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By Chanpory Rith

How to Field Dress a Squirrel

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. **Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of the skinning, slicing, and disemboweling of a real squirrel. If you’re eating, have always felt a deep affinity for woodland creatures, or faint at the sight of dismembered squirrel gonads, please skip this post. Seriously.

Simplify Your Life This Year

Photo by Rosie Hardy By TSN Contributor Rajiv Vij This is the season for resolutions.

Shop Patiently (15/365)

When we were first considering a move into our current home, my wife and I made a list of things that we wanted to have in our home that we just didn’t have room for in our small apartment.

Nursery changing station

Materials: TRONDHEIM chest, VIKA AMON table top, LACK wall shelf, BYGEL rail, BYGEL S-hooks Description: Being a fan of Ikeahackers, we made our first hack in our son's bedroom. We were not able to find a station to our liking so we combined some hacks we found on this website to create our one. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Are You Making These 8 Marketing Mistakes?

It’s the beginning of a new year and you have decided to get serious about marketing yourself as a freelancer. Congratulations—that’s half the battle. You have a lot of work ahead of you, and I found some tips in this article by Steve McKee for businessweek.com that will help you avoid some pitfalls.

EXPEDIT reshuffled

Materials: 1 large IKEA EXPEDIT Description: Well it all seemed quite simple, but in the end took a week to make :-) Click to read the rest of the post >>

4 Steps to Becoming a Freelance Copywriter

If you are reading this, chances are, you’ve already made up your mind that you want to be a copywriter. However I do have to warn you, it isn’t easy! Most potential copywriters wish to take up the vocation because they love writing. When you have to write 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, the fun tends to leak out of it.

Win Business Cards, Postcards, or Posters From UPrinting

Are you looking to start your new year with a fresh set of prints to help promote your design business? Today, our friends at UPrinting are kicking off 2012 by giving away business cards, posters, or postcards to 36 lucky Tuts+ readers. To enter, all you have to do is submit your entry using the form below and select which prize you would prefer.

Reader Mailbag: Friendship

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. Housing challenges 2. Employer matched IRAs? 3. Paying ahead on credit cards 4. Bus pass math 5. Selling a small business 6. Negotiating a promotion 7. Finding a community group 8. Thrift stores in Des Moines 9.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2011 Unitasker Wednesday: USB-Powered Foot Warmer Socks seem to be a pretty decent alternative to shelling out $20 and giving up a USB port to power this dangerous foot warmer. 2010 Can a waffle iron make more than waffles? For the first time since we nominated it back in 2007, I have come to doubt our Unitasker designation for the waffle maker after learning about the fun new website: Waffleiz

Bluebird of Happiness, Pigeon of Discontent...and the Chicken of Depression.

My father is a huge fan of Gary Larson's brilliant The Far Side cartoons, and for years, each Christmas, we'd give him the Page-a-Day Far Side calendar.

Freelance Freedom #241: Freelance Adventurer Part 1

Once a week, we feature a fantastic freelance-themed comic from the talented N.C. Winters. Why not also take a look at our comic archive?

Glass Lamp Makeover

Materials: GRONO Table lamp, calico print cloth, ribbon, high temp hot glue gun Description: 1. At your discretion, measure cloth to fit the height and perimeter of the lamp. Mine leaves a little glass showing on top and bottom, but wraps completely around the perimeter with a slight overlap. 2. Apply a thin line of hot glue on the top and bottom edges and attach ribbon.

A Place of My Own

Two months ago today, I asked my wife for a divorce. I won’t be writing about the personal aspects of the divorce at Get Rich Slowly. In fact, other than some brief background at my personal site, I don’t intend to write it about it on the web at all.

3 Ways To Be The Architect Of Your Own Life

Architects are skilled in planning, design, and oversight. Architecture isn’t just limited to the construction of buildings. For example, often visionaries are architects of their generations. When you look at the leaders of yesterday and today, such as Henry Ford, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs, they are architects of sorts.