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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Career Moves and Decisions

This week, someone from my past reached into the present and dropped a job offer on my lap. If this job offer had appeared three years ago, I would have taken it in a heartbeat. It allows me to work from home.

The Spiral of Successful Habits

Post written by Leo Babauta. Many people have so many things they want to change about their lives they don’t know where to start. It’s overwhelming: you might smoke and eat junk food and need to exercise and want to be more productive and eliminate debt and start doing work you love and simplify your life to find time for your family and find things to be passionate about … Where do

Travel More, Fly First Class and Pay Nothing?

Last summer, my wife, my daughter and I traveled to the other side of the world. We went from NYC to Hong Kong to Bali to Australia, then L.A. and back to NYC.It was am amazing trip.

Mantra motivation

With my foot still in a cast, I’m obviously not running my typical 15 miles a week. Since I can’t take to the streets, I have been doing a lot of reading about running instead.

Jewelry Displays (recycled Ikea mirrors)

Materials: Malma mirrors Description: I covered the wooden frames of two Malma mirrors with fancy wallpapers and then screwed different kinds of hooks into them, to turn them into jewelry displays. ~ BeaG, Belgium

DIY TV Riser

Materials: NORTORRP shelves, CAPITA legs Description: Needed to raise my TV about 6-8" and did tons of research online and it seems most home theatre guys make their own out of MDF. Since I'm not very handy, I decided to try to look for an IKEA solution. I got some inspiration from how other people made monitor stands out of shelving and legs so off I went.

Some Thoughts on Jigsaw Puzzles

One feature you’ll find in our home, particularly during the winter months, is a card table in the family room which features an ongoing jigsaw puzzle.

When Ignorance Is the Ghostwriter’s Friend

credit: Helga Weber on Flickr What you do not know — or pretend not to know — about your client’s business, product, or service can be one of your greatest assets as you help your client communicate with employees, investors, customers, or prospects.

LaivaPax Coffee Table

Materials: Laiva TV Stand, Pax Wardrobe door Description: I picked up a Pax Fevik wardrobe panel in the as-is section for $5. A couple months later, I picked up the Laiva TV stand for $20. I used some 1x3 lumber to make a support frame to raise the Pax panel a few inches above the Laiva. With the lumber and hardware used to make the support frame, the total cost was less than $35.

When To Walk Away From A Bad Mortgage

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Since the housing bubble burst, many Americans have found their finances underwater. They’re paying on homes that are worth much less than the mortgages against them.

How To Channel Creativity At Any Time

Creativity is a lot like oil. Society needs it in ever increasing amounts, yet as time progresses it seems to be quickly diminishing. No matter who you are, or what you do, you need creativity. Many people, such as bloggers and artists, rely on creativity every day. However, few people know how to really channel creativity.

A Valentine’s Day Gift Worth Framing: Frame the Date Giveaway 2010

Last year for Valentine’s Day we ran a giveaway with the fine folks at Frame the Date; it got such a great response and I’m such a fan of this gift idea, that we decided to bring it back again. The reason I dig Frame the Date so much is that I know it can be incredibly hard for men to think of a romantic, classy, meaningful, creative, non-cliched Valentine’s Day (or any occasion

How To Become A Remote-Working, Self-Management Superhero

These days the “office” is anywhere you can plug in. It’s empowering, but it also means we must cultivate a new set of self-management skills to succeed.

How To Become A Self-Management Superhero

These days the “office” is anywhere you can plug in. It’s empowering, but it also means we must cultivate a new set of self-management skills to succeed.

Just One of Those Mondays.

Somehow, my laptop didn't save my work from this afternoon. I'm not even sure how that's even possible. But what I wrote is gone. (Hint: it involved fingertipless gloves.) I just can't face writing it again. Tomorrow is another day. * Want to get my free monthly newsletter? It highlights the best of the month’s material from the blog and the Facebook Page.