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Repurposing spice racks into children's bookshelves

Nothing hacked but it's a nice idea which I thought deserved to be shared. ~ Jules Materials: BEKVAM Spice Racks Description: We wanted bookshelves for our children's room that had books facing out, but all of the existing shelves we found were entirely too expensive. These fit the bill and fit perfectly into the small space available to add them.

Unitasker Wednesday: Moustache Egg Mold

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Oh, Urban Outfitters, can you please let us know when someone might need their eggs to be shaped as a mustache? I’ve called a few of my hipster friends, and even they can’t figure out when they would demand their eggs to be shaped as a mustache.

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2010 Review of Your Money: The missing manualJ.D. Roth, who writes the educational and extremely valuable personal finance blog GetRichSlowly.org, just published Your Money: The missing manual with O’Reilly books.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Winter and Summer Edition

One of the most challenging parts of having three children of different ages is that they seem to pick up sicknesses then pass them to each other, and just as they finally all get well it seems like another one gets a cold of some sort. I just want this season to be over with. It’s funny. In the late stages of winter (right now), I look forward to summer.

The state of your desk likely influences perceptions of your professionalism

One of the columnists who writes with me over on RealSimple.com tipped me off to an interesting survey produced by the staffing firm OfficeTeam.

Animal Stroller Chain

Materials: Söt Barnslig Description: I put the four small stuffed animals on an elastic chord and attached them to my babys stroller. Use a needle and some nylon thread to make a hoop in the little fellas. ~ Louise, Copenhagen

5 Music Tips for Building a Core Repertoire

Credit: Zvone Lavric on sxc.hu Continuing with the theme of time efficiency in practice sessions, in this post we look at the best ways of tackling new repertoire. If you’re following a balanced musical diet in the percentages that I suggested last month i.e., warm up, scales and arpeggios, study and pieces, it might be that you only have a half hour a day available to prepare for performance, a

The Lottery: An “Investment” for Fools (with Bonus Lottery Simulator!)

Over the years, I’ve done some foolish things with my finances. I’ve squandered money on comic books. I’ve speculated on risky stocks, hoping to make a quick fortune. I’ve paid a gazillion dollars — or something close to it — in credit-card interest and bank fees.

Top 12 Android Apps That'll Increase Your Productivity

So, as promised in my previous article on iPhone apps that make you more productive, here I am with a similar list for Android users.There are no two opinions on the fact that if there's any other mobile operating system that can surpass the mighty iOS, it is Android. It has surely come a long way since it was first introduced 2 years ago.

Are You Guilty of Procrastination (Without Even Realizing It)?

We all know what procrastination is. And perhaps you think it’s not something you struggle with at all. I certainly used to feel that way. As a student, I had no problem getting my essays in on time.

Do-It-Yourself Project Management (And How Behance Does It)

Great project management isn't about finding a silver bullet. It's about getting DIY. Here's an inside look at the tools and processes we use at Behance.

Spare Change: Marketplace Money Edition

Just a reminder that the 2011 Get Rich Slowly Video Contest is under way. As last year, entries have begun to trickle in. If 2010 is any indication, these will turn into a torrent by the time the contest ends on April 15th. But you’ll make my life easier — and yours! — if you submit your videos sooner. Make an awesome two-minute video, and you could win $500.

Little Steps for Teaching Young Ones Frugality

This morning, as my children were waking up, I was inspecting their dresser drawers looking for clothes. I pulled out clean underwear and socks for both of them, but rather than continuing through the drawers, I started digging through their clothes hamper, inspecting the clothes right in front of them. I’d examine one garment, say “This is dirty,” and throw it in one pile.

That's a wrap - coffee table

Materials: Lack coffee table, Mod Podge, gift wrap, 1-2" foam brush, high density foam roller, polyurethane Description: The finish on this coffee table had a way of collecting and showing off dust, fingerprints, and crumbs like you wouldn't believe. It was driving me nuts so I decided to decoupage the top to add color, texture, and dimension to an otherwise boring table. 1.