to spend that kind of money so I got creative and voila!

Shop at Consignment Shops and Outlet Stores (87/365)

While thrift stores and secondhand stores are my first line of defense when it comes to new clothes, I don’t always find what I need there. I’m very tall with a long upper torso, which means that a lot of shirts just don’t fit me well.

How to Rise in the World: Advice on Hustling from Andrew Carnegie

This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. What’s this? Last month we explored the personal finance wisdom that can be gleaned from the life of Benjamin Franklin.

Zig-Zag Lack Shelf Bookcase

Materials: Black Lack shelves in 43" and 12" Description: I found this beautiful bookcase online for over $1100 and decided to recreate it. We started with 5 of the black Lack shelves in the 43" and 4 of the 12" length (you won't need the metal piece that comes on the back). The chrome posts are actually square hollow towel bars from a big box store.

Billy Golden Hack

Materials: Billy, curtain, gold paint Description: Put a lace curtain on the back panel, spray with gold paint. You can also colour the frame of each shelf. ~ Cam

11 AP Style Guide Rules That Are Easy to Mess Up

When I was in journalism school (in both the late 1990s and mid 2000s), the AP Stylebook was our bible.

Unitasker Wednesday: Waterproof Pool Table

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! When I go swimming, I refuse to go anywhere without a Waterproof Pool Table: It’s just not swimming if I can’t work in a few laps and then hustle some kids out of their allowances when I run a table in Eight Ball.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Ask Unclutterer: Magazine clutterReader Nia: “I am especially guilty of magazine clutter. Why am I unable to throw away magazines? It’s seriously painful for me to get rid of them.

10 Personal Finance Apps to Help You Manage Your Money

Freelancers are often frustrated by fluctuating income. And when you don’t have the luxury of getting regular paychecks, there is the tendency to make money mistakes. But you can avoid overspending and make better use of your money by practicing good money management. Reaching your financial goals doesn’t mean you have to be a financial wizard.