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By Jay White

5 Ways To Get Busy At Work – Boost Your Productivity Now

It’s no secret that when you’re in a positive emotional state of mind everything just seems to seamlessly fall into place. “If you smile when you wake up, even if you have to force it, you will be happier for the rest of the day” we’ve all heard this somewhere before! But here are some more practical and scientifically proven ways you can boost productivity and well-being. 1.

Extendable Kitchen Island using Expedit and Linmon

Materials: Expedit, Linmon, OLOV, Rill We originally wanted a table at the end of our kitchen that could be easily moved out of the way. But we had no money left in the budget for one. So we added casters to our old Expedit, and used a no-longer-needed Linmon table top.

How I budget with a variable income

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. It seems like everybody’s goal lately is to leave their job and become a freelancer. And that’s great! Freelancing gives you flexibility and control — and, plus, you get to work from home in your yoga pants.

The Best 26 Quotes About Being Brave

Life is hard, sometimes we need an encouragement from the outer world to keep moving forward towards our goals. We all have special capabilities, we all have greatness within us but sometimes we need, extra push to pull out the brave that lie inside us all. I've collected the best 26 quotes about being brave that will inspire you to be brave for something big in your life. The brave man i

How to Recover From a Bad First Impression

Have you ever met someone new, and almost immediately realized you had made a bad first impression? Maybe you made an off-color joke, were obviously inebriated, or came on too strong. Or maybe you put off an impression that you were not all that interested, even if perhaps you were.

6 Ways to Level-Up Your Morning Routine [VIDEO]

This video is brought to you by LunchBox. Enter for a chance to win a college football bowl game trip today! Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day, so make the most of it. Here are six ways to level-up your morning routine so you can hit the ground running.

BEKVÄM stool crochet cover

Materials: BEKVÄM stool I have the BEKVÄM stool in my bedroom a long time ago and although I painted it with the BEHANDLA paint just after buying it, it seemed like something was missing to match with the decoration. So I decided to make a zpagetti crochet cover to customise it while adding my personal touch. In order to do so I’ve started from the “Sunburst Granny” basic p

Poäng chair upgrade

So this is how I upgraded my simple POANG chair into a lively, colorful one. See more pictures and instructions here. Please come in and… Have a seat!

Declutter your email subject lines

Long ago in a town far, far away, I was an undergraduate student. I had one teacher, professor O’Brien, who insisted that his students communicate with him via email. Back then, I sent and received at most two messages per week. Today, you can put a pair of zeros behind that number. I’m sure I’m not alone. For many, reading emails is more of a chore than a convenience.

Fifteen Items I Don’t Skimp On

Frugality is a major part of our financial independence strategy. Since we live on only one income and save the other one, we have to be quite careful with our spending. As I’ve mentioned many times, my perspective on frugality is to spend as little as possible on things that aren’t as important to us so that we can spend adequately on things that are important to us.

An artist desk with paper storage

Materials: BEHANDLA, few timber from SULTAN LADE, INGO table, paper MALA We needed a small desk for drawing. So we made it:) You will need: INGO table, paper MALA, few timber from SULTAN LADE, BEHANDLA – from Ikea. And some screws, paint brushes, sand paper etc.    To begin with, we cut the table.

Fire: Oh, that will never happen to me

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Laughter and hooting filled the house as my wife had Karen and a few other friends over for a mid-morning tea. (Such are the joys of retired life.) The chirping of a cell phone rose from the pile of purses on the sofa. Nobody paid it any attention — whoever it is can leave a message, was the general sentiment. Sure enough, the chirping stopped.

The Tim Ferriss Show: Tracy DiNunzio on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning

This single interview with Tracy DiNunzio, founder of Tradesy, was recorded in three short parts.

4 Ways Passion Breeds Happiness

I've been a Bboy (breakdancer for the uninitiated) for over ten years now. And you know something? I'm not the best. Among my friends I'm one of the only few who have yet to win a competition on my own. I don't have trophies or medals to show off. You also can't find many YouTube videos of me. And admittedly, I'm not as good as I want to be.

Why I Like When Other Men Make Me Feel Bad About Myself

When I’m reading about the life of Theodore Roosevelt – writer, soldier, president, explorer – I’m amazed at how much more manly he was than I am, and how much more he did with his life than I’ll ever do with mine. There are also modern men that knock my manliness down a peg. Take a guy like Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter’s Heart and The Fighter’s Mind.