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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

Nobody's Perfect: Why We All Need A Margin For Error

You can’t control the universe. But you can anticipate the unexpected and build the necessary wiggle room into your schedule.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Unplugging the Microwave

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

Some Great Links from Guiding Tech

Guiding Tech is a blog that focuses on technology with an emphasis on online productivity tools. It is worth checking out.

Exercises for the Terminally Busy

Post written by Leo Babauta. I’ve been out walking all day in New York City with my daughter, and haven’t found any time for my usual workouts in between museums and fabulous restaurants. And yet fitness doesn’t require hours of your time every day. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite quick exercises.


Materials: Klubbo Nesting Table, 1" wood screws, 2x4s, wood stain, polyurethane Description:  Step 1: Remove top of Klubbo Nesting Table Step 2: Measure area where you want 2x4 surface. Step 3: Got to Home Depot or Lowes and purchase 2x4s, screws, and wood stain/ polyurethane of your choice. Step 4: Get 2x4s cut to your liking.

Do I Contradict Myself?

“Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” ~ Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself” My brother’s incredible Walt Whitman tattoo. This month marks the five year anniversary of this blog and this Walt Whitman quote is one of my favorites of all time.

Secrets of Adulthood...For a Family Vacation.

Good-bye, I'm off for vacation! Right now, I'm in that stage where it feels like so much work to get away, I'd rather just stay home.

Rast 4 x 4

Materials: Rast, wood, white paint Description: I needed a lot of drawers and the Ikea Rast was the only piece of furniture I could find with the right depth to fit my wall. Then I simply assembled 4 Ikea Rast all together. Placed 2 normally and 2 bottom-up.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 3, August

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Reader Mailbag: Reading and Blurbing

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Recovering from abysmal credit 2. Handling debt collection 3. Preparing for a layoff 4. Starting with web design 5. Repaying loans now or later 6. Deciding whether to become contractor 7.

Four sanity restoring strategies for the over-committed

If you’re constantly pressed for time, it could be because you think you have more time in your day than actually exists or you can’t stop saying, “yes,” to every commitment that comes your way.

Fantasy Shade

Materials: Ikea ENJE Roller Shades Description: I first came up with the idea of the Fantasy Shades when I moved to New York City from San Francisco. I created the Fantasy Shades to create illusory shadows, giving the impression of a fantasy world outside your window. Imagine an alternate reality beyond your window with a view of cherry blossoms, tree branches or even a city that you miss.

10 Easy Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but here in Austin, Texas, the heat and drought are the topic of 85% of conversations (that’s science). As a native Texan, I usually roll my eyes when people lament about the heat. One of my friends summed it up nicely: “I’m tired of hearing people talk about the weather.

Love Or Fear? Which one are you allowing to drive your life

‘There are two driving forces in your life: love and fear. Love is your higher self. It is the place of pure intention and hope. When your higher self drives your life you are on purpose and empowered.