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By Glen Stansberry

Let Go of Your Fears: Learn The Art of Public Speaking

PART 1: I was probably 7 years old when this happened. It was fancy dress competition in our school. My mom, a simple housewife, did not even clearly understand what it meant by fancy dress. My dad, a simple and hard working man, never believed in participating in such events. He always focused more on literary competitions.

The Four Paradoxes of Great Performance

Even the best qualities can turn into weaknesses when we don't temper them. A look at the give and take approach of great performers.

12 Year Old Ingo Reborn!

Materials: Ingo Dining Table Description: Nileey spotted this gorgeous Ingo makeover on Matsutake. It's amazing what you can do with a few strips of 1x2 & 2x2, glue and dowels. See how Katie transformed an old Ingo dining table into a beautiful desk. ~ Nileey

Ikea Helmer has Gone Chinoserie!

Materials: Ikea Helmer file cabinet, black spray paint, chinese chinoserie image from online and mod podge Description: I wanted my file cabinet to look less like a file cabinet so I decided to have a little fun with it. First I sprayed the cabinet a flat black paint, then I googed the word chinese chinoserie online.

Boredom Is Our Enemy

The other day, a friend of mine put up a Facebook update stating that she was incredibly bored. I wrote back and suggested that she come visit me, as I have more than enough things to do. I’ve come to believe that boredom is the enemy of a vibrant, enjoyable, and values-based life.

Another Ikea Maskros Hack

Materials: Maskros Lighting & Pink & White Poster Board Paint Description: I wanted to do a gradient color affect on the lighting that was going to go in my daughter's room. She likes color and she's a girly girl so we chose pink. I divided the flowers into 3 groups.

Floor Lamp for living room

Materials: Ikea Tived + Vate Description: I bought Tived from IKEA "as is" corner at USD 15. Vate is new. I bought black cable and bulb socket from another shopping hall as I could not find black cable at IKEA. Simple hack but it is cheap and useful for me. ~ Bahadir, Izmir TURKIYE

Ian Ritchie: The Day I Turned Down Tim Berners-Lee, Video

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee by Ian Ritchie. In this video he goes over one of his biggest fails, not buying into Tim Berners-Lee idea that his World Wide Web would take off.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #47

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Emerson on the core of things If you’ve been reading these inspiration columns for a while, you know that I hold the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson in high esteem.

How To Stay In Shape When Working From Home

Having a job that requires you to commute every day is a pain, however, it forces you to leave the house and many times, that is half the battle when it comes to adding a fitness element to your daily routine. It's simple enough to go to the gym either on the way to or from the office.Staying in shape is a bit more challenging for the stay at home worker.

New Orgel lighting

Materials: Orgel Description: Two years ago I bought a lamp Orgel at Ikea. But when I went into my house I realized that it did not suit my house and I have not used it. In recent weeks, I went looking for a lamp for my garden table and then I had the idea of using the lamp Orgel.

4 Steps To Sticking To Your Workout Plan

Why is it so difficult to lose weight when you have tried everything to make it happen?

Retrofit EXPEDIT Bookshelf

Materials: Skill saw, elec drill, allen wrench Description: To achieve a "squared" corner bookshelf unit, I started with two EXPEDIT 2 cubicle x 4 cubicle shelves. I cut one to create a single shelf unit but cutting the top and bottom and re-using the side panels. I re-used the divider sections and created two cubicle dividers that can be used horizontally or vertically.

Replace a Light Bulb.

In crime-fighting, the "broken windows theory" holds that signs of vandalism and petty crime foster more crime and anti-social behavior; fix problems like broken windows, graffiti, or trash when they're small, and people will behave better and remain in their neighborhoods. This theory is controversial, but whether or not it's true in a municipal context, I've been trying to apply it in my ow

Needlepoint Pencil Cup

Materials: Dokument, yarn and needle Description: A metal mesh pencil cup from IKEA (DOKUMENT $2.99/2 pack) provided the perfect surface for a needlepoint experiment. Just thread your needle with yarn and use the openings in the metal to guide your design. See more of the needlepoint pencil cup. ~ Camilla Fabbri