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25 Journeys, 1,000 Miles Each : Dave Cornthwaite’s Quest

This is a quest case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Dave Cornthwaite’s quest has been called “One of the most ambitious adventures of the 21st century,” and in the process of his journey he has broken nine world records.

Akurum floating credenza – wall storage

I wanted a modern, space saving, unique, floating credenza. Scoured the internet for some cool ideas and decided on the floating Akurum IKEA fauxdenza hack, aka Akurum kitchen cabinets. This IKEA hack is an easy weekend project for home improvement enthusiasts.

5 Ways Athletes (and anyone else) Can Connect Their Mental and Physical Self

Everything we do, sports included, is 90% mental. In fact, saying that sports is 90% mental might be one of the most overused clichés. The truth is, anything we do is both 100% mental and 100% physical. Think about it. Our thoughts influence our actions, and our actions influence our thoughts. What is more important?

How to Start a Home-Based Medical Billing Service

Medical billing services ensure that doctors and other health care providers get paid.

How to turn down a job offer (or resign) gracefully

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. So, you’ve done it. You’ve considered all the costs of a new job, networked your heart out, and considered all aspects of your job offer. Now you are facing one of two outcomes: Pull the trigger! Take the new job. Not good enough! For whatever reason, you’ve decided to decline the offer.

The Best Ancient Quotes To Help You Lead A Successful Life

History is a great teacher. Whatever challenge you are facing today, you can be sure that someone else has faced it before. Thousands of years ago, people's lives were a lot more challenging than the lives of people today. Warfare, lack of food, diseases were a constant threat.

How to Travel Around the World With Just a 20lb Backpack

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser. Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser. I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just finished booking 45,000 miles worth of flights around the world.

4 Reasons You’re Starving on Your Diet Plan

Feel like you would eat just about anything right now? If you’re on a strict weight loss diet plan, there’s no question that some hunger should be expected.

Protect Your Money While Studying Abroad

A magnet for students regardless of the country: Be sure to protect your credit cards and cash when studying — and eating — abroad. Photo: The LEAF Project Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but you need to take steps to protect your money during your travels.

Travel Disasters and Misadventures Are Good for Us

Earlier this year, as I was wrapping up the writing for The Happiness of Pursuit, I commissioned an illustration from Mike Rohde to commemorate a few of my more spectacular travel disasters and misadventures:   [View or Download as a PDF] All of these experiences, even the negative ones, were helpful in building confidence to continue the journey.

Quiz Yourself: What Kind of Play Do You Enjoy?

Every Wednesday is Tip Day — or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Quiz: What’s your personality — for play? As I’ve worked on the subjects of habits and happiness, the importance of play has becoming increasingly apparent to me. For a happy life, it’s not enough to have an absence of bad feelings — we also need sources of good feelings.

TurboTax Discount Code – Free Offer Promotion

Why bother with the pen and calculator when you can e-file for free? Photo: Dave Dugdale Attention, tax preparers looking for a great discount on TurboTax software this tax season.

Lack it or not… office space divider

Made of hundreds of IKEA Lack tables, this 32 meter long 3.2 meter high office space divider designed for a communication office. It represents an abstract view of the Rotterdam skyline the silhouette is also visible in the floor pattern. The post Lack it or not… office space divider appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

How To Create ‘Internal Flow’ In Decision Making

Many of us often make big decisions at the start of a New Year. In the UK, for example, January 5th (the first working day after Christmas) was dubbed “divorce day” because it’s the busiest time of year for family lawyers as warring couples decide enough is enough.

10 Work-From-Home Jobs for 2015

Sure beats a cubicle, right? The online world makes a number of work-from-home jobs possible. Photo: Chris Roos Just a few decades ago, the vast majority of work-at-home job opportunities were far from profitable.