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By The Behance Team

Freebie: FreelanceSwitch Business Card Template

Today we’re pleased to announce that we’re giving away a special FreelanceSwitch business card template to help you get started with your freelance switch! The cards are attractive, yet versatile enough to be customized for any freelance profession.

Loft Bed Hack

Materials: Morrum Twin Loft Bed Description: We bought this bed for our son and it gave him storage space and an area for his desk. Now that he's a teen he can barely climb up without hitting the ceiling. Instead of springing for a brand new bed, we gave the old loft bed a hack.

Getting Things Done: The Five Phases of Project Planning

This is the third 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 looked at the five stages of a healthy task and information management workflow (collect, process, organize, review, do).

If MIKAEL was an ANEBODA wardrobe

Materials: ANEBODA Description: ANEBODA wardrobe with extra shelf, space for belts and ties, metal file dividers on top, and other MIKAEL features. Basically, I wanted to incorporate the space-saving features of the MIKAEL desk (discontinued and replaced by the inferior MICKE) into my aging, wobbly ANEBODA.

Small Lack media furniture with speaker camouflage

Materials: Lack bedside table, some 15x15mm wood, speaker cloth, four small cabinet door magnets Description: 1) Make a wooden frame to match the inner measurements of the Lack bedside table. 2) Measure out and add the magnets. 3) Stretch speaker cloth over the frame. 4) Done. ~ Torbjørn Vatn, Oslo, Norway

100 Personal Outsourcing Ideas

The idea behind personal outsourcing is to free up more of your time by delegating tasks that don’t require your personal touch to complete.

Uncluttering the most troubled area of your home or office

What is the one area of your home or office that is cluttered up more than the other areas? How long has it been this way? Why have you been avoiding tackling this area? Does the thought of improving the cluttered area overwhelm you? Are you delaying making decisions about the stuff in the cluttered area?

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Starting A Small Online Business

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Karol Gajda of RidiculouslyExtraordinary.com and How To Live Anywhere. If your goal is to start a small online business that replaces and exceeds your current income this may be the most important article you read this year. Brash, huh? Here’s the deal: I’ve been working online full time for almost 10 years, since age 19.

Delayed Gratification and Children

The single biggest personal finance lesson that anyone can learn is that of delayed gratification.

Learn the Skills Your Clients Need

As a freelancer, you’ll encounter two schools of thought: you should either specialize and make your name as an expert in your niche or you should diversify and land as many different gigs as you can.

The Stevie Ray Vaughan School of Business

Last week, my buddy, Charlie Gilkey of ProductiveFlourishing.com, asked me to share my top 3 or 4 marketing and business posts with him. I sent him a link or two from my blog, a handful from others…and a link to the below video of Stevie Ray Vaughan playing “Lenny.” My question to you is…why?

The art of being still

Performance artist Marina Abramović recently completed a two-and-a-half month exhibition named “The Artist is Present” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Industrial-Modern guest chairs

Materials: LAVER stackable chairs Description: Materials include: black spray paint for plastic surfaces, painter's tape, painter's protective plastic, glue stick and 2" stencils. Instructions: - glue stencils to chair backrest. - cover remained exposed area with tape & plastic. - spray with paint. - let dry 15 minutes.

The Incredible Shrinking Emergency Fund

The polls that appear in the Get Rich Slowly sidebar are far from scientific, and a lot of the time they don’t yield anything interesting. But sometimes they turn out a curious piece of information. At the end of April, the poll question asked, “How many months to do you have in your emergency fund?” This was the same question posed in mid-January.

Video: Want To Keep Clutter under Control? Follow the "One-Minute Rule."

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month's theme is Order. Last week’s resolution was Don't get organized. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?