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By Chanpory Rith

Mirrored Malm

Materials: Malm Description: Mirror foil, with sticker backside, cut to fit the drawers. + new "diamond" knobs :) See more of the mirrored Malm. ~ Grete

7 Warning Signs That You’ve Given Up on Your Dreams

What do you REALLY want from life? What’s your big dream? Are you taking steps toward it? If not, why not? What’s stopping you from taking action today?Perhaps you’re scared, or maybe you've built a huge wall of procrastination that you'll never scale. Whatever it is, you probably think it has merit.

Reader Mailbag: Focus On, Focus Off

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. Refinance timing question 2. Encouraging better financial choices 3. Old credit card debt 4. Nostalgia battles 5. Self control and financial drought 6. Risk and living off investments 7.

10 Free Apps for Working with Video

Video has become a must-have for every website or blog aiming to enhance its presence online. It’s a common practice that video-related orders are often assigned to freelancers, and these are not only simple video editing tasks, but the preparation of how-to’s, demos, screencasts, video embedding and distribution as well.

DIY Trofast Closet Organizer

Materials: Trofast Storage Box, rope, drill, pencil, marker, acrylic paints, water, tape measure, paint brushes, paper towel, paint mixing dish, scissors Description: We Are Jules DIYed this pretty closet organizer that's just perfect for small spaces. The great thing is, you can get different sized Trofast bins or other baskets to fit your closet or suit your style.

Why I Still Pick Up Pennies

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. The most-read piece I ever wrote for MSN Money’s Smart Spending blog was an essay called “See a penny? Pick it up!” It got more than 1,657,000 hits before MSN changed blog platforms.

5 Ways to Build Social Skills

There is a significant correlation between your social skills and your success in any area of life. With good social skills, it’s easier to make friends, build strong relationships and get ahead in your career. If you lack social skills, it’s important to learn how to build social skills.

Patrician McCarthy: What's Your Innate Gift?

It's easy to take our natural gifts for granted. In this talk, Patrician McCarthy shows how the ancient practice of "face reading" can reconnect us with our innate strengths.

Should a Man Be Inspired by History?

The Art of Manliness makes no secret of the fact that we draw inspiration from the past in order to help modern men live better lives.

Can We Really Trust Facebook With Our Online Identity?

Do you remember when the internet didn’t own your identity? Before Facebook. Before Twitter. The most it had on you was an article from the local newspaper telling your neighbors about how you won the soap box derby back in 3rd grade. Your identity was decisively off-line.Now it’s not.For most of us, our online identity is owned by Facebook.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Dishwasher or Hand Washing

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.

16 feet of country-style wall unit for less than $290

Materials: 7x Gorm, 2x Orgel, 5x Observator cross-brace, white wood stain, additional screws, Description: Back when we moved into our new apartment, we realized we had spent pretty much all of our budget on the kitchen, the couch and various wardrobes. Still we somehow had to find a way to store our books, DVDs, games, plus the TV and quite a few entertainment gadgets.

Another take on Rast

Materials: Rast Chest of Drawers, 1 Roll of Gift Wrap, PVA Glue, Gloss Black Spray Paint Description: In my bedroom there was an excess of shelves and hanging space, but no drawers, which I much prefer. Cue trip to IKEA for the most student budget friendly chest made (Rast, obviously). Once home it basically sat bare for about 6 months while I figured out what to do to it.

The Many Reasons We Rely Upon Our Clutter

Post written by Leo Babauta. Clutter isn’t an easy problem to solve, no matter how many times I might tell you to toss it out, tell you that you don’t need it. A book isn’t just an object with words on it. A jewelry box isn’t just a container.

Desk Organization Tips

A few months ago we put out a request for tips on keeping a desk organized. Here are the tips that were submitted. Simplify instead of organize. Have as few things as possible, and you don’t need to organize. Leo – Zen Habits Try to keep the desk clean, leaving only the essentials on its top. The rest goes into the drawer, boxes, the archive, or the bin.