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By Tim Ferriss

Farewell, I’m Off for a Week.

I’m off for a week’s family vacation, in my hometown of Kansas City (Missouri, for those of you in the know). Each year we visit my parents, and do all our favorite KC things: eat at Winstead’s and The Mixx; visit the library; shop on the Plaza; go to Worlds of Fun; walk through the Kauffman Gardens and the Nelson-Atkins Museum; go to the playground in Loose Park; etc.

Laundry organizer: fitting the washer’s drum!

IKEA items used: TROFAST Fed up of never knowing if you will fill the washer drum? Just use the TROFAST System for: Dark, low temp. Bright, low temp. Dark high temp Bright, high temp And you will never waste time again in front of the washing machine… ~ ByCycle

Giveaway: Free Website Hosting for a Year

Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! For the past few months, I’ve recommended the hosting company InMotion to anyone who asks for help setting up a new website.


IKEA item used: MYDAL Bunk Bed Frame Cut my unused bunk bed in half and took the top bunk and flipped it over. Now it’s a cosy day bed and doubles as a cat house for my pets. ~ Stephanie

Are you Future Ready? My most revealing, cosmic, girlfriend interview ever.

CLICK HERE to watch my interview with Navjit!   What do I really think about the “Goddess movement”? (Not a total fan, actually.) And the New Age spin on “being present?” (Bit of a racket, you know). And bringing in The Beloved (all in), and being “Future Ready” (are YOU ready?).

Christmas in July

The average American family spends $749.51 on Christmas gifts. That’s a painful amount – it’s approximately 2% of the annual take-home income of an American family. As I’m writing this, Christmas is five months away.

A captain bed with extra storage place

Desperately needed space. In order to increase the storage in my flat, I decided to build a captain bed from scratch. So first I create the base with 6 STUVA structures (60 x 50 x 64 cm) 3 on each side. I added one structure at the head. At the end of the bed, I added a STUVA structure but without the back of it.

8 Good Reasons Why You Suck At Life

Having a great life, enjoying freedom and flexibility in your days, and truly being fulfilled by what you do is something we all strive for. But the bitter reality is that very few of us actually do. Most of us will spend our time here going through the motions of a well-balanced life and die with too many regrets to count.

Ask the Readers: When was the last time you went to the bank?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. It used to be part of everyone’s existence, like going to the grocery store once a week. You’d stand in a teller’s line and hope everyone in front of you had uncomplicated transactions. Then you’d hand over your cash and the teller would stamp your passbook to record your deposit.

It’s here! Wake up to the 2015 IKEA Catalog

Are your days’ beginnings and endings going to get better? Perhaps, with some help from IKEA’s 2015 range. The digital catalog is up. Click the image below to open up a slideshow. Or view it on IKEA USA website.

The 4 Laws of Staying True to Your Life’s Calling

When I was in college trying to figure out what to do with my life, I did many things to help me find direction and guidance. I was in search of my meaning and purpose. “What am I here to do?” “What does the universe want me to do?

See how easy it is to refresh your landing space

We submitted our hack in 2008 but thought you/your readers might be interested to see how easily it can be updated/refreshed. We took the Vika Fintorp legs out and put Godvin legs in. Looks a lot more modern now. ~ Monica

Living the Simple Life

‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ ~Henry David Thoreau By Leo Babauta For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning to live a simple life. A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.

The Cure for Writer’s Block: Start With the Last Thing You Learned

Wondering what to write about? Someone once told me, “Start with the last thing you learned—then share that.” They actually gave me this advice in reference to a talk I was terrified to give.

George ‘IKEA’ Nelson CSS shelving (single series)

IKEA item used: Stolmen 2x sliding door cabinet, Grundtal 3x lights, Ekby Jarpen 2x shelf, Ledberg LED lights, Ekby Lerberg bracket, Ekby Riset bracket for sloping wall, Kvissle wall newspaper rack, Vaggis noticeboard, and Bjarnum folding hook. This is my newly second post for my DIY Bookcase & Shelving (under Living Room). So if you guys haven’t seen my first one check it out.