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By Tim Ferriss

Classy makeover for a Hemnes shoe cabinet

Materials: 1 HEMNES shoe cabinet 1 1/3 sheets adhesive mother-of-pearl veneer (about $25 ea online) 1 set of four green bubble-glass knobs (about $20/set online) After moving into a new house, we had a need for shoe storage and a hall table in our front entryway.

3 You Won’t Believe Ways To Boost Your Self Esteem

When you look in the mirror, who do you see? If you could have an outer body experience that will show you who you really are, would you? I know these questions may sound cliché but when compared to the way you’re living your life right now, can you answer them? People often forget about the realness of true satisfaction and happiness. Are you really happy with your life right now?

How to minimize your grad school debt

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. If you or a loved one will be headed to graduate school this fall, chances are you are worried about more than dorm survival. Instead, you may be wondering how to avoid six-digit student loan debt. It’s a valid fear — no one wants to end up where I started.

9 Ways to Reach Your Goals Lightning Fast

Fully Commit Decide that you're going to keep working at it until your reach your goal. The word "de-cide" literally means "to cut away from". Think of the other strong commitments you've made in your life. There's no turning back, you stick to it consistently and keep moving forward, no matter what.

The Morning Cocktail I Drink Instead Of Coffee

Try this morning tea cocktail instead of coffee. It’s rocket fuel for the brain. I started experimenting with fat-plus-stimulant beverages in 1998 and 1999 while on the Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD).

Need a Good Gift for a Father in Your Life? Look No Further!

 Sunday, June 21, is Father’s Day in the United States and Canada. If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a father in your life, may I suggest my new (bestselling) book, Better Than Before? It’s all about how we can master our habits. I’ve heard from a lot of people who are giving the book as a gift.

6 Ways to Ditch Unhealthy Eating Habits with Minimal Effort

Our eating habits and food choices are shaped by far more than just hunger, which is why for most of us, choosing a salad over a slice of pizza requires some serious willpower. Over the past decade, researchers from the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab have made some fascinating discoveries about how our environment and perceptions of food affect not only what but also how much we eat.

Old IKEA LACK TV hacked into vintage style furniture

Materials: Old model of LACK TV furniture and metal guides of IKEA panel curtains Adding elements to an old IKEA furniture I created a piece of furniture inspired by Scandinavian vintage sideboard of the mid century. Steps: Remove the wheels from the original model. Add a side panel of 2.1 cm thick to match the overhang part on top. I could not find a panel this thick, so I joined a white me

Appy Birthday to me! The #Truthbomb App launches today. Candles! Champagne! Truth!

Note! Mercury is retrograde. (Google it.) So while we planned to launch both android and Mac app versions today, the dieties of IT had other plans. We are rolling with it. This means that, for once, android users go to the front of the line. Sweet justice for some of y’all. Please read on xo I know. #Truthbombs would make a great app. Easy breezy on your phone. Where dat app at? Finally!

An ode to the high utility of the five-gallon bucket

Every Wednesday, we highlight a unitasker on Unclutterer. These humorous posts point out a product that does a single thing, and for the majority of people has little utility. Today’s post is about the opposite, a multitasker with high utility: the five-gallon plastic bucket. I have dozens of these, and I’d gladly take a few more.

Should You Cook With Expensive Wine or Cheap Wine?

We all know that wine tastes great — well, most of it does. But what is it within the wine that enables us to enjoy it? Just like the food we eat, wine comes in a vast array of flavors and styles. What makes each wine unique is the combination of sugars, acid, aroma compounds, tannin, and alcohol. These components, in differing combinations, give each wine its unique character.

The Habit of Giving

Happy Memorial Day to all in the U.S., and happy Monday to everyone else. Today I made a small donation to a cause that inspired me. It wasn’t really because of the holiday, it didn’t cost me much, and I won’t miss the money. Yet, I still felt good after I pushed the button that finalized the commitment. Notice how selfish this sounds: It felt good to give!

Easy DETOLF Dwarf hamster Cage

Materials: - 1X DETOLF glass-door cabinet, white or black - 1x piece of plastic in matching colour, solid but not too hard to cut with scissors. Minimum 6×6 cm.

How to Handle Your Haters

With my multiple streams of income drying up one by one and no light of opportunity on the horizon, I was quickly losing faith in my ability to create a sustainable life as a writer.

“Make Your Dream Trip a Reality”: Week 4 Recap (Book Your Hotel)

Every day for six weeks, we’re teaching people how to “Make Their Dream Trip a Reality.” You can watch each lesson for free on the day it’s broadcast, or you can purchase the whole course and have access anytime. This was our fourth week (whoa!) with the in-studio audience and the thousands of people who participated online.