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By J.D. Roth

Look ‘Em in the Eye: Part II – How to Make Eye Contact the Right Way in Life, Business, and Love

In our first post in this two-part series on eye contact, we discussed the importance of eye contact and some of the reasons we don’t always feel comfortable looking someone in the eye. But just because eye contact is a great thing and a vital tool for improving the quality of all your face-to-face interactions with others, doesn’t mean that more eye contact is always better or that all eye c

Karlstad Swings

Materials: Karlstad Chairs and Loveseat, U-Channel, Cables Description: We wanted to create a fun sitting area for employees of our advertising agency to brainstorm creative ideas for clients. We took standard Karlstad furniture, bought some metal U-channel, plastic coated cable and suspended them 8" from the floor. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Don’t Speed – Instead, Use Cruise Control (42/365)

A few years ago, I was pulled over for going 61 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. I mumbled and grumbled to myself as the officer went back to his car and wrote me a ticket. Instantly, over $100 went down the tubes, and that doesn’t include the bump in insurance rates. Sure, the officer was probably filling a ticket quota.

Dish drainer => shelf and soap dish

Materials: Magasin dish drainer Description: When the dish drainer started to become wobbly, we decided to give it a second life. To construct the shelf we cut the large part of the drainer in half and screwed 8mm chipboards (37cmx30cm) to the top and the bottom. The two additional boards can be put into the shelf at your convenience.

The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Doer

Sometimes we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about our ideas, dreams, and aspirations. It is easy to content ourselves with simply having lofty ideas, not realizing their sheer abundance.Anyone who has taken a breath has likely had an idea that could have literally changed the course of his or her life in a revolutionary way. Unfortunately, such ideas rarely get implemented.

Portable drawer .... a box of second growth ...

Materials: • MOPPE mini Ikea chest of drawers • 2x3 wood slats (0.6 m) • remaining piece of wallpaper • wood glue • woodstains, lacquer • screw • saw • screwdriver • brush • drill Description: Portable drawer ... first it sounds a little bit strange, but if you think about it why not.

NUMERAR Loudspeakers

Materials: NUMERAR Oak countertop Description: This loudspeaker is simply made of NUMERAR countertops 126 x 62 cm with 38 mm thickness. My speakers were cut with a CNC router. It is also possible to make it with a hand held router. The stand is fixed with screws. They are 55 cm on the widest and 120 cm high. Click to read the rest of the post >>

A year ago on Unclutterer

2011 Unitasker Wednesday: Shoe Bibs Are you a messy eater? I mean, a really messy eater? Are you constantly having to replace your shoes because you can’t find your mouth? If so, then you must be the target market for Shoe Bibs! Curing clutter problems in under-sink cabinetsCabinets under sinks in kitchens and bathrooms are common places to find clutter.

Linkswitch #95, Agile Method, Guest Post Tactics, Charge More

Every other week we roundup some of the highest quality articles and resources that benefit freelancers from across the web. We present these articles here on various helpful topics.

The Different Meanings of Saving for Retirement

My parents and Sarah’s parents are roughly the same age. Their retirement-age experieces are much different than each other. My parents are both retired in the traditional sense. They have a limited fixed income made up of Social Security and some pension money.

Previously on Ikeahackers: Tame your DVD collection

DVDs, CDs are like roaches - they multiply in the dark and before you know it - you have 3 boxes of media that need a space. It's not always easy to get the right media unit to fit your needs but thankfully, there's IKEA hacking to the rescue. Here are some ideas for managing your precious media. Maximise storage Find a suitable cabinet with enough space for your entire collection.

"The More Familiar It Is The More Rare and Beautiful It Is."

“Familiarity does not breed contempt. On the contrary the more familiar it is the more rare and beautiful it is. Take the quarter in which one lives, it is lovely, it is a place rare and beautiful and to leave it is awful.” -- Gertrude Stein, Paris France * Join the happiness conversation on Facebook and on Twitter (@gretchenrubin).

Reader Story: How I Save Money While Traveling

This guest post from Matt Kepnes is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Sunday Best: The most impactful Self Improvement Content This Week From Around The Web

Hello All! Hope you’re having a great weekend so far. Since I read so much great content all week it’s almost impossible to share the highlights in a meaningful way.

Ben Pundole: On Hospitality, Curation & Rolling with the Punches

Entrepreneur Ben Pundole talks about the value of curating people's experiences, thriving in a bad economy, and his new hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.