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By Brett McKay

DJ Stolmen Studio

Materials: STOLMEN, LACK, EXPEDIT , SIGNUM, KOMPLEMENT (Shoe Rack) Description: It took me 2 weeks to design this Stolmen DJ Studio. I have downloaded the tool from IKEA site and used it to design and visualize what I've wanted. 1. I installed 4 STOLMEN Post without drilling. 2. I place the EXPEDIT Shelving unit with all my Vinyl Records. 3.

The Importance of Finishing What You Started

J.D. is on vacation in Alaska. This is a guest post by Bill Goodwin, who co-edits the debating site Dissense. Bill has been following the GRS gospel since converting to the religion of financial common sense three years ago. Personal finance blogs, and none more so than Get Rich Slowly, offer a wealth of resources for people looking to master their spending and take charge of their fiscal health.

10 Sites Where You Can Earn Some Extra Cash While You Are a Student

This blog has talked about making money online before. We've also shown how you could get started with making money online if you are new to web working, want to make a living from the internet, and have no clue.Now, there's a difference between making a living on the internet and making a few quick bucks.

7 Must-Read Keys to Successful Living

Image courtesy of Flickr/Ilovegreentea Success is defined as the favorable attempt at an endeavor.  Today I want to briefly talk about succeeding in life.  I don’t believe success is the result of good luck, or being born in the right family.  I believe there are principles that cause success, and if anyone follows these principles, they’ll succeed. Success is not easy, but it is possible,

Contemporary display shelf

Materials: Expedit 2x4, glass inserts, legs, drill, shelving brackets Description: Here at Salon Vivid, we are remodeling our salon, and wanted product display shelves to match the contemporary feel we are trying to achieve. Not being able to find exactly what we were looking for, we decided to get creative! We purchased the 2x4 Edpedit in white from Ikea.

MMOs and Financial and Personal Balance

Charlotte writes in: I just wanted to suggest that you write about MMOs. My husband and I have been playing World of Warcraft since we were in college for about five years. We play about two hours each evening and maybe three or four hours on raid nights (two nights a week).

Is Your Spouse Hiding Debt? Recovering from Financial Infidelity

I’m on vacation in Alaska. This is a guest post from MP Dunleavey, editorial director of DailyWorth.com, a free daily personal finance email for women. I’ve been a fan of Dunleavey’s writing for a long time, and am pleased to have her swing by GRS. Infidelity is always devastating.

PS Spraka (Spice Mill) Hack

Materials: IKEA PS SPRAKA Spice Mill Black Qty 3 Description: Inspired by the modern design aesthetic of Marcel Wanders' New Antiques Collection and Front Design Group's IKEA PS SVARVA Lamp, I realized that there is really Great design in Ikea's latest Collection. So I decided to apply my own spin and create a coffee table.

Übernote Review

Did you know that a single two-second distraction can cost you 15 minutes of your day? When your concentration is interrupted, it takes up to 15 minutes to get your focus back. Our ambient sounds help reduce the amount of noise distractions in your workplace.

6 Tips for Coping with Boredom.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Six tips for coping with boredom. Samuel Johnson wrote, “It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible.” Little things make us happy, and little things can drag us down. One “little thing” that can be a source of unhappiness is boredom. Sitting in traffic.

Unitasker Wednesday: The Gboard

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Reader Blaine sent us a unitasker that is incredibly worthy of our unitasker Wednesday feature — the Gboard! From the Gboard description: The Gboard is a unique keyboard that will turbo-charge your Gmail experience.

How to Motivate People: Skip the Bonus and Give Them a Real Project

As it turns out, work quality may be a stronger motivator than money rewards.

Technology linked to happiness, study claims

You know you're attached to your mobile device, but is it actually contributing to your happiness? This study says yes.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Furniture solution for music practice spaceDedicated furniture can help organize a music practice space. How to clean stuffIf you are looking to clean anything in your home, check out How To Clean Stuff for solid directions. Organizing from A to ZUnclutterer and Erin are mentioned numerous times in the June 2009 issue of Real Simple magazine in the article “Get Organized.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Pure Imagination Edition

One of the fun things about being a parent is introducing your child to some of the things that built your own fondest memories of a child. Sometimes they react with indifference.