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15 of the Best Motivational Quotes

The power of words never fails to inspire. Below are 15 of the best motivational quotes and a much needed early week pick-me-up.  I hope you enjoy: A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. Joyce A.

Wilderness Survival: Know Your Distress Signals

Let’s say your plane crashes on a desert island and you’re stranded with only a rugby ball as your friend (a volleyball isn’t a manly enough companion for you). Each day you scan the skies, waiting, hoping, aching, to spot a rescue plane coming your direction.

A Day Without Distraction: Lessons Learned from 12 Hrs of Forced Focus

What if you had to focus for at least 30 minutes on every single task that you did? Would it improve your productivity? Cal Newport takes hard focus for a test drive.

Integrity and Your Goals

Have you ever noticed that, when you’re trying a new diet or a new exercise routine or new spending habits or some other significant restrictive change in your life, it often only takes one mis-step for the entire program to fall apart?

Can a Negative Emotion Like Regret Actually Help Make You Happier? I Think So.

Assay: Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the important role of negative emotions in a happy life. Some people seem to believe that the purpose of a happiness project would be to achieve a life in which you were 100% happy, 100% of the time.

A Place for Everything

Materials: IKEA Kitchen Components: One APPLAD 36 inch wide 4 Drawer Base Cabinet - white, One 36 inch Base Cabinet Shell - white, One APPLAD Refrigerator Wall Cabinet 36 wide X 15 1/4 tall X 24 deep, One 36 inch wide shelf, Pulls as desired Description: We utilized IKEA kitchen cabinetry to transform a standard 36 X 72 hall closet into a modern landing station/storage center.

Dish drainer for everybody!

Materials: FLUNDRA dish drainer + SNALIS lid Description: Some time ago we got the NEW product FLUNDRA. Friend of mine who doesnt have double sink in the kitchen wanted to buy it. BUT ... We dont sell it with something what is going to keep the water from running all over the kitchen work top. Today I bought it together with SNALIS lid 40x30 cm. It's simple.

How to Be Irresistible at Any Age

Editors’ Note: This is a guest post from Christopher Foster of The Happy Seeker. Many years ago, when I was a young fellow of 23, I said goodbye to my native England and journeyed to British Columbia. My heart said I would find meaning and freedom in that big, wild country.

Three easy projects for a Monday

Do you have uncluttering or organizing projects on your mind? Consider one or more of these three easy projects: Pull a weed. You can do this either literally if you have a garden, or figuratively if there is a small task on your to-do list that will take you just a few seconds to complete. Do it and be done with it. There is no need for that pesky item to bother you any longer. Plan ahead.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Ask Unclutterer: Storing spicesI was wondering what you thought of spice racks?

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 4, May

Advertise here with BSA Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Reader Mailbag: Weekend Switcheroo

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. Car trade-in question 2. Preparing for marriage 3. Used car buyer’s remorse 4. Credit score questions 5. Child cost question 6. College savings question 7. Handling house sale profit 8.

A Sad, Old, and Tired Table Gets A Second Wind, Thanks to Vika Moliden!

Materials: One old table, two Vika Moliden legs, two pieces of plywood, PL premium, screws Description: 1. Find a sad, old, and tired table, that looks like it might be on its last legs. 2. Remove those legs. 3. Purchase two Vika Moliden legs. 4. Attach some plywood to the bottom of the table using PL premium. 5. Screw the Vika Moliden legs into the plywood. 6.

Freelance Freedom #208: Noble Deed

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Five Career Moves with Exponential Returns

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. One of my favorite topics to write about is ways to earn more money, though I don’t often cover it here at GRS. As most regular readers know, last summer I quit my day job to work full-time as a freelance writer.