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By Mark Shead

The 5 Dos and Don’ts of Happiness

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” - Denis Waitley Happiness is probably the most common desire we all have.

Besta takes a spin in my living room

Materials: 1 BESTA unit with a door (the one that you like most), 4 wheels (mine came from a MIKAEL drawer unit, tools like a screwdriver I wanted a computer unit to go with my furniture in my small living room. As I was passing by my favourite IKEA store, I came up with this idea. 1.

How to Start a College: Introducing The Wayfinding Academy

Link: The Wayfinding Academy Crowdfunding: Read more and Support the Project Most of us know that traditional higher education, especially in North America, doesn’t work for everyone.

3 Simple Ways to Trim Your Monthly Expenses Without Being Miserable

Have you added up all of your monthly expenses lately, or are you too afraid to look? By the time you account for things like rent/mortgage, utilities, cable and internet, groceries, gas, car insurance, health insurance, daycare, lawn care, and car payments, what’s actually left of your paycheck? The answer for many people is very little.

IKEA TARVA Golden Antique Makeover

Hey Guys, I wanted to share one my most recent DIY projects. This is a video of me converting the IKEA Tarva to a Masterpiece! Or at least I think so. Never the less, I had a blast transforming this dull dresser into a golden antique treasure.

Ever used a zero-percent credit card offer to make a purchase?

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. Imagine a scenario where you’ve got the money to make a large discretionary purchase and you’re given the option to finance it through the retailer at interest or open a credit card with an introductory zero interest rate. What would you do — pay cash or just finance it?

10 Ways To Stop Worrying at Night and Sleep Like a Baby

It’s already late. Very late. You know you should be sleeping soundly by this time. Tomorrow you have an important meeting where you will have to be fully present. You will have to give your best. Yet, you are still awake. Your eyes are burning and you toss and turn in bed from one side to the other. Your thoughts are rushing with a million miles per hour.

How to Initiate Contact With a Woman Via Text: The Dos and Don’ts of Crafting a Charming and Effective First Message

Last month, we talked about whether you should ask a woman on a date via phone or text. Many of you fervently felt that, barring an opportunity to ask in-person (the best, manliest option, we can all agree), calling was the only way to go. But I honestly disagree and believe that texting for a date should be perfectly acceptable in some situations.

Podcast #127: The Sports Gene With David Epstein

It’s a debate that goes back for centuries. Are great athletes made or are they born? In his book, The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, journalist David Epstein investigates that question. By looking at cutting edge research, he uncovers how much of nature and how much of nurture contributes to creating world class athletes.

Pioneer Nation Returns in October: Here’s How You Can Join Us!

Pioneer Nation tickets go on sale next Thursday, August 13th   Last year we debuted an all-new event to serve independent entrepreneurs and anyone who felt underserved by existing business conferences. We called it Pioneer Nation—and the first gathering was a tremendous success. We’ll be returning in October (just two months from now!) for our second edition.

A Guide to Paying Back Your Student Loans

Earlier this week, we discussed the basics of student loans every young man should know before taking them on. For many of you, it’s advice you may have wished you had gotten a decade ago before you started college.

Agree, Disagree? Memories Live Longer Than Dreams.

Interview: James Wallman. I’ve long been fascinated by the relationships between people and possessions. It’s a complicated, rich, emotionally-fraught bond.

Are You a Victim of Circumstances or a Victim of Self? 13 Ways To Gain Control

We were all born under circumstances that could have been better. None of us were born to the perfect family. It doesn’t matter how much or how little time our parents spent with us or how rich or poor they were. There were things we wish they had done differently. We are all adults now and can make the changes necessary to live the life we deserve.

Rock ‘n Roll FIRA

before it became a Rock ‘n Roll princess To update an old ugly FIRA chest of drawers, I dressed it in Little Black (yes, the paint color is actually called that) and painted joy on the inside with the color, Miss Elle. I found my old kitchen handles we had before we renovated the kitchen.

Lovevolve Lovevolve Lovevolve #Truthbomb elaborations

photo credit: Courtney Sinclair Thanks to @sinclaircourt for the beautiful #Truthbomb image xo A former boyfriend and I were talking about what it means to really, actively show love to someone. Do you show them love in the way(s) that THEY want/need to be loved? Answer: YES. Do you express love to them in the way(s) that are most natural and self-affirming for YOU? Answer: YES.