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By The Unclutterer Team

LACK of style

Materials: 2x LACK shelving units, 2x LACK small shelf, 1x LACK large shelf, 2x3 GRUNDTAL spots and dimmer Description: The inspiration came from a trendy furniture store where they had this white furniture in front of this blue-green wall. As it was way over my budget, I had to improvise: enter the Ikea LACK shelves. 1.

6 Tips for People Who Don’t Have Time to Meditate

Interested in beginning meditation but don’t know where to start? The good news is that all you need is 5-10 minutes a day to get started. Are you thinking to yourself, ‘Ten minutes, I don’t have an extra ten minutes a day!

37 Unusual Examples of Business Card Design

Today we’re launching a redesign and refresh of our popular Creattica gallery of inspirational work. The site features almost six thousand items, many of which are just mind-bogglingly amazing. Anyone can submit work for inclusion to the gallery, and we pick the best of the best for showcasing.

Vintage Men’s Adventure Magazines

Share Before Men’s Health and Maxim Magazine, before the men’s magazine category was dominated by glossy, slick publications, there were the “He-Man,” “pulp,” or “sweat magazines.” These “men’s adventure” magazines catered to men of a different generation and reflected the taste and sensibilities of those men.

Freelance Writers: Envato Business Network Needs You!

Are you a great writer with great ideas who wants to join our team? FreelanceSwitch’s sister blogs, WorkAwesome and the Netsetter, are undergoing big and exciting changes and we need writers who can make great, engaging content happen. WorkAwesome WorkAwesome spent a couple of months shy of a year as the web’s best blog for office workers.

Slow Down and Enjoy Relationships

I keep my time saved in a box From going fast in cars I’ve piled it up high From saying hello to friends with a quick goodbye ~Kathryn Williams, Flicker Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Corey Allan of Simple Marriage. The world is seemingly moving at a faster pace. Everywhere you turn, the pace is quick.

Let’s All Find Awesome Jobs

In one recent interview, a reporter made a comment about my book reviews. “I read several of them, and they all seem to be positive,” she said. “Do you like every book you read?” No, of course not. In fact, my friends would tell you that I’m generally pretty critical of the stuff I read. However, I don’t see the point of reviewing books I hate.

Getting the Best from Customer Service

Late last week, the New York Times published an article of reader-collected techniques for prevailing in customer service disputes. Here’s a sampling of a few of my favorites from the article: USE YOUR CAMERA Suzanne Barchers of Stanford, Calif., always photographs any unpleasant surprises in hotel rooms, using her handy digital camera.

From bland Ikea dresser to kiddy delight

Materials: Rast chest of drawers Description: This started life as a paint job gone horribly wrong. Eventually, after I hid the thing in the closet for months, I decided to give it a second try. I sanded down the whole thing to get rid of the bad shellack job (not mine), then gave it 4 coats of paint and one coat of clear lacquer.

Vocation: Action Versus Dreams

Editor’s note: In conjunction with the two-part series we’re doing on vocation and calling, we will be publishing excerpts from Self-Culture Through the Vocation by Edward Howard Griggs (1914). Actions Versus Dreams Since the vocation is a way of life, is it not a pity that it is currently regarded merely as an opportunity of making a living?

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2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month's theme is Mindfulness. Last week's resolution was Use cues to cultivate mindfulness. Did you follow that resolution? How did you do?

The Role of Lighting

Did you know that a single two-second distraction can cost you 15 minutes of your day? When your concentration is interrupted, it takes up to 15 minutes to get your focus back. Our ambient sounds help reduce the amount of noise distractions in your workplace.

Super swank wall-o-shelves dresser

Materials: Expedit bookcases, Lekman bins Description: We had two of the big daddy Expedit book cases and were using them with Lekman bins as a dresser. As you can see, it's not so hot looking to be able to see all of your clothes and such through the plastic, so we decided to make fronts. We bought foam core board, and cut them to size.

The iPad as a writing coach’s dream

Use the iPad to overcome writer's block? Interesting theory about writing rituals.

Jennifer Magnolfi of Herman Miller on Innovating in the Workspace

Moveable walls, a magic wand? Anecdotes from an office/furniture design guru.