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Playing to Win: Turning Money Management into a Game

I am a gamer. All my life, I’ve been a fan of games of all types. I’ve played Dungeons and Dragons since I was in the third grade. During 2000 and 2001, Kris and I had marathon bridge sessions with another couple at least once a week. I used to host monthly game nights during which my friends and I played the latest and greatest European board games.

How to Bounce Back When Life Gets Hard?

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most beautiful piece of writing I’ve seen.

How To Improvise: Life is Better If You Don’t Plan!

I recently finished reading a very interesting book called Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up, by Patricia Ryan Madson.

Why Can't I Finish?

Having difficulty completing a bold, creative project? We look at how to diagnose and conquer your fear of finishing…

Is an MBA a Waste of Money?

Normally I’ve taken the position that an MBA can be well worth the money. Even my arguments that many employers overvalue MBA candidates suggests that the degree may be a very profitable career decision. My article Never Hire an MBA got a lot of attention.

Leadership Lessons from Ernest Shackleton

The following is a post sponsored by Dockers. Check out The Dockers Alpha khaki, the first of its kind. Grab a pair today and be the first to wear the next generation of khaki! Buy Now What’s this? In September of 1914, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the goal of being the first man to traverse the Antarctic continent.

Switching Jobs / Switching Careers

About three years ago, I essentially switched careers. When I look back on that decision now, what I see is that I loved my job, but I hated big aspects of my career, at least in the direction it was headed. I spent more time than I would like away from my family on trips that felt unimportant.

Moppe goes into woods

Materials: Moppe mini chest, wallpaper, skirting Description: My old Moppe mini chest looked to boring and I wanted it to fit in our bedroom. I already made our bedside tables (boxes). I first dressed it in wallpaper and was content with it but then I thought something is missing so I added the skirting. See more of the Moppe mini chest. ~ Helene Langborg, Sweden

Three concepts to keep in mind when processing sentimental objects

Sentimental clutter can be some of the hardest clutter to address in our homes.

Four Simple Fitness Fundamentals

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chris of Zen to Fitness. Health and Fitness have always been meaningful to me as I work in the industry and have always been fascinated by the topic.

(un)Lack of height

Materials: Lack Table (2) + Alkov Basket + Superglue Description: The Lack series table; we've all seen it and most of us used it at some point in our first place. Afterall, they're only $10! To me, however, they have two issues; they're low to the ground and have no storage. If you're tall and your home has limited closets, this is a lose-lose combo.

The Ten Evils (Part Two)

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

Be a Tourist in Your Own City.

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! This month’s theme is Creativity, and last week’s resolution was to Make something by hand. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Galant Megadesk

Materials: Galant tabletops, Galant frames, A legs, T legs, Capita legs, Signum wire management Description: I made this desk quite some time ago, so I may forget to mention a few steps. I think this is a creative way of putting together a desk as large as you need/want with an elegant shelf. I have built or assisted with 4 similar desks of varying size. This one is (by far) the biggest.

Target Markets for Business Ghostwriters

Credit: Cesar Bojorquez on Flickr While many business rely on hired writers to generate content, whether marketing material or documentation or training guides, “ghostwriting” business communications is a somewhat more rarefied skill.