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By The Behance Team

Ask Unclutterer: Storing large brim hats

Reader Joanna submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: As I was cleaning this weekend I was completely stumped when I tried to figure out how to store the three hats my husband and I own. Not baseball caps or winter hats, but two cowboy hats and my wide-brimmed sunhat. We use these regularly and don’t want to get rid of them.


Materials: EXPEDIT shelf (1x5), HAMPEN carpet (80x80 cm), an old cat tree, cutter knife, nails, hammer, drill, glue, some screws and 4 metal-angles Description: In our living room, we have the big EXPEDIT shelf (5x5) as a room divider to split up the couch and TV corner from the desk corner. We have two cats and they like the shelf ...

5 Rarely Remembered Rules for Building Your Freelance Brand

Having a strong brand can be a game-changer for your freelance business. Good brands command respect and establish a reputation. They establish your presence in the marketplace.

Seven Years of Fiscal Responsibility

It’s mid-September as I write this, and I’ve been spending the past few days scrambling to prepare for my trip to Peru. I’ve been packing, of course, but I’ve also been editing reader stories and writing blog posts for my absence. While bustling around, I stumbled across an old document. I’ve shared this before, but it’s been a while.

How to Avoid Information Overload

As people who are interested in personal development, we’re all seeking out ways to improve ourselves. And there is definitely a ton of information out there to meet that demand. In fact, there’s so much that it can be hard to process it all.

How to Throw a Knife Like Bill the Butcher

One of my favorite movies is Gangs of New York. One of the protagonists in the film, William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting (played by the always intense Daniel Day-Lewis) remains one of the most memorable characters of recent cinematic history.

Some Thoughts on Handling Life’s Crossroads

Every so often, we’re met with a situation in our lives that represents a seriously life alteration. If we go one way, our whole life is going to go down a different path than if we chose the other option. These can take a lot of forms. The choice to marry someone. The choice to divorce someone. The choice to change career paths. The choice to sign a long-term contract.

Pax Hack - His and Her Closets

Materials: Pax Tonnes, Malm Chests Description: My wife and I recently purchased a Dutch Colonial home built in the early 1900s. Due to its age, the house lacks storage space, especially in the bedrooms. The Gambrel-style roof (characteristic of domestic Dutch Colonial architecture) rendered large triangular volumes on either side of the house that were great for storage but hard to access.

Are You Reading Too Much?

I ran across and interesting quote by Albert Einstein the other day. Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ~ Albert Einstein This isn’t exactly the best known quote by Einstein and I doubt many teachers quote this to their students.

"Discovering a New Passion Always Makes Me Happy."

Happiness interview: Grace Bonney. I'm a big fan of the wildly popular design blog Design*Sponge -- "your home for all thing design" -- headed up by Grace Bonney. Grace also has a new book out, Design*Sponge at Home -- a kind of design "bible" with home tours, DIY projects, and lots of my personal favorite feature: before-and-afters.

The Effortless Life: A Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow

Post written by Leo Babauta. I am very happy to share with you my new ebook, “The Effortless Life: A Concise Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow.” The book was meant to share ways to make life less of a struggle, to help you find contentment in a world where little exists, to instill a bit of mindfulness in an age of distractions. If you’ve had problems with: frustra

Pax Kitchen

Materials: Pax + Kitchen Description: I've added two Pax shelves with glass door on top of a kitchen to increase the stocking space and added lights below the Pax shelves. I've also used the Fastbo wall panels to cover the kitchen side wall. ~ Yaniel Cepero, Italy

Reader Mailbag: Difficult Things to Write

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. Handling small rollover 2. Parents who don’t plan 3. Loan payoff or retirement contribution? 4. Roth conversion and inheritance 5. Setting sportsmanship example 6. Fundraising 7. Is bankruptcy right? 8.

7 Ways to Tell a Client He’s Wrong

Credit: Primastock on Photodune Telling a client that he is, in fact, wrong can be the hardest thing you ever have to do in your freelance career. It’s not something that we generally consider to be a healthy step: it can lose you a client pretty quickly if not handled properly.

An Early Education in Financial Literacy

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Last week J.D.’s wife, Kris, e-mailed me about an NPR story on a recent Girl Scout badge overhaul, specifically about merit badges for financial literacy.