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By Trent Hamm

Hackers Help: Make IKEA Hopen Corner Wardrobe Kid Friendly?

Photo: IKEA.com I am looking for ideas to make this IKEA Hopen wardrobe that we already own kid friendly for a 2 and almost 4 year old and is no longer sold by Ikea so they don’t have add on accessories. The bar is too high and it has no drawers but would love some ideas. The post Hackers Help: Make IKEA Hopen Corner Wardrobe Kid Friendly? appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

Unitasker Wednesday: Waffle tongs

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! We use our waffle iron at least once a week, usually more, in our home.

Please don’t punish yourself.

It’s hard enough to make your way in a world where you will be judged, daily. To overcome the intentional punishments inflicted by dark mongers; to find the right concoction for emotional wounds; and to rise from the simply deep heartache of not getting what you want — it’s anything but easy.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014 Seven organizing strategies for a home renovation projectSeven tips to consider prior to starting a renovation project so it runs more smoothly. 2010 Netflix streaming on your Nintendo WiiBeginning later this spring the Nintendo Wii will support on-demand streaming of content from Netflix. Doing more with less: Dogme 95 and self-imposed limitationsThe Dogme 95 movement shows us how self-im

The Inspiration for Success in Everyday Life

David Foster Wallace at a book reading in 2006. Photo: Steve Rhodes In 2005, David Foster Wallace (the author of countless articles and several books, including the wonderful Infinite Jest) gave a commencement speech at Kenyon College. You can read the full speech here, and I encourage you to do so; I read it every few months myself. His speech is about the value and inspiration in everyday life.

How the Password You Select Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

From a long article about the history of passwords, I thought this story was especially fun: For some people, these rituals are motivational. Fiona Moriarty, a competitive runner, told me that she often used “16:59” — her target time for the 5,000 meters in track.

8 Principles to live by for an Epic Life

In our modern society, it’s really rare seeing people living on principles. A life principle is basically something that drives you to be the best image of yourself every single day. It is an invisible force that defines who we truly are. Life principles have the power to transform you from the inside out, defining how much happy, successful and productive you will be.

KALLAX Craft Cabinet with Doors

The configuration of the Kallax system is perfect for my craft supplies, but I didn’t like how messy it looked when not in use. Even with everything put away and tidy, the visual busy-ness was distracting in my otherwise minimal workspace. These lightly whitewashed plywood doors were a great way to hide everything away while still having all my supplies close at hand!

7 Things Ellen DeGeneres Can Teach You About Being Yourself

"Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come." - Ellen DeGeneres Whether you hate her, love her, gossip about her, or admire her. It doesn't matter.

Build a Sales Machine That Works While You Sleep — Free Training with Ramit Sethi

Link: Free Training from Ramit Starting a business can seem overwhelming.

“Because of Traveling, We Know Ourselves”: On the Road with Jim and Rhonda Delemeter

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself. Jim and Rhonda, long-term travelers, aren’t afraid to “jump into the void.” Here’s their story. Tell us about yourselves. What inspired you to leave home and travel? Back in 2007 we sold our house and backpacked around the world for 14 months, which made us hungry for something more.

America’s Miracle Meat: The Story of Spam (+ 3 Recipes)

Nowadays when you hear the word “spam,” you probably think of the unwanted emails you get from unknown sources soliciting you for money and information. Little do many people know, the term actually refers to and originates from the glorious canned luncheon meat of the same name.

How to Think Like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Dr. Peter Diamandis (center) floating with Elon Musk (r), James Cameron (l), and others. Dr. Peter Diamandis has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. You asked for an entire episode with him, so here it is!

The Contentment Habit

By Leo Babauta I’ll admit I do it as much as anyone else: see the cool things that others are doing and wish I were doing something cool like that too. You see great travel photos on Instagram and other social media — people living amazing lives, creating cool things, going on adventures.

Can You Choose To Worry?

"How come you never worry?" My wife asked. In that moment, I had horrible flashbacks.