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By Brett McKay

Rug deco

Materials: ABORG rug, SNARTIG artificial flower; RAM frames Description: Really easy to make and quite decorative. Simply make few holes in the rug, put flowers through the rug and attached them to the back. Mount to the wall (I used wooden frames cut in half.) ~ Agnieszka, Dublin

Does Waiting In Line Drive You Crazy? 8 Reasons Why.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: 8 reasons why waiting in line drives us crazy. It's holiday time, and that means waiting in line: at the grocery store, at the airport, at shops, everywhere. I'm an impatient person, and standing in a slow-moving line is one of those very small, maddening aspects of life that drives me crazy.

eBook Tips for Facebook Business Marketing

Facebook’s new Timeline format has already kicked off in come countries, but its U.S. launch has been slowed by a lawsuit from Timelines.com.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sick Daughter Edition

My daughter got incredibly ill on Monday evening. She was completely lethargic and was losing liquid as fast as we could give it to her. We were considering taking her to the emergency room. Tuesday morning, she’s completely fine.

Closet for the landing

Materials: Malm 6-drawer chest of drawers, Maple Ply-wood Description: This is a Malm 6-drawer chest of drawers we found in as-is. We then raised it off the ground five inches. On a half of a full length of Maple plywood. Stained to match the chest. Also used a Stainless Door handle that was found in the Ikea parking lot. Used as a coat hanger rod.

FreelancerPro Interview: Punky Chicken

Sometimes, the freelance world can seem like one big sea with too many fishes. There are plenty of designers, writers, crafters–but then there are a few that stand out. You know the type…you look at their work and you know they are the real deal. Courtney Mason is that type of illustrator.

The Follies of Fortune Telling

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I grew up watching “60 Minutes” Sunday evenings, so like many people, I was saddened to hear of the death of commentator Andy Rooney last month.

Seeing the Skimra in a New Light

Materials: Skimra, Smycka, Torka, Florera and packaging tape Description: I turned the Skimra lamp shade into a vase. Take the Skimra lamp shade upside down. Remove the plastic cap on the metal frame. Start taping inside the lamp edge to edge securing it to the metal ring in the middle. Make sure there are not gaps.

Improving Your Finances by Gaining Control Over the Person in the Mirror

You have more power over your financial destiny than perhaps you have given yourself credit for. No one can stop you from being extraordinary, well almost no one. The truth is there is one person who holds the keys to your success or failure, your poverty or riches, your freedom or imprisonment.

The 4-Hour Chef iPad App: iOS from Amazon Publishing? (Plus: Free Roundtrip Anywhere in the World)

Screenshot from The 4-Hour Chef iPad app The 4-Hour Chef app, first available only on Kindle Fire, is now available for the Appleverse (iPad)! Check it out here. It’s rated 12+ for “Mild alcohol, tobacco, or drug use or references” and “mild profanity or crude humor.” Fun stuff, in other words.

99% Music Mix - Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Need a little something to help you get in "the zone"? Check our latest 99% music mix - now with 200% more productivity power!

Bekvam stool turned into chair for a child

Materials: Bekvam stool Description: Because it is the right height for a 2 to 6 years old chid, I decided to put something around the top to prevent falling. The chid now can get on and off the "chair" all by himself. ~ Helene Gourdeau, Quebec City, Qc prov. Canada

Fast Food, Convenience, and Money

Jane Black recently wrote a fascinating article for The Atlantic entitled “Fast Food’s Dirty Little Secret: It’s the Middle Class Buying Burgers“: For years the conventional wisdom has been that fast food is poor people’s food; that, thanks to government subsidies that ensure cheap calories, the drive-through is where people who can’t afford the “good̶

How to Throw an Awesome Holiday Party-Part III: A Simple and Jolly Dinner Menu

This post is part of a series brought to you by Heineken.

Quashing the Self-Improvement Urge

Post written by Leo Babauta. One of the driving forces of my life for many years was the need to improve myself. It’s one of the driving forces for people who read my work as well. It’s an incredibly pervasive urge: we are always trying to improve, and if we’re not, that’s something we should improve. It’s everywhere. Where does this urge come from?