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Freedom From…Freedom To

There are two kinds of freedom. Freedom from (negative freedom) and freedom to (positive freedom).

It’s Not Too Late to Change Your Habits

Post written by Leo Babauta. A (slightly) older reader wrote to me recently, wanting to know how to change her bad habits ingrained after so many many years of doing them. She wanted to know, “Is it too late to change?” And I can understand the feeling.

Learn to Say No

It used to be hard for me to say ‘no’ to people. I think the sheer confusion people have over what freelancers actually do all day makes us an easy target. But just because many of us work from home, doesn’t mean we aren’t working. On the contrary, I’d argue, we have to work even harder. Lately, I’ve been getting better at saying no.

"Why Am I Always Late?"

2012 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2012 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2012 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader.

How to: ReuseTindra candle glass containers

Materials: Tindra Candles Description: I repurpose/reuse Tindra Candles into useful glasses. After burning, I put them in the freezer which makes it easier to remove the remaining wax residue. After a spin in the dishwasher I reuse them as ice cream dishes, wine tumblers, for fruit & yogurt and often for coffee since their thick heavy glass retains heat well.

When The Project Is Over – Getting Organized

When the project is over, it really isn’t. You might breathe a sigh of relief, but there’s still much to be done.

Upholstered Malm Console Table

Materials: Malm Console Table, staple gun, 4 yards of fabric, fabric glue, tack strip Description: Cut fabric in half length-wise (so it is half of the 54-inch wide fabric). 27-inches perfectly covers the top and sides of the Malm table. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Chores, Allowance, and “Above and Beyond” Tasks

I’m often asked about our allowance and chore policies for our children. Recently, some snow on our driveway made us carefully think about these policies and decide exactly how we wanted to handle them. About two weeks ago, we had a snowstorm that covered our driveway with about two inches of snow.

Five Easiest Ways to Save Money

This post is by staff writer Sarah Gilbert. This is America Saves Week, and I am writing to you sitting next to a jar. This jar is stuffed full (okay, imagine it gently filled — it’s a small jar) of five dollar bills.

10 Evergreen Strategies To Boost Your Freelance Writing Career

Are you a freelance writer? Then you’re very important in today’s web marketing. Every business that’s done online revolves around content marketing. In fact, the web is powered mostly by written words. Your ability to combine common words into concise sentences could lead to income opportunities for you. But writing in itself cannot make you money as such.

NYTTJA on a rope

Materials: 3 Nyttja, jute rope, shoot machine stitches,drill Description: I love the orange and finally I found this color! I used 3 frames, about 3 feet of rope. Make 4 holes be drilled to the same height on both sides (you can also use horizontally is also nice). Place the rope and secure it with the shot points, add on top with a knot. Simple!! ~ mcm, Italy

How to Turn Your Ideas into Life Changing Actions

If you’re like me (and most people on the planet), you have plenty of ideas that could potentially change your life dramatically. Perhaps you’re thinking about losing weight, or starting your own business, or writing a novel: you might even have several great ideas jostling around in your head.The problem comes, though, in the gap between idea and action.

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mood, Right Now

We all feel a bit down at times. Perhaps you’ve had a stressful day at work, or you’re juggling a lot of different tasks at home.

99% Music Mix - Make Your Own Luck

Need to get into a work groove? Our latest 99% productivity mix creates a cocoon of focus with a steady 4/4 beat.

Lagra & Sugru

Materials: Lagra Lamp, Sugru, SatNav stand Description: I have put together with black Sugru, a piece of the Ikea lamp Lagra and a satellite navigation stand that I didn't use anymore. And now I can stick the lamp on mirrors, glass, tiles, tables.... and it is directionable! :) Click to read the rest of the post >>