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By The Behance Team

How to Make Powerful Connections Through Social Media

Last year Facebook passed up Google for the most visited site in the world. What an interesting trend we are seeing, where people are searching for connections more than answers.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Ask Unclutterer: Coat controlI live in Brooklyn on the top floor of a Brownstone and have NO coat closet, which is killing me this winter because our coats just end up all over the kitchen table.

A Simple Rule for Risk Assessment

So much of life boils down to the simple idea of risk. Every choice we make has some chance of a negative result, and being able to assess the chances of that negative result helps us figure out which choice to make. In day to day life, we make tons of quick risk assessments all the time. Jumping down from this ledge is too risky.

Linkswitch #52: Collaboration, Data Safety

Collaborate on Your Designs With Draftboard Design is more of a collaborative process than we often realize. In the process of designing a new site, logo, promotional flyer, and more, you’ll often end up emailing dozens of files back and forth with your coworkers and clients to see what they think about the changes.

"To Know What to Leave Out and What to Put in...Is To Have Been Educated in Knowledge of Simplicity."

"To know what to leave out and what to put in; just where and just how, ah, that is to have been educated in knowledge of simplicity -- toward ultimate freedom of expression." -- Frank Lloyd Wright * Great material on Jonathan Fields's blog -- "conversations at the crossroads of work, play, entrepreneurship and life." * Follow me on Twitter, @gretchenrubin.

Reader Story: Coping with My Inheritance

This guest post from Susannah is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Making Good Coffee at Home Without Breaking the Bank

“Have you ever written about coffee?” Sarah asked me one morning. I haven’t written about coffee, actually, at least not in a direct way. I’m not an avid coffee drinker. I have a cup about once a month or so, and it’s usually in the afternoon.

How To Be Lucky In A World Of Unlucky People

Have you ever met anyone who seemed to live with Lady Luck? This person had the Midas Touch, with everything in their path turning to brilliant gold beneath their feet.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #2

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. The Social Network I finally had the opportunity to see this movie this week and it was as good as I thought it would be, if not better.

The best hack of 2010: Your vote needed

It’s time again to select the best of the best. I had a really good time looking through the year’s archive and reliving the hacks I received over the course of 12 months. Some were brilliant, and I agree, some were borderline hacks. Nevertheless, thank you for sharing your hacks with me, whether they made it to the site or not. Now on to the good stuff – my list of 10 favourites.

How to Cure the Winter Blues

I am writing this from Northern Scandinavia. It’s January and the situation outside is dark, cold, and generally without hope.

20 Tips for a Positive New Year

1. Stay positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can know that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible. 2. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: My purpose is_______________________. 3. Take a morning walk of gratitude.

New year, new look!

Today, I am rather ambitious. First off on my to-do list would be to change the Ikeahackers template and also get the Hack of the Year 2010 post done. By Brett Jordan A new template has been a long time coming but I finally settled on how I want the site to look, at least for 2011. I've heard lots of comments and feedback for you and will strive to incorporate some of them.

Kids creativity corner at a carnival

Materials: RAM Frame Description: At a Kids carnival the tiny kids creativity booth had IKEA plain wooden RAM Frames with some glitter,stars, flowers and glue they customized the frames to whatever style they wanted and most of the kids remembered their moms. Ah adorable! ~ BBS Alumni Environmental Committee, Kuwait

Frameless Sunburst Mirror

Materials: Kolja Mirror from Ikea (22"), 12 rectangle mirrors (4"X5") from the Dollar Tree, and a glue gun Description: 1. Arrange rectangle mirrors around circle so they are more than half way onto the mirror. Make sure each edge of the rectangle mirror touch the edges of the surrounding rectangles mirrors. 2.