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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Budget-Friendly Decorating Tips

In April, Rebecca shared a guest post about how she generates extra income by letting strangers pay her rent. She has homes in Portland, Oregon and New York City. When she’s in one city, she rents out her place in the other. By doing this, she’s able to subsidize her housing payments. Rebecca’s full of good advice.

Want to Feel Happier? Read Something for Fun.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you should have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now.

Hi-tech desk frame , minimal art

Materials: KVARTAL bottom rail Description: I was looking for a stylish, hi-tech frame that fits to interiors with minimum design. I don't think a frame could be more simple than this one: 1. Take the 45cm KVARTAL bottom rail and cut it in two pieces 2. Have your picture mounted on the back of a 4mm glass (make sure the edges are curved to avoid injuries) 3.

Homemade Gift Series #5: Wine Jelly

“Not everyone will like the caramel apple jam,” Sarah commented to me after we made it. As much as I liked it, I knew she was right: it was very sweet and lacked the tartness that I often crave in my jellies and jams. So we decided to make another jelly/jam, this time doing something decidedly different: wine jelly. What’s “wine jelly”?

Borrvy lantern as a home for a wee beasty

Materials: Borrby Description: We adopted a praying mantis female from the garden (before the frost) and were looking for vases to make into terrariums. We stumbled across the large Borrby lanterns - scoree! A perfect size, beautiful, and a much better access than a vase (door on the side).

Ask Unclutterer: Nowhere for new purchases

Reader Megan submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I spent months cleaning out and organizing my space; everything had a place and it looked beautiful. The problem is that every time something new comes in, I don’t necessarily have a place for it, so it sits on the floor or in a chair mocking my organization system.

Making It All Work – The Fundamentals of Self-Management

This is the fourth entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings through December 10. Time management. Money management. Health management. Management of your stuff. Relationship management.

6 Ways Freelancers Can Go Green

The theme of this year’s Blog Action Day is water. That means that approximately 2,500 blogs around the world are, in some way, writing about all-precious H20. At FreelanceSwitch, that got us thinking.

Workspace of the Week: No-mayhem mudroom

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Michelle Smyth’s hallway mudroom: Now that it’s fall, I’ve set near our front door the plastic tray we put snowy, wet, and muddy shoes on during the colder months. Our home doesn’t have a mudroom, but that doesn’t alleviate our need for one. As a result, I was inspired when I came across Michelle Smyth’s solution.

The Mesh: Business Revolution or Shiny Object?

Lisa Gansky is the author of the new book, The Mesh: Why The Future of Business Is Sharing. It’s a pretty fascinating look at what she’s says is a radical shift in the way the new business leaders and companies are launching and building solutions and brands.I recently had a chance to grill her on the ideas in the book.

Engan a la mode

Materials: Engan chest of drawers, scrap wood, spray wall texture, paint Description: We have a hall closet that we had begun repurposing as some sort of display area, but the project hung in limbo for almost a year.

Career Insurance: Insuring Your Most Valuable Asset

The following is a guest post from FMF at Free Money Finance. If you’d like daily tips, thoughts, and suggestions on how to grow your net worth, subscribe to Free Money Finance for free by clicking this link. For most people, their career is their most valuable financial asset. Nothing else they own is likely worth as much (several million dollars over a lifetime).

6 Steps To Getting Started With Something Totally New

Have you ever wanted to do something different but stopped yourself because you knew nothing about it and had no idea how to move forward? Of course! We all have.Many people have dreams and aspirations to fulfill, but they are intimidated by their lack of knowledge. Because of that, they halt in their tracks and stick to the things they do know.

10 Amazing Success Lessons from Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, National Basketball Association (NBA) team. Jordan was extremely instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. His biography on the NBA website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all tim

Training Muay Thai in Thailand: What You Need to Know

Last week we talked about the history of Muay Thai, and I described my experience watching a fight at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok.