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By Glen Stansberry

Home Studio Reference Monitor Riser

Materials: HEAT Reference monitors (professional music production speakers) need to be at the level of the ear in order to form a perfect triangle between your head in music production. Stacking up piles of HEAT, and gluing them together will make a good absorptive level riser for your pair of reference monitors.

Turning Fear Into Curiosity : On the Road with Audrey Scott and Dan Noll

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll have sold everything to travel the world—twice. After five years exploring Europe and being settled in Prague, they decided to pursue a new adventure. Here’s their story: Tell us about yourselves.   We’re a husband-and-wife speaking, writing and photography team.

Simple Time Savings Investments

Poor organization is one of the biggest productivity killers.

Review: ScanSnap iX100 is a fast, portable, uncluttered scanner

When I worked as an IT director in the early 2000s, scanners were huge, bulky slabs of plastic and glass. They demanded a lot of desk space, cranky software, and patience. I thought of those olden days while I reviewed the ScanSnap iX100 this past week. This small scanner (pictured above with my computer’s mouse for scale) is just under 11 inches long and about 1.5 inches tall.

How to Become Your Own Life Coach with Fourteen Simple Strategies

Over the last few weeks, several readers have written to me asking about the value of hiring a life coach. Usually, these people are struggling with a major life decision or finding it hard to break free of a steady grind that they wish to escape. Life coaches can be incredibly useful if you find yourself in that kind of state.

Here’s what to do when you’re feeling small. Reframe your power.

Speaking at Just Love, One Billion Rising For Justice One of my most meaningful speaking gigs was for Eve Ensler and her Just Love event.

Hackers help: How do I mimic the excellent Lofted / Raised MALM Storage Bed converts to 18″ of Storage?

Photo: IKEA.com Hello all. I loved the idea of raising up the MALM Storage Bed so much, I have purchased one. My problem is that I am not handy. I need help with this project. I live in the Washington, DC area and don’t know what to do first, so I am asking for help here. Should I post an ad for help on my local craigslist too?

Finding the Right Solutions by Asking the Right Questions

“It’s not that they can’t see the solution. They can’t see the problem.” – G.K Chesterton, Writer and philosopher We need to ask the right questions to get the right answers. If you think you have the problem figured out and are convinced that you do, think again.

Final result: Hiding stackable top-load washer/dryer in AKURUM high cabinet

2catou asked for Hackers Help and here is the final result of the project to hide a stackable washer/dryer inside an AKURUM cabinet.

You can learn how to make money investing: Just do it!

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Several readers responded to our “Big Question” post by saying they’d like to see something about investing, and some elaborated that they’d like to see some advice for investing on a small scale.

7 Effective Ways To Boost Your Happiness

 "Happiness depends upon ourselves." - Aristotle Above everything else, happiness should be your number 1 priority. Because the moment we lose our happiness, it feels like we've lost everything. Getting out of bed becomes a lot harder. Having fun is more challenging. Being grateful is more difficult.

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

(Photo: Ariel H.) “One of the rare noncharlatanic books in finance.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile “There is more to be learned from Jim Paul’s true story of failure than from a stack of books promising to reveal the secret formula for success…this compact volume is filled with a wealth of trading wisdom and insights.” &

The Tao of Boyd: How to Master the OODA Loop

John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows.