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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

How to Make a Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Emergency Evacuation Survival Kit

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due to an unexpected emergency situation–whether a natural disaster or one caused by man.   A ‘Bug Out Bag’ is a pre-prepared survival kit designed to sustain you through the journey to your destination once youR

"What's THE Key to Happiness?" "What's the Biggest Happiness Myth?" and Other Questions About Happiness.

As an intellectual challenge, I often pose questions to myself like,"What's the key to happiness?" As Lytton Strachey observed, "Perhaps the best test of a man's intelligence is his capacity for making a summary." The subject of happiness can feel complex and overwhelming; forcing myself to answer fairly simplistic questions in a few words helps me clarify my thinking.

Spare Change: Paranormal Romance Edition

Last week, Novelr profiled Amanda Hocking, whom they dubbed the very rich indie writer. Hocking is a 26-year-old woman who writes “paranormal romance” novels and publishes them herself through Amazon’s Kindle store.

Some Thoughts on “How to Make Money in Six Easy Steps”

A few days ago, I read Jason Fried’s wonderful article How to Make Money in Six Easy Steps. The article details Fried’s growth as an entrepreneur from a young child to running the successful software firm 37signals. Fried’s “six easy steps” are as follows: 1. Understanding the buyer is the key to being a strong seller 2. It’s all about passion 3.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Maybe you can take it with you… Why leave behind beautiful solid-wood furniture for your heirs to fight over when you can be buried in it? Unitasker Wednesday: Microwave French Fry Maker I have never had a french fry made with this contraption, but supposedly it allows you to microwave fries purchased in your grocer’s freezer and turn them into treats that taste like ones from yo

Expedit Paper Trays

Materials: Screws/ extra Expedit shelfs Description: I was looking at paper trays because im always getting the printer/copy paper mixed up. I looked online for cheap plastic ones thinking they would be $1 a piece but the cheapest i could find was $3-4 so I decided to make my own which I think looks better anyway. 1) in one of the open cubical I drilled 2 screws on each side at every 3.5".

Lack Wall of Shoe Shelves and Storage

Materials: Lack shelving units, Tjusig shoe racks, Malm dresser, Grono table lamps, Legitim chopping boards, and hardware store "L" brackets Description: As my collection of Adidas Originals shoes grew, I was looking for an efficient and stylish way to organize and display them. Eventually 10 Tsujig shoe racks, 5 Lack shelves, and my Malm dresser combined to form this mighty wall display.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 1, March

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Game Controller Management System

Materials: SIGNUM (500.351.15) Description: A relatively simple hack. I was frustrated with the area above my radiator being useless, and due to an awesome sale, I got two SIGNUMS for about 12 dollars CAD total. I ended up using only one of them, and I was looking at other uses for it.

Reader Mailbag: Presentation Video

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. Save or pay off debt? 2. Friends burdened by my frugality 3. Motorcycle questions 4. Basic tax questions 5. What’s next after debt payments? 6. Writer’s block 7. Tax moves 8.

Profitable Idealism?

In January, I introduced you to a small gathering of people who are doing great work by helping others do great work.Well, the response to those calls was so incredible (we had over 700 people sign up for each and maxed out my 250 line bridge for every call), I’ve decided to keep the love going.This week, I’m going to introduce you to two friends—Pace Smith and Johnny B.

Book Review: Living the Savvy Life

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Last year I wrote about the stereotypes perpetuated by many personal finance books written for women, especially that women like to “shop till they drop.” As I mentioned in the article, a Consumer Expenditure Survey showed that women and men spend the same amount of money, just on different items.

Uncomfortable, Unknown, Unfamiliar –Are They Bad Words?

Who would have thought that two little letters like ‘un’ could have such power? An innocuous little word, no, a prefix in fact but when added to words to make uncomfortable, unknown, unfamiliar – it has the power to make grown men cringe with fear. Perhaps it’s magic.

6 Simple Yoga Stretches for Daily De-Stressing

Sitting in one position all day makes Jack a dull boy. We break down six "office stretches" that will loosen tight muscles and re-energize your daily routine.