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If You Want to Make Art and/or Money, Read This:

This post is for anyone who is trying to do artistic work (writing, painting, computer programming, sculpting, music composition and recording, whatever) – or trying to make money (entrepreneur, salaried, investor, whatever). People that desire to create and enterprise do a lot to build the world, but it’s often a lonely and frustrating path. And due to the nature of

Some Thoughts on Wearing Things Out

What you see above is one of my sandals that’s beginning to (finally) fall apart. I’ve been wearing this same pair of sandals during the summer since 2003. They’ve went on vacations with me. I’ve worn them on walks through parks, strolls around the block, and countless other activities.

Malm Coffee table

Materials: Malm storage unit Description: It is a coffee table made from 3 Malm storage units and capita legs. Assemble 3 Malm according to the IKEA instuctions Put them upside down and attach them to each other using perforated metal plates along with the connecting sides. Use alot of screws Put Capita legs in each corner... Easy to hide magazines and papers.

How to Remember a Person’s Name (And What to Do When You Can’t)

You’re at a business convention chatting with a colleague, when up walks a man, the head of some major department, a guy you know you’ve met before. “Hey there, Sam!” he says as he shakes your hand. Then he waits for you to introduce him to your colleague. The only problem? You cannot for the life of you remember his name. Awkwardness ensues.

10 Widespread Myths about Happiness -- Do You Believe Any of These?

Every Wednesday is Tip Day (or List Day, or Quiz Day). This Wednesday: 10 myths about happiness -- which do you believe? I'm leaving my desk for a few days, so in my absence, thought I'd re-post one of my favorite round-up pieces, about ten widespread myths about happiness. A while back, each day for two weeks, I posted about Ten Happiness Myths.

Lack Table Head board

Materials: Lack Side Table Description: Three tables hung above a bead as a headboard. We used small mounting triangles on the back. We painted the image with an easy bird stencil. Whole project was under twenty bucks. The yellow tables were only $4.99!!! ~ Heathur Dollar, Fort Worth Texas

Unitasker Wednesday: Coffee Grinder Brush

Regular readers of this website know that I love coffee. I’m addicted and very glad to be. I find comfort in the routine of making and drinking coffee, and I squealed with glee last year when my husband bought me a conical burr coffee grinder for Mother’s Day.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Camping Edition

One activity my family does quite a lot during the summer is go camping.

Drawing the Line Between Personal and Business Life

Advertise here with BSACredit: Nik Muhd Faris Fathi on Flickr A topic that affects freelancers, especially those new to the freelance world, is separating your personal life and ‘me time’ from work.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Organizing your home and family with notebooksNotebooks are great because they keep all of your important papers in one place and they are easily portable.

Customize Your Henriksdal Slipcovers With Fabric Paint and A Stencil

Materials: - your Henriksdal slipcovers - fabric paint (I've also heard good things about silk screen paint) in the color(s) of your choice (I mixed together 2 colors, and wound up using a total of 22 ounces of paint) - 1 small artist brush - 1 slightly larger brush - a bowl for mixing/holding the paint - a digital image of a pattern that appeals to you - a few small pieces of cardboard (li

Risks That Can Derail Your Retirement

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He also has a blog, Twittering thing.

Freelance Caffeine Fix: 4 Fine Coffee Makers

Advertise here with BSACredit: elenathewise on Photodune I have a confession to make. I’m addicted to caffeine. For breakfast I either have a can of Diet Coke or a small iced mocha with skim milk from Dunkin Donuts, which happens to be a 5 minute walk from my house or a quick drive on my way to the office. I am well aware that having a can of Diet Coke for breakfast is not healthy.

6 Ways to Stay Productive When You’re Feeling Low

It can be hard to stay focused and productive at the best of times. But when you’re feeling low – whether that’s physically or emotionally – then it can seem almost impossible to concentrate. Maybe you have a daunting number of things to get done … but you can’t seem to summon up the energy to tackle any of them.

Don't Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making

Indecisiveness is a productivity killer. We look at the science of decision-making, and how you can make better choices.