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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Hang more than curtains with a Kvartal Curtain Rail

Materials: Kvartal curtain rail, saw, drill, hammer, desk Description: Vintage desks are beautiful, but not always functional & standard "add your own hanging file folder kits" didn't fit my desk. I had a Kvartal rail piece left over & it was a perfect fit! 1) Measure the width of the drawer, add 1" to that measurement, & cut 2 pieces of the Kvartal rail to that size.

10 Commandments of Epic Business

At the end of my 2011 Annual Report, I created a simple graphic called “10 Commandments of Biz.” The 10 commandements were about doing business a different way. One that was designed to lead to not just a great career that changed lives, but to the ability to love the work you do in the world, the business you aspire to build and the life you want to live.

Make Time for YOU – Part Two

It’s the beginning of the year and things are slow. You are hustling to get work and the work that comes your way you don’t feel you can turn down. By the time summer rolls around, you have been working your butt off and let things—like life outside of your office—go by the wayside. Having a life outside of your job is incredibly important.

Fast & Easy Ribbon Ruffle Lampshades to match Ofelia Blanket

Materials: Ikea Jära Lampshade (diameter 34cm), Satin ribbon (double sided, for example 75mm wide ribbon appr. 15metres), hot glue gun, hot glue (reserve more than 12 stick so you won't run out in the middle of project) Description: Time needed, about 1 hour. One of the most beautiful items I have seen in Ikea is Ofelia ruffle blanket.

9 Steps to Starting Your Freelance Web Design Business

So, you want to be a freelance web designer? Ah, the glamor of it all.

Reader Mailbag: Unfinished Business

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Strange credit card fee 2. Handling sudden income increase 3. Great job, next financial move? 4. Children’s movies 5. Keeping papers 6. Determining ownership percentages 7. Taking control 8.

11 Things You May Not Know About Retirement Accounts

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. Robert contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks, and photocopies his face and other body parts.

5 Pros and Cons of Freelance Job Marketplaces

Online job marketplaces are billion dollar businesses today, ducking the recent recession and expanding at a tremendous rate. No wonder then that more and more sites open up every day catering to a small niche of freelancers.

Kid's Bench

Materials: Molger Bench Description: I purchased the Molger Bench thinking it would be perfect for my young boys to use for putting their shoes on, however once I assembled it, I realized that the seat was way too high for them. So instead of returning it, I took the top seat off and attached it to the back. The lower shelf of the bench turned out to be the perfect height for them.

3 Ways to Perfect Your Work-Life Balance

Whether you have just started in the world of work or a seasoned professional, establishing a successful work-life balance can prove difficult challenge. Having a good work life balance is a huge factor in your general happiness and well being. We all feel pressured to work and worry about work and we are all pressured to be out with friends or family every night.

Having Trouble Getting Yourself To Write? 9 Tips.

The most challenging aspect of being a writer? Writing. When I find myself struggling to be productive or creative, I remind myself of these nine tips. 1. Write every day. Staying inside a project keeps me engaged, keeps my mind working, and keeps ideas flowing. Also, I find, perhaps surprisingly, it’s easier to do something every day than to do it some days.

LEKMAN Windows home server

Materials: LEKMAN Box x2 - Normal computer build items Description: I was needing some place to put my windows home server that was out of the way, and just putting the case on the EXPEDIT shelf I had did not look good plus there are very few computer cases, if any that will fit in the space.

Make Your Own Dishwashing Detergent (24/365)

The reason that my photography intern and I decided to use virtually the same exact picture for this entry as entry #18 in this series (outlining powdered laundry detergent) is because the two recipes are very similar. Just simply mix together one cup of borax and one cup of baking soda or washing soda in a tub.

Grundtal Wine Rack

Materials: Grundtal double towel bar Description: Stainless steel wine rack made from Grundtal 80cm double towel racks. Racks are screwed to a welded metal frame made from 1" x 1/8" steel strip.

Robust changing table

Materials: BEKVAM kitchen trolley, wood boards Description: We needed a small changing table for our newborn. Since both of us are students with limited income, we decided IKEA was the place to find a suitable changing table. The only one small enough to fit in our bathroom was SNIGLAR, but I thought it looked weak and rickety.