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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

Bäsil pendant lamp from Bastis bowls

Pieter creates a pendant lamp in honour of his cat. Nice. He says, "It was created last summer, but it didn't find a way to the public until now. Since recently, it's been on display at a designshop here in Belgium. With the nice girls of KAP32. It's a pendant lamp made from 15 cat/dog food bowls (Bastis), some lamps and wiring. I named it 'Bäsil' after my cat.

A Pocket History of Milton J. Wurtleburtle

As we’ve discussed before, you can tell a lot about a man from what he keeps in his pockets. And you can tell a man’s whole life history from how those contents change over time. At least that was the premise of an article that appeared in a 1933 issue of Esquire Magazine. Enjoy. A Pocket History of Milton J. Wurtleburtle By: Robert D.

So You Want My Job: Navy Sailor

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Well, we’ve covered men in the Air Force and Army. Today we talk with a Sailor in the US Navy, Dan Smith.

20-plus Amazing Fitness Blogs to Inspire You

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need some inspiration along my journey. Pretty much every day, if I can get it, in fact. I usually turn to blogs for that inspiration, for whatever I’m doing. When my wife and I need inspiration for unschooling, we look to blogs.

Renegade Birthday Giveaway: Pick Jonathan’s Brain

Exactly one year ago today, my book Career Renegade hit the street… It’s been a dizzying, exhilarating, fun ride. I’ve talked about what unfolded, how it sold, what my expectations were and what I’ve learned. And, I’ve also discovered that birthday’s are best celebrated by giving instead of receiving.

Trimming the Average Budget: Eating Out

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

Evernote Review

Evernote gives whole new meaning to the word “synchronized.” This software uses technology to help users organize various types of information from several different sources into one, central, web-based location. The product also allows users to clip web pages and archive them for later reference, store screen shots, photos and text notes, all within a customizable storage system.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Make Homemade Poptarts

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we share a recipe for homemade poptarts, the right way to rock a t-shirt, and frugal ways to train for a marathon (or a half marathon). Think you might want to participate in a man vs. food-type challenge in order to score some free grub? We've got a guide for that, too! Top 5 Articles Homemade Poptarts — Wow!

6 Steps To Effective Self Learning

Image courtesy of Slorp@Flickr This report and other recent studies show that online learning, distance learning, and self-learning in general, are not only more convenient, but, in fact, more effective than the classroom, for high school, college and adult learners.

Fourteen Tips for Getting More Sleep -- and Why It Matters.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 14 tips for getting more sleep – and why it matters. Since I started my happiness project, I’ve become more and more convinced of the importance of sleep to happiness. That’s why I proposed “Get more sleep” as the very first resolution of the 2010 Happiness Challenge (see the video here).

Ivar loves Dolly

Lights, camera, Ikea hack! Romain turns the Ivar side unit into rails for the cam. "A few days ago, I found out that the Ivar "wooden ladder" was perfect to use it as rails for my cinema dolly! I can now make some nice sequence shots with this 18€ accessory from Ikea." Check out this video shot from the Ivar rail. EOS 7D + DIY dolly / 1st (snowy!) outdoor test from Aalto on Vimeo.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Stomach Bug Edition

For the last few days, my entire family has been suffering from a vicious stomach bug. I was the first to get it – and the first to seemingly recover from it. After that, my daughter got it, then my wife got it, then my son got it, almost in domino-like order.

Educate Your Clients On What You Offer With a Guide

A small business owner may go looking for a freelancer and not necessarily know exactly what he needs. Maybe he wants a website for his business, but that may not mean that he can tell you whether he wants a blog, an e-commerce site or something entirely different. Educating clients on the services you offer can be a tedious process, especially if you find yourself doing it over and over again.

Earthquake victims in Haiti need our help

As many of you may already know, my wife Erin and I adopted a beautiful baby boy this past summer.

What the New Credit Card Laws Mean to YOU

This is a guest post from Adam Jusko, founder of IndexCreditCards.com, an information and comparison site for credit cards that maintains a list of over 1200 cards. You can follow Adam on Twitter for quick credit tips and opinions.