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By Chanpory Rith

How Resistance Kills our Flow

When we don’t like the circumstances of our lives our natural tendency is to resist or fight them. The irony of this is that when we fight against the things that we don’t want or don’t like in our lives we tend to perpetuate their existence. It doesn’t really make logical sense, but then again nothing about this journey through life seems to until we’re past our current obstacle.

Best Procrastination Tip Ever

Post written by Leo Babauta. Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.” But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now. It’ll take you two minutes.

It's Black It's White - Pimping Up Ikea Basic Stools

Materials: 2 Marius black Ikea Stools , 2 Ikea Cilla Cushions , 1 Meter Sara Lisa Black and White Ikea Fabric, Hot Glue Gun Description: We have 2 basic Ikea stools in our home and they are at the entrance. We use them to sit on and put on shoes etc. They were annoying me simply because of their lack of any aesthetic value they added to the area.

Discrimination Against the Unemployed

A reader named Susan left an interesting comment on Never Hire an MBA.

Social Capital and the Neighborhood Exchange

It’s been a while since I’ve raved about the joys of social capital. For those who haven’t been exposed to the concept, social capital is the mutual goodwill generated whenever you volunteer at a soup kitchen, help your neighbor move a piano, have your Sunday School class over for a barbecue, or join a softball league.

11 Warning Signs That Your Job Owns You (Without You Knowing It)

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You walk into work a couple minutes early and head straight to your desk.  You open your inbox, take a look through your to-do list, and get ready to start the day.  You try to plan your day as quickly as possible to insure you get everything finished early so you can meet friends for drinks after work. You’re particularly motivated because you have plans, so

Review: Social Intelligence

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest.

Viewers vs. Doers: The Rise of Spectatoritis

The college football season starts this weekend, and I won’t lie—I’m pretty excited. My beloved Sooners are ranked number one in preseason polls, and I quite enjoy settling on the couch on a cozy fall day to watch them play (when they win at least!). But every once in awhile, say when the announcer shares the game’s attendance numbers, I get a small niggling feeling of discomfort.

Hemnes for the kitchen

Materials: HEMNES add-on-unit for secretary Description: My favourite 'AS IS' section had the HEMNES add-on-unit for a secretary for 19 Euro!! at IKEA Frankfurt. We needed a cabinet for you kitchen.

Low cost clothing rack

Materials: Skuggig curtain rail Description: I needed somewhere to hang my shirts and jackets and had only a tiny room and little cash. So I decided to get a curtain rail from IKEA, put it up and use it as a clothing rack. Does what I needed it to do, easily and cheap. ~ Walter Vos, Groningen, The Netherlands

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Unitasker Wednesday: The Bacon Platter Mmmmmmmm, bacon. Bacon is so yummy it deserves to be showcased!

Balancing Giving and Saving

Sharon writes in: How do you manage the balance between saving for the future and for your own personal goals with a desire to give to those less fortunate than you? It feels like they’re going in opposite directions. To an extent, this is a struggle for virtually everyone in the first world. Everyone reading this lives well into the upper half of the world in terms of standard of living.

"But There Is No Happiness Without Action."

“Action may not always be happiness…but there is no happiness without action.” -- Benjamin Disraeli, in Lothair Like many sweeping generalizations, this statement is thought-provoking to consider, whether or not it's absolutely true.

Linkswitch #83, Partnership Guide, Traffic Conversion, Risk Genius

The Ultimate Partnership Guide for Freelancers There are some compelling reasons to find a partner: a complimentary skill-set, and an extra pair of eyes and hands, not to mention that it isn’t nearly as much fun to work alone. On the other hand, there are some fairly compelling reasons NOT to find a partner: they get half of your business, you won’t always see eye to eye, and let’s fac