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By Tim Ferriss

L-Shaped Expedit Kitchen Island

Materials: 2 Expedits 2 by 2, Vika Amon Table Top, 4 Vika Curry Table legs (only the top part), 4 Besta Legs, Drawers, Skrews Description: For our new kitchen we searched a kitchen island. But none of the premade matched our needs (my wife wanted something with color). So I hacked together a mix between bar and kitchen island. Step by Step: 1. Assembled the Expedits 2.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Excerpt: Six tips for organizing your time spent on the telephone Since most of us spend time at work dealing with facts and data, the phone should be taking a backseat to other forms of communication. That being said, it’s impossible to avoid the phone in the workplace. And there are times when picking up the phone is the best way to handle a situation.

Ikea studio apartment by the beach

Materials: PAX BERGSBO,STOLMEN, Description: I divided this studio by using the PAX BERGSBO as panels and the Stolmen as supporting columns, to create a bedroom area, and give the unit some depth. Came out good and got alot of compliments. I also mounted the TV on a Pax wardrobe. Click to read more>>

Choosing Life Insurance

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got enough great responses that I’m going to fill the entire month of July – one post per day – addressing these ideas. On Facebook, Andrea asks “What kind life insurance should you buy?” The options available for life insurance are diverse and confusing.

Linkswitch #78, Cross Selling, Career Tracks, Effortless Decisions

Cross Selling More than Just Your Services As freelancers, the main thing we can sell is our services. Clients come to us because they want a particular project completed and we have the right skill set to accomplish it. But the truth of the matter is that we have a little more room to maneuver, at least when it comes to what we sell.

Reader Story: Estate Planning – The First Month

This guest post from Jeffrey G. is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. It seems like a fitting follow-up to my recent experiences with my mother. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

5 Ways Your Negative Friends Can Drag You Down

Maybe you’ve experienced this, too. When you made a commitment to try to live your best life, to start a side-business in the other 8 hours, to lose weight, or to go back to school, weren’t you flooded with acceptance, enthusiasm, and unconditional support from your friends, colleagues, and family? No? I didn’t think so.

Simon Sinek: If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business

"We're not good at everything, we're not good by ourselves," says Simon Sinek. Our ability to build trust and relationships is the key to our survival as a race, and to thriving as ideamakers.

Handling Out-of-Reach Goals

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see.

French Country House Library

Materials: 60 Billy / Benno Bookcases Description: Faced with a 11m x 4m landing which had been curtained off at either end as bedrooms we wanted to create a 'built in' library / office. With a 3.3m ceiling height there was an opportunity to build an impressive floor to ceiling installation to house a large book collection and 1500 DVD's.

Pallet desk

Materials: 4 Vika Curry legs + 1 pallet + 5mm thick ply wood + floor boards Description: My plan was to create the cheapest and the most functional desk I can. (finally I have spent about 30 euros) But the great idea with the pallet is the desk surface is doubled thanks to a large storage space See more photos of the Pallet desk. ~ pierre vedel, France

Finding Your Voice

Post written by Leo Babauta. Creators of any kind must find their voice. We are writers, musicians, designers, programmers, parents, builders of anything.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #29

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Hans Christian Andersen on what we need Just living isn’t enough. You need a little more. “Just living is not enough.

Career Interview with a Freelance Radio Journalist

View awesome conference lectures, engaging how to discussions, and high quality freelance business advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Career Interview with a Freelance Radio Journalist by Creative Interviews. In this video Career interview with freelance radio journalist, Rene Gutel discusses the freedom and challenges of being a freelance journalist for NPR.

HUSVIK in headboard

Materials: Lack + Anita + Huvsik = nice Description: Make a nice design for your bed head. You need : 2 wooden boards (from an old table LACK). 1 cloth curtain ANITA 2 lamps HUSVIK - Recover the wadding and fix with staples. - Then cut a cloth curtain ANITA. - Cover the wadding from the curtain. Staple everything. - Then fix upholstery nails to have an Louis XV Effect.