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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

Fail Faster at Habits

By Leo Babauta There are two extremely common obstacles that get in the way of people succeeding at habit change: Messing up on the habit and then quitting. Not starting because the habit change seems to hard or daunting. Have you faced these problems? The answer is almost certainly yes, because pretty much all of us have. The answer to both of these problems is really the same: do the habit.

Fuel Dumping: A Little-Understood Trick to Save Hundreds of Dollars on Airfare

There’s a fun trick that can help you save hundreds of dollars on your next long flight—but it’s a little complicated and requires a bit of work. Bloggers get hate mail over sharing this tip (I’m not kidding), presumably because some people feel entitled to keep secrets to themselves.

Birch sock table

Materials: Galant table frame and Galant A-legs First I painted the Galant table frame white. I took off adjustable parts from the Galant A-legs, lathed birch wood to 38mm and added all adjustable parts back to new birch legs. Only needed some threaded rods and bolts to get back to new legs. Table top is 18mm white laminated birch plywood. Simple, Scandinavian “design” table.

Tips for a Healthy Relationship

Beginning a relationship is a very easy job; but the thing which gets a little tricky is maintaining it. Every relationship faces some ups and downs, but it is totally your calibre of handling those while keeping your relationship headstrong. Here are given a couple of few tips which will help you in maintaining your relationship for a long time . Get in Touch: Hugs and kisses are very common.

How to save money on dental bills

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, around 108 million Americans go without dental insurance during any given year.

Living Authentically: A Personal Story

About a year ago I left my job, moved up in the mountains far away from family and friends, and started anew. I had enough of crowded places, constant machine noise and a life spent mainly indoors.

10 Motivational Good Reads

We all could use a little “self-help.” And that is probably the reason that the “self-help” sections of book stores are so large – everyone has a program or plan to sell us – one that will change our lives forever!

500 Video Courses on Tuts+

This week marks a huge milestone for Tuts+ learning as we celebrate the release of our 500th video course!From our humble beginnings way back in 2007 we’ve grown to incorporate 10 different creative and technical topics including Code, Web Design, Design & Illustration and Photography.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2013 Ask Unclutterer: How to store transient items?Reader Heather wants to know what to do with transient items while they’re waiting to be delivered or retrieved. 2012 Managing active files and papersEven in the digital age, many people can work with active files and papers.

Hello chalkboard!

Just wanted to post an update on the red wall. It’s now a chalkboard (Nippon Satin Glo Crater Black). Truth be told, I had a bit of painter’s remorse the few days after the red wall was gone. The room felt a tad darker and I wasn’t sure I had picked the right colour. And my furniture didn’t seem to go with the new scheme anymore. (That red chair has to got to go.

How to Overhead Press [VIDEO]

If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.  Mark Rippetoe, author of Starting Strength, shows me how to perform the overhead press.

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More

I’m not high in this picture, despite my appearance. DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in Menlo Park, and Ken Kesey.

Are You Unnecessarily Severe with Yourself and Your Habits?

“All severity that does not tend to increase good, or prevent evil, is idle.” — Samuel Johnson, as quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson I often think about this remark by Samuel Johnson. Because I’ve been so focused on habits over the past few years, during the writing of Better Than Before, people often talk to me about the habits they want to change. And al

How Motivational Speakers Act as a Catalyst for Change?

While defining a motivational speaker, it will be unfair to state that ‘they are the one who offer speeches intended to encourage or inspire their listeners’. The reason being, they are much more than this…   Even the history is full of such motivational speakers, who have been a reason of affective changes.