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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

How to Handle Being Out of Your Depth: 6 Tips from a Con Man

Your boss invites you to the country club to play a round of golf with him and other important higher ups.

Mod a Sunnan Lamp into an iPad Charger

Materials: Sunnan Solar Desk Lamp Description: The instructions are much more detailed on our blog post, but the basic concept is: 1. Replace the stock batteries with higher capacity batteries 2. Modify the battery compartment to accept Voltaic Systems small solar panels 3.

EXPEDIT made fancy

Materials: Expedit shelving unit with 4 white door inserts Description: I originally bought the Expedit shelf and used it as entertainment centre but I hated seeing all the cables and I had way too much stuff in there. I then saw that they started selling the door inserts so I promptly bought 4 to fit into the shelves. However having it all white looked a bit boring.

Signed Copies of Manvotionals Now Available for Purchase

You can now order signed copies of our new book, Manvotionals, through our site. Even if you’re not hankering for my John Hancock, if you reside in a far flung place of the world where the book is not yet available, this is a great way of getting your hands on a copy. Books are $14. We can customize the inscription however you want.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Light Bulbs

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

Fabric Covered Cork Board

Materials: 3 X Heat Cork Description: Place cork on fabric & trace around leaving about an inch of space. Cut the fabric. Ready the hot glue gun. Place fabric face down with cork on top & begin gluing around the edges of the cork. Continue all the way around & you're done! Marvel at your sweet ten minute project! See more of the fabric covered corkboard.

Why "Twilight" Inspired Me To Do Better With My Resolutions.

Assay: I'm a huge fan of Twilight (books and movies)—a fact about myself that continues to fascinate and puzzle me. Last night, I went to see the fourth movie in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, which inspired me to look back at a post I wrote two years ago.

Child's primitive step stool

Materials: RAST bedside table Description: Have had this RAST bedside table standing for a long time now, waiting to be hacked to a play kitchen inspired by the many seen in here...but I never had any time to do that. Since my boy now is at that age where he's about to learn to wash his hands etc. by himself he of course lacks the height to reach the bathroom sink.

Have vacation brain at work? Try some of these mindless, but productive activities

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving in the U.S. and if you’re at work, it’s very likely your brain isn’t. Oh look, Sharon from accounting brought in doughnuts! I really should talk about the game/movie I saw this weekend with ALL my coworkers! Now is a great time to make my holiday wish list!

Top 10 Social Media Management Apps

Almost everyone uses social networks for personal or business purposes. Communication via social media is taken for granted. Even employers check freelancer’s reputation with the help of social means. Today we’ll explore top apps for better social media management. However, we will go beyond solutions like Hootsuite as it is a well-known brand on the social media apps market.

Reader Mailbag: A Holiday Week

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. Friendship and money 2. Home sale and mortgage question 3. Multiple savings accounts 4. Used car question 5. Refinancing conundrum 6. Fast elimination of student loans 7. House cleaning system 8.

Freelance Freedom #234: Translation Monkey Returns

Once a week, we feature a fantastic freelance-themed comic from the talented N.C. Winters. Why not also take a look at our comic archive?

TV Stand with Floating DVD Platform

Materials: Lack TV bench & Lack Side Table Description: We had a lack TV bench which held a 36" CRT tv and it didn't hold up well, bowing the top piece of the bench. The Lack bench was also damaged by water when the basement leaked. When we moved and switched to an LED tv I wanted a sleek stand to go with it.

Health is Wealth: The Best Investment I Ever Made

This is a guest post from Louisa Rogers, a consultant who provides leadership, management, and communication coaching and training to businesses.

Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Concentration

Whatever you do during the day, there are probably times when you need to concentrate. Perhaps you’ve got a project at work that requires focus (it could be anything from writing a report to carrying out some important lab tests).