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By Chanpory Rith

A Little Happier: Sometimes, the Best Solution Is To Do Nothing at All.

My mother made this observation about an air-conditioner vent, but I’ve found that it’s widely applicable: Sometimes, the best solution is to do nothing at all. In the photo, you can see the vent. What do you think — were we right not to worry about a vent cover?

30 Best Inspirational and Motivational Quotes of the Day

One thing that successful people share is that they are driven to set goals and meet them every time.

What are your organizing priorities?

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. The other day, a new topic was posted in the Unclutterer Forums asking what people store on their kitchen counters. That got me thinking about when we renovated our apartment and how we really worked hard to get the space organized right before the construction began.

Adjustable Over-the-Railing Outdoor Planter Shelves

Problem: I have a solid construction balcony railing that has a non-standard 7 inch wood railing. I wanted to have planters on/near the railing without (a) having to drill holes into the railing as that was forbidden by my condo association, (b) having any risk of the planters flying off the balcony railing onto my neighbor’s patio and/or head below.

7 Habits I Started Last Year That Dramatically Changed My Life

Being an entrepreneur and building a business is a big challenge- a very big challenge. What if you work full time elsewhere, but you’re really passionate about it?

17+ Best PowerPoint Template Designs for 2017

Imagine, you walk to the front of the room. Fire up PowerPoint.

12 Desk Hacks To Make You More Productive At Work

Whether you work from your home or a busy office, your desk and everything around it should be carefully arranged to make you feel as creative, energized and stress-free as possible. You see, when you treat your desk as an obligatory layover between your breakfast counter and an evening on the couch, you fill it with things that eventually pile up.

In Honor of Mother’s Day, One of My Happiest Memories of My Mother.

Today is Mother’s Day in the United States and Canada. Some people think it’s ridiculous to celebrate holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day – that these are just commercial holidays forced on us by clever marketers.

There is no stopping the blue bag

Since the IKEA inspired $2,145 Balenciaga tote, there’s been a flurry of fashion items made out of the FRAKTA bag. I’ve been chuckling at some of the more outlandish ones but well, it’s nothing we’ve not seen over here at IKEA hackers. FRAKTA fashion started from way back.

How to Reverse Aging with Art De Vany

“There is no such thing as successful aging because aging is damage.” – Art De Vany Dr. Arthur De Vany is nearly eighty years old and ripped. Better known as Art De Vany, he was signed as a professional baseball player in his youth and later earned his Ph.D. in Economics at UCLA.

How to Prepare Your Resume for Work in Photography and Video Production

Creating a resume can be daunting, especially for people in visual arts. It’s hard to know what to include, what to leave out, or how to lay it all out to best effect. Even those who specialize in the field of resume writing disagree over what does, and what does not, go into a resume.

Organizing the recipes: choosing categories

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Thanks to Neven Mrgan, I recently discovered the cookbook Made in India: Recipes From an Indian Family Kitchen and its three ways of organizing recipes. Standard table of contents, with entries such as starters and snacks, vegetables, meat, fish, sides, breads, desserts, etc. Standard i

Wall mounted KALLAX cat house

Materials and Cost: Kallax Shelf $45 Fake fur $12 Rug $ 5 Bläddra box $10 Photo: IKEA.com 1. Unpack the KALLAX shelving unit. Hammer in only 4 of the provided dowels in the 4 holes I circled in the “DO THIS” diagram. 2. There are 3 dividers in the KALLAX, cut one in half (one half will go in the: 1 SPOT Front the other half SPOT 3 Back. See diagram “SPOTS” below.

Social Briefing #7: How to Initiate Small Talk Using the ARE Method

Social Briefings are short bi-monthly dispatches that offer practical tips to improve your social skills. Read more on their raison d’etre.  So you know how to approach people to initiate a conversation, and how to make it more likely that folks will approach you to chat. But once you’re “in” what then?

7 Killer Tips For Planning A Las Vegas Wedding

Planning a wedding is a wonderful and memorable thing but, beyond the emotions, it is also rather stressful. From finding a perfect wedding dress to booking a reception venue, it can be a real challenge for everyone involved. However, if you are getting married in Las Vegas, this process may become even more complicated.