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By Glen Stansberry

A Guide to Selling Unwanted Items

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see.

"When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier."

Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. I first met Andrew Mangino through email, when he wrote to tell me about his extremely ambitious, thought-provoking new venture, The Future Project, of which he's Co-Founder and President.

How to Stock a Home Bar

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from AoM reader Jeff Trexler. For the gentleman who enjoys entertaining, a properly stocked bar is a must. A well-mixed drink can help schmooze a boss, romance a date, and impress a friend. Mixing drinks at home for friends and family makes me feel like some swanky 1960s gentleman pouring drinks in his Space Age-inspired mid-century home.

3 Tiered Country Kitchen Shelves

Materials: NORRTORP Wall Shelf Description: Step 1: Paint shelves and brackets with primer {you'll want the kind that adheres to a varnished surface} Step 2: Apply 2 coats of colour {I used Dulux Tempting Aqua} Step 3: Cut 9cm of width off one shelf with a circular saw. Step 4: Install the shelves on your wall.

Reception counter for the office

Materials: Expedit bookcase Description: Two Expedit bookcase, one tabletop and 6 Capita legs. All from Ikea. ~ robiv8, Stuttgart, Germany

The Zen Habits of Teen-agers

Post written by Leo Babauta. How do you improve your life and find happiness when you’re a teen-ager, and can’t control much of your life? You change what you can control, and let go of trying to control everything else. Several teen-agers have written to me recently, asking for a post on how to improve their lives when they’re still under their parents’ control. It’s

Seven steps to creating or revising your household routines schedule

One of the reasons my family needs to redo our household routines schedule is because who we were in June 2011 is not who we are in July 2011. Our son has started preschool and, as benign as that might seem, it has completely changed our lives.

Reader Mailbag: Ghosts

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. House now or later? 2. Blender recommendation 3. Long term care insurance question 4. Enjoying music at low cost 5. Protecting a family property 6. Finding the right home 7. Birthdays and charities 8.

Minimalist headboard

Materials: Lack side table Description: I've seen similar hacks earlier this year but I always thought that they required too much effort and too much materials. Maybe I'm just lazy... So I came up with adjusting the stands for a Lack side table from the bottom to the side of the table. So the table becomes upright and tall instead of flat.

A Primer on Finding Unclaimed Property

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and raising children at Childwild.com. Finding free money lying around with your name on it seems a little too good to be true, doesn’t it? That’s what I thought when I learned about Missing Money, a website that offers to help you track down unclaimed property that may belong to you.

Global Outsourcing: Is It Wrong to Pay Someone Less Based on Location?

Advertise here with BSACredit: Elenathewise on Photodune Lately, I’ve heard of plenty of freelancers hiring virtual assistants or subcontractors based on the other side of the globe — choosing people based in places where $200 a month is a very respectable income.

How to Be More Positive – Every Day

Do you have a friend or colleague who complains constantly? If you do, you’ll know how you feel after a conversation with them: tired, drained, feeling a bit fed up about your own life. Do you know anyone who’s always cheerful and positive? If you talk to them, you’ll feel quite differently afterwards: enthused, re-energized, happy. I’m guessing you can see why positive t

10 Cheap Date Ideas She’ll Actually Love

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com. “’Cause I don’t care too… much for money, money can’t buy me love“ – The Beatles If you’ve decided to take on the challenge of dating women instead of simply hanging out with them, there’s both good news and bad news. The bad n

Why the Lottery Isn’t the Answer to Your Problems

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see.

If I Can't Accomplish Anything Else Today, I Can Do These 10 Things.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Ten things I can do every day -- even when I can't do anything else. We've all had days where it seems as though nothing gets done. For those times when I seem to be spinning my wheels, I keep a list of things that I can do every day, even when I have no extra time, money, or energy to spare.