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"How Do I Stop TV From Sucking Away My Time?"

2012 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2012 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2012 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader.

Organizing your workspace based on function zones

Whether you’re moving into a new office or simply uncluttering and organizing your current space, one of the easiest ways to get your desk in order is to focus on organizing zones according to purpose. When you deal with the items on your desk based on similar function, you can keep the most important items as the focus of your space and put the least important items out of the way.

Macbook Air Desktop Stand

Materials: IKEA FANTASTISK napkin holder Description: When at work and at home I use my Macbook air with an external monitor mouse and keyboard. What I really wanted was a BookArc from Twelve South but I would need to get two of them and at $39 a piece I figured I could come up with something. Click to read the rest of the post >>

25+ Professional Resources for Getting Started as a Freelance Editor

Launching into a career as a freelance editor is relatively easy. Unlike our web and graphic design colleagues, editors can start working on their own without too much investment in expensive software or equipment. There are the usual prerequisites of course: You need a staunch command of language and a natural grace with rational and creative discourse.

Career Stereotypes and Their Costs

An email I received from a reader recently left me thinking. Be aware, this person describes some stereotypes that may be painful, and I’m going to talk about them below: When I was growing up, the adults I knew made fun of lots of different career paths. My dad was a lawyer and my mom was a corporate vice president.

Stepping off the Foodie-Go-Round

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a daily frugality blog for MSN Money and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. The marvelous Elayne Boosler once joked that she planned to open a restaurant designed for single folks.

The Ghostwriter, The Sculptor, and The Diplomat

If you can write in someone else’s voice, writing for voice –e.g., scripting or outlining speeches and presentations for corporate executives, small business owners, and public officials — can be a lucrative niche.

Photography Light Box

Materials: SKUBB laundry hampers x 2 Description: 2 white laundry hampers were used to create a large photo light box. Place the hampers together so that the lids will be facing towards each other. The hamper nearest you will be the front hamper. Click to read the rest of the post >>

The Real Way to Lose Weight Fast – With Pen and Paper

I'm sure you've seen plenty of weight-loss ads. They pop up in newspapers, on television, and all over the internet. Typically, they'll promise amazingly fast weight loss for very little work.Feeling skeptical?

7 Powerful Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success

Whatever goals you’re working towards in life, whatever dreams you have, you’ll want to give yourself the best possible chance of success. You might be trying to lose weight, start your own business, write a book, redecorate the house … these tips apply to almost any sizeable project. #1: Get Help and Support Having a bit of help from family, friends or colleagues – or simply some fri

Sarah Foelske of Bruce Mau Design: On Creativity, Collaboration & Jay-Z

Is compassion contagious? We talk to BMD's Sarah Foelske about what it's like to lead as a woman and a designer & why Jay-Z lyrics come in handy sometimes.

Stapler art on LACK table

Materials: LACK table, STROMBY frame, glue, rubber eraser Description: IKEA LACK table is fantastic for add-on design due to it's original plain design, I chose my favorite photo from "Marilyn Monroe" to be this stapler art. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Do You Ever Wish You Could Hire a Boss?

Assay: I’m not a huge fan of Andy Warhol’s visual art, but I’m a devoted fan of his writing. (Sidenote: it’s striking how many visual artists are brilliant writers, for instance, I love Eugene Delacroix’s Journal and Edward Weston’s Daybooks).

LACK Side Table Planter

Materials: Ikea LACK side table Description: This started out as an idea to turn an Ikea LACK Side table into a planter. But once I cut a hole in my LACK I realized there are a whole bunch of other things I could do with it. The best thing is that if you get bored with the way it looks you can change it up to match your mood or the seasons. Click to read the rest of the post >>

FAQ: Should I Go to Law School?

For those of you who’ve been following the site for a while, you know that I’m a law school grad–University of Tulsa College of Law 2009. Because many readers know I went to law school, I get several emails a month from guys who are thinking about taking the same path themselves, and are wondering if I have any advice for them about making that decision.