If I were to go sell my Honda Pilot right now for a new vehicle, I might drive in a bit more comfort, I suppose. However, that $25,000 invested would have to come from somewhere.
I can think of several gadgets that might be fun to have around the house, but they would cost thousands of dollars.
Several years ago, I decided to attempt my first marathon. Certainly not the most original idea, as it seems these days running a marathon is on the bucket list for just about every man. Nevertheless, after following a brutal 16-week training schedule, I was confident in my ability to survive the 26.2 mile challenge. That was of course, until I arrived at the starting line.
Materials: Trofast x's 2, mdf, connecting hardware, glue, nails
Description: We used 2 Trofast frames and put them together according to manufacturers instructions. We connect them together using connecting hardware. We then cut mdf top to fit over both units with some hang over on each side then we cut strips to nail/glue underneath top to keep top from sliding off.
Materials: Skurar hanging planter, Hemma cord
Description: I found this beautiful, doily pattern hanging planter at Ikea a few days ago.
It was just too pretty, to put only flowers in it, I wanted to use it in a different way: as a lamp, in my kitchen!
So, I turned the planter up side down, and drilled a hole, on the top of it.
Finally, I pulled hema cord, thru the hole.
All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
The incredibly difficult recipe for making single-ingredient banana “ice cream”:
Put bananas in freezer.
When frozen, take bananas out of freezer.
Peel frozen bananas.
Put frozen bananas in blender and blend until smooth.
Post written by Leo Babauta.
I haven’t written about finances in awhile, because these days I barely think about them.
That’s because for several years, I focused on getting out of debt — and these days, I live completely debt-free and worry little about finances.
The more you evaluate the ins and outs of particular diets, the more you discover that there is no “perfect” diet. No matter what “rules” you apply to your eating, there is always a study or two contradicting it.
The only thing I’ve seen that seems to be universally agreed upon is portion control.
Materials: MALM, TRONES
Description: This hack is quick simple to realize.
Assemble and fix to the wall 4 TRONES boxes for the shoes storage. 2 columns of 2.
Use the rest of a MALM item (in our case the MALM bed structure) to realize the wood top.
Fix the wood part to the wall.
It's done and it cost you very little money.
~ Laurent, France
Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day.
This Wednesday: Why these six happiness "boosters" might actually make you feel worse.
Everyone has a few tricks for beating the blues. It turns out, however, that several of the most popular strategies don’t actually work very well in the long term. Beware if you are tempted to try any of the following:
This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money. She also writes about frugality, intentional living, and life in general at her own blog, Surviving And Thriving.
I regularly empty the change from my wallet. Pennies, nickels and dimes go into a pink piggy bank. Quarters go into “Mr.
Advertise here with BSANot everyone dreams of freelancing. Christine Hofmann-Bourque, a freelance writer from Boston, was just hoping to work at a national magazine — and she did for some time. But when her spouse decided on a career that would require him to relocate, Christine put her creative talents to work as a freelancer.
You’ve got your vision board on the wall. You spend five minutes every morning daydreaming about that huge house you want, that massive paycheck, that flashy car.
Unfortunately, you don’t seem to be getting any closer.
So you resolve to visualize more. You keep imagining that perfect future.
It’s what you’re supposed to do, right?
This past weekend, I spent some time re-reading a large portion of Daniel Defoe’s classic novel Robinson Crusoe, which you can read in its entirety here.
Most of us are familiar with the basic outline of the story. Crusoe is shipwrecked on an island and, after overcoming his initial grief, he manages to build a home for himself using only what he has on hand.