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Lack shelving unit as dining benches

Materials: Lack shelving unit, Capita legs, Iris chair pads Description: This may not be a new idea, but I though I would share the end result! Instructions: We made the benches before we had the table, only because we had them in storage. I love the look, but as a vertical unit they are not that practical. The benches are Ikea Lack shelving units turned on their side.

Do This And People Will LOVE You – Even If They’re Suspicious

One of the fondest memories I have of an old friend of mine is how she would bring me the funniest little things just because they reminded him of me.

Odds and Ends: The Guest Posting Edition

Lately I’ve been seen here and there, writing articles for various online publications.

Ask Unclutterer: Sell everything and buy new to achieve an uncluttered life?

Reader Catherine submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: In two years, [my husband and I] will be moving back to California where most of my family lives. I want to sell just about everything we own and ship only the things we want to keep and know we will use, along with photos, important papers and other sentimental items. We would also sell the car and fly out.

Bonde Credenza Hack

Materials: Bonde Description: Here are a few pics of a recent hack to the Bonde credenza I've had since college. I was inspired by George Nelson and Florence Knoll and tried to give it more of a mid-century modern look. Before The basic how to: First, we removed the doors from the piece, making sure to keep all of the original hardware together.

the insidious perfidiousness of doubts, overcome

Post written by Leo Babauta. There isn’t a single one of us who has overcome the human condition of self doubt. Whether you’re a supremely confident person, a content Zen monk, a successful writer … it doesn’t matter.

Making It All Work – Getting Perspective on the Runway: Next Actions

This is the eleventh entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #22: Copyright Infringement, Web Analytics

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at analytic overload and clients who rip your work for print ads. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Increase Your Strength and Athleticism with Medicine Ball Training

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jedd Johnson. Jedd loves all forms of training and has written many articles about strength and conditioning. Check out his site, DieselCrew.com for more innovative training ideas. The medicine ball is a very versatile tool that can be found in many gyms these days.

How Disconnecting Makes You More Connected

Today’s guest contributor is Natalie Sisson. Natalie is the “Suitcase Entrepreneur” – traveling the world living out of her suitcase and running her business.

Workspace of the Week: Working and collecting

This week’s Workspace of the Week is CLSasse’s super space: CLSasse’s space is fun because it highlights two different collections — a cornucopia of computers and a small Superman collection. What’s impressive is that everything has a home, and everything is in its place.

Ask the Readers: How Can We Afford to Buy a House?

Though they could fall farther, housing prices are starting to seem reasonable again in many parts of the United States. Mortgage rates are cheap, too. Naturally, that means some GRS readers are beginning to express an interest in buying a home. But prices are still high in a lot of places — including Washington, D.C., which is where William lives.

This One Thing Is The Common Denominator For All Your Problems – Guaranteed!

How much does it cost to keep your friends and family happy? Do you find yourself with one foot out the door when things don’t go your way? What is your exit strategy for an unhappy relationship? Brian Tracey tells sales people and business owners, “If the grass is always greener, then you must not be fertilizing your own grass enough.” It ALWAYS costs more to get a new customer than it doe

7 Lessons on Appearance Learned in the Marine Corps

I was 23 years old and attending a wedding where I was a groomsman – it was at this event that I learned firsthand how The Basic School had prepared me for more than just leading Marines.  In a room with five other young men, I was the only one who knew how to properly wear black tie shirt studs, cuff-links, and the cummerbund.  Needless to say, I gave a quick class and we all looked great th

Let Me Promote Your Product (or Location) to Millions

(Photo: Matthew Field) This post will be short and sweet. The book launch for The 4-Hour Body, the follow-up to The 4-Hour Workweek (#1 NY Times, 35 languages), will be enormous.