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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

30 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

You’re a busy person. Your days are filled with meetings, project, deadlines, family issues, and many other urgent things. That leaves very little time for rest and rejuvenation. Over time you may begin to feel disillusioned. You may wonder “What is this all for?” But the thought goes away as quickly as it comes.

The Art of Strategic Laziness

David Heinemeier Hansson (“DHH”) The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company.

Lessons In Manliness from Fight Club

“The first rule about fight club is you don’t talk about fight club.” Today we’re gonna break the first rule with aplomb. Hey, everyone else does too. Though it came out a decade and a half ago, the film version of Fight Club continues to be a cultural touchstone, especially in discussions about masculinity.

Do You Have to Take a Terrible Job Just Because You Went to College?

I often enjoy the Ethicist column by Chuck Klosterman.

Double Decker VITTSJÖ

Materials: VITTSJÖ Shelving Units We recently moved into a 250 square foot loft apartment… so we had to get creative with our storage. Luckily, the place had 12 foot ceilings, so we decided to do a floor to ceiling shelving unit. We purchased 4 VITTSJÖ 39 3/8×68 7/8″ shelving units, and 2 VITTSJÖ 20 1/8×68 7/8″ shelving units.

5 pointers for developing freedom-based creativity & work habits. Which is to say, you’ve got to dissolve guilt and rock you

I posted this to my Facebook on a recent weekend: A note on CREATIVE FLOW…. I’m “working” today. Wasn’t planning on it. It’s a sunny, gorgeous Vancouver Sunday. But since my kid is running around the block with his neighbour buddies, I’m using this time to write, respond, vision. Last week I filmed in LA, curled up with friends, worked hard, lounged.

Organizing tips from outer space

I just finished reading An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Col.

RUSCH clock wall lamp

Materials:  RUSCH LED strip (you can use Ikea DIODER) Wires A switch A 12V ac/dc adapter Dc jack Hot glue or tape How to make (step by step) Remove the packaging from the clock. Make the LED strip on the clock , make sure the wire is at the underside of the clock . Cut the wire in 2 different pieces and make a switch between these 2 wires. Now, hot glue or tape the wire on the clock. On t

Questions about Silver Certificates, Microwaves, Outlet Stores, TVs, and More!

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. Figuring out financial goals 2. Credit card sign up bonus 3. Child not worth cost? 4. Saving in a Roth IRA 5. Water is cheap but… 6. Outlet stores and quality 7. Musicians and money 8.

A New Experience: I Was in the Napa Valley Earthquake.

I had a profound experience yesterday. My husband and I, and much of my family, were in Napa Valley for my cousin’s wedding. At 3:20 a.m., I was lying in bed awake, because the time change meant that my body considered it past my usual wake-up time of 6:00. As I was lying there, I felt the earthquake hit. My husband woke up right away, and we lay there clutching each other.

How to Find Out What Your Email Subscribers Really Want

There's a cardinal rule in business:If you're providing a service, or selling a product that people want and are willing to pay for, then you're on the road to success.Marketing has a bad reputation because so often it's about interrupting people's lives and trying to convince them that they want a product they've no real need for.

Billy CD Case Re-Engineered

Materials: Billy Bookcase (80x202cm), 6 x Billy CD inserts, 24mm birch faced ply I kept my CD collection in a Billy bookcase for which I’d purchased the CD inserts (I think these are now discontinued).

Eating in Restaurants Alone

I eat at restaurants by myself all over the world. Most of the time it doesn’t bother me—in fact, I often enjoy it. A few tips: Bring something to do. I usually have my Tom Bihn laptop bag, so I have plenty of choices: actual laptop, New Yorker or Economist magazine, my paper notebook, reference notes for a project, and of course my phone.

5 Inspiring People Who Started With Nothing and Changed the World

Ever wish that you could do something amazing in your life? Maybe, you’ve got a ‘big’ dream but you’re worried that it will never be anything more than a fantasy. You’re worried that you’re just not capable enough. To be successful at something requires a great deal of skill, talent and even luck, right? What if I told you that success is in your own hands?

Preventing failure before it is an option

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I wrote an article about poverty, I wasn’t sure where Brandon and Leah, the two people I shared about, would be in the next few months. I needn’t have wondered. Turns out, nothing has changed.