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By Glen Stansberry

Fold up workshop

Materials: Bekvam kitchen cart Description: I used the kitchen cart as the core of a fold up mobile woodshop or craft station. I also use the same cart for mobile tool stands after making the necessary modifications. ~ Donald Henderson, Orleans Ontario Canada

Identifying bad processes

Clutter isn’t always a result of owning too many things or being too busy, it is often caused by bad processes. For example, is your purse or wallet overflowing with receipts?

How to Make the Perfect Snowball

This post is brought to you by Goodyear. Click here to learn more about Winter Reactive Technology from Goodyear. What’s this? As a boy, whenever the forecast called for possible snow, I would eagerly leap out of bed in the morning and look out the window to see if any of the white, fluffy stuff-white gold really-had fallen while I slumbered.

Making It All Work – Getting Perspective at Fifty Thousand Feet: Purpose and Principles

This is the seventeenth entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings through December 10. Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life? How do I achieve that purpose? At first glance, these seem like rather vague questions.

Building a Freelance Career in the Classical Music Industry

Photo credit: Rures on Flickr Following on from my last post on Building Image, once you have completed the suggested excises, you should have a good idea as to who you are and how you want to present yourself to your future adoring public. Perhaps you see yourself as an aspiring classical music sex symbol, a romantic Bohemian traveler or contemporary superstar.

Bookcase with scratching post and hammock

Materials:Expedit Bookcase, LACK Wall shelf, Shelves Carriers, Material from an old scratching post Description: I took an Expedit bookcase and a LACK wall shelf to create a storage cabinet which also functions as a cat playground. ~ Siebrenna

Index Funds: The Investment Answer

Yesterday, GRS reader Mike Robinson sent me a New York Times article about Gordon Murray, the author of a new book called The Investment Answer.

Classical Rhetoric 101: A Brief History

This is the second in a series on classical rhetoric. In this post, we lay the foundation of our study of rhetoric by taking a look at its history.

Is This Common Misconception About Productivity Holding You Back?

I was sitting at my computer. Time to be productive! So I browsed to my blog, ready to start writing a world-shattering blog post. Except I felt a bit tired, and decided to check my e-mail before starting writing. And then I checked facebook. And then reddit. Next thing I know, it’s two hours later, and I still haven’t done anything.

Becoming your real self to help the world

Recently, I gave a talk in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Girls Preparatory School. The talk was more or less about how the world is in so much trouble that it needs every sort of talent and passion in order to help it. In other words, if you care about world problems, you don't have to fit yourself into a mold that is someone else's idea of how to do good.

What Jazz Soloists Know About Creative Collaboration

Great collaborations rely on improvisation and receptivity. How to fuel creativity in your team by taking cues from jazz greats like Miles Davis and Charlie Parker.

In Which I Introduce a New Feature: the Assay.

During my parents’ last visit to New York City, my mother pointed out a limitation of my blog. “On your blog, it’s easy to find certain things, like tips and quotations,” she began. “They’re set off and labeled, so you know exactly where they are.” “Right,” I said. “I try to make it easy.” “I like those, but the posts I like best don’t have a label.

Chest of drawers to a bed

Materials: 4 drawer Malm x 2 and a saw Description: Moved house and needed a new single bed. Removed the draws measured 20" from the top down to the base of the second front cross piece. Mark and saw in half....same again to the second set of draws.

The Egg Nog Dilemma

This past week, we spent quite a bit of time visiting Sarah’s parents. Her mother kindly bought several items that I would be able to eat or drink throughout the week in advance of our visit (yes, I actually like my mother in law!). One of the things she picked up for me was a quart of soy egg nog. On my first day there, I tried it… and I liked it!

Global Freelancers Survey: Winner Announced!

A few weeks ago, we announced we were running an update to the Global Freelancers Survey. We asked readers to participate in order to make it successful – and boy, did you ever! When the poll finally closed, we had over 3,300 participants from every corner of the globe.