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By Tim Ferriss

Freelance Radio, Episode 46: The Final Episode

The final episode of Freelance Radio, the official FreelanceSwitch podcast, is now available! This episode, the panel (John Brougher, Dickie Adams, Kristen Fischer and Von Glitschka) answers questions from the mailbag before bidding farewell to the podcast. Subscriptions to the podcast are available via iTunes and an archive of all podcasts will appear in the podcast section.

MOM! We need another ANEBODA! The bathroom cabinet is completely full again!

Materials: ANEBODA wardrobe (3x) Description: Hej, by moving into our new a apartment we got a problem in the bathroom. We needed some space to store all the things you use in such a room (like towels, etc.) Unfortunately just one side provided enough space to built up a bathroom cabinet and this side was limited by the wall covering for the wash basin and an electric outlet.

Reader weigh-in: How do you organize your clothes dresser?

I prefer to organize my clothes in a five-drawer chest of drawers based on the order I put them on: undergarments in the top two drawers, then t-shirts, pants, and finally socks in the bottom drawer.

Stopping Shopping Momentum

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Shopping momentum is the bane of many budgets.

How to Find Enough Time to Do Everything You Want

We could all do with a few more hours in the day. There are so many different things we want to do, in every aspect of our lives. We want to improve our financial status, get further with our career, take part in the hobbies which bring us alive, and give something back to the world.No wonder we get overwhelmed.

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing

Procrastination is like leaving the headlights on in a parked car: it’s a slow drain on your mental battery. The longer the lights are on, the harder it is to get the engine started. By continually avoiding doing something you know you need to do, procrastination sucks the energy out of you. This is doubly true for a task like writing.

Random Episode 12 – Favorite Design Sites, Skydiving, New Books, and More

(If you’re connection is slow, please allow 5 minutes or so to buffer. For lower-res but faster loading, click here) This long-overdue episode of Random, filmed at Samovar Tea, includes… - Book updates and new book recommendations (including Omnivore’s Dilemma and If This Is A Man : The Truce) - Favorite sites, including design-focused sites - The new Kindle vs.

How to Make a Corn Cob Pipe

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from by Bryan Schatz. Pipe smoking is the oldest form of smoking tobacco, developed during an era in which men would make time to sit at the end of a hard day’s toil, to rock back and forth in their favorite chair and observe the rotation of life.

Should I Buy Life Insurance for My Children?

This is a question I hear all the time from readers who are parents – and it’s a question that comes up in our own household as well. Should our children have life insurance policies? I’ve done a lot of research and soul-searching on this topic. What follows are the conclusions I’ve come to on the issue.

For Creative Fulfillment, Beware of “Wisdom”

— I heard the Hollywood gospel, but it didn’t save me — Conventional wisdoms are sneaky things.

Degu disc playground

Materials: SNUDDA Description: Remember the good old turning disc on the playground? You can have the same for your Degus or other rodents now: 1. Buy the SNUDDA ("Lazy Susan", Drehscheibe) at Ikea! 2. Remove the lower part (foot) so that you can access the inner part. Take care of the balls in the bearing. Dont't loose them.

Jeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents

Ted Talks: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks at Princeton's commencement on gifts vs choices.

What the Great Recession Has Done to Family Life

Judith Warner considers the changes to the nuclear family and "the definition of living well" in the great recession.

The Savior of Condé Nast: Scott Dadich Is The New It Boy of the Mag World

How the creative director of Wired is re-imagining the magazine industry (via the iPad).

Graduate School Options

Graduate school is the next academic step after getting a bachelor’s degree.  Graduate schools award masters and doctorate and several other types of recognition.  In this post, we are going to look at some of the different types of graduate school options and talk about what each one entails and how it benefits you in the job market. Graduate Citation A graduate citation isn’t a de