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Mismatched kitchen doors

Materials: Faktum Description: The video below explains what I did. ~ Pascal Anson

Workspace of the Week: Creative corner office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Eduardo’s home office: Most of us think of big wig executives in tall corporate buildings when we read the phrase “corner office,” but this week’s selection has a different take on the term. Eduardo utilizes a corner of a small space to get maximum workspace out of his desk.

Ask FreelanceSwitch: First Clients and Conferences

Credit: Dennis Hill In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, this week, we have two questions from the same freelancer, answered below. We’re looking at landing a first client and attending conferences. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Ask the Readers: Saving vs. Debt Reduction

The tone and content at Get Rich Slowly have shifted a lot in the past five years. When I started this site, I was a financial novice. I was learning about smart money management. Now, I’m in what I call the third stage of personal finance, and the basics come naturally. (Most of the time, anyhow.) I’m glad that GRS has evolved with me.

The Secret of Financial Happiness

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” (Mr.

"There Is Something Wonderful About Holding Something Physical and Feeling...an Object Reach Completion."

Happiness interview: Piers Steel. I was fascinated by Piers Steel's book, The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done.

10 Awesome Videos On Idea Execution & The Creative Process

It's time to get inspired about idea execution. Check our shortlist of great videos that get inside the brains of exceptionally productive creatives.

12 Lessons Learned While Marketing “The 4-Hour Body” (Plus: SXSW)

Charlie’s job entails many things. Feeding tigers not excluded. Charlie Hoehn first reached out to me through Ramit Sethi in 2008. Almost three years later, he is still working with me.

A Quick and Easy Way to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

This morning I posted my annual review of the Consumer Reports auto issue. Now might be a good time to publish another annual reminder: It’s tax refund season! If you have a refund due this year and you’re getting antsy for it, you can check its status easily with this simple web-based tool from the IRS web site.

$4 Gas and Fragile Finances

Right now, as I look at AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the nationwide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.53. Just one month ago, it was $3.12 per gallon, a $0.41 jump. I’m lucky – I work at home. My wife is at least somewhat lucky – she commutes in a fully-paid-for car that gets 45 miles to the gallon.

The Little Habits

‘Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.’ ~Publilius Syrus Post written by Leo Babauta. It’s amazing how big a difference a little thing can make. Starting your day mindfully with some tea, for example, can change your entire day. Clearing your desk will make your work day amazing.

An Ikea Kura bed felt playhouse

Materials: Kura bunk bed, felt Description: I recently finished a felt playhouse for my daughter as the bottom of her bed is being used for toy storage. Read more about the Kura felt playhouse. ~ Anna

IKEA vases for a translucent rounded bathroom wall

Materials: Rektangel vase Description: The REKTANGEL vases are used as glassblocks in the design of a distinctive loft located on the first floor of a historic warehouse and monument on the Brouwersgracht in the center of Amsterdam. The apartment is designed by Marloes van Heteren of SOLUZ and Remco Wilcke of CUBE architecten.

Moving: How to transport the belongings of your home

I’m not sure there are words to fully express my feelings of loathing about moving.

Hire Heart

If it didn’t really happen to me, I’d have thought it was a skit in a training video about what not to do.I was at Fairway market on 125th Street in NYC, perusing the itty bitty supplement section. Clearly looking for something I wasn’t finding.