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Three quick organizing projects you can do right now

Have less than a few minutes to spare? Try one (or more) of these quick organizing projects: Go on a clutter mission. Do you have books strewn around your home or office that should be on your bookshelves? Gather them up and return them to their proper space. Maybe instead of books, you need to hunt down coats? cups? junk mail? shoes? paper clips?

Bathroom vanity from chest of drawers

Description: This is a few years old but wanted to share it. I don't know the name of the Ikea "chest of drawers." But it is very recognizable to any Ikea fan. I just looked on the site and i guess they no longer sell it? We drilled a hole for the drain through dresser top and completely removed the rear of the chest so there was plenty of access for the hot and cold water lines etc..

The Business of Marriage: Five Things You Should Do Before Tying the Knot

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. I’m at a friend’s wedding this weekend, traveling with my own husband and kids. The wedding invitation labelled the event as a “triumph of hope over experience”. It is that, and I’m honored to be invited as a witness.

Minimaforms: Ideas Must Find Their Form

Architectural principles, innovative technology, artistic vision – all inform and inspire the projects of Minimaforms. Yet no singular term classifies the body of work produced by the studio’s two founders, brothers Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos.

Discover Your Passion: Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow

You’ve heard this cute advice a hundred times: Do what you love and the money will follow. If you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. But what if you have no idea what your passion is? It’s time you find out. It’s time to live your passion. In real estate, there’s a concept called “highest and best use” (HABU).

How to Survive a Shark Attack

Ahhhh…. life couldn’t be better. You’re finally on that vacation in the Florida Keys that you’ve been planning for the past year. And it couldn’t have come any sooner.

Leave a Tip & Win a Copy of The Wealthy Freelancer

Kristen Fischer recently mentioned the book The Wealthy Freelancer: 12 Secrets to a Great Income and an Enviable Lifestyle in her article, Tuning In to True Wealth.

Getting Paid to Lose Weight with HealthyWage

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently posted a transparent personal update entitled “When to Quit Traveling“. Today J.D. is very thankful to have staff writers, because his computers (plural!) are on the fritz, and he has no time to write about money… I struggle with weight. In fact, it’s a far more difficult issue for me than personal finance.

The Incremental Change

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to reduce my hobby and entertainment spending by 50%. Each month, I budget a certain amount to spend on my hobbies and other entertainment sources, with any “leftovers” rolling over into the next month.

Dorm room to the Studio

Materials: Ikea ODDA night stand Description: Being a recent college graduate without a job, sometimes you have to be creative. I had two Ikea night stands, which I turned into rack mounts for my audio gear. I popped off the four wheels. It just so happens that the width of the night stand is exactly the same width needed for a rack for audio equipment.

New Beginning

Photo by Kevin Russ By Tina Su For the past 8 months, I have been silently battling with, and drifting in and out of a state of depression.

10 Paperless Office Myths

Do you have a backup plan for your important files? Hard drives always fail eventually. What would happen if your hard drive failed right now? Our DropBox review looks at a great free application that can help you backup and synchronize your important files across multiple computers.

Simplification trends in product design

Since the dawn of time, inventors have searched for ways to build the proverbial better mousetrap. Engineers envision a society where everything is (to steal from Kanye West) “harder, better, faster, stronger.” Our cold relief medicines don’t just treat a runny nose, they treat “sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy-head, fever” ailments. Bring on the bells!

Video: Take a Quiz -- How Mindful Are You?

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed upfor the challenge -- last month’s focus was Money. Last week’s resolution was to Spend out. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness? This month's theme is Mindfulness.

5 Essential Zen Habits for Balanced Living

“Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” – Robert Fulghum Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Anastasiya Goers of Balance In Me. Do you sometimes wonder whether your life is in balance?