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By Glen Stansberry

Podcast: Getting More Sleep, Resisting Strong Temptations, and Why It’s OK To Be Boring

I’m very excited to announce the second episode of the new weekly podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” One thing that makes this podcast especially fun is that I’m doing it with my sister the sage, Elizabeth Craft. So what will you hear us discuss, when you listen to “Happier with Gretchen Rubin“?

Hackers Help: Can you I.D. this IKEA couch?

The couch measurement’s are Cushion depth – 23 inches Arm depth – 16 & 1/2 inches Length – 79 & 1/2 inches Height – 24 & 1/2 inches The order number is 600.790.81 My aunt received this couch from her friend when she got her own place 3 years ago. Then she gave it to me yesterday. I am in serious need of a new couch cover.

DIY a Mercury Glass Lamp with a Custom Fabric Shade for Less than $52

Materials: IKEA Bran lamp base and 1 IKEA Hemsta lamp shade I needed to find a simple glass base that has an opening large enough to allow me to paint inside and a lamp shade frame. I decided to use all IKEA for these pieces because even though you can get a lamp shade at any thrift store and remove the old fabric to get to a frame, not all of those shades fit an IKEA base.

Unitasker Wednesday: Nose Shower Gel Dispenser

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! This week’s unitasker was picked because it has an “ewwww” factor of a million.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014 Even professional organizers need to unclutterPeople sometimes assume that professional organizers are 100 percent organized and uncluttered, at all times. But every organizer I know has a few problem areas that pop up occasionally. Organizers face the same challenges that everyone faces: unexpected events disrupt our plans, we fall out of our routines, etc.

Endings make way for beginnings. Final chance to get the online business training that could change… everything.

6 hours. As of 6am PST, there are 6 hours left to register for Marie Forleo’s B-School. 6 hours before the doors of the best online business training program close for 2015. You are your own way-maker. And future-creator. If B-School is the pull in your heart today, click.

KOLDBY Cowhide Rug to Cool Chrome Chair

This hack used an Ikea KOLDBY rug to re-upholster a vintage mid-century modern chair. The old upholstered cushion served as a template, and the rug was simply cut to that shape with regular fabric shears/scissors. A pneumatic stapler was used to adhere the cowhide to the chair frame.

Does Working From Home Really Work?

Every side has its own arguments when it comes to working or not working from home. But if the boss and the employee alike take a look at this issue from the eyes of the other person, they can sooner find a suitable and pleasing outcome for both sides. More and more people demand flexibility in their lives or look for a work-life balance.

How to dispute credit card charges

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. According to a 2013 Nilson report, credit and debit card fraud were the cause of over $11.2 billion in losses in 2012. And if you think that sounds bad, just wait; it’s expected to get much worse. As USA Today reported last year, hackers and scammers have turned stealing credit card numbers into an art form.

5 Reasons Why You Should Love Life The Way It Is

Life can be a mixture of unique experiences, people and places, a precious gift, a magical spiritual journey, and your own fairytale. But only if you decide so. The thing is that we can see it as the amazing, challenging and phenomenal thing it is, only if we look through the eyes of a positive person.

MacGyver Manhood and the Art of Masculine Improvisation

MacGyver is stuck in the attic of a house. Bad guys are coming up the stairs and about to bust into the room. The only way out is through a window, but it’s a ways up, and angry Doberman Pinschers await below. MacGyver searches through the attic and grabs a bottle of cleaning fluid, mothballs, a telescope, a pulley, a rope, and a metal rod.

“The Way We Live Our Days, What We Do at 10 A.M., Really Is the Way We Live Our Lives”

  Interview: Brigid Schulte. I’m fascinated by habits and happiness, so I’m very interested in how we can use our time wisely, get the most out of every day, include everything we value into our ordinary routine, and so on. So I was very interested to read journalist Brigid Schulte’s book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time. The title says it all!

IKEA chip clips to the rescue

Materials: Bevara Kitchen Storage Sealing Chip Clips With two toddlers, mealtime can be extremely messy. They’re too old for bibs, but they need something to protect their clothes when eating soup, yogurt, etc. Enter the IKEA chip clips.

The decision that could change it all. How to decide whether to sign up for Marie Forleo’s B-School.

Over the weekend, almost half a dozen friends texted to ask if they should pull the trigger and sign up for Marie Forleo’s B-School. They’ve tried lots of decision-making techniques… Pulling an oracle card. Asking a best friend. Meditating. Praying for THE SIGN. I don’t know if B-School is right for you. Here are some things I DO know… 1.

Girly – Billy Shoe Closet

Materials: 3 Billy 40 cm wide I have this very nice closet in my hallway, I thought it would be just perfect for my shoes (I love shoes) when we bought the apartment.