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By Tim Ferriss

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I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. A while back, I read Daniel Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko.

Getting Things Done: Setting Up the Time, Space, and Tools

This is the fourth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings through July 16. Last time, we discussed how exactly to plan a project and fit it into the context of focusing entirely on the next specific action.

Ikea Handmades

Materials: Paper Description: It's not really a hack but it's the outcome of a brief I was set at university. I currently study Graphic Design at University College Falmouth and was recently set a brief about Ikea, namely, to promote the new catalogue. I stumbled upon this very site and found the creative ways people used Ikea products.

Business Lessons from a Housecleaner

My mom was chief nurse in an exclusive spa in Brazil and her 3-month stint for quick cash in the United States turned into a very profitable 11-year housecleaning career in that country.  I learned a lot from my mom about being an independent worker but trained through higher education, I perceived freelancing as an option for those who couldn’t handle the challenges of full-time, “serious”

How to Start a New Hobby Without Wasting Money

From time to time, you might think of taking up a new hobby or activity.

Turning Fear Into Fuel

Back in April, I had the great pleasure of presenting at the TEDx conference at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh. And, maybe the only thing that made it cooler was that I got to be there with a really good friend, Chris Guillebeau, who was also taking the stage. I have mixed feelings about speaking. I’m terrified before I go on.

Workspace of the Week: Classrooms are workspaces, too

This week’s Workspace of the Week is MinsyMins’ kindergarten classroom: As the school year comes to an end for most children here in the United States, we’ve decided to showcase this wonderfully organized kindergarten classroom. In particular, we were struck by the use of photographs as labels.

Kitchen table gone couch table

Materials: Discontinued Ikea kitchen table, Gabbro stone slab, Rill (small) casters, wood screws Description: I wanted to tailor a couch table to my needs - with the right height, with a very sturdy tabletop and with swivel casters. At that time an inexpensive and simple kitchen table was available at Ikea (can't remember the name).

Ask the Readers: From London to Los Angeles?

When Kris was young, her family moved all of the time. Her father was in the Air Force, so they were rarely in one place for long. I, on the other hand, have always lived within the same 25-mile radius. For 41 years. More and more, I feel the itch to live somewhere new, if only for a little while.

20 Ways to Stretch Yourself

“Sound when stretched is music. Movement when stretched is dance. Mind when stretched is meditation. Life when stretched is celebration.” ~Shri Shri Ravishankar Jee How much do you want from life? Right now, stop for a moment and think about one word you would use to describe your life today. Got it?

12 Classic and Manly Cop and Detective Shows

For over a century, cops and detectives have been icons of American masculinity.

Technical Difficulties: Spamfilter Woes

As happens from time-to-time, something has gone off the rails here at GRS.

Daily Links: Daily Routine Edition

For the first time in more than a year, I feel as if my life is under control. I’m getting things done that need to get done. I have balance.

Dealing with the Avalanche

As I mentioned in the mailbag this morning, my father had emergency surgery due to a massive infection brought about by a dirty fish hook that got embedded in his arm.

Pottery Barn inspired Ikea Hack

Materials: CD stand Description: ~ this CD shelf stood upright with attached legs/base ~ painted it out and mounted it onto brackets ~ put this above my son's drop-leaf study table (also an idea purchase) ~ stores small toys, crayons, markers etc... ~ containers were purchased (small metal planters) used scrapbooking/picture tabs to make the labels stay in place ~ voila!