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By Jules

11 Inspirational Quotes That Will Supercharge Your Day

We all need a pick me up from time to time. And what would be better than some of the most inspirational quotes on this beautiful blue planet of ours?

Gorm Bunk Bed Made in Italy

Materials: GORM Description: Hello, I am Daniele Rossini (nickname MacGyver). I have a house of 50 square meters and two children. The need now is to buy a bigger house, but right now I'm happy to organize them to take advantage of all 50 square meters.

Great Pieces of Advice – and Why We Fail at Them

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Thomas Jefferson The world is loaded with great little pieces of advice from people who have accomplished great things in their lives.

How to Tackle Adversity Like an Oyster

A few days back while I was walking to school, I felt a piece of gravel or pebble that found its way into my shoe and prodded against my sole whenever I made a step forward.As I walked on, I thought about how oysters produce pearls to alleviate the “discomfort” that trespassing particles assert on their soft tissues.

IKEA's latest doggy furniture

Description: A funny one to get you woofing for the weekend. Posted from Australia on 30th March, but perhaps it was already 1st April there. See the vid on youtube. ~ Daniel, Germany

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #15

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. 1. Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir This is an awesome application of the internet.

American Cookery: Magazine Ads from 1939

My wife knows me pretty well. At a recent garage sale, Kris picked up the November 1939 issue of American Cookery magazine. She wanted it for the recipes. But after she was finished, she handed it off to me. “You’ll want to look at the ads,” she said. She was right. Fun trivia: American Cookery magazine was originally called The Boston Cooking-School Magazine.

Coffee Table Train Set

Materials: Liatorp Coffee Table Description: The hack includes the Liatorp coffee table with glass top and pull out drawer that was modified to include an N scale model train set. I didn't like the white so I painted about 95% of it black. Four coats of satin black furniture paint to be exact. I left the shelf that the drawer slides on unpainted for two reasons.

8 Ways To Use Meditation to Improve Your Business

Mention meditation and many people would associate it with monks chanting in temples or ascetics who have given up all luxuries for a lifetime of deep contemplation in the mountains. That may be true in the past, but today, meditation is practiced by people from all walks of life.

The Kitchen Dry Erase Board

The usual Friday “dinner with my family” post is taking a one week hiatus. I recently had what I consider to be a great idea that I thought I’d share with you while I’m still in the process of implementing it. A few days ago, I was at a food co-op distribution point (I’m not in the food co-op but I’m hoping to sign up for one soon) where I noticed that they had

A woody radiator cover

Materials: MOLGER storage stool, Shelf from As-Is section Description: We are new to IKEA hacking. Our curious little 1 year old was sure to burn herself on our dangerously hot radiators in our rental apartment. It is apparently NOT the landlord's job to make these safe.

Volunteer. Give Pro Bono. Help Others. It's the Right Thing to Do, and It Will Boost Your Happiness.

Volunteering is the right thing to do -- we all know that. And studies show that it boosts happiness; those who work to further causes they value tend to be happier and healthier, experience fewer aches and pains, and even live longer. And it’s not just that helpful people also tend to be healthier and happier; studies show that helping others itself causes happiness.

Ask Unclutterer: Can a tchochke-free home be warm and inviting?

Reader Helen submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: In the process of getting rid of dust collectors around the house, I find that it can start to somewhat lack personality. I don’t really like having photos around and quite like having bare walls – I could quite easily become a minimalist. I have a couple of prints but these do look rather mass-produced.

Classical Rhetoric 101: The Five Canons of Rhetoric- Memory

Welcome back to our series on Classical Rhetoric. Today we’re continuing our five-part segment on the Five Canons of Rhetoric. So far we’ve covered the canons of invention, arrangement, and style. Today we’ll be covering the canon of memory. The Three Elements of the Canon of Memory 1.

Cake Stands and Candy Dishes

Materials: OPPEN plate/bowl, NEGLINGE candlestick, E6000 epoxy Description: Cake stands are always so expensive at retail stores like Target and the like, when they are basically just elevated plates. Why not elevate your own? 1: Remove the labels from everything and wash carefully. 2: Mark the exact center of a glass OPPEN plate or bowl, on the top face, with a black marker.