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By Chanpory Rith

Should You Friend Your Boss On Facebook?

“Do I friend my boss on Facebook or not?” – that is the question that many working people ask themselves today. You may drink coffee together in the mornings, go to lunch, exchange presents on birthday and ask each other for advice, but you still don’t hurry to send a friend request on Facebook.

How to Expand Your Freelance Work to Include New Skills and Specialties

Stagnation is like death for creative professionals. Unfortunately, for many of us, the need to pay the bills and establish expertise keeps us in mind-numbing, repetitive types of work.

IKEA LINNMON Mega Corner Desk

I wanted to have a nice big corner desk, but unfortunately IKEA GALANT have been discontinued.

Getting real (and serious) about your financial future

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Have you ever wanted — really wanted — to change your financial situation but, when you tried, you felt like you were slogging through wet cement or trying to turn a huge ship around? You got exhausted and stopped, right? Change is like that. You can change — and you can also make it easier for yourself.

21 Ways to Practice Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama Ahimsa is the practice of being compassionate. Ahimsa is translated to mean without injury. I think of Ahimsa as the minimization or harm.

How to Hang a Picture

If you’re trying to make a good first impression with your place, know that nothing says sterile and boring like blank walls. A few pieces of manly art or virile photos hung and displayed tastefully will liven things up and give you a chance to show some of that stellar personality of yours.

3 Bulletproof Reasons Why Happiness Is More Important Than Success

Reason #1: Success Won’t Do You Any Good If You Are Not Happy Drug addiction. Alcoholism. Inappropriate, violent, and bizarre behavior. Negative spotlight from the media. These are all situations and problems that many of the world’s most glorified and successful celebrities often find themselves in after making it to the top.

Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress and The Health Benefits of Gaming

Photo credit Alan Levine “Happiness, success, and good health can coexist with all kinds of negative emotions. You don’t have to get rid of negative emotions, you just have to balance them out.” – Dr.

MARIUS stool gets new direction

Materials: MARIUS stool from IKEA street sign screws and washers Over at instructables.com, uersel made a Marius Street Sign side table. I must say it looks cool, but am wondering, where does one get a street sign? The hack though, is really easy. You just need to drill four countersunk holes into the street sign, using the original seat as a template.

Get the most out of an older iPad

It’s amazing to think that Apple’s iPad turns five years old this year. It’s so ubiquitous in 2015 that it seems like it has been around for a lot longer. Even old models are still in use, which brings me to my motivation for writing this article. I own an iPad 2. It was released in March of 2011 and it’s still alive and kicking.

When you’re done fighting for it. The upside of finally giving up.

Do you know the story of the man who was hitting himself over the head with a hammer? “Why do you keep hitting yourself with that hammer?” a shocked passerby asked him. “Because,” the man replied, “it’s going to feel so good when I stop.” Examine the evidence. You keep fighting the same fight. You’re losing sleep.

How to Charge Premium Prices and Write Winning Proposals

When you’re just starting out as a freelancer, it can be difficult to know how to set your prices, or what action to take next.

IKEA INGO dining table gets marbled

We love the natural wood color of the INGO dinner table but it was getting yellowed and had some discoloration. I thought that a marble coating would be great.

Are You Afraid Of Becoming A Leader? 5 Simple Ways To Overcome Your Fear

Being a leader is definitely not an easy job. But this does not mean that you are allowed to sit back and avoid any kind of responsibilities. On the contrary, it is always good to take initiative and get out of the comfort zone. However, most people have unconscious fears that stop them from taking steps forward.

5 ways to pay yourself first

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, we discussed the benefits of paying yourself first. But exactly how do you go about doing that (especially if you feel like you’re living paycheck to paycheck already)?