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By Gretchen Rubin

5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way. People won’t always deliver things to you on time, or do things the way that you’d want them to. Deadlines get moved, pressure gets ramped up and clients can be a nightmare.

My year-long quest to create a guide to mastering money

Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D.’s non-financial writing can be found at More Than Money, where he recently wrote about how to be happy. “How would you like to write an Unconventional Guide?” my friend Chris Guillebeau asked me last spring. As long-time readers know, I’ve joined Chris to travel across the U.S.

JANSJO Mounting Bracket

JANSJO lights are a great versatile and cheap source of light, but not the right choice for every desk. This 3D printed mounting bracket makes it suitable for smaller desks and workbenches. Materials 1 x JANSJO LED Lamp 1 x 3D Printed Jansjo Bracket (or download file here) 2 x Screws How To Print the files at a Hub in your neighbourhood or on your own printer.

An Ancient Besta

Materials: BESTA I put on besta 3 wooden boards,belonged to an old library of my grandfather I screwed the wood with its original screws of 1870 and then I also put 2 old handles French

Why Emotional Intelligence Is So Important

We already know the answers to life. Health? Eat well and exercise. Success? Work hard and smart. Happiness? Be content with what you have, give more than you receive, and go to Disney World occasionally. It's pretty standard stuff and nearly everyone knows it. But 2/3 of the USA is overweight, not everyone succeeds, and misery seems to abound as much as happiness.

Lost Your Keys Again? 8 Tips for Finding Misplaced Objects.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: 8 tips for finding misplaced objects. Samuel Johnson wrote, “It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible,” and I’m often struck by how much happiness I get from making improvements in small, seemingly trivial aspects of my life. And one of those

How to Field Dress and Butcher a Rabbit

Everything is bigger in Texas — even the rabbits apparently. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart.  **Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of the skinning, slicing, and disemboweling of a real rabbit. If you’re eating, have always had a soft spot for Thumper, or faint at the sight of dismembered rabbit guts, please skip this post.

The Pasta Sauce Conundrum

Two or three times a month, my family enjoys an evening meal that features pasta of some kind. We might enjoy spaghetti or lasagna or something else, depending on the mood. However, when I go to the store to buy pasta sauce, I absolutely cringe at the prices. The “cheap” sauces are loaded with high fructose corn syrup and taste overly sweet.

LILLABO railway blackboard

Minimal Billy Desk

Description: my goal is to build a small, cheap and easy to packing away desk to make room when I need to open the sofa bed. Materials: Billy bookshelf,  table top (LINNMON 100x60cm) and one adjustable leg (OLOV). Step 1:  drill the back of the table between existing pre-drilled holes to fix the leg base. Step 2 (optional): screw two L-shaped brackets on the opposite side the one with the leg.

10 Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

By Leo Babauta Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done. The best books would never be written. All the achievements of humankind would be imagined, not realized. So what should we do if we’re facing a task we don’t want to do?

What’s In Your Web?

Think all spiders are basically slackers just waiting around for home food delivery? Stop and look closer. Sure, some of them may not have any ‘gusto’, but the more industrious ones are driven to succeed. You’ll find not just one web but two, three or even four of them ready for the catch of the day.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2013 Avoiding magazine clutter How do you keep from being overwhelmed by magazines coming into your home?

Modern Dog Bed

Materials: Dvala fitted sheet, Kallax Shelving unit, Sultan Lade slatted bed base, Vyssa Slummer Mattress for small bed After an exhausting search for a modern dog bed that was reasonably priced, I decided to see if anything at Ikea would meet my need. I was so please at how easy it was to do (under an hour for two beds) and how great they turned out.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Take Action Edition

A friend recently pointed me to the research work of Jennifer Aaker, a researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.