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Side chairs into mid-century-ish club chairs

Tim gives a new mid-century twist to these side chairs. "I'm not sure what the Ikea name for these side chairs is, but they were old and wobbly and the back legs were breaking off. I made a simple base out of 2x10's and used the original arms from the ikea chair as a curvaceous way to hold up the back and keep it strong. My wife, Susan, stitched up ... ...

How to save the planet by eating healthily

If there is a Grand Designer or a Universal Intelligence who made this world, it makes sense to me that He, She or It designed the place so that the interests of human beings and the interests of the rest of Creation work in harmony.

The World Belongs to Those Who Hustle

Share We get a lot of emails from men lamenting the fact that they feel stuck in neutral and asking for advice. Many of these men have great aspirations, but that’s all they have. Aspirations. Many don’t have any results to show for all their ambitious goals in life. Some are on year seven of a four year degree, and others are stuck in a job that’s going nowhere.

Dinosaur Comics on the Rent vs. Buy Debate

Thomas wrote in on Monday to share a comic strip related to our discussion last week about whether renting makes sense: Click on image to open a larger version in a new window. Ah, Dinosaur Comics — you gotta love them. As a reminder, I’m not opposed to owning a home. I own one myself and have no plans to move.

Review: 1/2 Price Living

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book of interest. 1/2 Price Living by Ellie Kay has a particularly noteworthy subtitle: Secrets to Living Well on One Income.

The Framework

We all have lives that are chock full of distractions. Television. Radio. Magazines. The behavior of other people. The comments of our friends and family. We use all of these things as cues for how we should behave.

"There Is Certainly No Great Happiness..."

“There is certainly no greater happiness, than to be able to look back on a life usefully and virtuously employed, to trace our own progress in existence, by such tokens as excite neither shame nor sorrow.” -- Samuel Johnson * A reader sent me the link to this fabulous item on etsy -- a great, stylish way to track resolutions.

Reader Story: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Moved in with Mom

This guest post from Lizzie is part of a new feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Every Sunday will include a reader story (in the new “reader stories” category). Some will be general “how I did X” stories, and others will be examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success. Confession time: I read Get Rich Slowly on a daily basis. Phew, that was easier than I thought!

Who’s In Charge of Your Life?

This might seem like an odd question. Who’s in charge of your life? Who tells you what to do? Who says which choices are valid, and which are silly or self-indulgent?On the surface of it, if you’re an adult, there’s probably no-one standing next to you and telling you exactly what you should be doing. But many of us have ceded control of our lives to someone else.

Manvotional: The Right Kind of People

The Right Kind of People By: Edwin Markham Gone the city, gone the day, Yet still the story and the meaning stay: Once where a prophet in the palm shade based, A traveler chanced at noon to rest his mules. “What sort of people may they be,” he asked, “in this proud city on the plains o’erspread?” “Well, friend, what sort of people whence you came?” ̶

12 Classic Zen Habits Posts You Might Not Have Read

“There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Post written by Leo Babauta.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: February 6, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

The Entrepreneur Test: Are You Delusional?

Ask an aspiring entrepreneur why they’d kill to make the jump and, without fail, four of the top 5 reasons will be: Freedom Control Money Passion They dream of working their own hours, not having to report to “the Man,” skipping though fields of money, loving what they do every moment of every day and changing the world.

“I Just Want to Have Fun, Live My Life, and Worry About All That Stupid Personal Finance Stuff When I’m Older”

It’s the refrain of countless Americans of all ages – and it was my refrain, too. It’s easy to see why, too. At first glance, personal finance looks like a bunch of boring and un-fun stuff. Paperwork. Sacrifice. Living in an un-fun way. On the other hand, living a big spending lifestyle seems quite fun, as you don’t have to think about the stuff that you want.

8 Foods That Will Hide Your Bad Breath

There’s nothing worse than having bad breath and not knowing about it!There are certain foods that are guaranteed to cause bad breath.