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By Jules

12 kvart pendant

Materials: 12 Kvart spotlights, 12 light bulbs (e.g. 5 watt), 10 fixtures (two with 5 ports and 8 with 4 ports), piece of MDF/hardboard, white tape, piece of rope, saw, screwdriver, drill, pincers, white paint (optional)Description: This description is for a pendant with 12 Kvarts.

No Balance Transfer Fee Credit Card: Chase Slate 0% (Limited-Time Offer)

Occasionally, Get Rich Slowly will feature reviews that alert you to new product offerings that you may be interested in.

Approaching Financial Independence

Monica writes in with a great question: I read Your Money or Your Life in 2002 and it changed my life. My dream has always been to be able to focus all of my energies on painting and I realized that if I didn’t actually make that my goal it would never happen.

Follow a Threshold Ritual.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Last month's theme was the Five Senses, and last week’s resolution was to Hug more, kiss more. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Is a surprise wedding the perfect solution for a procrastinator?

Today’s post falls into the We Don’t Know What To Think category. Is it the perfect solution when one person in a relationship loves to organize and the other person doesn’t? Is this a procrastinator’s dream situation when he is head over heels in love with a non-procrastinator? Is it the worst idea we’ve ever encountered?

The Real Meaning of Spending Less Than You Earn

Let’s just cut right to the chase here. It means being in control of yourself. Every so often, a reporter will call me and ask me for my best financial advice and I always tell them “spend less than you earn.” It really does summarize the best way for someone to get their financial house in order.

How Freelancers Can Network Better at Coworking Space

Credit: Charleston's TheDigitel on Flickr Freelancers have long been drawn to coworking spaces because of the opportunities to network and work alongside others from different or complementary industries and creative fields, sharing the working space and resources.

Announcing the Launch of Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues

After a year of hard work, many all-nighters, and a few delays, we’re happy to announce the launch of our second book, The Art of Manliness Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues! Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues is a collection of the best advice ever written down for men.

What Are the Differences Between the Rich and the Poor?

Long ago, when this site was young, I reviewed Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. Eker believes that we each possess a “financial blueprint”, an internal script that dictates how we relate to money. Our blueprints are created through lifelong exposure to money messages from the people around us.

6 Ways to Destroy Nervousness

Let me start off by saying that being nervous can be a good thing. Being nervous suggests that you may be stepping over the boundary of your comfort zone, which as Timo Kiander outlined in his post last week is something we should all be striving to do. However, sometimes the negative association we have with being nervous can actually prevent us from raising ourselves to new levels.

Longboard and Skateboard shelf

Materials: Ikea IVARDescription: I built this shelf more than 3 years ago, but it';s still in use. I had quite a few longboards and no idea where to keep them. I wanted to have a shelf that a) looks good, b) isn't too expensive and c) can 'change size' if there will more or less boards someday.

How I created a headboard for under $25

Materials: 1 LINNARP glass door, 3 yards of durable fabric (approximate), 1 Old queen size sheet, 2 bags of Poly-fil batting, 3 buttons of your choice, 1 Staple Gun, 4 - 2 1/2/"; L brackets, Needle and Thread (for the buttons), Masking tape, Safety Glasses, Mallet/hammerDescription: After years of hating my bed but being too cheap to spend money on a new bed I decided I would create my own he

The Art of Manliness Mustache Style Guide

Movember starts tomorrow! If you haven’t joined the AoM Movember Team, please do! It’s your chance to grow a kick butt mustache and raise some money for men’s health. It’s a win-win! To help you choose a mustache style, AoM illustrator Ted Slampyak has created this nice chart featuring John L.

A Manifesto For Free Radicals: Less Paperwork, Less Waiting, More Action

We demand freedom, we do work that is rewarding, we make stuff often, and we fail often. We are the Free Radicals, a new kind of 21st-century professional.

Ikea DesKad

Materials: 3xIkea Besta Tofta panel, 5xIkea Vika Curry legs, 2xIkea Capita brackets, one additional panel.Description: I went to Ikea and i found some Besta Tofta panels that costed only 15euro. I made a little project using sweethome 3D, a free open source program. If someone interested i can give the file.