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2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Nail Perfect This gigantic doodad is to help you avoid painting your finger as part of the fingernail-painting process.

Can a Vine Behave like an Olive Tree? No.

A vine cannot behave olively, nor an olive tree vinely—it is impossible, inconceivable. No more can a human being wholly efface his native disposition. –Epictetus, Discourses, 2.20.18 This is what has struck me most in my study of habits. We can’t change our fundamental nature.

Reader Stories: How to avoid borrowing from your future self

This reader story comes from Paul. Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want to submit your own reader story? Here’s how.

Our Path to Living Off Our Own Investments

The big financial goal that Sarah and I have in front of us is to reach a point where we can live off of the proceeds of our investments, allowing us to walk away from work. In essence, that’s what retirement is.

Can You Rewire Your Brain In Two Weeks? One Man’s Attempt…

Can you rewire your brain in two weeks?  The answer appears to be — at least partially — yes. The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company and author of the new book SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Collecting Books

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nate Pedersen. Earlier this year we covered the joys and basic how-tos of starting a collection. It’s truly an everyman’s hobby. If you’re a gentleman reader — and you should be — then there is perhaps no better collection to amass than a hearty library of manly tomes.

“Don’t have dreams. Have things you do”: Matt Krause’s Long Walk Across Turkey

This is a “quest” case study, a new feature focusing on quests and adventures of all kinds. (Read others or nominate yourself.) I met Matt in Istanbul last year, at the end of an epic journey for both of us. I had just finished visiting every country, and he’d just finished walking across all of Turkey.

Ultra Simple Wardrobe with New* NORDLI + 2x MALM

Materials: NORDLI 6 drawer dresser, MALM dressing table x 2 How to? Photo: IKEA.com Photo: IKEA.com - Assemble the Nordli chest as per IKEA’s assembly instructions. - For the first Malm dressing table (to be stacked on top), assemble everything but the glass - For the second Malm dressing table (at the bottom, inverted), assemble everything except the drawer and glass. - Add a bar to t

How to Get Motivated After a Vacation

By Leo Babauta I open the door to my house after a long flight and drive home from the airport, and Eva and I and the kids throw our bags down and immediately want to go to sleep. We’re jetlagged, tired from traveling, worn from all-day walks around foreign cities. We flop onto our beds and have a difficult night sleeping. In the week following, I struggle to get back on track with my work.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: September 12, 2014

Last week’s winner from the AoM store giveaway was… Still waiting to hear back from him — check your email gents, it could be you! My Picks This Week The fellas at RAWR Denim have curated an excellent selvedge denim shop for Huckberry. Find a pair of jeans that’s perfect for you, and for your gal as well!

Trivet turned porteaur rack for bike

Materials: Lämplig Trivet I wanted to make a French style porteur rack for my bike, and used tubing from IKEA trivets to fabricate one.

A quick Friday link

It’s been a long week and I am so thankful it is finally Friday.

Stuff Won’t Fill the Hole in Your Life

It’s a weird connection on the surface. The more time I spend reading, the fewer books I buy or even think about buying. The more time I spend actually playing games, the fewer games I buy or even think about buying. This phenomenon repeats itself over and over again.

Don’t Get Your Identity Stolen – Here’s How

Identity theft is one of those things that no one sees coming. You always hear about it happening to someone else, so you never consider taking preventative steps to prevent it from happening to you.

Making a Pax Room in the Living Room

Hello Everybody! I am very excited to share with this community and everybody what I have done in my little apartment in hopes to help others who may have the same problem that I had. Before I get started, a brief introduction about myself… I am a young father (32) of 2 lovely kids (4 and 1 years old) and hopefully, if everything goes well, the third one will be born in less than 8 weeks.