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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

How to Find Peace of Mind in the Modern World

In my opinion this is the biggest problem we face as “modern” people. We might have flashy gadgets and shiny cool things, but in the end when it comes down to peace of mind we have nothing. I know for me at least whenever I used to come home for the day; I used to always be 90% tense and 10% anxious for reasons I couldn’t understand.

Vision Without Obstruction: What We Learn From Steve Jobs

Self-doubt, short-term expectations, bureaucracy. How can we pursue bold ideas without letting these everyday obstacles get in the way?

Review: From Bud to Boss

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the best discussions I’ve ever had with a reader was with Emily. Emily worked in an office environment where the supervisor position was going to become available soon.

Previously on Ikeahackers: Week of the Geek

Take a stand or have a seat: With all the fuss about standing desks, here's a Jerker that does double duty. Stands to attention when you want to stretch your legs and bows down on your lazy days. Gizmos in hiding: Somehow gadgety stuff don't look good sprawled in the living room. So hide them well in a Hol.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Advice from Sebastian Junger on achieving a remarkable life The September issue of Outside magazine has an inspiring interview with author-documentarian-bar-owner Sebastian Junger that speaks directly to an uncluttered pursuit of a remarkable life. We’ve got the technology Having the right tools to do a job can increase productivity and greatly improve your overall experience working o

Some Thoughts on Frugal Exercise

Let’s face it: if you live in a small town, your gym options are limited (at best). Even if you live in a city, going to a gym can be expensive if you’re trying to get into shape. The question I always ask is why go to a gym? What does going to a gym offer than home exercise does not?

Lacey Lykta Lamp

Materials: Lykta table lamp, lace tights, spray paint Description: Simple but effective 1. Choose a Lytka lamp in the colour you most like and spray paint- black will give more contrast. 2. Put the tights or any other lacey fabric on the lamp so that the pattern stretches on the surface. 3.

Linkswitch #84, Effective Portfolio, Selfish to Succeed, 25 Hours Days

Freelance Help, 100+ Tips on Creating an Effective Online Portfolio We all have to start somewhere with displaying our work.

Reader Story: Winning the Lottery

This guest post from Tina is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

Vintage Comic Book Studio Workstation/Spaceship

Materials: 2xMelltorp Dining Table, 1xSet Capita Brackets, 1xLack Shelf, 200xVintage comic postcards, 1xSmall tub of varnish, 1xSmall tub of PVC glue, 1xPainbrush, Description: 1. Assemble your Melltrop tables. In this case I got 2 white tables as they are cheaper than the other finishes. 2. Join the 2 tables together. Flip the tables upside down and put the 2 ends of the table together.

Ikea office desk with Corian top

Materials: Ikea Office Desk, Corian top Description: We took some stock Ikea office desks, and covered the original top with Corian for longevity and ease of maintenance. (We own a solid surface shop, so it also shows our workmanship at the same time.) ~ Len Smith, Fallbrook, CA

Is This Frugal Idea Worth It for Me and My Family?

Often, when I try out a frugal idea and it ends up being a post on The Simple Dollar, I struggle with the question of whether or not this is actually a really good frugal idea, both for my family and for the families of the people reading the post. I’m in a situation where time is really at a premium.

Why Success Is Highly Overrated

‘Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.’ John Wooden We hear the word success heralded from the rooftops. We also hear the latest and greatest formulas being thrust at us. Why? Because deep down we all want to be successful. There is a constant surge for success. There is an increased striving towards success.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #35

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. This edition is going to be very quote-heavy. I spent some time this week working on a slide show project where photographs were paired with inspirational quotes.

Video: Nigel Marsh on Work-life Balance

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work by Nigel Marsh.