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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Custom HEMNES Entertainment Center

Materials: HEMNES TV Stand, Bookcases and Shelf Bridge + Assorted As Is parts; table saw or circular saw, drill, hinges and magnetic catches for drawer fronts Description: We had been looking for an inexpensive way to replace our old, ill-fitting TV stand with a real entertainment center with storage and ample space for books without going for full on built-ins.

"I Can Never Get To Bed On Time."

2012 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2012 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2012 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader.

9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn

Post written by Leo Babauta. Kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s world. As someone who went from the corporate world and then the government world to the ever-changing online world, I know how the world of yesterday is rapidly becoming irrelevant.

My Very Own Rast Hack

Materials: Rast, Sand Paper, Spray Primer, Spray Paint, Brown Wood Stain, Old Rag (For Stain), Drop Cloth to protect floors, Clear Acrylic Sealer, Glass drawer knobs, Power Drill Description: I decided to jump on the Rast bandwagon and create my very own personalized dresser with the bland Rast. First I lightly sanded & wiped down all sides.

Billy Meets Aneboda -- Dining cabinet

Materials: Billy (new,deeper) bookcase, Aneboda 3-drawer drawer chest, 2 Billy Olsbo glass/panel doors Description: Once upon a time there was a girl named Aneboda. She was the shy type, usually likes to stay in her private bedroom. Then there was Billy. Billy was the cool kid on the block. Many like him and you can find him hanging out anywhere and everywhere.

Happiness and Economic Growth Go Hand in Hand

When I read the headline of this FastCompany blog post, I immediately thought of all those freelancers out there who have made the switch from an unhappy existence in their full time job to freelance freedom. The saying that “money can’t buy you happiness” is true. I know plenty of well-off people who are miserable. But can happiness really mean increased economic growth?

Compound Interest, Compound Opportunity

One of the first topics covered in almost any personal finance book you read is the power of compound interest. Compound Interest 101 You can skip this section if you’re already familiar with compound interest and how it works. I’m including it for people new to the idea. Let’s say you have access to a savings account that pays 5% interest.

Questioning the Norm: Storing Fruits and Veggies

This post is from staff writer Tim Sullivan. In France, they peel apples. When I worked as an au pair, the kids would ask me to peel them. I’d sit there wondering why anyone would ever peel an apple.

6 Point Productivity Starter-Kit for the Novice Freelancer

Before I took the big entrepreneurial leap in 2010, I had always worked for a single employer. But you know how the story goes— suddenly the cubicle walls start to feel claustrophobic, the beck and call of the chain of bosses starts to grate, and you yearn for something, well, more inspired.

Bekvam spice rack as keyholder

Materials: Bekvam Description: Bekvam spice rack, white painted, switch the hanger in the back, perfect for hanging key chains! See more of the Bekvam spicy rack. ~ pocalinde

What Exactly is Self-Awareness?

I said to myself towards the end of 2011 that apart from being true to myself and who I am, I would like to increase my self-awareness. But wait a minute, what exactly is self-awareness?

How and Why to Write Your Own Personal Manifesto

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Zach Sumner. “I only read nautical novels and my own personal manifestos.” – Ron Swanson If I were to say the word “manifesto,” you might think of either Communists or serial killers.

How to Have a Healthy Relationship

Photo by aeschleah Guest Post By Mika Maddela “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” ~Proverb Our relationships with the people around us are among the most important aspects in our lives.

MASKROS but not XL

Materials: MASKROS lamp, scissors, small (pen)knife Description: It has been here already but with the IKEA PS MASKROS (big) lamp. I bought the smaller version and being inspired with this hack decided to make it. I didn't glue the cups. Thought if they are going to be dirty or something happens with them I can always change them without any problems.

Transformer Jacket is more than meets the eye

We’ve reviewed Scottevest products in the past, and we’re big fans of their approach to space-saving design. They recently sent us one of their new Transformer Jackets for us to review.