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By Trent Hamm

You Suck

…the air out of a room when you make it all about you.…the life out of everyone around you when you make it all about you.…the joy out of every endeavor when you make it all about you.…the lightness out of every quest when you make it all about you.…the potential out of every business when you make it all about you.++++You fill.…every room,…every person,&#

Stolmen Floating TV Stand, So Simple Anybody Can Do It!

Materials: x2 Ikea Stolmen Posts, x2 Ikea Clothes Rail 43 1/4", x4 Ikea End Fixtures, x1 generic universal 32- 60" LCD TV flush wall mount, x4 rope binding hooks, x6 1/4"x1" hexagon bolts with nuts, x6 flat washers, x6 locking washers, Screwdriver, Wrench, Pliers, Ruler, Level Description: I started this project because I wanted to have a cool way to mount my newly purchased 55" LCD television.

Workspace of the Week: Creative desktop storage solutions

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Ron Ron’s ingenious workspace: When I came upon Ron Ron’s office, I knew I had to feature it the same week we had a banana-themed unitasker. If you look at his headphones, you’ll see that they’re stored on a Banana Hanger. Genius! The banana hanger does a marvelous job at keeping the headphones from cluttering up the desk.

The Guide to Crazy Comment Personality Types – Part 3

Well, this is it people. You’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 of our Crazy Comment Personality Guide. Although there is a heap more crazy on the Internet, this week we’re going to wrap up our tour of the crazy comment personality types you will most likely face on your blog. Hopefully you have learned through these articles how to identify these special people and deal with them.

Redbox vs. iTunes vs. Netflix vs. Blockbuster

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Sometimes I think that Netflix was the best thing to ever happen to me (er, besides my wonderful husband, of course). You see, when I was a Blockbuster customer, I was notoriously bad about racking up late fees. I would flat-out forget I even had a movie to return.

Don't Overthink Life! Think Less and Get Happy

Babies have the charisma to melt anybody’s heart instantly; no one escapes the twinkling eyes or the innocent smile. Just their presence will cheer you up, make you forget your worries and tempt you to indulge into their world.

It’s Alright: We All Need a Little Reassurance Sometimes

Are you looking to be reassured about something in your life just now? Perhaps, a few words of support that would make you feel much better at this time. Well-placed words of reassurance can have a massive impact.

How To Make Data Actionable

What are the best practices for managing data to empower your business and your products? We get some great advice from LinkedIn's Chief Scientist DJ Patil.

Review: The Money Book For Freelancers

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. It took me a long time to get through The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed. That’s not usually high praise for a book, but in this case I mean it to be. It took me a long time to read because it was so darn useful.

Secret to a Healthy Relationship

Jeremy & Tina. Feb 12, 2009. Wedding day. Kauai, Hawaii. By Tina Su When it comes to relationships, we all want love, security and support—all can be fulfilled by a healthy relationship.

The Rush: Feeling Good About Bad Financial Decisions

A few weeks ago, I had to go inside to pay at a gas station. A lady in front of me in line purchased $20 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets and began scratching them immediately, moving off to the side to let me pay. I’m of the math-oriented belief that lottery tickets are not worth your while, so I was just polite when I asked the lady if she has good luck playing the tickets.

Best Style Websites for Men

My Life Scoop is a website that invites bloggers from various websites to contribute different articles on tech-related themes. I occasionally do a guest column there. My latest is a rundown on the best style websites out there for men (besides this one of course!). Thought you guys would enjoy it. You can check out the whole article here.

Southern Charm Mason Jar Chandelier

Materials: Kroken-ceiling mounted utensil rack, Hemma-black cord set, Mason Jars Description: We hand-crafted this chandelier comprised of twelve (12) wide mouth Mason jars lit from within by compact fluorescent bulbs. The design is a reflection of old-school Southern hospitality repositioned in a contemporary artistic framework. We began by drilling holes into the tops of each jar.

Trent Hamm on Haircuts and Frugality

I don’t really think it’s “cool” to go to a salon or a barbershop and wait for long periods.

Nyttja frame becomes a notice board

Materials: Nyttja wooden frame Description: Before, to note to buy or to do list, I used a piece of durable plastic (right). It wasn't pretty to look at. So I was looking for another and cheap way to write my list on. I had two Ikea wooden frames, the inset at the back was damaged, I couldn't use it as a frame anymore.