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By The Wise Bread Team

Spend a day with me in LA jamming on your creative dreams. Registration for Open Books Event is happening. Only 120 seats.

Triple creative threat. Linda Sivertsen, Justine Musk, and me. Photo by Catherine Just. Sign ups are now LIVE for our Open Books Event in Santa Monica, November 6th.

Hobbies on the Path to Financial Independence

Let me start off by describing several hobbies I’ve enjoyed over the years. It’s not a secret that I’m an avid reader. Once upon a time, I had a large collection of books that I’d purchased in various places. Some of them were cheap as they were bought at secondhand stores or acquired via Paperbackswap.

Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Safeguards.

I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness.

Mini bar: FORHOJA kitchen cart modified for tall bottles

This one is going to be about hacking the FORHOJA (fhqwhgads). At first glance it isn’t too much of a looker, and I really wanted to put my liqour in it, so I took a look at a possibility (John Booze Maleficent Karting), and figured why not? Here is what the Island looked like in my cozy little kitchen before the hack. Not terrible, and honestly I was considering not changing the island.

The Happiness of Pursuit

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. Historically, personal development has been a big part of Get Rich Slowly. Back in 2012, founder J.D. wrote, “I’m a firm believer in personal development. Self-improvement is part of living a rich life.

8 Unknown Health Tips That Can Literally Save Your Life

“Prevention is better than cure.” This old idiom has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s always preferable to nip a health problem in the bud before it manifests in the body. The Financial Cost of Treating Health Issues Living a healthy life is just not confined to the body, the psychological health of people is equally important.

Men and Porn: An Introduction

In a 2010 interview with Playboy Magazine, musician John Mayer described his relationship with porn thusly: “It’s a new synaptic pathway. You wake up in the morning, open a thumbnail page, and it leads to a Pandora’s box of visuals.

Micke office drawers to living room end table

After moving to a new house, I could not use my Micke drawer unit with the orange fronts under the desk anymore. It was really needed as an end table in the living room, but the orange was a serious clash. So a little decoupage medium and something less than a yard (maybe 1/2 yard?) of fabric in a map print makes it a little more ‘family’ and less ‘officey’.

What I Do When I Fail

By Leo Babauta I fail at things much more than you might imagine, given that I’ve written books on forming habits and being content with yourself and being a minimalist and more. I fail at all of that stuff, and it feels just as horrible for me as it does for anyone else. I get down on myself, feel guilty, try to avoid thinking about it, would rather hide it from everyone else. Failing at th

Stolmen Projector Mount

Materials used: 2x Stolmen posts, 1x Stolmen shelf, 1x pack of End fixtures. Mounting the projector on the ceiling was out of the question for multiple reasons. It’s a very old building (1916), the drywall on the ceiling is simply mounted onto the plaster and lath that’s on top of it. So locating support beams was just impossible.

5 Things Happy People Let Go Of

There’s a reason the theme from Frozen is a worldwide hit. People have been finding ways to “Let It Go” for a very long time, but throwing caution to the wind is easier said than done. Often, we are bogged down by the daily worries that life throws at us, but if there’s one secret that genuinely happy people share, it’s that they know how to let stuff go.

“Discardia,” or How One Moderator Manages to Indulge Moderately.

Over the weekend, I read Delia Ephron’s very amusing and thought-provoking book of essays, Sister Mother Husband Dog: (Etc.). In her essay “Bakeries,” she describes visiting her favorite bakeries and eating her favorite pastries — granola cookies, pizza bread, pain au chocolat, chocolate chip cookies with walnuts, pistachio donuts — all around New York City. As I was

Protect your home business computer

Home-based businesses may be small, but they are (hopefully) a significant source of income for their owners and they provide a valuable service to their customers. For this and numerous other reasons, it is essential for these businesses to be able to quickly return to normal operations after a disaster. One of the more frequent “disasters” in small business is data loss.

Questions About Watches, LEDs, Bad Tenants, Chapter Books, Freelancing, and More

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. LED versus LCD televisions 2. Handling surge of freelance income 3. Why retire early? 4. Handling a disastrous tenant 5. Buy it for life: watch 6. Cooking and time 7. Insomnia tip 8. Defining reading goals 9.

Hackers Help: Floating Shelves Lack vs EKBY BJÄRNUM?

Question: After a home remodel I want to put up floating shelves on a large wall.  I used to have Lacks.  These were the older, more sturdy lack floaters in both sides with the posts in them I purchased in 2002.  I had them up for 12 years and still have them.  Problem is I need more.  I purchased another for a bathroom in 2012 and it sloped with barely anything on it.