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By Glen Stansberry

Glowing drinking straw

Materials: SOMMARDescription: Why just use them for drinking? They can be very useful in an other way.See more of the straw lampshade.~ Christine Koblizek

Women Entrepreneurs, Example Not Exception, Video

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Women Entrepreneurs, Example Not Exception by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. In this inspiring video she gives examples of women entrepreneurs across the world.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #57

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. 1.

Varde sink cabinet becomes breakfast bar

Materials: Varde Sink Cabinet, Vika Amon countertopDescription: I wanted to build a breakfast bar that also had storage inside it instead of just being hollow. We had a useless wall between our kitchen and family room that I decided would make a good spot for the bar. I took that wall down completely to start from scratch.

The Top 2 Ways To Turning Your Passions Into Multiple Streams of Income

In Making a Living Without a Job, Barbara J. Winter described the idea of Multiple Profit Centers: “I think of creating profit centers,” she wrote, “as being akin to what a juggler does when spinning plates on top of sticks. The juggler walks out on the stage with ten sticks and ten plates but doesn’t begin spinning them all at once.

Creating Silence from Chaos

Post written by Leo Babauta. We are often afraid of silence, because its emptiness feels idle, boring, unproductive, and scary. And so we fill our lives with chaos, noise, clutter. But silence can be lovely, and therapeutic, and powerful. It can be the remedy for our stress and the habits that crush us. If we want quiet in our lives, how do we create it? I’ve been exploring this myself.

Powder Room by JANEJIRA

Materials: kitchen cabinet Description: Get the expensive floating vanity look without paying high dollars! I used the kitchen cabinet here, and installed sideways. Best of all, I found the cabinet and doors on the clearance section, so I paid something like $20 for the whole vanity! The handle was a leftover from a kitchen project. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Self-Acceptance: Are You An "Alchemist" Or A "Leopard"?

As a student of human nature, one of my favorite exercises is to try to divide people into two camps. For instance, I've managed to identify splits like abstainers vs. moderators and under-buyers vs. over-buyers.

Set Your Refrigerator to the Warmest Setting (26/365)

Let’s cut straight to the chase. The sweet spot for any refrigerator is between 39 and 40 F.


Materials: 100% IKEA Description: This is the first try out of a new combination of Leds and a candle light all based on Ikea materials. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Workspace of the Week: Composed calm

This week’s Workspace of the Week is H Sterling Cross’ simple setup: Cable management is what makes this desk beautiful. If there were cords hanging beneath it, you would never notice the stunning wood desk. Its smooth, clean lines and unadorned hardware could easily be missed if clutter were in the way.

Hi-Fi Stand for little monitors

Materials: Capita, Lack (X2) Description: This is a slight variation to this hack. I bought a couple of Lack shelf, and used a couple of Capita legs, but the 16cm version (in that hack they are smaller). Total: 12€ per stand. ~ Andrea Maschio, Italy

Minecraft-inspired window seat/stools

Materials: Solsta Pallbo stools, Hampen Rug Description: I wanted a window seat in my spare room that could double as spare stools for when visitors come around. With limited space, the Solsta Pallbo stools were small enough to do the trick.

Does Facebook Timeline Make Sense For You?

I have yet to adopt the new Facebook Timeline interface. I don’t want to. I’m comfortable with using Facebook the way it is, thank-you-very-much.

What’s Next After Debt Freedom?

Thanks to Forest Wander for the picture. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end – Seneca As I write this, Sarah and I are completely debt free. We have no mortgage. We have no car loans. We have no student loans. We have no credit card balances. We have no consumer loans of any other type.