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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

Easy Ways to Fulfill a Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus

Meeting requirements for a card’s sign-up bonus shouldn’t become a game of “beat the clock.” Photo: Kalyan Most credit card rewards deals ask you to spend a specific amount of money on your card within a clearly defined time frame. If you complete the task and play by the rules, you can often earn a tidy sum of cash back, airline miles, or hotel loyalty points.

How to save for a down payment on a house fast

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. My wife and I didn’t wait too long after our wedding to create a family. We were parents one week before our first anniversary. Our apartment was too small for a third human, so we endeavored to buy a house.

7 Ways Accepting Change Can Improve Your Success

Changes are an integral part of life. We can always find changes happening around us and inside of us. Some of these changes are acceptable to us while others are not. But why is it so tough to accept a change? How can you stop resisting the changes in your life and just accept them and move on?

6 Discoveries from Near and far: Volume XXIV

I. Around the World Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter. Why Shark Tank Is Terrible for Your Business — Just because someone else has been successful in their business doesn’t mean they know what to do about yours Why Have Over 2,000 NoPhones Been Sold?

How and Why to Improve Your Cursive Penmanship

Over the years here at the Art of Manliness we’ve sung the praises of the handwritten letter and simply writing things out by hand in general. Typically, when folks think about writing a handwritten note, they imagine doing it in cursive.

Video: The Most Fun Way to Change Your Habits

I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness.

4 Life Lessons I Learned From Tinder

Last night, out of nowhere, my roommate and I decided to create a Tinder double date for ourselves. Within 30 minutes the candidates were found, and the arrangements were made.

LACK TV Unit improved/completed

I had this LACK tv unit for 49 euros in Germany and needed more space and closed/secured space (because of children). So I decided to improve it with two LACK tables (each 5 or 10 Euro) and a BESTA Board (same colour). I also made out of cheap wood the frame for the enclosure of the spaces, so that I can hide stuff there and cover it with some fabric. This is the result: I used two tabletops for

Why a Two-Year Degree May Be Your Best Investment

Some associate’s degrees can lead to high-paying jobs. Photo: David Mulder Most experts agree that the economic value of a bachelor’s degree far outweighs the average cost of earning one. However, recent research has made it painfully clear that a four-year degree is not a good investment for every student.

Besta Bench Seat Dining Area

Materials: Besta Cabinet base, with MDF top upholstered by caravan upholstery shop and Vassbo style doors. This is a really functional, space saving and comfortable area. Its ideal for socialising, eating, entertaining and working.

Barriers and Pre-Commitments: How to Modify an Environment to Support Your Values

From time to time, most of us suffer from a gap between what we say we do and what we actually do. This is especially true in everything associated with well-being: fitness, health, personal finance, and general self-improvement. We know we should exercise, but we don’t always want to. We know we should save, but we reach the end of the month with nothing left over. My longtime friend J.D.

The difference between being “detached” and “non-attachment.” And why it matters for getting what you want.

Many spiritual teachings instruct us to be detached from the outcomes that we’re going after. There’s merit to that, but there’s a really important, sanity-saving distinction to make. It’s the difference between detachment and non-attachment. And it’s a big difference. Detachment is hard on your heart — and it actually creates blocks to what you want.

Integration vs. Features

There are hundreds and thousands of devices, apps and systems that promise to make you more productive. If you spend all your time looking for the perfect set of tools, you’ll never get anything done.

Holly jolly clutter

While it’s such a fantastic privilege to be able to share gifts with friends and family this time of year, this privilege often comes with the side-effect of discovering clutter in your home.

Hackers Help: Need advice on BESTA TV display unit

My name is Nick and I’ve got a kind of odd issue I am dealing with and I wonders if you (or the crowd) had any advice. I have a standard Besta TV storage setup that looks just like this.