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By Leo Babauta

How to Get a Curtain Cut/Undercut Haircut [VIDEO]

The movie Fury comes out today, and folks are talking about it for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the hairstyle Brad Pitt is rocking in the film. Short on the sides and long on the top, it’s called the curtain cut or undercut, and it has a distinctly vintage-looking vibe.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: October 17, 2014

Last week’s winner of the AoM store giveaway was Jesus from Hollywood, FL, and he chose the AoM pocket knife. My Picks This Week My picks this week all center on apparel. Suitable offers custom-made suits (you’ll have to send your measurements) at very affordable prices.

Best Free Credit Report Site of 2014

Credit is a very important part of your adult life, yet it’s often neglected by any school curriculum while you’re learning the ins and outs of life. Every U.S. citizen who needs to be extended a line of credit, obtain a job, have a cell phone, and/or rent a dwelling needs to stay on top of their credit. Luckily, there are a lot of different tools out there to obtain free credit reports.

IKEA comic tables

Materials: LACK table, HEMNES nightstand I lined a Lack table with comics. I used glue, old comics and varnish. The other table I painted the top and lined the legs with comics using the same technique of the other table. The HEMNES table I painted and glued a vintage map in the drawers using glue and varnish.

Student Loan Forgiveness Series: Volunteering

Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As mentioned in the article, 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average college graduate owes a whopping $40,000 after graduation, but almost 19% owes $50,000 and above and 5.6% owes over $100,000.

Plan in Advance When You’ll Begin to Worry About Something

Before a big talk, I used to stress out for weeks. The feeling began with a sense of being unsettled (and not the good kind). I was anxious and unsure of how to resolve it. Finally, at least a few days beforehand, the talk took over my mind and became all I could think about. All other work fell by the wayside.

NOBNOM Winners and Other Updates

2008 pic, RV breakdown en route to Burning Man. Shit happens, but that’s OK.Ladies and gents! A few updates: 1) If you missed instructions for the three quick-start videos from Tony Robbins, or his morning breathing routine and Cryotherapy, I’ve added the links here. 2) I’m so very sorry for the delay in announcing NOBNOM prize winners.

Painting Guide: How to further frost the frosted HOPEN Glass Drawers

The HOPEN dressers come with frosted glass door fronts on the drawers. These are translucent and the items inside the drawers can be seen. While creating a black milk glass effect on an IKEA FYLLIG Vase, I had the idea to make a similar effect on my new HOPEN dressers.

Giveaway: The Modern World Map That Started a Business

Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! Win this modern world map, lovingly designed by our friends at These Are Things! After wanting an awesome map to hang in their home and being unable to find it, Jen Adrion and Omar Noory made one they loved.

Moppe Apothecary

Materials: Moppe with 6 drawers and with large drawer Stacked Moppe drawers and used Liquid Nail glue as adhesive. Cut out board and used wooden legs as base, stained all one color. All drawers were turned around and added label holders.

The Panic Button

On September 18, the S&P 500 closed the day at 2,011.36. As of my writing, the S&P 500 sits at 1,864.84. In other words, the S&P 500 has lost 7.3% of its value in less than a month. Let’s put that in dollars and cents.

In An Emergency, Be An Asset, Not A Liability

Most of us experience life as a set of predicable events that unfold as a series of manageable challenges. When we hit a speed bump in our day, there is usually plenty of time to select among several amenable choices or at least choose the least of all evils.

Hutten wall-mounted Side-on Wine Racking

Materials: HUTTEN 9-bottle wine rack 1) Unpack Hutten wine rack, and (using a chop-saw) cut off all three shelves at the point just beyond the first cross-bar on each side. 2) Screw the top and bottom shelf to the side-brace (which now becomes the wall-bracket), and glue the middle shelf in using PVA (they’re pleasingly accurately machined, so you won’t even need to clamp it). 3) Dril

Ask the Readers: Are home security systems worth the money?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. The small, rectangular ceramic flower pots I kept in the two window sills of my bathroom had never budged an inch in the 14 years I owned the home, but one day I saw that one was close to falling out onto the counter below. I wondered if a small earthquake had caused it to move as I pushed it back in place.

Buddhism has 8 “Auspicious Symbols.” What Are Your Symbols?

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday (well, Friday, I forgot to hit “publish”): What are your “auspicious symbols?” I love numbered lists. My 12 Personal Commandments. My 8 Splendid Truths. The 10 Myths about happiness.