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By Trent Hamm

HYLLIS entertainment console

So, I saw this post on your blog, and loved it so much I had to do my own version – it was exactly what I needed in my living room. I bought three HYLLIS units, hacked off the bottoms, shortened the legs, spray painted them all and bolted them together, and made a wooden top from some old bed slats I had laying around.

How to Become Luckier

We could all use a little more luck in our lives. On the surface, it seems like wishful thinking to imagine there’s anything we could do to enhance that. But most of us—the overscheduled masses—have engineered it out of our lives, and there are steps we can take to fix that. “Just look at your calendar,” John Hagel of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge told me during an interview.

Bill Payment Features

Most people are familiar with the basic idea behind bill payment systems, but if you’ve never used one, you may not be familiar with the ways it can save you time. Even if you’ve used the bill payment system from your bank for years, you might not be familiar with all the features that are available from other institutions.

Sorting through sentimental keepsakes

Last week, we asked our readers to share their biggest uncluttering hurdles and they responded. Now, we’re going through the comments to see what we can do to help. An Unclutterer reader asked: My mother in law recently moved out of her house and into a small place with medical care and more services than her home could provide.

How to connect the APTITLIG chopping boards into one big board

Who doesn’t have it ? A collection of different chopping boards, inherited, different sizes, different heights, different colors ? I had the same, and thought buy some identical ones at IKEA and sort that. I put my money where my mouth is and bought three APTITLIG chopping boards.

How Positive Writing Will Help You To Live a Happier Life

The power of positive thinking is not to be underestimated. The growth in wellness and happiness campaigns in the last decade have been astronomical. Scientists have gotten on board to study brain patterns in order to discover what makes us happy. Yoga studios and wellness centers are booming businesses. Positivity is on the menu for a lot of people.

The fall and winter seasons of the economic cycle

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. This is Part III in a series about how understanding economic cycles could inform your financial decisions. Part I is Understanding economic cycles: An introduction.

How To Create A Morning Routine That Changes Your Life

Through high school and the first years of college I always had problems sticking to habits and getting things done. I can still remember sleeping in and postponing or canceling all the stuff I knew in my heart I needed to do to accomplish my goals. During one year at university I procrastinated so badly on my reading, instead prioritizing sitting inside and playing Football Manager most of

And in This Corner…Fear

My grandfather, Johnny Paychek, poses with Joe Louis before their fight for the heavyweight title. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from David Levien. Fear. My grandfather faced it on a daily basis, and he did it for a living as a professional boxer back in the 1930s and early ‘40s, when the money, and the gloves, weren’t as padded as they are today.

Triple H on Pre-Fight Rituals, Injury Avoidance, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“His way of telling you that you did something wrong was hitting you in the head with a phone book in a shopping bag.” – Triple H (Paul Levesque) on learning from Killer Kowalski [10:05] “Why would I be wound up? I’m either ready, or I’m not. Worrying about it right now ain’t gonna change a damn thing.”  – Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Something Becomes Important Because We’re Paying Attention.

I take giant amounts of notes, and I’m constantly copying passages from books that I read. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also one of my favorite things to do. Oddly, I’ll often take notes, or copy passages, where the meaning isn’t clear to me.

3 Simple Ways To Use Your Inner Values To Finally Find Work That Lights You Up

You know the feeling you get when the ringing alarm jolts you out of your precious Monday morning sleep? The feeling that there is no point to getting out of bed because this week is just going to be like last week. And the week before that. And the one before that. Aren't you frustrated with waking up in the morning and wishing the whole day could go by in a blink?

APTITLIG mm cutting board

Materials: APTITLIG cutting board I just engraved some 1 mm and 5mm lines on my APTITLIG cutting board. This will make it easier to cut uniform sized pieces of cake or vegetables. The design files are available on the website of our FabLab. ~ Wim Van Gool The post APTITLIG mm cutting board appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

What important documents to keep and how to organize them

Now that income tax season is past, it’s a good opportunity to organize important personal documents, determine how they should be stored, and how long they need to be kept. Keep: Vital documents Vital records are documents issued by the government that prove you exist and indicate your status.

I call all of my power back to me now. I am whole and complete. (Say it with me now.)

I call all of my power back to me now. I am whole and complete. I was moving out of a house recently and told a friend I was going to smudge the place. (You know, “smudge” — you burn some sage and clean the energy out. Stay with me, this is going to get more logical for some of you. Actually…it will probably get weirder.) So, Cool Friend asks me, “Why bother smudging?