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By Chanpory Rith

When You Measure Things, They Tend to Grow

Nothing builds excitement for a website owner like a sudden surge in traffic.

Video: Be a Treasure House of Happy Memories. Specifically, Use a Filebox.

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 week's theme is Family, and last week’s focus was to Stop the nagging. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

20 Things to Shop for at Secondhand Stores and Consignment Shops

I vastly prefer to buy items at secondhand and consignment shops if I can. There, I said it. I love going to secondhand shops and consignment shops. My wife and I stop by such shops all the time in our area, particularly for a few specific items that we go through at an amazing rate.

A Minimalist’s Guide to eBay: The Least You Need to Know to Get Started

‘There must be more to life than having everything.’ ~Maurice Sendak Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Baker of Man Vs. Debt. Follow him on Twitter here. There are dozens upon dozens of guides to eBay on the internet. There a thousands of tips and tricks scattered across hundreds of websites.

Finding a Niche as a Freelancer

Freelancing can be one of the most rewarding career paths in this technology-dependent age we live in. Earning your own money based on your own sweat and hours laboriously poured into your work – there’s just no better feeling! What many beginners get caught up in are the details of their enterprise. Freelancing is a very general term and there are so many routes to take.

Kitchen isle / Storage Container

Materials: 6 x Ikea Lack, Pragel Countertop, Bygel Rails, Bygel Wire Basket, Grundtal S-Hooks, some screws, mounting brackets, Plaster boards. Description: Hey there IKEA-Freaks... ;0) Ever had the problem that there simply wasn't enough storage space in the kitchen and some Samla Boxes just didn't quite do the job right ??? No ?!? Well, lucky you..

How to Sell Your Car on eBay Motors

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently released a guide to help people attack and sell their excess clutter entitled “Sell Your Crap“. Several weeks ago, I wrote about the early stages of my quest to sell a family car.

7 Productive Things You Can Do While Commuting

Commuting doesn’t have to be the hellish experience it has been made out to be. You can learn a lot while commuting. I used to despise jumping on the train or taking the bus, but not anymore. I have everything set-up for my commuting adventures.I always have a book ready, or my iPod loaded up with material for me to listen to.

Rails Bootcamp Diary: Day 1

I’ve just completed my first day of an intensive Ruby on Rails bootcamp. I didn’t get to wear a uniform, don macho combat boots, or get yelled at by angry drill sergeants.

Do you know your ABC’s? How to Control Negative Self-Talk

Everyone has an inner dialogue that runs day and night signaling what to do, what to say, and how to feel.

Framed Ikea magnetic Spontan board make over

Materials: Spontan Magnetic Board, Molding, Fabric, Stencil, Paint Description: Knowing my quick boredom with decor, I usually try to pre-plan how easy it would be to switch things up when creating most of my projects; it's one of the perks of DIY creations. I originally posted this Ikea memo board make over back in February; just a little update to a pre-purchased piece.

Mastering Man Food: How to Cook Bacon Properly

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.” -Thomas Jefferson Ahhhh bacon, that most wonderful of man foods. There is just something about bacon that men love.

Pay Cash or Not? Cash Flow Versus Liquidity

Let’s say, hypothetically, I have $50,000 in cash just sitting in my savings account. I need to replace my car and I’ve decided on a model that costs $20,000.

Giving Away Branded Merchandise

I’ve been considering a few different traditional marketing methods for my company and clients.  One of the concepts is built around branded merchandise, and I’m curious if any other freelancers think that this is an effective way to promote your business. I love free merchandise.  If I have 50 pens, and you offer me a free one, I’m going to say “yes please!”  My concern is that once

Letter From The Editor: We’re Still Beautiful on the Inside…

…but thanks to you, we’re now a little prettier on the outside, too. Wanted to thank you again for all of the notes and comments on our 2 design choices a couple of weeks back and hope you like the final product! Coming up we will still have all the great content you’ve come to expect from us along with a new newsletter program and more… So stay tuned…