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By Tim Ferriss

Ikea hack Edland night stand: Mirrored look

Materials: Edland nightstand, gray Description: We love the mirrored look of furniture, and we also love the style of the Edland series at Ikea - hence, why our china cabinet is also within the same series. We bought the nightstands from Ikea as well. However, our vision is a little different.

Write Hot Truth

Danielle LaPorte is hosting a tele-Q&A on communications. It will cover topics from blogging to publishing.  She is doing this as a fund raiser for someone who is trying to donate $50k to Write Girl–an organization that tries to help at risk girls find a voice through writing and communicating.

Foldable Mattress

Materials: 3 baby mattresses "Vyssa Slummer" (120x60cm), 1 oversized blanket cover (155x220cm), yarn, sewing machine Description: First of all my source of inspiration. My two children love to sleep together on a broad mattress on weekend-nights. We used to have a double-folding-mattress size 180x200cm.

Reader Mailbag: Renewal

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. Foreign country move 2. Is car replacement necessary? 3. Cell phone discount question 4. Collection sell-off 5. Car buying question with debt 6. Challenging home buying question 7. Hobbies and marriage 8.

Best of Tuts+ in August

Each month, we bring together a selection of the best tutorials and articles from across the whole Tuts+ network.

Blinded By Your Own Micro-Climate?

Just arrived home from a 3-week drive up the California coast, where I learned about something called marine layers and micro-climates.We hugged the coast for the better part of the trip. And for that same period, we were pretty much locked into fog.It’s just the marine layer, people would tell us in the southern part of the state.

Get rid of the clutter in your clothes closet

Even if you’re not a student or don’t have students in your house, the start of the school year is a terrific time to sort through your wardrobe and purge the clutter. We recently went through this process in our home, and used some new strategies as we sorted. First, we started by looking at photo albums from before my husband and I were married (11+ years ago).

Can Pre-Paid Legal Services Help Freelancers?

Credit: Andy Dean Photography on Photodune As freelancers, the thought of trying to tackle a legal problem can be scary: whether you’re just trying to collect on an unpaid invoice or you’re facing a much bigger problem, the fact that we don’t have lawyers at our backs can make things more intimidating. But just because you aren’t in a position to plunk down a few hundred dollars on a

Coffee filter light assembly

Materials: Melodi light fixture/with cord assembly Description: I needed something a bit more elaborate for a modern, hip den (not formal living room), so I purchased three packs of bleached coffee filters (480 ea)and folded each and everyone of them on half, and one more time half, sort of created a paper flower with frills.

Productivity501 Community Links

A week or so ago I asked what Productivity501 readers had been writing. This post highlights some articles written by our readers. I encourage you to check them out. If you see something that you like, be sure to let the author know in their comments or in the comments here.

How Much Is a Clean Home Worth?

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and raising children at Childwild.com. Last month I wrote a post on do-it-yourself beauty and personal care products.

Why People Can’t Overcome Their Fear of Failure

You probably agree that the #1 reason why people can’t pursue their passions is MONEY.

How to Be The Luckiest Person

Photo by the beautiful Anna Gay By Tina Su I have a confession to make. And that is… I am the luckiest person in the Universe. This is my little secret.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Finding Cheap Gas

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy: Your Progeny Enters the World

You’ve taken care of your wife during the last nine months. And you’ve made preparations for the baby’s arrival. And now the moment has arrived at long last: it’s time to bring your progeny into the world.  Are you ready? ___________ For most of human history, the delivery of a baby was an activity strictly relegated to the women’s sphere.