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The Library that Ate My Apartment
A Thing a Day: Uncluttering Your Home One Thing at a Time
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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sweating over a lot of the little details of my upcoming book. What will the cover look like exactly? What will the text be on the folds? What will the acknowledgements look like?
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle
So many of us are trapped by a fear of being criticized.
Frankly, I’m a lot more afraid of being trapped by a life that somehow just happened to me, because I was too afraid of being knocked for my beliefs, my quests and my actions.
Sure, criticism hurts.
But a life unlived hurts more.
Canadian singer Jane Siberry, who briefly went by the name Issa, decided a few years ago to get rid of almost all of her possessions — and recently decided to free her music, too. She had been using a “pay what you think it’s worth” price structure since 2005, but recently ended that method because of her frustrations with the payment system.
When dealing with clients and potential clients, it’s important to understand that what they’re saying is not the same as what they mean, and how to react. Let’s look at these five examples:
“I’ll keep you in mind.”
You’ll often hear this when you’re prospecting for new business.
Materials: STOLMEN, LACK, EXPEDIT , SIGNUM, KOMPLEMENT (Shoe Rack)
Description: It took me 2 weeks to design this Stolmen DJ Studio. I have downloaded the tool from IKEA site and used it to design and visualize what I've wanted.
1. I installed 4 STOLMEN Post without drilling.
2. I place the EXPEDIT Shelving unit with all my Vinyl Records.
J.D. is on vacation in Alaska. This is a guest post by Bill Goodwin, who co-edits the debating site Dissense. Bill has been following the GRS gospel since converting to the religion of financial common sense three years ago.
Personal finance blogs, and none more so than Get Rich Slowly, offer a wealth of resources for people looking to master their spending and take charge of their fiscal health.
This blog has talked about making money online before. We've also shown how you could get started with making money online if you are new to web working, want to make a living from the internet, and have no clue.Now, there's a difference between making a living on the internet and making a few quick bucks.
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Success is defined as the favorable attempt at an endeavor. Today I want to briefly talk about succeeding in life. I don’t believe success is the result of good luck, or being born in the right family. I believe there are principles that cause success, and if anyone follows these principles, they’ll succeed.
Success is not easy, but it is possible,
Materials: Expedit 2x4, glass inserts, legs, drill, shelving brackets
Description: Here at Salon Vivid, we are remodeling our salon, and wanted product display shelves to match the contemporary feel we are trying to achieve. Not being able to find exactly what we were looking for, we decided to get creative!
We purchased the 2x4 Edpedit in white from Ikea.
Charlotte writes in:
I just wanted to suggest that you write about MMOs. My husband and I have been playing World of Warcraft since we were in college for about five years. We play about two hours each evening and maybe three or four hours on raid nights (two nights a week).
I’m on vacation in Alaska. This is a guest post from MP Dunleavey, editorial director of DailyWorth.com, a free daily personal finance email for women. I’ve been a fan of Dunleavey’s writing for a long time, and am pleased to have her swing by GRS.
Infidelity is always devastating.
Materials: IKEA PS SPRAKA Spice Mill Black Qty 3
Description: Inspired by the modern design aesthetic of Marcel Wanders' New Antiques Collection and Front Design Group's IKEA PS SVARVA Lamp, I realized that there is really Great design in Ikea's latest Collection. So I decided to apply my own spin and create a coffee table.
Did you know that a single two-second distraction can cost you 15 minutes of your day? When your concentration is interrupted, it takes up to 15 minutes to get your focus back. Our ambient sounds help reduce the amount of noise distractions in your workplace.
Every Wednesday is Tip Day.
This Wednesday: Six tips for coping with boredom.
Samuel Johnson wrote, “It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible.” Little things make us happy, and little things can drag us down.
One “little thing” that can be a source of unhappiness is boredom. Sitting in traffic.