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By Chanpory Rith

How Dreaming can Help You Succeed

The subconscious mind is a source of unbelievable power. Every time you get a flash of inspiration, the right idea coming to you at the exact right time, is because your subconscious has been working behind the scenes on your problem and when the time is right, present you with a solution. When sleeping it works best I cannot tell you how many times I have woken up in the middle

The 99% Experience: Insights On Putting Your Ideas Into Action

Want an insider's perspective on the "making ideas happen" experience? We followed a handful of attendees for a look at lessons learned at this year's 99% Conference.

Is an MBA Worth It?

This is a guest post from long-time reader Gal Josefberg. Gal writes about self-improvement at Equally Happy and healthy living at 60 in 3. I’ve recently hired my second employee, a newly-graduated technical writer who aspires to one day run his own business. He’s proactive, punctual, hardworking and very capable. The mentor in me wants to make sure he has a great career ahead of him.

What’s Your Foundation?

It took me most of a decade to figure out what things really mattered to me in my adult life. My family. My closest friends. My sense of right and wrong. My values and morals. Writing. Reading. Playing a game with someone whose company I enjoy. Cooking and then enjoying a good meal. Teaching my children something new – or just playing with them.

Minimalistic floor-to-ceiling climbing post for cats

Materials: STOLMEN post + mounting fixtures, sisal rope, small shelf, HESSUM doormat Description: Because cat furniture is the ugliest around and my friend needed every inch of her small apartment, I came up with this minimalistic climbing post. The shelf was on the wall already. The parts I needed cost about 60 euros. Steps: 1) I had to buy the 40 meters of rope in four 10 meter pieces.

6 Tips for Battling Loneliness.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: six tips for battling loneliness.

Unitasker Wednesday: Corn Kerneler

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Grilled corn on the cob is one of my favorite side dishes. Slathered in butter, I could eat it at least once a day for an entire summer.

Lack small side table with shelf

Materials: Lack side table white (55*55*45) Description: We needed a small table next to the couch. We bought a Lack side table and built a smaller shelf underneath. We put the shelf together with L-shaped mounting bracket. When we put the Lack in ordinary position it didn't show. A hidden shelf to put your remote controls! ~ Zanna, Sweden

Making Room On Your Hard Drive

I remember when I first started looking at computer catalogs back in the late 80s.  There was a 540MB hard drive for sale that I found fascinating.  It seemed like a limitless amount of storage and I remember dreaming about what type of huge business you could run with that amount of storage space.

How to Use Philosophy as a Personal Operating System: From Seneca to Musashi

(Photo credit: Graphistolage) The following interview is a slightly modified version of an interview that just appeared on BoingBoing.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Garage Cleanup Edition

Over the past few weeks, my wife and I have been doing a great deal of spring cleaning around our home: cleaning out my office, cleaning out some closets, and so on. The biggest project, though, was our garage. I spent an entire day getting it into some sort of sensible order.

Clutter isn’t always in the eye of the beholder

Once photographs are in frames, do you ever change the image? Do you get rid of frames when they no longer match your decor? Or, once a picture makes it into a frame, does it remain there — even if you don’t really like the picture or the frame any longer? During the holiday season, when friends send you images of their kids in cards and letters, what do you do with the pictures?

Double Bunk

Materials: MYDAL bunk beds x2, saw, drill, a few extra screws. Description: My son wanted bunk beds; I wanted to keep a double bed in his room so it can house guests from time to time. First thought of a Double/Single TROMSO, but it's been out of stock for months and months.

Is It Fear or Awe?

Today’s guest contributor is writer, coach and personal growth teacher, Tara Sophia Mohr. She writes Wise Living, where she also offers her Goals Guide, “Turning Your Goals Upside Down and Inside Out (To Get What You Really Want).++++ In the personal-growth world, we’ve adopted this paradigm: “It’s scary to be your real self.

Celebrating Frugal Role Models

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and raising children at Childwild.com. Saving money and controlling your spending can be hard. Really hard.