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Workspace of the Week: Serene home office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Zach’s setup: This office instantly caught my attention because the majority of the external peripherals are identical to the ones I have. After looking at it for a minute, I realized that it does a nice job of keeping clutter at bay.

Classic grasscloth headboard

Materials: Hemnes queen bed frame, Anno Sanela blind, pre-finished polystyrene molding, liquid nails, saw and miter box, and clamps Description: We bought the Hemnes bedroom furniture suite but recently started feeling tired of the baby crib-like bars at the top of the headboard, especially since that's all we could see of the headboard once all of the bed pillows were in place.

Ask FreelanceSwitch: Pseudonyms and Secondary Services

Credit: Siew Yi Liang on Flickr In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at names and secondary services, in two questions from the same person. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

42 Goals in 42 Months

I’m not big on holidays. They seem fabricated — an excuse to sell stuff. Thanksgiving is a big exception. So too are birthdays. I think everyone should celebrate birthdays in a big way. For me this year, that means commandeering Get Rich Slowly to go a little off topic. I’m not writing about money today.

How to Lose Weight in One Minute

Grooving to the Clock – 1 Minute Interval Workout Working out can get stagnant and boring if you’re constantly doing the same routine over and over.  It also gets monotonous for your body and muscles; you gain less and plateau quickly.  To get the type of fitness results and body most people are looking for; athletic, muscular and toned, it helps to get your heart rate up w

How To Get More Done At Work By Doing Less

We're all busy. At any one moment most of us have a ton of different tasks that need to be wrapped up before the end of the day or the end of the week.Now most of us are capable of doing a large volume of work. Our ability is rarely the limiting factor when it comes to being productive and getting stuff done at work.

Behind the Scenes: How to Make a Movie Trailer for Your Product (or Book)

I first met filmmaker Adam Patch, courtesy of David Brundage on Facebook, over Thai food in San Francisco. It was a warm evening in the Mission district, a good omen and unusual blessing.

Why Get Married At All? Finances and Cohabitation

Last week, I wrote an article discussing reasons why the idea that men shouldn’t get married for financial reasons was false.

3-in-1 Expedit Kitchen Counter

Materials: Expedit Shelf, Vika Amon Table Top, Capita Legs Description: So my wife and I were setting up our first home, and it's a small but beautiful white box of a place with a minimalist excuse of a kitchen along one wall of the living room. We figured we needed some sort of dining table, plus more kitchen counter space, space to work at our laptops, plus general storage...

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #36: The Decline of Males with Dr. Lionel Tiger

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast. In this week’s episode, we talk to Dr. Lionel Tiger, author of the book, The Decline of Males: The First Look at an Unexpected New World for Men and Women. Dr. Tiger is the Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University.

The Little Guide to Un-Procrastination

‘Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.’ ~William James Post written by Leo Babauta. I’m thrilled to share with you my new ebook: The Little Guide to Un-Procrastination. It’s something many people have been asking for — procrastination is a problem we all struggle with, and something I only began to overcome in the last few years. An

"I'm a Person Who Has Always Relished Time Alone...the Years of Parenting Toddlers and Pre-schoolers Was Difficult for Me."

Interview: Katy Wolk-Stanley. I spend a great deal of timing mulling over the relationship between happiness and money, which I think is one of the most complicated and emotionally charged topics within the larger subject of happiness.

Pax with yesterday's news

Materials: Pax Description: I decided to decorate the back of my Pax Tonnes with newapaper from the 60s and 80s. It took a weekend to cover all 200x236 cm. ~ Samuele Orsini, Italy

SimpliFried roundup

In the last few weeks on our sister website Simplifried, we’ve tackled many yummy and useful cooking topics.

Reader Mailbag: Personal Trainer

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. Mint and privacy 2. 401(k) distribution issues 3. Small emergency fund? 4. College student planning for future 5. Helping people in need 6. Old debts 7. Finding new ideas 8. Mid-20s career crossroads 9.