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By Glen Stansberry

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.

Effective note-taking

A few years ago, Unclutterer readers started a discussion on effective note-taking. Several of you had great suggestions, and looking at that old thread got me thinking about my own note-taking techniques. They’ve changed quite a bit since I was a young student, though I do still fall back on old techniques now and then. Best practices We take notes so we can recall important information later.

Intuit Productivity Webinar

Yesterday I participated in a webinar sponsored by Intuit called “Get More Done. Today.” with Craig Jarrow (blogs at Time Management Ninja) and Mike Williams (CEO at David Allen Company). Dan Schawbel moderated the event. I had a great time answering questions and learning some new tips and tricks from Craig and Mike.

Rastastic desk

Materials: 2 Rast three drawer chests Wood filler Stain + polyurethane High gloss paint 6 drawer pulls 8- 3 1/2″ hairpin legs + screws 16- 1 1/2″ L brackets + screws 1 pine board, 14″ W x whatever length you desire the desk to be for the desktop (I used 6′ length) 1 piece (equal length to the desk top) moulding, no more than 1 1/2″W 2 pine boards 24 1/2″ x 11 3

Dive into your psyche. 3 personality tests for introspection.

A good personality test can help reveal the innermost workings of your psyche. Anyone who applies for a job with Team D takes these three tests. And, they’re kind of… fun.   What makes you feel strong? StrengthsFinder: Now, Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham + Donald O.

Music for Free – Comparing Nine Free (and Legal) Online Music Options

Right now, there are a ton of legal ways to listen to music online for free. Sure, you can buy mp3s so that you have complete freedom in terms of when and where you want to listen, but if you just want a radio-like service with a bit of control, there are many free options online for listening. Which one is best, though? It really depends on what you’re looking for.

With Habits, “It Helps to Adopt Simple Rules.”

Habits interview: Cass Sunstein. I’m hard at work on Better Than Before, my book about habits, which focuses on how to change a habit – whatever you want your particular habit to be.  (To hear when the book goes on sale, sign up here.) As part of my research, I’ve read innumerable books and papers on various topics related to habits.