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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

Why You Should Keep Watching TV

I’m guessing you’ve read a fair few blog posts which warn you about the evils of TV. You might even have tried stopping watching TV altogether – perhaps checking out Steve’s post, The 5 Step Process to Complete TV Elimination. Now, I’m all in favor of productivity.


Materials: Lindmon wooden blind, wood glue Description: Put the blind into the shut position so that all of the slats are lying flat, and lay this on the floor. Decide the size you would like your notice board to be: I opted for the easy size which is a square the same dimensions as the width of the blind, meaning no cutting or sawing needed.

Conduct a "Pre-Mortem."

When I was at the SXSW Interactive conference last week, I had the chance to meet Guy Kawasaki. I'm a big fan of his work, and I'd interviewed him, but I'd never met him in person. Guy has worn many hats – entrepreneur, investment banker, venture capitalist, and general visionary. He’s written eight books and founded an extremely useful website, Alltop.

9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta. Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living? I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. I always felt like I was preparing for something later. But today isn’t preparation for tomorrow.

The 10 Commandments of the At-Home Dinner Date

  Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mike Fisher,  a classically trained chef and consummate bachelor. Few dates are better than having dinner at home. Without the distractions of a restaurant, all of the focus can be on you and your date.  You’ll find that the conversation will be more comfortable and honest.

Fear.less, SXSW and Inc.com

It’s been an incredible whirlwind of a week.I’m deep into the final edits on my next book (hoping to be able to reveal the name and cover at some point soon). Busy plotting and scheming a few new and re-envisioned ventures and recently returned from Austin, Texas, where the internet was on spring break.And, I wanted to share a few cool things with you.1.

Ask Unclutterer: Conversation topics to discuss before moving in with someone

Reader Kristen submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: My fiancee and I will marry on May 1, and although we both currently room with VERY messy and disorganized roomies, we both agree on keeping our future home clean and organized.

Some Thoughts on Balancing “Fun” Spending and Planning for the Future

One of my biggest splurges each year comes in August, when I travel to Indianapolis with a few friends and attend GenCon, a gaming convention. During a given year, my wife usually goes on some sort of trip by herself as well, often to visit family in the Pacific Northwest. I usually pick up a new game and a new book about once a month, on average.

Workspace of the Week: Inherited desk

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Agaetis’ home recording studio: I really enjoyed the description that went with Agetis’ office images: This is my little home studio. I do mostly audio but have dabbled a bit with video. The desk is actually my great uncles who was an author, even had a few movies made out of his books.

Freelancing On-the-go: Wi-Fi Wireless Woes

Credit: @Saigon on Flickr As I sit here in the Melbourne Airport, it’s starting to dawn on me that I’ve been looking at travel and freelancing with decidedly rose-colored glasses. Up to this point I have always thought that working while on the move was a relatively simple thing.

Pallbo fusion: double Pallbo storage box

Materials: Pallbo footstools, Fredrika fabric Description: Lisa and I had a couple of Pallbo footstools laying around the house. Pallbo is nice, but is a big waste of space. Surfing the Web I came across this page. I had some scrap wood in the basement, so I decided to merge the two to obtain a bigger upholstered chest to store some blankets.

Ask the Readers: How to Talk to Friends and Family About Money?

Last spring, Andy submitted a question he hoped readers could help him with. I promised I’d post it…and then went to Alaska for ten days and forgot. Well, Andy’s a patient man. And persistent.

Evolving Workplace Productivity: 5 Workstyle Tips From Start-Ups

It's time to get out with the old workplace, and in with the new. Tips on video streaming, flexible schedules, roving meetings, and condensing communications.

Making Homemade Yogurt

Yep, you read that right. Homemade yogurt, in our crock pot. Of course, before we get started, it’s worth noting that I’m sharing something we do routinely in our own home, and if you choose to do this in your own home, I assume no liability over the results.

Ring Display

Materials: Bolmen Description: Seen at a Store in Central Train Station Bremen/Germany. The Bolmen Ring Displays can be stacked and stored on less space. The Rings are protected against burglary with cables running through drilled holes. The holes are matching the pattern of the Bolmen step. ~ Tim, Germany