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All That Glitters: Why I’m Not Investing in Gold

Over the past two years, I’ve received a lot of requests to write about investing in gold and silver. I’ve ignored these requests. For one, I feel unqualified to comment. For another, I’m afraid that anything I do say will just make people angry. Last week I realized, however, that I don’t have to come at this as an expert. Because I’m not one.

Time Management Basics: Get On Top of Life Today

Do you wish you had an extra hour in the day? Perhaps you struggle to get everything done – or you find that you only manage to get projects completed in a huge rush before a deadline. Maybe someone’s told you that you have “poor time management skills”. Maybe you believe that’s simply who you are.

Semi-Finals: Scholarship for Opening the Kimono

(Photo: Josh Liba) NOTE: VOTING HAS ENDED — THANKS! Once again, I have been BLOWN AWAY by you all. Please find below the semi-finalists for the scholarship spot to the $10,000 Opening The Kimono event. There are 26, listed in no particular order, as we could not narrow it down further.

Revisiting the Three Questions That Will Transform Your Life

Three and a half years ago (has it really been that long?), I wrote a post on the three money questions that will transform your life.

Do You Fall Into the Trap of Overthinking?

I was looking up something in Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky's excellent book, The How of Happiness, and I came across an interesting passage.

The Cure for the Modern Male Malaise: The 5 Switches of Manliness

A few weeks ago, I caught the premiere of the Discovery’s Channel’s “Human Planet,” a television show about the ways people have adapted to survive in Earth’s most extreme environments.

The Frost(a) Sledge

Materials: Two Frosta Stools Description: Needing a quick sledge we dismantled some well used Frosta stools and reassembled them after some hacking into a great sledge. Standard tools required and two hours on the kitchen table... ~ jonathan morris, London UK

Aging – Your Auto Self-Destruction Timebomb

Everyone gets older, but have you ever wondered why? Our bodies heal themselves, so why do organs eventually fail? The answer is fascinating. Our cells divide and make duplicates of themselves, but each time this occurs there is a section of the DNA that gets a little bit shorter.  DNA replication starts at the middle and a bit of the ends don’t get copied.

Black / Gold

Materials: Lustre ps maskros Description: The chandelier has been rounded to the color of the logo of the studio. Black outside, gold on the inside. Walleye amplifies the light ~ amandine - acme.dek, france

Reader Mailbag: Dreams

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. Cross country move 2. Building credit without cards 3. Quick repayment and credit scores 4. Income generation in retirement 5. 401(k) manipulation 6. What’s your day like? 7. Fix it up or not? 8.

Looong bench-cabinet

Materials: "Faktum" wall cabinet, tape measure, power drill, cirkle saw, screwdriver. Description: Before we moved to our house we lived in a very beautiful apartment witch was housed in an old school built in 1900. Our apartment was built in the old music study, with big windows and since it was an old class room the living room/kitchen was very spacious.

Win a Free MacBook Pro and $1,000 in Printing From UPrinting

Advertise here with BSAHello everyone! Today we’ve got a special treat for you. Our friends at UPrinting are giving away a free 13 inch MacBook Pro (valued at $1,199) and $1,000 worth of printing to 1 lucky Tuts+ reader.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 2, May

Advertise here with BSA Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Societal pressure to ‘keep house’

People assume that because I’m the editor of Unclutterer.com that my home is perfectly organized and clutter free. I’ll admit that my home is usually in better shape than the standard American dwelling, but currently it isn’t that way. In fact, since we moved, imperfect or chaotic would be the best words to describe our status.

How Money Makes Us Stupid

When an experience itself is joyful, like a massage or reading a great book, we want the greatest “volume” of it for our money. More time on the table, more pages in the book.When we’re looking for answers, solutions to problems and big ideas that will help us get where we want to go, though, we want the bee line approach. Strip it down.