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By Chanpory Rith

Upholstered IKEA FJELLSE bed becomes West Elm on the Cheap

What you will need: IKEA FJELLSE double bed & LUROY bed slats combo Paint or stain,varnish & foam brushes (I used Miniwax Wood finish in 2716 Dark Walnut and Circa 1850 Antique Paste Varnish- see right) Scrap cardboard to protect floors Saw Sandpaper Staple gun ***highly recommend automatic Staples (I used 1/2″ T50s for the majority and 5/8″ for the headboard) 1/2″ plyw

5 Tips to Form New Habits that Stick – Train Yourself Like a Dog

You’ll work out one day. You’ll learn Japanese. You’ll start meditating daily. Or maybe you won’t. Good habits have a bad habit of not sticking around.

Ta-Da! Announcing My New App, Better — to Understand and Apply the Four Tendencies

I have an exciting announcement. Ever since I first came up with the Four Tendencies framework, I’ve been more and more interested in it — and more and more people keep asking me questions about it. (Don’t know about the framework? Don’t know if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel?

A Little Happier: Accept a Gift in the Spirit in Which It’s Offered. (Easier Said Than Done.)

In my books The Happiness Project, and on my blog, I’ve written about the fact that my spiritual master is St. Therese of Lisieux, which I learned after reading her spiritual memoir Story of a Soul. I’ve always been very struck by St. Therese’s discussion about getting gifts.

The Magic and Power of Placebo

Photo credit: Sarah Rice “Your brain has expectations, and it doesn’t want to be wrong. So when it’s wrong, it just makes up the difference.” – Erik Vance Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science writer based in California and Mexico City.

So Fun! I Did the “By the Book” Interview for the New York Times Book Review.

As an ardent book-lover, I always look forward to reading the Book Review in the Sunday New York Times. So I was very happy to be asked to do the “By the Book” interview, a page of author q-and-a that’s one of my favorite parts of the book-review section. In “By the Book,” a writer is asked several questions about his or her reading habits.

Agree? “You Cannot Be a Leader Until You Have Learned to Be a Follower.”

Of his plebe year at West Point, Aldrin notes: “What we were being taught…is that you cannot be a leader until you have learned to be a follower.” –Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., Return to Earth Buzz Aldrin is one of the astronauts who made the historic moon landing in the Apollo 11. Do you agree that in order to lead, you must also know how to follow? The post Agree

How to Spot a Concealed Handgun

The following is an excerpt from 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition — The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster. A follow-up to Clint’s first bestseller — 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation — this new survival edition offers primers on any survi

Stay Warm This Fall & Winter With the AoM Sweatshirt (+Giveaway!)

As the evenings start to cool down more quickly, and we awake to chilled and frosted mornings, our very own Art of Manliness sweatshirt will keep you warm and toasty whether you’re working out in the garage, playing a game of pick-up with your buds, or sipping a hot beverage from our hearty mug. This 100% cotton sweatshirt features our popular John L. Sullivan U.S. Flag design.

Beyond the In-Flight Movie: 9 Ways to Beat Boredom in the Air

Do you know what to do on a long flight? France, Asia, South America — they’re destinations that appear on nearly everyone’s bucket list. Yet most Americans’ passports are embarrassingly blank. The average American has visited just three nations.

Creating an extra-short Grundtal rail using a junior hacksaw and a bottle of wine

The Grundtal kitchen organiser series is one of Ikea’s classic lines, a simple, modern and practical storage system with a ‘professional kitchen’ look. We’ve already got a couple of rails for pots and pans and I wanted to add another to a bit of wall next to our oven. Unfortunately the shortest Grundtal rail that IKEA sell (40cm) was about 15cm too long for wall I had in mind.

6 Reasons Why You’re Still Single

Why am I still single? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Are you still waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Right to come into your life? You may think that you don’t have any control over the situation, but you actually play a large role in meeting the man or woman of your dreams. Here are six possible reasons why you haven’t found them yet and why you’re still single. 1.

Use IKEA LILLÅNGEN Mirror Cabinet as a vanity mirror with storage

IKEA items used: LINNMON Corner Table Top LINNMON Table Top ADILS Legs, Silver ALEX Drawer Unit LILLÅNGEN Mirror cabinet with 1 door/2 end units MAGLEHULT LED cabinet lighting Add Ons: SKRUVSTA Swivel chair, Vissle Grey Build the IKEA LILLÅNGEN Mirror Cabinet as per instruction. Simply place it on any desk to use as a vanity mirror with plenty of storage for your makeup and accessories! ~

“How Can We Be More Present?”: Rev. angel Kyodo williams at WDS

Earlier this week we released the first round of tickets for WDS 2017, a week-long gathering of creative, remarkable people—taking place next summer in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Those tickets are now sold out—join the waiting list to get notice of the next round. For the past month, we’ve been rolling out a series of speaker videos from the 2016 event. Rev.

4 Surprising Ways Tobacco Use Is Harming More than Your Health

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health, but did you know that it negatively affects many other important aspects of your life, too? It’s true.