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Temporary bar from IKEA Trofast boxes

Materials: Trofast Description: How cool is that? A bar made of Trofast boxes? That’s the brainchild of designers Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto of Portugal who designed and built a temporary bar out of 420 Ikea storage boxes. At night the boxes were lit with LED and pulsated according to the music played.

Join the many experimenting with a better way of life at Yes! Magazine

Sign up today for No Impact Week, kicking off January 2nd with YES! When we at the No Impact Project first launched our immersion program in extreme environmental living—No Impact Week—I didn't dream that more than 15,000 people would participate in only a year and a half.

Secret Passage and Fort for Kids Using Expedit Bookcase and Desk

Materials: Expedit Description: I recently redid my little boy's room.

Happy New Year!

All of us at Unclutterer hope you had a terrific 2010 and would like to wish you a great 2011! Our team has today and tomorrow off from work, but don’t forget you can always jump into the Forums and join the conversation there. We’ll return in the new year to share more Uncluttering insights.

2011 Resolution #3: Read 100 Unread Books

In an effort to talk about the power of goal-setting along with some methods of setting and achieving goals, I’m going to discuss my three resolutions for 2011 this week. Over time, any voracious reader winds up with a list of books that they intend to read someday, but they find themselves reading more urgent things in the interim.

Release the Rage Kraken: Tips to help Freelancers Simmer Down

After spending over a decade in retail, rage is one thing I am very acquainted with. Like a warm blanket, rage was always there to snuggle up to after a particularly trying day of work. Imagine my surprise when doctors reveled that rage can actually be harmful for you? Such a silly notion I thought. Not my good friend rage.

What's Your Six-Word Secret of Happiness?

Since I started my happiness project, I've found that when I distill an idea into a short, memorable phrase, I do a better job of remembering and following it. For that reason, I work hard to capture my ideas succinctly. Examples: The days are long, but the years are short. Outer order contributes to inner calm. Happy people make people happy -- but you can't make someone be happy.

7 Secrets of the Super Organized

A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized.Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don't aim to be.

Redo of a jewelry drawer hack

Materials: Fira Description: I got the idea from the jewelry drawer hack. You can find pictures at my blog, and then the final results. ~ Elisa

Video: Revel in Your Accomplishments.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you never officially sign up for the challenge -- we've reached the end of 2010! Did you try some of the proposed resolutions? Did they help to boost your happiness?

The Best of Get Rich Slowly (2010 Edition)

The sun has risen on the final day of 2010. As I always do at the end of the year, I spent some time yesterday poking through the statistics to see what people came to read over the past twelve months. GRS had 9.5 million visits during 2010 from over five million unique visitors. That’s a lot of readers.

7 Best Ways To Gain Confidence in 2011

Confidence is a characteristic that allows us to take risks in our lives. It is often through risk, we achieve great success in many aspects of our lives. It makes sense, therefore, to try to develop our own self-confidence as best we can in order to be successful and happy.

I Was on the CBS Early Show!

I was thrilled to be on the CBS Early Show this morning to talk about one of my favorite topics: how to keep New Year's resolutions.

The Perfect New Year’s Resolution

Editor’s Note: I am honored to introduce you to a new member of our TSN team, Cat Li Stevenson.  Cat is an exceptional writer – transparent, authentic, and self-reflective.

Shaping the Future: 7 Predictions for the Creative Community

What are the key shifts in technology, trends, and workstyles that will shape our future? We reflect on the road ahead for creative professionals in 2011.