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By The FLS Team

How and Why to Improve Your Cursive Penmanship

Over the years here at the Art of Manliness we’ve sung the praises of the handwritten letter and simply writing things out by hand in general. Typically, when folks think about writing a handwritten note, they imagine doing it in cursive.

Video: The Most Fun Way to Change Your Habits

I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness.

4 Life Lessons I Learned From Tinder

Last night, out of nowhere, my roommate and I decided to create a Tinder double date for ourselves. Within 30 minutes the candidates were found, and the arrangements were made.

LACK TV Unit improved/completed

I had this LACK tv unit for 49 euros in Germany and needed more space and closed/secured space (because of children). So I decided to improve it with two LACK tables (each 5 or 10 Euro) and a BESTA Board (same colour). I also made out of cheap wood the frame for the enclosure of the spaces, so that I can hide stuff there and cover it with some fabric. This is the result: I used two tabletops for

Why a Two-Year Degree May Be Your Best Investment

Some associate’s degrees can lead to high-paying jobs. Photo: David Mulder Most experts agree that the economic value of a bachelor’s degree far outweighs the average cost of earning one. However, recent research has made it painfully clear that a four-year degree is not a good investment for every student.

Besta Bench Seat Dining Area

Materials: Besta Cabinet base, with MDF top upholstered by caravan upholstery shop and Vassbo style doors. This is a really functional, space saving and comfortable area. Its ideal for socialising, eating, entertaining and working.

Barriers and Pre-Commitments: How to Modify an Environment to Support Your Values

From time to time, most of us suffer from a gap between what we say we do and what we actually do. This is especially true in everything associated with well-being: fitness, health, personal finance, and general self-improvement. We know we should exercise, but we don’t always want to. We know we should save, but we reach the end of the month with nothing left over. My longtime friend J.D.

The difference between being “detached” and “non-attachment.” And why it matters for getting what you want.

Many spiritual teachings instruct us to be detached from the outcomes that we’re going after. There’s merit to that, but there’s a really important, sanity-saving distinction to make. It’s the difference between detachment and non-attachment. And it’s a big difference. Detachment is hard on your heart — and it actually creates blocks to what you want.

Integration vs. Features

There are hundreds and thousands of devices, apps and systems that promise to make you more productive. If you spend all your time looking for the perfect set of tools, you’ll never get anything done.

Holly jolly clutter

While it’s such a fantastic privilege to be able to share gifts with friends and family this time of year, this privilege often comes with the side-effect of discovering clutter in your home.

Hackers Help: Need advice on BESTA TV display unit

My name is Nick and I’ve got a kind of odd issue I am dealing with and I wonders if you (or the crowd) had any advice. I have a standard Besta TV storage setup that looks just like this.

Frugality Without Sacrifice

Not too long ago, I received a really good email from a reader, “Jan,” who asked some pointed questions about frugality. Here’s that email, in part: Your story of how you and your wife dug out of debt and started building toward a financially independent lifestyle is a great one.

How to work from home and not become a vegetable!

Wow! They are paying me a great salary but it is a ‘work from home’ opportunity: I wonder ‘how that works out in the long run’! Working from home can be easy or difficult – it all depends on our belief. We may get a work from home opportunity without even asking for it; or we may actually ask for it thinking that – it comes with lot of freedom.

IKEA Antonius multi-tired hi-fi rack

Hi everyone, just wanted to share with you an ikea hack I made few weeks ago: I always wanted to have an Hifi rack, but all those I found on the internet were horrible (70-80ies style, if you know what I mean) and terribly expensive. Then I started wondering if I could make one myself, and the Ikea Antonius shelves caught my attention: as you can see, there are 3 Ikea Antonius racks (30 euros in

I’m Covered — No You’re Not! How to Dispute Insurance Claims

If your insurance company is reluctant to pay your claim (imagine that!), there are steps you can take to recover your losses.