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By Jules

One legged lamp stand

Materials: One leg from a Lack side table Description: It's a lamp with a textile electrical cord, hand built from the leg of a LACK side-table. See more of the textile electrical cord lamp. ~ Charles Crawford, http://crawfordcreativestudio.com

Do You Make These 6 Mistakes When Asking Questions?

How hard can it be to ask a simple question? Believe it or not, the ability to ask clear, incisive questions is a learned skill and one that most people haven’t mastered. Don’t believe me? Think about what you’d ask the President if you got the chance to interview him.

Unitasker Wednesday: Electronic bubble wrap

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! One of my favorite things about unwrapping gifts at the holidays is playing with the bubble wrap that was protecting the gift. Popping the air pockets is oddly stress relieving.

Coffee table with Bjarnum legs

Materials: Bjarnum Description: Coffee table with Bjarnum shelf brackets for legs. ~ Clay Nunnally

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Brainstorming resolutions for 2010Over the next couple weeks, I’ll write about how to create and organize a schedule for achieving your difficult goals. Right now, though, I want you to brainstorm on what you want to achieve in 2010. Make a list, or three or nine. Talk to friends, family and/or your boss about the ideas that are bouncing around in your head and get their feedback.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Thoughts Edition

This week, I went through the archives of several of my favorite personal productivity and personal finance blogs and found some of my favorite articles they had written about the Christmas season. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. A Non-Consumer Christmas: Simple Gifts for Kids and Grown-Ups Our biggest challenge, honestly, is limiting who we give gifts to.

Tis the Season for Suggestions from Family

Though the holiday season reminds us of many wonderful things, peace on Earth and good will seems shattered for most the minute family walks through the door. If not a visit, the annual phone call to grandmother is stressed by the repeat attempt to explain to her what it is you do for a living.

How to Divorce-Proof Your Start Up

Today’s guest contributor is my friend, Alisa Bowman, author of Project: Happily Ever After, which tells the true story of how she went from wishing her husband dead to falling back in love. She is also the creator of ProjectHappilyEverAfter.com.++++More than 6 years ago, my then unemployed husband came to me with a proposition. He wanted to open a bicycle shop café.

Hacking Antilop for the bath

Materials: Antilop Description: From table with legs to bath without, Antilop is a winner!! ~ Teresa

Live to 100 — For Cheap!

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, what will you toast to? Health?

7 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Year Ends

It's December again and the year is coming to an end! How do you feel? Excited? Eager to see what's in store for the new year?For myself personally, I love Decembers because it's the time when I take a breather, look back and see how the year has been. I just did my year end review yesterday, and I'm extremely excited to get started on year 2011.

7 Ways to Get Motivated and Achieve Your Goals

If you’re going to achieve your deepest dreams and desires, you must understand how your mind works. When you learn how to tap into the deep reserves of your mind, you turn: * probably into possibility * “I can’t” into “I can” and… * “can I?” into “how can I?” Here are 7 ways to get motivated and achieve your goals: 1.

Classical Rhetoric 101: The Three Means of Persuasion

Welcome back to our ongoing series on classical rhetoric. Today we’ll cover the three means of persuasion as set forth by Aristotle in The Art of Rhetoric. According to Aristotle, a speaker or writer has three ways to persuade his audience: Of the modes of persuasion furnished by the spoken word there are three kinds.

Eye candy: An Ikea furnished home office

Description: There's no hack here. So, you don't need to go hunting for it. I just wanted to feature this classy home office and enjoy a little breather from hacking. All the furniture in the this office is from Ikea and paired beautifully with other accents. Love. I could work for hours in this space. ~ Jules See more at the office stylist. ~ Sayeh Pezeshki of TheOfficeStylist.com

Out With The Old, In With The New: Find Out What’s Going On in your Community

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 21. Find out what’s going on in your community. I am constantly astounded as to the wide variety of activities going on in my own community and in surrounding communities.