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Freelance Freedom #240: Freelance Adventurer Part 1

Once a week, we feature a fantastic freelance-themed comic from the talented N.C. Winters. Why not also take a look at our comic archive?

Stolmen as multimedia rack

Materials: STOLMEN post, STOLMEN end fitting, glass sheet Description: 1. Measure your components. 2. Find a shop to cut glass according to the measurement (Take some room for moving components). 3. Get square profiled aluminium 'tubes'. 4. Cut square 'tubes' to length of glass. 5. Assemble STOLMEN end fittings (501.799.34) to middle of square profiled with self-piercing screws. 6.

How to Fend Off Financial Trolls

Note: It’s a rare thing, but it happens once or twice a year: Life has reared its ugly head, and there’s no fresh story for you this morning. Instead, enjoy this classic from the Get Rich Slowly archives. Money is more about mind than it is about math — that’s one of the fundamental precepts of this site.

3 Simple Steps To Great Self Esteem

The connection between our self-esteem and what we get out of our lives is very crucial.  It’s the foundation of our confidence and interactions with ourselves and the outside world. Having esteem for ourselves plays a part in our moods, beliefs and attitudes, and the quality of relationships we have in our lives. For many of us, we strive to develop ourselves, feel better, and become better p

Willpower Part II: How Your Willpower Is Depleted

In the first post of this three-part series, we offered a general outline of the nature of willpower, noting that it is a real mental energy which regulates your thoughts, emotions, impulses, and performance control by keeping in check desires and behaviors at odds with your values and long-term goals. We then compared the battle between your willpower and those unwanted desires to Al Bundy and T

Tim Ferriss Getting His Ass Kicked + How to Survive a Physical Attack (Video Series)

This post might seem odd, as it starts with a random sequence from a random skill.

Why Flat Organizations Don't Create Great Leaders (And What To Do About It)

Open and democractic loft-style workspaces have been in fashion for 10+ years now. And they're great. But not when it comes to building creative leaders...  

Why Flat Organizations Don't Create Great Leaders (& What To Do About It)

Open and democractic loft-style workspaces have been in fashion for 10+ years now. And they're great. But not when it comes to building creative leaders...

How to Live

Photo by Vanessa Paxton By Cat Li Stevenson “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~Henry Ward Beecher “Okay, let’s say life is a blank canvas. Anything you want. What would you paint, babe?” I asked my husband. There was a brief pause.

Boksel Media Box

Materials: Boksel sofa table, USB-powered case fans, electric drill and large bits, furniture stain, screws and bolts, furniture feet Description: For a long time I've wanted to replace my old IKEA media center cabinet. Multiple times I've lingered in the Besta section but just couldn't imagine a solution that I liked.

Master the Thirty Day Rule, Too (7/365)

Yesterday, we talked about the ten second rule, which you can use to protect yourself against impulse buys that are well within the limits of your pocket money. We’re talking about things like a pack of gum, an inexpensive board game, or something like that. As I know all too well, though, many of the purchases we make are much larger than that one.

Overweight Ribba hacked into feathery lamp

Materials: Ribba Frame, Fjällsta Picture, Dioder LED Stripes, some glue Description: My Boyfriend and I are moving in our first apartment, we want it to be perfect and he was very frustrated when it turns out, that the Ribba frame was too heavy for our bedroom wall. To explain that: it's a solid wall, we couldn't drill a hole in, so we tried "glue-on" hooks to hang the frame.

Breaker Box Cover

Materials: Nexus birch door Description: When we bought the condo, there was an ugly assortment of items mounted on the wall near the front door (breaker box, security system pad and hardware box). These could not be moved. So, to cover them up I installed 1" x 4" fir boards vertically on each side of the mess using "L" brackets to create a side of a cabinet.

FrankenIKEA Fireplace Surround

Materials: Lack Shelf, Lack Flooring, Akirum Cabinet, Rubrik Panel, Nexus Door, Ikea Wall Sconce Description: When we bought this condo, it had a builder installed fireplace in a simple drywall box with niche opening on the left side. The only trim was the slate surround. It was bare and ugly. So, I did the following: Click to read the rest of the post >>

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 1, January

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.