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By Glen Stansberry

How to Build a Small Game Survival Snare

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. I practice and learn survival skills not because I need them on a daily basis, but rather for the one day when I must use them to stay alive.  Survival is the intersection between knowledge and necessity.    The outcome in a survival scenario can be dramatically influenced by practicing survival skills before y

Vintage bedroom dresser

Materials: Ikea Aneboda Dresser Description: I removed the chunky white wooden handles. Then I replaced these with some vintage black handles. For the clear or polypropylene sections I purchased some fun wrapping paper. I measured the wrapping paper and cut them out to fit the clear sections of the dresser.

Focus on Quality Brands That Hold Up Over Time (88/365)

Almost every article of clothing you buy has a little brand label on it somewhere, whether stitched into the lining or on a little tag or elsewhere. This little piece of information lets you know what company is responsible for making this clothing item. I consider it a pretty useful piece of information when buying many of my items. Why?

Adjustable Desktop Microphone Boom on a budget

Materials: Black Forså work lamp Description: I needed an adjustable stand for my microphone, but didn't want to fork out the incredible amount of money for an official boom which can be mounted on a desk. After realising that all these overpriced stands look like extendable work lamps, I decided to have a quick look in Ikea and to my surprise, I struck gold.

The Art of Manliness Collection Boxed Set [Giveaway]

We’re excited to announce the release of The Art of Manliness Collection Boxed Set.

Lerberg Shelf Art!

Materials: Lerberg CD/DVD Shelf Description: I didn't want to spend $100 on artwork that I'll change a year from now, so.... I decided to use fabric art! It's perfect. To make: cut four pieces of cardboard to fit in shelf. Make sure it's cut large enough to cover opening, but not too large to interfere with the next piece. Wrap and use packing tape to tape the fabric on each piece.

Löbbo lamp shade up-grade

Materials: Löbbo lamp shade Description: Original Löbbo lamp-shade was more about shading then lighting. So I have cut it into three pieces, make small holes and hang these pieces under each other. It gives more light now and it look cool in my son´s room. ~ Natalia, Slovakia

Auto On Vika Vanity

Materials: Black Vika Viene table top, Vika Legs, Mirrors, LEDs, Reed Switch Description: After seeing the previous Vika Vanity on here I knew I had to make one for my girl friend as she did not have a place to get ready in the mornings :( I bought a black Vika Veine table top, attached the legs, placed (2) 12x12 mirror tiles from Home Depot ($10 for a 6 pack) with velcro and ran the LED strip

New paper sorting and filing products

Four days last week, I attended the National Association of Professional Organizers’ 24th annual conference in Baltimore.

Reader Mailbag: School Days

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. Back to school dilemma 2. Precautions before romantic trip 3. Pool membership dilemma 4. Favorite vegetable garden plants 5. Telling a story to kids 6. Handling massive student loans 7.

The Global Impact of the Internet: What Would You Give up to Keep it Around?

By 2016, there will be three million Internet users across the globe, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group.

Building Your Credit Score: Are Credit Cards Your Best Option?

This post is by staff writer Tim Sullivan. I recently had dinner with my friend and fellow 20-something, Gwynn. When the check came, I put down plastic; she put down cash. The following conversation followed: Gwynn: Would it be easier to just take the cash and put it all on your card? Me: No, I’ll just have him split it.

Ask FreelanceSwitch: Repeat Clients and Increasing Your Workload

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at repeat clients and increasing your workload. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing. If you have a question about freelancing that you want answered, send an email to askfreelanceswitch@gmail.com. Question 1 I often do ongoing design projects with repeat clients.

3 Tips for Finding Positivity in an Endlessly Negative Workplace

These are extremely positive things and things to be praised. Now, along with long hours at work, dealing with difficult projects, and collaborating with new people, one of the most difficult aspects of the working world is staying positive when everyone around you is endlessly negative. This is... Read more at PickTheBrain.com

What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting

A look at the characteristics that have propelled inventors from Leonardo Da Vinci to Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs to success.