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By Jules

How to Tie a Four-in-Hand Necktie Knot: Your 60 Second Visual Guide

The four-in-hand is a simple and easy tie knot that works well for thinner ties with traditional patterns, and pairs best with dress shirts that have narrow spread and button down collars. If you liked this visual guide, let us know, and we’ll do some for the more “sophisticated” knots as well! Related Photos

Best(a) bench I've ever seen

Materials: BESTA bench + 2 BESTA vara (drawer front) Description: Besta bench is ideal to accommodate player, av receiver and console... but Ikea produce only drawers to complete it... so I decide to create a standard bottom-hinged frame in order to use it easily with the electronics.

Make Your Own Playdough (73/365)

Our children have several small tubs of playdough, both the name brand Play-Doh and other brands of similar material, that they’ve received as gifts over the years.

The Unpredictable Freedom and Sweetness of Chaos

‘You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.’ ~Friedrich Nietzsche Post written by Leo Babauta. I’m going to share a productivity, planning and organizational hack that will change your life.

Mac Lack Ikea Hack

Materials: Lack Side table, Apple G5 access panel Description: I'm always on the lookout for creative ways to repurpose old Mac gear. When our old quad core G5 workhorse breathed it's last breath I decided to craft a project that combined two of my favorite things: Apple and IKEA.

Unitasker Wednesday: The Spaghetti Fork

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! It’s usually extremely obvious to me what the inventor of a unitasker was attempting to achieve with his or her product. Even though I don’t have a need for their thing-a-ma-bobs, I at least get what they’re trying to do.

Learn From What You Love to Use

I love Dropbox. Finding this interview with one of Dropbox’s founders, Drew Houston, was like finding buried treasure. In case you haven’t heard of Dropbox before, it’s a file-hosting service that lets people access their files from their computers, smart phones, tablets, you name it. More than 50 million people worldwide use the software.

Elegant RAST... or just another RAST you like

Materials: RAST, 4 meters of wood strips (13 feet), white varnish w. silk gloss, wood wax in cherry tree (Osmo Wood Wax), 3 golden handles, wood puddy Description: What's somehow right is that IKEA's famous budget dresser, known as RAST, looks like a piece from the usual furniture store around, hence pretty plain and like made for an 80s child's room.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2011 Super storage closets A well-organized storage closet can be a beneficial attribute in any home or office. You can easily find what you need, when you need it, and have an exact space to return an object when you’re finished. 2010 Ask Unclutterer: Putting away laundry Your advice on doing the laundry is fantastic. I’ve employed several tips with great success.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Daylight Savings Time Edition

I consider the switches to and from Daylight Savings Time to be largely useless in the modern era. It disrupts sleep patterns, causes people who forget to adjust clocks to miss appointments, and adds something else to worry about to our hectic lives. I understood the need for it in the past, but as the economy changes, the case for the switch gets worse and worse.

8 Features that Make Google+ Better than Facebook and Twitter

Numbers can tell a story. As of December 2011, Facebook had 845 million monthly active users. As of September 2011, Twitter had 100 million active users. As of January 2012, Google+ had more than 90 million active users. Facebook and Twitter reached those numbers in years. Google+ reached the 90 million mark in less than 7 months despite accepting only invited members when it launched.

"I Can't Get Rid of My Stuff."

2012 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2012 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2012 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader.

Transportation: Friction Versus Finance

This post is from staff writer Sarah Gilbert. Though I have been car-free for years, I was recently left to ponder how we make transportation decisions when my local transit authority unveiled a new plan to fill a $17 million budget hole by making a pretty major series of changes to its fare structure.

WordPress for Photographers: Top Tips and Professional Resources

Believe it or not, there was a time when WordPress was regarded as a great blogging platform, but that was all. Build an entire site on it? No way! Well, that was then, this is now. These days, WordPress is powering some of the biggest names in news, music, fashion, business, politics, and sports.

Vendôme Lack

Materials: Lack side table Description: Here is a table made with 6 Lack tables, I have used trays. A foot was retained to maintain the table horizontally. All plates were glued back to back with wood glue. The other art were screwed on the inside The second part can move (under the top is the FIXA skates, to avoid scratching) Successful completion.