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Turning Kitchen Waste Into Something Sublime

You’ve just finished prepping a meal. You have a bunch of leftover vegetable scraps – onion pieces, a bit of chopped tomato, some extra pepper, the end of a zucchini, a single garlic clove, whatever. Or, maybe you had a whole rotisserie chicken or a roast and find yourself with some leftover bones with a few bits of meat attached to them.

The 7 Step Guide to Increasing Your Financial Peace

Financial peace. Those are two words that don’t typically go together. Money struggles often consume our lives…daily. For example, over 61% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, meaning one job loss, vehicle meltdown, or sickness could send most people spiraling out of control financially. This doesn’t have to be case though.

Linkswitch #42: Photography, Bad Bosses, & Non-Profits

10 Steps To Taking Your Own Simple Stock Photos Bad stock photography is a cliché, there’s nothing worse than going to an “about us” page and seeing a bunch of people in suits with telephone headsets who all look really happy. Good stock photography on the other hand has a lot of value, the downside is that it’s often very expensive. Best Practices of Combining Typefaces Creating g

Reader Story: How We Bought a New Car

This guest post from Nicole is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. Nicole is an active GRS commenter.

Peak Creative Moments

When you look back on your achievements, which moments were the most rewarding? A periodic dose of reflection can be a powerful thing.

GRS Comment Policy

Last Sunday’s reader story caused quite a stir. While most readers were supportive of Mandy and her decision, some were not. Many folks raised valid concerns over her guest post, its relevancy at GRS, and my editing of it. I’ve taken those concerns to heart and will consider them in the future. However, a small handful of commenters went too far.

Netflix Streaming: Ten Thought-Provoking Things to Watch

As I’ve mentioned before, I consider Netflix to be an excellent low-cost alternative to cable. Having Netflix gives you access not only to almost every DVD known to man (sent to you in the mail), but you also have access to their extensive streaming library.

How to Find More Time For Yourself

I won’t remind you that airlines tell you to fit your oxygen mask before helping others.

A Blogger’s Bootcamp, and Focus on the Kindle

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter. Just a couple quick announcements and I’ll let you get on with your day. Bloggers — if you’re interested in my best advice on creating great content, I’m running a six-week bootcamp starting next week (Monday, Nov. 8) … and the first week is free.

Billy Bookcase becomes Built-in

Materials: Billy, molding, wallpaper, paint Description: A ten year old Billy, boring but still going strong got another ten years of glamor filled life by being turned into a built-in. By adding mdf and crown molding the bookcase was extended up to the ceiling. More molding was used to decorate the edges and make 'fake' supports.

Trouble Saying NO? Do This To Find Your Voice!

You know the feeling all too well… That sinking sinking sensation that starts to swallow you whole, the second after you’ve agreed to do something you really didn’t want to do. You know you need to leave the yes-habit behind forever, but where do you start? The first thing to remember is to never beat yourself up. You are not spineless, a pushover or insecure, you’re a human being.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: November 6, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Review: Real Simple’s 869 New Uses for Old Things

The editors at Real Simple magazine have put together a hardcover collection of multi-tasking equipment and suggestions to honor their 10th anniversary.

Slick modern Ikea look becomes country cottage coziness

Materials: Bonde cupboard Description: An old dated Bonde cupboard (at least I think it was a Bonde cupboard) was updated by cutting out panels from the doors and covering the panels with chicken wire and fabric. This turned the modern yet outdated Ikea cupboard into a country cottage gem. See full tutorial of Marianne's Bonde country cupboard. ~ Marianne@Songbird, Netherlands

Want to Make More Money? Go Back to School!

Lately, I’ve been more vocal about the importance of looking for ways to boost your income.