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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

10 Firefox Add-ons to Level Up Your Freelance Efficiency

Mozilla Firefox is a real treasure for freelancers worldwide. Why? It’s an advanced, fast and secure web browser. In the last 7 years the open source browser has proved – it’s more than a web surfer.

Avoiding Lifestyle Inflation

I can still remember how it felt to get my first real paycheck at my first real job after college. It came in the mail, and I stood by the mailbox at my old apartment building ripping open the envelope as soon as I realized what it was and holding that check in my hand. It was more money than I had ever seen at once in my life. I splurged with it – and with the next check, too.

The Lazy Freelancer’s Guide to Market Research

Do freelancers really need market research? After all, some freelancers – and even some businesses – manage to get paying customers without putting a bit of thought into how to acquire those customers.

20 Ways to Spend $20

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving.

Broder Entertainment Center for Apartments

Materials: BRODER Shelving System, LACK Wall Shelves Description: My apartment complex had strict rules of putting holes in the wall, yet I needed a way to mount my new TV. I came up with a way to create a floor-to-ceiling entertainment center without putting a single hole in the wall, ceiling, or floor. Click to read the rest of the post >>

7 Obsessions Guaranteed to Improve your Life

“Obsession led me to write. It’s been that way with every book I’ve ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.” ~ Anne Rice An obsession is consuming. It often pushes other activities into the background. It compels and fills your thoughts and impassions your soul with desire.

Ace Your Exams: Study Tactics of the Successful Gentleman Scholar

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students listed things like work, stress, and depression.

Expedit Rolling Kitchen Island

Materials: EXPEDIT shelving unit, LAGAN countertop, BRANAS baskets Description: Working with a small footprint kitchen I wanted to build an island that would provide seating, storage and extra counterspace. I saw similiar hacks on this site and was inspired to combine them into one super hack! Click to read the rest of the post >>

RE-KIA Table

Materials: NUMERAR countertops, VIKA MOLIDEN table legs, Craigjig Screws, 10 - 5/8" bolts and 2 - Iron Bars Description: I purchased two (2) of the Numerar birch countertops ( 96 7/8 " x 25 5/8" ) and spliced them together, using a Craig Jig and two large iron bars for support, to make a single large surface ( 96 7/8" x 51 1/4" ).

Take Little Steps, Not Big Ones (1/365)

The little boy you see in the picture above is my youngest son. He just learned to walk a few months ago, and all of his steps are little steps. It takes him a lot of time to accomplish many things you or I would consider simple. He often takes a whole minute to crawl up a single flight of stairs.

Expedit/Vika Amon Desk

Materials: Expedit Shelving Unit, Vika Amon Table Top & Capita 4" Legs Description: Originally intended to be a DJ/Media center for music and podcasting. The concept was to use a hack posted last year (Expedit Standing Desk). Unfortunately the desk was way too large for our space and ingenuity came into play.

Happiness Challenge: Saying the Right Thing.

Assay: I get a tremendous intellectual and emotional satisfaction when I hear someone give exactly the right answer to a difficult question. I was trying to remember some of my favorite examples of this kind of response, because just thinking about them makes me happy. Here are four examples that sprang to mind. 1.

Get organized in January with these quick uncluttering and organizing tips

January is Get Organized Month, or what the organizing community refers to as GO Month. It’s the time of year when home and office organizing supplies typically go on sale at major retailers and when people start acting on their organizing-themed resolutions.

Beat the January Blues

Now that the holidays are over it’s back to the grindstone. However, many businesses and freelancers struggle in January to get rolling. This blog post by Carol Tice on Entrepreneur.com gives some good info on how to beat the January doldrums.

2012 Business Catalyst Awards

I spend an inordinate amount of time speaking with, interviewing, reading, watching and listening to a cornucopia of leading and emerging voices on entrepreneurship, small-business, marketing and behavioral change.Every year, some established voices get stronger, others weaken and new ones arrive on the scene.