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My Lifehacker Password was Hacked

You’ve got to appreciate some of the irony in that title. Lifehacker is part of the Gawker group of websites. Some hackers got into their system and downloaded their database and source code.  They also ran some scripts agains the database and were able to find nearly 200,000 people who were using passwords that weren’t very strong.I had an account on Lifehacker from years ago.

Capture, Capture, Capture

I’m a creative professional. My job as a designer is to solve problems creatively for my clients. My job as a writer is to find thoughtful, inspiring ideas to dialog and share with you, my readers. Whether I’m branding a company or drafting a simple piece for my blog, I’m creating something new. For me, the key to creation is the ability to capture inspiration.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Put Up Some Passive Barriers

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. 16.

"I Guess I Shouldn't Be Perfectionistic About Getting Rid of Perfectionism."

Happiness interview: Oliver Burkeman. Oliver Burkeman's work caught my eye because I loved the title of his column, "This Column Will Change Your Life." He's English, and writes for the English newspaper, The Guardian, but he lives here in New York City.

How to Win Any Argument (And Get What You Really Want)

The fabric of your relationships is fragile. The words you use either sew the stitches tighter together, or loosen the seams until the fraying threads can barely hold themselves together. The wrong words can rip people apart and make them wonder if they ever had anything in common at all, the right ones can draw people closer and make them wonder how they ever lived apart.

Sci-fi shoe container

Materials: Broder shelf, glulam, angle iron Description: A place to store and show off shoes. I used Ikea Broder shelves as "hatches". Frame is made of glulam with angle irons. Hatches open so you can easily pick the right shoes. I used also 12V cold cathode lights to add exitement. See more of the sci-fi shoe rack and the rest of the apartment.

Resolution making and keeping: Review 2010 and looking toward 2011

As the year comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on my 2010 quarterly resolutions. I am glad I broke my resolutions up into quarterly goals, instead of trying to address all of them the entire year.

Reader Mailbag: Qatar World Cup

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. Saving for education 2. Consolidating private student loans 3. Gift exchange ideas 4. Buying a minivan 5. Credit report questions 6. Splitting mortgage payments 7. Walking away 8. Finding a credit union 9.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #24: Student freelancing, Blogging

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, we look at transitioning from student work to freelancing and blogging about your work. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Jonas secretary into a TV cabinet

Materials: Jonas Secretary, L brackets Description: We removed the back, front door/desk surface, and the top drawer. We used the L brackets to secure the former door/desk where the top drawer used to be to support a dvd/vcr. We also used some L brackets to keep the unit steady, since it was a bit wobbly.

A Non-Consumer Christmas: Simple Gifts for Kids and Grown-Ups

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Not sure what to buy for your loved ones this year? Still singing the recession blues? Consider buying nothing at all. I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday, I didn’t buy anything today, and I won’t tomorrow.

Are You Prepared To Thrive Despite What Life Throws At You?

Oh to be agile, and not just in the sense of physical agility, although that would be nice too. The sense of agility that I'm referring to is, the ability to change focus, change the direction of your life, quickly and with as little impact on your life as a whole.Being able to quickly change direction, refocus, and get back on track are key qualities to establishing agility in your life.

7 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

We all want to be productive but sometimes we find ourselves procrastinating and wasting our time without intention. I have interviewed many people who are known for their productivity and also interviewed some of the procrastinators I know and as a I result I discovered 7 common features that will help you become more productive! 7 Ways To Boost Your Productivity: 1- be 100% focused: Productive

3 Knots Every Fisherman Should Know

I recently took up fishing. This means that I have recently taken up drinking beer at the pier and on top of the cliffs overlooking the ocean. I sit and drink and watch the ocean alongside my voiceless companion, Fishing Pole. I enjoy Fishing Pole’s company, primarily because of his complete silence.

Martin Ping: Transforming Society Begins With Transforming Yourself

Hawthorne Valley Farm's Martin Ping talks about the value of "servant leadership" and how to align your inner vision with your outer work.