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By Chanpory Rith

4 Questions That Prove Clear Thinking Is Not Common Sense

Clarity of thought helps us make decisions that will lead to the outcome we desire.  Unfortunately, at some point in our lives we give into the fast paced world around us and disregard the faculties of our own mind.  These faculties of reasoning, processing information, and determining truth help lead to clear thinking.  Clear thinking comes from having being informed. Going through school we

Romantic Moroccan Bedroom

Materials: LUMMIG curtain rod, FELICIA curtains (2), push pins, SNOVITA lantern, ANDREA SATIN duvet cover and pillow shams Description: 1. Slide FELICIA curtains onto LUMMIG curtain rod. 2. Attach LUMMIG curtain rod (with curtains) to the wall above bed approx. 4 feet from the top of mattress. You can use push pins!

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #37

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. Ninite I spent some significant time setting up a computer for someone this week. This tool made that task drastically easier by giving me a single installation package to put a bunch of basic programs on this computer.

Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Build a tower, build a team by Tom Wujec.

Wannabe Butcher Block from Desktop

Materials: VIKA AMON Description: I needed a countertop for a small cabinet. Ikea had a cheaper version of Butcher block but they were all sold out. While bummingly shopping around my boyfriend spotted out the Vika Amon desktop that was a good length and the perfect width. I decided to take it and cut it to the desired length.

The Meal Library

Sarah and I love to experiment when it comes to food. We’re constantly trying new things in the kitchen using new and different ingredients. However, the reality of our lives dictates that we often don’t have time to look for ideas and experiment creatively with food. Take our current Tuesday evenings.

Dinner With My Family #32: Butternut Squash Casserole

Each week, I’ll present a low-cost meal (or a meal that demonstrates a lot of options for cutting costs) that my family eats for dinner and enjoys. Many of the recipes will be vegan or vegetarian, with options to add other ingredients for non-vegetarians. Right now, our garden is providing us with a small mountain of butternut squash. We have more of it than we know what to do with.

Shoe Rack Hack

Materials: IKEA Lustifik Description: I recently decided I needed some more storage for my shoes, but my small studio apartment lacks in that department. This was actually not intended as a hack, as I had "accurately" measured the width of my closet with two Ikea plastic boxes, each being 20 centimeters wide.

Dim & Dash: At the Gym

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Old dresser turned new with Ikea fabric

Materials: old dresser, Elisabet Fabric by Ikea, Mod Podge (all-in-one glue, sealer and finish), white paint Description: I wanted a nice, colourful and cheap dresser for my kid's room.

End Malaria Book

The Domino Project has released a new book called End Malaria. The book is available for the Kindle and in paperback. It is a great idea! They got a bunch of authors together and put together a book where $20 from every sale goes to help end malaria. The contents are short essays by many famous business authors. There are three sections: Focus, Courage, Resilience.

Why You Need Circuit-Breakers

If you’ve ever created anything that was focused around some kind of big launch, show, debut or reveal, you know the deal. As the time comes closer to pushing the button, all hell starts to break loose. Even if you’ve worked really hard. Even if you’ve done everything right. Even if you’ve created God-like spreadsheets to manage it.Because you cannot lock down the future.

New Study Reveals Surprising Information About Freelancers

2011 Freelance Industry Report Tens of millions of workers remain unemployed around the world. But the freelance segment of the workforce is not only growing, it’s actually thriving. That’s just one of the many interesting facts I uncovered when I recently surveyed more than 1,200 freelancers in 37 different professions.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Extra Costs of Lunch

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.

Why I Try Not To Do Things For Others, But Instead, Do Them For Myself.

One thing I’ve learned from my happiness project is that whenever appropriate, I should “Do it for for myself.” I have a bad habit of self-righteously telling myself that I’ve made various efforts “for my husband,” “for my family,” or whomever. While this sounds generous, it leads to a bad result: often I expect other people to appreciate my efforts -- or at least notice my eff