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By Leo Babauta

Need Fresh Inspiration? Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Credit: Rodrigo Comisarenco on sxc.hu Most freelancers maintain their success by moving forward: meeting a new client, landing your next big assignment, embracing the latest technology. But sometimes, the best way to gain momentum is to pause and look at what you’ve already accomplished. Next time you’re faced with a slow day or need fresh inspiration, take a break to see what you can learn

Modern flower pot

Materials: Ceiling lamp Description: I bought this ceiling lamp at the AS IS section of Ikea. When I saw it I thought it would be the perfect modern flower pot that is so hard to find for an affordable price. It already has an opening in the bottom where the wire would normally go. Instead the water can make an exit through there now. ~ Heloisa Fiasco, Raleigh, NC

Ask the Readers: A Fool and His Money…

It’s April Fool’s Day, one of my favorite days of the year at Get Rich Slowly. It’s the day I get to share the story of some foolish thing I’ve done with money in the past. This year, though, April Fool’s Day falls on a Friday, which is when I traditionally field reader questions. So, I thought it would be fun to mix things up.

7 Tips to Get Back on Track after a Breakup

Perhaps the worst thing about love is that the higher it is, the harder the fall when the relationship sours.

The Future Of Work Is Play

Can games help us make ideas happen? We talk with "Game Frame" author Aaron Dignan about the advantages of infusing creative projects with an element of play.

5 Modern Day Adventurers

Every December, National Geographic Magazine announces their “Adventurers of the Year” awards to honor those who push the boundaries of exploration, conservation, and adventure sports.

Jump-Start Your Career With a Personal Business Model

This is a guest post from Tim Clark, an entrepreneur, teacher, and the author or editor of five books on entrepreneurship, personal development, and business models, including the international bestseller Business Model Generation and the forthcoming Business Model You.

Can Individual Investors Beat the Stock Market?

You’d be surprised how often I’m asked some variation on this question.

Book Sling using Grundtal Towel rail

Materials: Grundtal Double Towel Rail Description: I measured my fabric for my sling, adding a generous allowance on all sides for the casing and hems (1 inch in my case). I then hemmed the (short) sides of the rectangle (making sure the finished width matched the width of the rail) and then sewed the casings for the rails on the long sides.

The Art of Handling Criticism Gracefully

‘Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.’ ~Bertrand Russell Post written by Leo Babauta. If you’re going to do anything interesting in the world, criticism is an unavoidable fact. You’ll be criticized, because you’ll make mistakes, because some will be jealous, becaus

Working It

Materials: Besta base cabinets, Besta Chrome Underframes Description: Creating a budget-conscious work station for two for our small Miami apartment required some thought...and several runs to IKEA.

How to create a to-do list that helps you get tasks accomplished

Making an effective to-do list can be like drawing a picture — some days you produce a great work of art and other days you make something only suitable for the trash. Obviously, the goal is to produce 365 pieces of great art a year. Last year, in the Unclutterer Forums, 14 members had a wonderful discussion about how they make realistic to-do lists.

Reader Mailbag: Time for Games

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. Removing credit card users 2. Making your own shoes 3. Clothing budget for teenage girl 4. Board games for two 5. Too tenacious on debt repayment? 6. Getting child out of nest 7. Car opportunities 8.

Four steps to uncluttering your schedule

Lose your calendar. Recall very little from your lost calendar. Have people in your life who are laid back and won’t send you reminders about your upcoming engagements with them. Don’t call anyone to see if you have upcoming engagements planned. Obviously, these four suggestions are a joke.

Who Is A Creative?

Ask a writer, painter, copywriter, designer or musician if they’re a “creative” and you’ll get a resounding yes.But what about an entrepreneur? Or a banker, doctor, lawyer or accountant? What about the business affairs or account managers in a creative agency, are they creatives?