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So You Want My Job: NBA Strength and Conditioning Coach

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Are you a guy who loves athletics, working out, and learning about health and fitness?

8 Reasons Why Success Eludes You

Life has a tendency to surround us with so much 'stuff' that we often forget the the end game, or the goal we're striving for. Years are burned this way. You wake up after 3 years at a job, having never been promoted, and wonder what happened. Are you destined for mediocrity? Do you not know how to move forward in life?There are never simple answers here.

Bathroom Reno

Materials: Akurum, Lagan, Stave Description: Not a new hack, but something I did to two of my bathrooms to take advantage of Ikea's recent kitchen sale. My kitchen was also being remodeled and I scored 20% off my entire kitchen order. So I ordered two of the largest Akurum Top refrigerator cabinets, Akurum legs, the super cheap Lagan countertop, and Metrik hardware.

Science fiction has become reality

Today when going thru some technology news there were several mentions of Skype adding video chat to another 17 android phones and that Skype will definitely bring video calling to Windows Phone. This is all great news, but not really shocking. Technology has become so advanced that video calling more or less becomes a commodity.

Reader Mailbag: Political Posturing

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. Why pay down 0% debt? 2. Retirement planning for highly compensated 3. Strategic foreclosure question 4. Fearing change 5. Heating and cooling 6. Investing without broker help 7. Small games for camping 8.

A small, slim space

According to the NPR piece, “Living Very, Very Narrowly,” writer Etgar Keret is making a new home in a 133 centimeter (4.36 feet) space between two buildings in downtown Warsaw, Poland.

Ivar Instant Kitchen

Materials: Ivar shelves, Ivar doors, Kosing knobsDescription: Moved into a new house last year, with no kitchen due to an unfinished reno by the previous owner. We were pretty lean after the house purchase, so I came up with this hack, to buy some time before we install a more serious kitchen. The hack is pretty straight forward.

Review: I Will Teach You to Be Rich

For freelancers, managing money comes with some unusual problems — beyond the typical issues that someone managing their personal finances might face. There are books and tools out there that make the process easier, including I Will Teach You To Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi.

Budgeting Dilemma: How Do You Decide What You Can Afford?

This is a guest post from No Debt MBA, who is trying to pay for an MBA from a top-five business school without student loans. This is a post that asks questions but offers no answers. My significant other and I had an interesting discussion the other night.

How to Use Fear as Fuel (And Leave it Behind Once and For All)

How much of your life has evaporated forever due to unnecessary fear? Probably more than you realize. While surrendering to your fear may provide temporary relief, it can also lead to feelings of helplessness, hopeless, anguish and regret, looping together in a viciously twisted circle that can keep you imprisoned from doing your best. Fear harbors a painful gaze, and staring it down can hurt.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Many paths can lead to the same, remarkable goal I’m not much of an environmentalist — I’ve never tried to save the whales, or even just one whale — but simple living advocates and proponents of waste reduction often find themselves in the same professional circles.

The Ten Evils (Part Three)

This was originally one exceptionally long post. I chose to split it into five pieces for readability purposes.

PAX hax

Materials: Pax, Table saw, Hammer, Description: Pretty straight forward hack. I just cut the bottom of the PAX off and set it on a recessed base. Instead of using that glorified cardboard back board that comes with the PAX I installed 5mm tempered glass to match the sliding door glass. Then I trimmed it with matte anodized aluminum angle, again to match the doors.

How to Throw a Tomahawk Like a Mountain Man

It was the ambition of the boys to be able to throw a tomahawk with the skill and accuracy of our pioneer forebears, and the ability soon acquired by the boys in throwing hatchets at targets was really remarkable. They would come up to within thirty feet of an old board fence with a whoop and a yell, then “click! click!

Free Book – Read This Before Our Next Meeting

I just finished reading The Modern Meeting Standard – Read This Before Our Next Meeting. I was going to wait a few days to review it, but I wanted to tell you about it in time to take advantage of a special free give away. For a limited time you can get Read This Before Our Next Meeting Kindle Edition for free.