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Review: EntreLeadership

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. I’ve written about 250 book reviews on The Simple Dollar since I started the site in late 2006.

Large Standing Desk for 200$

Materials: Expedit Bookcase, Capita legs, Vika Amon table top Description: This is a simple but nice looking standing desk. It's about 45" tall, which is perfect for somebody 6' tall, but can easily be made 40", 47" or 49" as well. Is is fairly inexpensive for the size, about 200$ and a working surface of 79"x24", plus some storage. More info here. ~ thibaut colar, United States

Reader Story: Can a Saver Learn to Spend?

This guest post from Felix 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. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. I suspect I’m representative of a large group of Get Rich Slowly readers.

Manvotional: The Thousandth Man

The Thousandth Man By Rudyard Kipling One man in a thousand, Solomon says, Will stick more close than a brother. And it’s worth while seeking him half your days If you find him before the other. Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend On what the world sees in you, But the Thousandth Man will stand your friend With the whole round world agin you. ‘Tis neither promise nor prayer nor show

Music Producing Desk

Materials: VIKA AMON, VIKA CURRY, VIKA ANNEFORS, EKBY JARPEN, BILLY Description: I wanted to build a desk to produce music and still have enough space to work and do everyday stuff. In the beginning I planned to build everything on my own, but soon I realized that it must be cheaper and easier to combine some IKEA furniture.

Expedit Hi-Fi unit

Materials: Expedit 2x2 shelving unit; spare dowelling rods; electric drill Description: By repositioning one of the upright dividers in the Expedit 2x2 shelving unit, I was able to fit my stereo amplifier into the unit.

Master the Ten Second Rule (6/365)

I’ve been going to the same barbershop most of the time for the last fifteen years or so. We grew up in the same area, so it’s rather fun to catch up with him on things that are happening in our hometown area. He’s a good barber, so he’s also pretty busy.

Molger Leg Frame to Bed Frame

Materials: Molger leg frames, cooling racks Description: This bed frame was made from discontinued Molger leg frame sets for bathroom sinks. They were on sale at $20 from $50 in the as is section. It took 10 boxes, all of their inventory, to build this frame. Also, for the supporting slats underneath, I used metal cooling racks that were also in the as is at 1.50 a piece.

The Battle Between Your Present and Future Self, Video

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at The Battle Between Your Present and Future Self by Daniel Goldstein. In this video learn about commitment devices and other tools.

mATX computer in a MICKE drawer unit

Materials: MICKE drawer unit, computer chasis, dremel tool, screwdriver Description: After being sick of looking at my ugly black Coolermaster Cavalier case in my mostly white bedroom I decided to do something about it.

Confusion and Uncertainty - How NOT to Deal With It

I recently wrote an article on how to deal with confusion, and it seems like there are a lot of people going through this right now, so I thought I’d expand on the topic. This is a topic I hold near and dear to my heart, because just this past year, I’ve gone through a lot of confusion, conflict, and growth within myself.In the end it has led me to a significantly better place.

"Each of These Houses Stands In the Centre of the World."

"There are no chains of houses; there are no crowds of men…Each of these houses stands in the centre of the world. There is no single house of all those millions which has not seemed to some one at some time the heart of all things and the end of travel." -- G. K.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #54

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. Recently, I was working on a project that coupled frugality tips with black and white public domain photographs.

LACK meadow play table

Materials: LACK table, TROFAST box & lid, SKUTTA place mat, SMYCKA flowers, jig saw, hot glue gun Description: This hack was inspired by a recent Lego table hack I saw on this site and wanted to do one for my little cousin for Christmas. The only "problem" was that he's got a twin sister so I needed to create a "girly" version for her.

Top 5 Tips to Relieve Stress with Your Camera

No, I’m not talking about banging your head with your camera! (although that would distract you momentarily!) These tips will help slow you down and remind you to be present. When you are fully aware of this moment, it is much harder to get overwhelmed, stressed and future trip. 1. Take yourself on a photo walk with your camera. Just 10 minutes is all you will need. Go slow. Breathe.