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By Jules

7 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Year Ends

It's December again and the year is coming to an end! How do you feel? Excited? Eager to see what's in store for the new year?For myself personally, I love Decembers because it's the time when I take a breather, look back and see how the year has been. I just did my year end review yesterday, and I'm extremely excited to get started on year 2011.

7 Ways to Get Motivated and Achieve Your Goals

If you’re going to achieve your deepest dreams and desires, you must understand how your mind works. When you learn how to tap into the deep reserves of your mind, you turn: * probably into possibility * “I can’t” into “I can” and… * “can I?” into “how can I?” Here are 7 ways to get motivated and achieve your goals: 1.

Classical Rhetoric 101: The Three Means of Persuasion

Welcome back to our ongoing series on classical rhetoric. Today we’ll cover the three means of persuasion as set forth by Aristotle in The Art of Rhetoric. According to Aristotle, a speaker or writer has three ways to persuade his audience: Of the modes of persuasion furnished by the spoken word there are three kinds.

Eye candy: An Ikea furnished home office

Description: There's no hack here. So, you don't need to go hunting for it. I just wanted to feature this classy home office and enjoy a little breather from hacking. All the furniture in the this office is from Ikea and paired beautifully with other accents. Love. I could work for hours in this space. ~ Jules See more at the office stylist. ~ Sayeh Pezeshki of TheOfficeStylist.com

Out With The Old, In With The New: Find Out What’s Going On in your Community

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 21. Find out what’s going on in your community. I am constantly astounded as to the wide variety of activities going on in my own community and in surrounding communities.

7 Things Your Inner Critic Needs To Hear You Say (Especially # 3)

Be yourself, think for yourself and while your conclusions may not be infallible they will be nearer right than conclusions forced upon you.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Does your inner voice nag you? You are a mature adult, yet you live each day by the rules of your inner voice. You are the one empowering the voice of your inner child, dictating criticisms and put-downs at every opportunity, then d

Funky Pax room divider

Materials: Pax Description: I'm glad to show you my ikea hack! Mine it's a 42sqm room that I had to divide into a day and night zone without building any wall! I decided to buy a huge Pax wardrobe and put it in the center of my room!

How to find opportunity

Post written by Leo Babauta. When we are faced with a crisis or struggle we often despair. But it’s in this struggle that the best opportunities emerge. If we’re keeping our eyes open. A crisis is an opportunity to change grow learn reflect and become better.

How to Build the Best Snowman in the Neighborhood

This post is brought to you by Goodyear. Click here to learn more about Winter Reactive Technology from Goodyear. What’s this? Unless you grew up in Fiji, you probably already know the basics of snowman building. But today we’ll finish our series on awesome snow play skills by sharing the secrets to building a bigger, better, faster, stronger snowman.

Miracle On WWW Street

A few nights ago my wife and I were playing cards with friends while watching the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street.

Jokkmokk angled vanity

Materials: Jokkmokk Description: We took my old Jokkmook table and used it as the vanity in our new bathroom. The table was about 6 years old. We sold off the old chair and cut the table so it would fit in the angled corner. The sink is from Overstock.com. Here's a link to the installation. ~ Catherine

Fighting clutter during Nesting Season

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the winter solstice today and, as a result, the least amount of daylight this year. I always think of the winter solstice as being the first day of Nesting Season. Nesting Season is a season I made up based on trends in my behavior. This is the time of year when I usually start accumulating more clutter than at other times of the year.

Homemade Gift Series: Wrap-Up (Both Literally and Otherwise)

Throughout the fall, I ran a series of posts on homemade gifts with enough lead time so that interested parties could make some of the gifts on their own if they so chose.

Your To-Do List: Knowing Where to Start

You've got a long list of tasks that you want to get done today, or this week. Some are big, some are small. Some are important, some are trivial. Some are urgent, some aren't.Where do you begin?Different experts will tell you different things. The truth is, though, that there's no "perfect" way to manage your to-do list.

How to Write in Your Client’s Voice

credit: anonymouscollective on Flickr When the CEO of a large corporation motivates employees with a company-wide presentation, some of the impact derives directly from the CEO’s personal style.