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What My Law Career Taught Me about Freelance Writing

When I was a practicing corporate lawyer and dreamed of getting into freelance writing, I didn’t think that the two worlds had much in common. Sure, I knew that both jobs required a good deal of reading, researching and writing.

Lack Lego table

Materials: Lack side table, 4 Lego 10x10 bases and adhesive putty. Description: My son plays with his Lego almost daily but I got tired of them all over my coffee table. Some of his creations he didn't want take apart and put away and he likes to sit at the table. I wanted something that wasn't too terribly big and that wasn't made out of plastic as most premade Lego tables are.

Insurance Basics: How to Save on Insurance

This is the second part in a short series about insurance basics. Last week, I explained how insurance works. Next week (or possibly the week after), I’ll offer some tips on car insurance.

Why People Pleasers Get Hit By Trains

In the hit film Inception Leonardo DiCaprio plays a man who can enter peoples’ dreams to steal corporate secrets.

Man Knowledge: Lost Cities Every Man Should Know

Once again we step into the realm of Man Knowledge, where we seek to broaden your understanding of various manly topics so that when the subject comes up in conversation, you’re ready to contribute.

Does "Relationship Talk" Boost Happiness? For Women, Yes; For Men, No.

I've noticed that many people are fascinated by the happiness differences between men and women. For the most part, in my research and reflection, I don’t focus overmuch on this, because I think it obscures the differences among individuals. In particular, when I focus on the way “men” generally behave, I start to lump my husband along with half of humanity.

Customized kitchen pantry

Materials: Akurum high cabinet, Pax Komplement drawers Description: When we renovated the kitchen, we chose this high cabinet from Ikea because it's wide enough for the microwave but for storage it is terrible. It is too deep and has two big drawers which are again too deep. If you put a can in a drawer you can only see the top of the can!

What’s Necessary? What’s Not Necessary?

Naomi is trying to get a good picture of her actual spending and is using a very good process to get there. She’s run into a bit of a snag, though. I have reached a month of collecting receipts and preparing to organise it all in an Excel spreadsheet.

Contemporary concealed entertainment center

Materials: Ikea Besta frames, Ikea Framsta doors Description: We wanted to replace our dated TV stand and open faced media towers with a new contemporary, sleek entertainment cabinet. Had to be modern yet functional. Key attributes were to be low to the ground, minimalist, big enough to hold the 56" HDTV, conceal all the components and speakers.

Know When to Stop Talking

I think I experienced a new first for me in my life of freelancing.  I responded to a tweet looking for a copywriter to do some basic web copy. I responded, and chatted with the client for a little bit, discussing his needs and my offerings.  Things were moving in the right direction.

Reasons to Cherish—Rather Than Hide—Our Imperfections

— Because our inadequacies endear us to others — Your neighbor talks too loudly. Your son grabs ridiculous mouthfuls when eating. Your husband never lifts the seat. The world is full of inadequate, annoying, problem-ridden, frustrating, frustrated people — and that’s what makes it beautiful. As a young man I struggled to hide my inadequacies, to show the world a better face.

Three places clutter hides at work

Clutter plagues the workplace in many ways, but these three areas are most often the worst offenders: Filing cabinets. At some businesses, filing cabinets are merely graveyards for old papers. Keep only the papers and files that you must and recycle (or shred) the rest. Language.

Reader Mailbag: Soccer Season and Preschool

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Adding partner to credit cards 2. Partners and rentals 3. Healthy use of emergency funds 4. Services you’re not knowledgable about 5. Short-term investment choices 6. Low-income money advice 7.

Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime

We fill subway rides and gym visits with mobile devices when our brains should be processing experiences and knowledge.

Ghostly Discovery

Tailor electronic music to your mood with Ghostly International.