One of my Secrets of Adulthood is to It’s okay to ask for help–and today I’m asking!
I’m considering adding some new features to The Happiness Project site, and it would be hugely helpful to learn more about you and your views.
Materials: Finnvar stand
Description: I repurposed the FINNVAR stand and turned it into a height adjustable slider rail for my DSLR camera slider (which I built by cannibalizing my girlfriends roller-skates and spending countless hours at the tool store - but that's a different story).
I’ve said before that writing a book isn’t difficult when you break it down into 1,000 words a day. In fact, if you write 1,000 words a day fairly consistently, you can write more than one book a year.
A few smart readers have pointed out that the writing is the easiest part. Truly crafting something worthwhile requires much more work in the editing or revision phase.
My colleague at The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Chris Rawson, recently explained why most people should think long and hard before installing a beta version of the iPad and iPhone operating system. These betas are typically distributed to developers so that they can test their apps against future updates, but any interested party with $100 can sign up as a developer and get it themselvers.
By Leo Babauta
I sat in a crowd of 45,000 about 10 days ago, watching super-billionaire investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger riff off each other and deliver quick wit and worldly wisdom about finances and life in general, at the famous Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha.
As I listened to these titans of the investing world, it struck me how content they are.
What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question.
1. Mortgage tax deduction calculator
2. Private school worth it?
3. Advice on inexpensive business clothes
4. Is home ownership necessary?
5. Fantasy writing progress
6. Learning about neighbors
Materials: 2 Frosta stools, Blecka hooks, wood, jigsaw, drill, screws
Description: I was looking for a birch self standing dress hanger, but Ikea has unfortunately has little choice... so I decided to hack Frosta stool, inspired by previous hacks seen in this site.
This is a post from staff writer Holly Johnson. This year, our office welcomed a 24-year-old professional into our tight-knit group. Aside from making everyone else in the office feel really, really old, it’s been fun and exciting learning what the younger generation is into these days. Let’s face it — her life is much more exciting than mine.
“Where there is love there is life.”~ Mahatma Gandhi
Sometimes you may forget and believe you are not good enough.
You may not even realize it, but someone else see’s all the amazing things about you and why you are so loveable.
Anyone who strives to live frugally eventually comes across an experience that makes their frugality seem “cheap.”
They’ll serve a homemade meal that someone turns their nose up at because it’s not a prime cut. They’ll bring a thoughtful gift to a party only to find that everyone else paid out the nose for their shiny gifts.
Materials: Ikea Rast drawers
Description: Screw two Rast chest of drawers together, add some timber or MDF, decorate with molding and give extra legs. Voila!
See more of the double Rast cabinet.
~ Kata, BudapestMore hacks on IKEAHackers.net