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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

3D printed bracket for smaller bottles in Hutten wine rack

Materials: HUTTEN wine rack I had some smaller bottles that would fall through the gaps, so I decided to make a fix for it. A recently aquired 3D-printer was all that was needed to finish the job. Grab the .stl file here. Print it, or get a friend to print it for you. Depending on the length of the bottles you may need one or two. (one is usually enough)

Giveaway: “Walk n Talk” Tom Sawyer Travel Journal

Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! Three years later, Nathan Minnehan started making leather journals and selling them in Buenos Aires at the San Telmo street fair. The journals are now sold internationally and in more than fifteen stores in the U.S. He also has a scholarship called the Dream Box where he supplies journals to intentional travelers and exchange students.

Wasted Time and Your Real Hourly Wage

One of my favorite personal finance concepts is that of the “real hourly wage.” It was an idea I picked up from Your Money or Your Life and it’s well worth understanding, so let’s walk through it again before we move on. Your Real Hourly Wage Most of us can easily calculate our hourly wage.

Cheap bathroom storage from Lack tables

Materials: 2 BYGEL S-hooks batches, 2 LACK side tables, 3 BYGEL rails We had a lot of wasted space on top of our washing machine in our bathroom, so we decided to put some shelves or equivalent up there. The problem was that the ones we found were not wide enough to our taste, or not tall enough, or too expensive, or… So we bought 2 LACK side tables, some BYGEL rails and S-hooks and got to

5 Ways to End Unnecessary Stress

Do you feel stress every day and often at unexpected times? For example, you are at an office job or just doing daily routine tasks (nothing dangerous or frightening) and your heart is racing and you are sweating way too much. You may have a deadline but nothing life-threatening. Sounds like an irrational physical reaction right?

Before and After: “I Get My Coffee in My Bedroom and I Don’t Go Downstairs Until I Am Done.”

I’m writing my next book, about how we make and break habts– an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here.

Ask the Readers: How do you function with bad credit or no credit?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Gina Bean wrote in about her friend’s credit situation. Her friend has a car loan with a $936 balance. She doesn’t have a credit card – because she only earns $21,000 a year and doesn’t want to go into debt. But she’s frustrated because she recently checked her credit score and it was 583.

7 Life Lessons I Learned From Professional Fighting

1000 x punches, 1000 x kicks, 500 x knees, 500 x elbows. For 6 days a week, 7 hours each day, that was life. It’s called Muay Thai—the art of 8-weapons.

How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship: 5 Tips I Learned from My WWII Grandpa

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kyle Schaeffer. In 1942 my grandfather, Peter Stoppi, a young man of 29 years old, joined the army to fight the Nazis during World War II. Like many men his age, he left behind family and friends to serve his country. But when Peter boarded his military boat to Europe, he wasn’t just missing his mother and buddies.

Outfitted & Equipped: American-Made Summer Wedding

How does Outfitted & Equipped work? The FAQ. Editor’s note: This gallery was curated by Brad Bennett. Mr.

LACKs around the corner

Materials: LACK shelf x 2 We wanted a nice shelf-solution for our kitchen which spreads out into the living room. So we easily took two LACK-shelves and fit them diagonally and linked them with wood glue.

Hackers help: Need measurements for KLAPPSTA

Help! I have several IKEA Klappsta Chairs and need to make covers for each one. Can someone please provide measurements of a Klappsta Chair Cover?

Ask Unclutterer: How do you stay motivated when sorting papers?

Reader John recently asked the following question in the comment section of the post “Why is organizing and uncluttering paper so difficult?“: The draining emotional impact of sorting through and properly organizing boxes and file cabinets of paper can at times be overwhelming.

Don’t Waste a Moment

By Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been struck with the idea of how limited our lives are, and how little time we have to make something of them. Imagine if you had a month to live: how would you spend it? You could spend it with the people you love, soaking up time with them, really paying attention to every word they said. You could go out and have some amazing experiences, explore the world.

Being each a star

If I ever tell you that I long for my Star Home don’t back away it’s not that I want to leave you it’s that I want you to be your own full Star Self so we can burn brighter in the same unbreakable orbit of natural desires I sounded it out for you.