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By Gretchen Rubin

New Course: How to Create a Compelling Call to Action

The call to action, or CTA, is an essential component of video marketing.

LACK dressing room stool

So I had this LACK table that was not being use and because I just moved into a new apartment, I needed a dressing room stool. So the idea come to create a LACK dressing room stool using that table. But I needed something soft for the cushion and something to cover the whole thing. Again IKEA come to the rescue.

Ways to take advantage of digital photography advancements and still stay organized

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Digital photography is changing the hobby of photography in interesting ways. The most obvious change is the ease with which we can fire off 300 photos in a matter of minutes.

Killing off Success to Prepare for the Future

The McDonalds in my town is going to close down for several months. During that time, they are going to tear down the current restaurant and build a new one. The man who owns the McDonalds has another one in a nearby town and he did something similar there a few years ago.

Let the Wave Crash Over You: One Year Later

Orion image via Ryan Hallock Readers: One year ago today I lost my brother, Ken. This difficult subject isn’t relevant to everyone, but for those who are interested I’ve written about it in a few different ways since then. Today’s post contains my one-year reflections.

How to Run Payroll (Systematize Your Process)

Hiring employees is a major step in the evolution of your small business. Suddenly, instead of having to do everything yourself, you’re able to delegate tasks and focus on the important things.

‘Dahl Vader’ Home Theatre Gaming Workstation Boss Chair

What You Need: 2x Glivarp extendable glass tables 1x Timsfors swivel recliner 1x PS2012 dropleaf table OR 1x Besta Burs shelf 1m 1 1/4″ (32mm) steel channel 4 castor wheels 1x truckload of bolts and brackets (see video) View the complete construction of the Gaming Workstation in a 2-part YouTube video(s): The post ‘Dahl Vader’ Home Theatre Gaming Workstation Boss Chair appe

How to Succeed as an Underdog

So you think that being an underdog is a disadvantage? Sorry, but we beg to differ. Despite the negative connotation of this word, there is something special about being an underdog.

37 Unexpected Ways Meditation Can Drastically Improve Your Quality of Life

You're reading 37 Unexpected Ways Meditation Can Drastically Improve Your Quality of Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement.

4 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Push-Ups

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Anthony Arvanitakis.  Push-ups: the manliest and most foundational strength exercise for the upper body. They’ve been turning boys into men since the dawn of physical fitness. I won’t bore you with their benefits (i.e., they require no equipment, they’re great for the whole upper body, etc.) — you already know all that!

Podcast #211: Difficult Conversations, Small Talk, and Charisma

A few months ago, I did a podcast with Frances Cole Jones, author of How to Wow. It was all about how to put your best foot forward in any social or business situation so you can give a persuasive pitch, nail the job interview, or romance that gal you’ve had your eye on. At the end of the show, Frances invited listeners to go to her site to use the “Ask a Question” form to ask her any qu

4 Times Tom Hanks Totally Made Us Re-Evaluate Our Attitude Towards Life

You're reading 4 Times Tom Hanks Totally Made Us Re-Evaluate Our Attitude Towards Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement.

A Little Happier: A Lucky Charm That Works Even If You Don’t Believe In It.

Back in episode 59 of our podcast, Elizabeth and I talked about the value of giving yourself a lucky charm. Relying on lucky charms is superstitious, but in fact, it actually works.

Light from PRYDLIG pen holders

I used TIVED ceiling lamp… … and orange PRYDLIG pen holders. Gray and green not so bright. I detached LED ends of lamp and drilled hole in bottom of pen holders. Then insert end in drilled hole and fixed it by glue gun. So, that is result. The post Light from PRYDLIG pen holders appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

If You Have No Challenges, Maybe It’s Time to Change Your Life

Have you ever walked around endless airport highway ramps for more than a mile? When it’s after 10pm and you’ve got your carry-on bags with you? Yeah, so I did that the other night. Short version: when you land in DFW and are staying at the off-airport Hyatt Regency, you’re supposed to take the SkyTrain to the C gates, and then hike through the parking garage to the entrance.