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Woodsy, antique ikea table

Materials: Bjursta table legs, Ivar chairs Description: - Remove legs from cracked wobbly old table - Replace with bjursta legs but use original antique harware and drill new holes - Whitewash table and throw on some old boards from the attic - Sand and varathane entire piece - Paint dark wood Ivar chairs and antique chairs white ~ Athea Boyes, Britannia Beach Canada

Managing your workflow in December

The month of December is a notoriously unproductive time of the work year. Clients, vendors, and co-workers are off on vacations, attending holiday parties, or perpetually snacking on cookies and flavored popcorn in the office kitchen.

Your Online Footprint

The CEO of Google has suggested that once you leave college, you may want to change your name to distance yourself from all the dumb things you did as a younger person and can’t erase from the Internet.

2010 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Every day gift cards

When my son joined our family, a friend gave us a gift card to our local grocery store. This was an amazing gift because it freed up some cash in our grocery budget that we could then use on much-needed baby supplies. I was thinking about this grocery store gift card when creating our shopping list for the upcoming holiday season.

Reader Mailbag: Black Friday Results

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. Car trade-in math 2. Putting others at ease 3. Safe savings 4. Refinancing timing question 5. Board games for young ones 6. Retirement account diversity 7. Personal finance intervention 8. Mortgage readjustment 9.

Malm Dresser Up-Do

Materials: Malm 6 Drawer Dresser, chair rail molding, drawer handles, claw feet, Description: I started with a black/brown Malm 6 drawer dresser. Knowing I wanted to lift it off the ground with these claw feet, I needed to re-enforce the structure so the particle board wouldn't shatter. Using 2" x 2" "furring strips" from home depot.

The Trouble With Karma

Shortly after launching this blog in 2007, I published s gigantic post on something I called Karma Capitalism.It was a provocative idea about how to build business by constantly planting Karmic seeds, giving  and enabling, knowing that the fundamental nature of karma will eventually circle that good mojo back to you.That post was inspired by someone I’d been introduced to back then, a fairl

How to Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. The chilly season is upon us. If you live in North America, you’ve probably had at least a few cold nights by now. Up in my neck of the woods — in the Boston area — we’ve had our central heat running for a few weeks.

Software I Love + Win $250

This is a compensated review for BlogHer and Intel. By Tina Su Note: Don’t miss the second half of this post to win the $250 giveaway. I’m a tech geek.

Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2010

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time for our annual AoM holiday gift guide. When we make our gift guides, we try to hunt down and share the kind of products an Art of Manliness Man would want to find under the Christmas tree: manly, useful, and classic.

Are You An Emotional Packrat?

Confession time, until a few years ago I was an emotional packrat. While I would tell others to let stuff go, forgive and forget, and just move on, I would keep adding to my emotional baggage and never dealing with it.I would hang on to these thoughts and feelings continually replaying different scenarios in my head.

Announcing Art of Manliness Posters

We’ve gotten a lot of emails from readers asking us to create some Art of Manliness posters. You know. Something manly you can hang on the wall in your office, garage, or dorm room that inspires you to be the best man you can be.

15 Cool Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Feeling burnt out or lacking creative ideas? This article is especially for all you writers, artists, business owners or anyone looking for some new ways to get their creativity flowing. Here are 15 ways to give your creativity a jump start: Write Your Ideas Down Get into the habit of writing your ideas down as soon as you get them.

Engineering a “Muse”: Case Studies of Successful Cash-Flow Businesses

This post has been in the works for a while. One common challenge for readers of The 4-Hour Workweek is the creation of a “muse”: a low-maintenance business that generates significant income.

Day 36: All Habits Are Impossible To Break If You Do This

“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.” ~ Winston Churchill When was the last time you changed things in your world? Taking the time to evaluate where you are in the hustle and bustle of life can help you gain the perspective you need to make the small adjustments that will improve your quality of life and enhance your confidence. When you make a plan and set a