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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

How to Make This Summer’s Road Trip the Best One Yet

Taking a summer road trip can give your family something to look forward to each year and also provide lots of bonding time. Some popular road trip destinations are: the beach, theme parks, scenic destinations, and waterparks. Here are some tips on how to make this summer’s road trip the best one yet! 1. Plan Ahead Look at the route you will be taking and designate any stops along the way.

The best (and worst) states for saving money and getting ahead 2015

This article is by staff writer Megan Wells. Looking to save versus spend? Eager to sock money away not just for a rainy day but potentially for stormy months, even years, ahead? Consider heading to the Heartland. The Midwest is home to some of the very best places to save money and get ahead in the U.S., according to a new analysis by Get Rich Slowly. To find out which parts of the U.S.

Limited income, major savings: The Economides story

When Steve and Annette Economides got married in 1982, they made a conscious decision to always live below their means. The Scottsdale, Arizona, couple even made the pact a part of their wedding vows. Then the car broke down. This is usually the part in the story where taking on a little bit of debt seems perfectly OK to do.

10 Rules For a Happy Life

These should be golden and steadfast. Too bad a lot of people forget them. 1) You can't please everybody in life That means to say, it's okay if somebody out there doesn't like you. That's their problem, not yours. It's not your duty to make sure you are friends with everybody. Try as you might, it's impossible. So chill.

The Surprising Benefits of Marrying Young

In May, Kate and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. I was 22 and she was 24 when we got hitched. Kate was in the middle of getting her masters and I was finishing up my undergrad degree.

Why This Scene from Game of Thrones Made Me Happy

I’m a big fan of (A) Game of Thrones — the books (I’ve read them all twice) and the TV show.

Organize your web bookmarks

As a person who writes online for a living, I’m constantly finding articles and other insights I want to read. I don’t, however, always have time to read what I find when I find it.

IKEA Hammarp countertop office desk

Idea: to have an office desk large enough to host my laptop, LCD, printer and leaving some free space. MATERIALS n.2 durmast HAMMARP countertops 246 cm n.1 white BESTA bookshelf 60x40x64 cm n.1 white BESTA bookshelf 60x20x64 cm n.1 set of inox CAPITA legs (8 cm) n.1 white GALANT drawer n.1 yellow HELMER drawer on castors Two BESTA bookshelves were built and fixed together back to back using

10 Ways You Can Make The Vacation Magic Last

Have you ever returned from vacation and wish you could just go back to the land from which you just visited? Did you ponder over the act of frantically trying to change your plane tickets and extend your stay? Research shows that our brain needs novelty—a change of environment!

D Digest: Pain, Betrayal, Healers and Business. Just another month o’ intensity on my site. The June Roundup is here.

12 Things I know about real deal healers Shamans, intuitives, channellers, mediums, clairvoyants, seers, priestesses, ministers, healers, crystal workers, alchemists, and energy workers. I know them. I started reading books of channelled material when I was thirteen. Went to my first psychic at fifteen. Currently, I have an energy worker on my business payroll.

6 Lessons From Purgatory

“Purgatory” is my own personal nickname for the hometown I’ve been shackled to for so long. In purgatory, there is no good and no bad, just endless, drab waiting. In my hometown, you wait and wait until you’re old and grey, and then you die, confused and angry. Here are the 6 lessons I’ve learned in trying to escape this place and live a life with color.

A Freelancer’s Guide to Saving & Investing

Did you know that the word “freelance” was coined by the writer Sir Walter Scott to refer to the knights who used to roam the countryside in the Middle Ages? They owed no allegiance to any particular lord, but were free to wield their lance for whoever paid the most gold.I think it’s appropriate. Today’s freelancers enjoy similar freedom, and similar insecurity.

Adding new legs to the Kivik chaise lounge

I have  had an IKEA chaise lounge for a while. It has always been hard to do  vacuum cleaning beneath it. Today I replaced the original legs with IKEA Sultan in oak. Easy to do and all you need is the four legs, four carriage bolts size M8 and screw-nuts.

8 Types of Toxic Friends That Are Holding Your Happiness Hostage

“We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.” –Steve Maraboli Toxic people are no good for our souls, spirit, and even our physical being. If you have any friends that seem to suck the life out of you, it’s a high possibility that they could be!

Ready to declare financial independence?

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When will you declare your independence? Your financial independence, that is. What is financial independence? Ah, financial independence — the freedom to work only if and when you want to (because you no longer need the paycheck you earn from your job). Even typing the word “freedom” makes me sit up a little straighter.