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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

2012 Resolution #4 – Create a Lasting Item for My Children and My Wife

For the rest of this week, I’m going to discuss the goals I’m setting for 2012 and the plans I have for achieving them. When I think back to some of the people in my life that have passed away that I greatly miss, one of the things that really bothers me is that I don’t have some memento of their life that lets me have at least a sense of the person that they were.

The Key to Happiness: Love.

2011 Happiness Challenge: It's the last video for the 2011 Challenge! Hard to believe that the year is almost over. Please sign up for the 2012 Happiness Challenge here -- whether you've been part of it already, or you're joining for the first time. You're not behind, just jump in now.

Are You a Natural at Social Media Marketing?

Dave and Carrie Kerpen started their marketing company, Likeable Media, after they created a buzz selling sponsorships to their New York wedding.

7 Secrets to Making This Year the Best Year Ever

It’s the time of year when goals are made and abandoned a few weeks later. Will you be one of them, or will you set goals that have the power to change your life?Not achieving what you set out to do means you’ll yet again fail to move toward the life you desire, which leads to nothing but regret.

Besta Home for my Snakes

Materials: Besta 192cm, some glasses, and reptile materials Description: I needed a big terrarium with 4 cases for my snakes. So Ikea was my solution. An old hack but I think it's already good ~ David, Marseille (FRANCE)

Ask Unclutterer: How do you create resolutions when you’re coming up on a major life change?

Reader Amanda submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: How do you define goals or resolutions when you know your life is about to change dramatically? I am due with our firstborn, a son, in early 2012 (our due date is February 4th) … I don’t know how to plan my life around such a big addition.

Ask FreelanceSwitch: Hiring a Sales Person and Starting Out

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at hiring a sales person and getting started as a freelancer. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Custom Lego table with side pocket storage

Materials: Lack table, Glis storage boxes, Kusiner wall pockets, screws, paint, epoxy, LEGO base boards Description: We wanted to create a custom LEGO table for our son. We started with an Ikea Lack table and taped off a space for storage boxes at the back. Then we drew a road and used a router to cut LEGO base boards to mold around the road.

The Best of Get Rich Slowly: 2011 Edition

It’s the end of another year, which means it’s time for most of us to reflect on what happened in 2011, and where we’d like to go in 2012.

Workspace of the Week: Under the stairs

This week’s Workspace of the Week is JenniferHryniw’s space-efficient home office: I have a soft spot in my heart for home offices that are in unexpected places — inside closets or armoires or lofted above a living room. This week’s office caught my attention because it is in that strange area next to, and under, a staircase.

Judging by the Extremes

A couple days ago, I watched a program on TLC called Extreme Cheapskates, which featured people doing things like using reusable toilet paper and cooking goat’s heads in order to save money. It was pretty obvious after just a few minutes of watching that the point of the show was to make frugality look ridiculous by choosing to profile tactics that violate other social customs and norms.

Expedit cutting table on wheels

Materials: Expedit (3 each of 2x2), casters (4 or 5), two sheets of plywood, screws, wood joiner, L-brackets Description: 1. Prep the plywood first, according to instructions because the drying time can be long. I used stain + lacquer and it took 2-3 days total with drying time. And I only did the parts that will be visible when assembled. 2. Assemble the Expedits according to instructions.

How To Make Every Day a Fresh Start

“Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.

Forgiving Yourself (A Story)

Photo by the talented Jon Jacobsen Editor’s Note: This is a story by guest contributor Bobbi Emel “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~Lewis B. Smedes I sat in the middle of the large wood-cabin conference hall.

Mid-century TV unit

Materials: BESTA Shelf unit/height extension unit, BESTA HOLMBO Door Description: I wanted a media unit for under my TV, since the rest of my living room has a mid-century feel, I decided that I wanted to attempt my first Ikea hack with some hairpin legs I'd ordered from Hairpin Legs. We used 1" wood screws with attaching the legs.