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By The FLS Team

How Losing My Job Cured My Depression

I thought I had it all. I had a job that paid well and all the perks that went with it.

How to Start a Collection & 50+ Manly Collection Ideas

Hobbies should be an important part of every man’s life, especially in our increasingly passive, and abstract world. In a previous post, we outlined a few benefits of having a favorite pastime, and offered a list of 45 manly hobbies for men to consider as well. Today, we’re going to focus on one of the oldest and most popular of hobbies: collecting.

70s style “chrome ball” lamp

Materials for each lamp:  3 Nassjo candle holders, threaded tube used in lamp making, electrical socket used for lamps, electrical wire w/plug, lamp base (I made mine from a 6x6x2 piece of wood that I finished to simulate black lacquer with a hole drilled through the center and through the side through which the electric wire is passed.

Rustic Walnut-Stained Rast

Materials: RAST drawer I know, I know, another Rast hack…but I think this will appeal to all those looking for a rustic, industrial look for a teen bedroom. I could not find a bedside table for my son’s room anywhere, and was not prepared to pay a fortune for what I did find.

A Primer On Muscle-Building Supplements: Which Work and Which Don’t?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kamal Patel. From testosterone boosters to horny goat weed, supplements that promise to build muscle are a big industry. They’re all marketed to people the same way: buy this product, get jacked, lose fat, look sexier, and succeed in life. But how many of those supplements actually help you build muscle?

BESTA wine rack hack!

We wanted some wine storage under our kitchen island and discovered the BESTÅ units are the perfect depth — but don’t offer a good bottle storage solution. There are a couple great wine rack hacks here, but none had a look that I liked.

My New Book about Habit Formation, as Distilled in 21 Sentences.

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. Today: My new book about habit-formation, handily distilled into 21 sentences. As I may have mentioned, I’m working on Better Than Before, a book about how we can change our habits. It’s at the copy-editing stage now, so it’s really nearing completion — both thrilling and slightly terrifying.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2011 Seven steps to creating or revising your household routines schedule When creating a new household routines schedule or revising one you’ve used for years, follow these seven steps. Ask Unclutterer: Not displaying family photographs Reader Mary wants to know what to do with her parents’ wedding portrait now that her parents are divorced. 2010 Unitasker Wednesday: Vegetable and

How to Change Other People

By Leo Babauta If only we could get others to be more considerate, less annoying, more diligent, see our point of view … How often have you wanted to change other people so they’d be better? Better spouses, kids, roommates, coworkers, employees?

Tactics, Strategy, and Money

I love playing tabletop games – board games, card games, role playing games, pretty much anything like that. Ever since I was a little kid playing Acquire at my aunt’s house, I’ve loved sitting down at the table with other people and playing a game together.

5 Apps to “Gamify” Your Habits and Turn Boring Tasks Into Exciting Ones

Work. Is. Boring. Am I right? Just the thought of of sitting down… opening a text page… getting your work notes out… and doing the work… Bleh, not fun at all. And not just at work either; Is doing laundry fun? Or the dishes? Or vacuuming? Nope, no way. Is there a way to make those boring activities a little more… interesting?

Sink-in Hallelujah feat.Boholmen The Cheap

Materials: Boholmen; Lagan I was looking for a CHEAP solution for my country house kitchen in Italy. Here we go: - found an old IKEA shelf (which I didn’t list because I can’t name it), - chopped it in half - found an old wooden door - burnt - cut - drilled - putted the Boholmen sink ( €34.99) in it + Lagan faucet (€14.99) Tot.

Weird ways our brains control our money habits

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for money psychology studies. And it’s not just because I write about money. On a sheer curiosity level, they’re fascinating. But they also serve as a great reminder that money is more about mind than it is about math.

4 Short Yet Powerful Quotes from Abraham Lincoln to Help You Grow

In today’s busy world, how do you find time to step back from your daily routine and think about where you’re actually going? One great way is to tap into the wisdom of past and present thinkers. I’m not suggesting you read hundreds of books – instead, you can select one or more powerful quotes that are packed with practical wisdom.

How to Make an Authentic NYC Egg Cream and the Story Behind the Drink

During the early 20th century, nearly every block in New York City had a candy shop; Brooklyn alone had 560. While we often think of candy shops as kids’ hangouts, back then, they were community gathering places where everyone in the neighborhood would meet up.