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By Glen Stansberry

Pax Hack - His and Her Closets

Materials: Pax Tonnes, Malm Chests Description: My wife and I recently purchased a Dutch Colonial home built in the early 1900s. Due to its age, the house lacks storage space, especially in the bedrooms. The Gambrel-style roof (characteristic of domestic Dutch Colonial architecture) rendered large triangular volumes on either side of the house that were great for storage but hard to access.

Are You Reading Too Much?

I ran across and interesting quote by Albert Einstein the other day. Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ~ Albert Einstein This isn’t exactly the best known quote by Einstein and I doubt many teachers quote this to their students.

"Discovering a New Passion Always Makes Me Happy."

Happiness interview: Grace Bonney. I'm a big fan of the wildly popular design blog Design*Sponge -- "your home for all thing design" -- headed up by Grace Bonney. Grace also has a new book out, Design*Sponge at Home -- a kind of design "bible" with home tours, DIY projects, and lots of my personal favorite feature: before-and-afters.

The Effortless Life: A Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow

Post written by Leo Babauta. I am very happy to share with you my new ebook, “The Effortless Life: A Concise Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow.” The book was meant to share ways to make life less of a struggle, to help you find contentment in a world where little exists, to instill a bit of mindfulness in an age of distractions. If you’ve had problems with: frustra

Pax Kitchen

Materials: Pax + Kitchen Description: I've added two Pax shelves with glass door on top of a kitchen to increase the stocking space and added lights below the Pax shelves. I've also used the Fastbo wall panels to cover the kitchen side wall. ~ Yaniel Cepero, Italy

Reader Mailbag: Difficult Things to Write

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. Handling small rollover 2. Parents who don’t plan 3. Loan payoff or retirement contribution? 4. Roth conversion and inheritance 5. Setting sportsmanship example 6. Fundraising 7. Is bankruptcy right? 8.

7 Ways to Tell a Client He’s Wrong

Credit: Primastock on Photodune Telling a client that he is, in fact, wrong can be the hardest thing you ever have to do in your freelance career. It’s not something that we generally consider to be a healthy step: it can lose you a client pretty quickly if not handled properly.

An Early Education in Financial Literacy

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Last week J.D.’s wife, Kris, e-mailed me about an NPR story on a recent Girl Scout badge overhaul, specifically about merit badges for financial literacy.

Gorm Double-Decker Shoe Rack Hack

Materials: two Gorm uprights, four Gorm shelves, two Gorm corner brackets, Gorm bolts, hammer, screwdriver, saw, miter box, nails, electric drill Description: My house has just been renovated and I'm working out the best way to store things.

Marketplaces Exceed 1,000,000 Members: Infographic!

Hey folks! I’m Jordan McNamara, the Community Manager for Envato and I wanted to share some exciting news with you about the Envato Marketplaces. The 12th of September was an exciting day for me as a member of our thriving Marketplace community.

How to be Drama-Free? Start with Yourself

It’s gossip, turf wars, water cooler talk, and the chronic complainer no one can stand.

Setting the Scene for a Productive Day

Your desk setup and surrounding environment play a huge role in your ability to focus and produce great work. A look at how to "script" your space for creative success.

How a Man Can Grieve for a Deceased Friend

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Marcus Brotherton.  How unexpected—and yet not—this late night phone call from Shannon, the wife of my close friend Paul. “Come to the hospital,” Shannon said. “Come say goodbye to your friend.” Paul had already beaten cancer. He had gone through five rounds of chemo.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? VoIP Options Versus a Landline

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.

Effektiv cabinet concrete hack

Materials: - 4 IKEA Effektiv cabinets. We used 85 x 43 x 94 sized frames - 4 Effektiv series doors. We used high gloss white doors - 4 sets of handles - 3 25 kg sacks of concrete - Board and screws for the mould - Some steel for rebaring the concrete. We used old fashion chicken wire.