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By The Wise Bread Team

A Primer on Hunting With Dogs

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jake Hall. Hunting season is nigh upon us, and you may be thinking about getting a dog to aid in your pursuits.

Outfitted & Equipped: Bike Commute

  This post is brought to you by Victorinox. Learn more about the forged to resist I.N.O.X watch.  Editor’s note: For curating this gallery, we reached out to Huckberry because a fair number of those guys commute to work.

Cycling the Greatest Possible Distance Over 7 Days

James Golding sets out to break a world record of cycling 1748 miles in 7 days:   “If you start thinking about fear, you become trapped by it. To get prepared for a challenge of this magnitude is not a short process. It’s something I’ve been building on for a long time.” Sometimes to bounce forward, you have to take a step back. Live to ride again! ###

Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Abstaining, or, How To Be Free From French Fries.

I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative.

Contemporary TV unit – Improvising with LACK!

There are many post & hacks that were done with LACK series of products from Ikea. Well, here is my version of it. Need brings ideas!!

Two Other Great Books Out this Week: Daily Love + Smartcuts

It’s not just my new book that’s new on the bookshelves this week… there are at least two others that you should check out too.

Creating a retro modern office

Here’s what I did: Covered plywood sheet with batting and SOFIA fabric to make window bench seat with stenciled MERETE curtains PRÖJS desk pad over stenciled poster board secured with spray glue Spray painted LERBERG trestle table legs with LINNMON table top Expedit tall and short combined with KASSETT magazine files and boxes.

The clutter we rarely notice

Our homes and offices can have everything in place and still be cluttered because some of those well organized things are actually things we could do without.

How to Stop Making Excuses for Bad Financial Choices

Each year, I go to Gencon, a tabletop gaming convention in Indianapolis held every August.

How to Let Go of Little Things

Ah, the little things. Your husband loses his keys for the 37th time. A driver cuts you off. A nasty neighbor complains about your disruptive children. A restaurant serves you the wrong entree. And it’s cold. Things happen. Things that make us angry, upset and annoyed. Things we wish we could shake but can’t because it’s our nature to hang onto them. So we stew on them.

Kura transformed into Bed / Play Structure combo

Materials: BESTA, KURA, TROFAST My son needed to give up his convertible toddler bed for his little sister, but would only do so if provided the “most awesome bed ever” in exchange. I decided to attempt my first IKEA hack by transforming a Kura bed into something personal and fun.

A one-day Q&A event in LA for your writing & publishing dreams, with Linda Sivertsen, Justine Musk, & me.

Ever wish you could have an hour, a lunch — or a whole day — to sit with a woman living her creative dream so that you could ask her: HOW? HOW DID YOU DO IT? AND HOW CAN I? Loves, it’s time! Get it real and get in gear. Write your own rules. Make your creative dream a new reality.

The 9 to 5 job: Challenging how we earn a living

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. (This is Part III in a series about challenging traditional measures of financial success. Part I was The “Ivory Tower”: Reconsidering the college investment. Part II was Challenging traditional measures of financial success: Homeownership.) It was the first semester of my first year of college.

A Few Lessons From Shock and Disappointment

Just last week, I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. My video was more than three minutes long. I didn't just film myself dumping a bucket of ice and water on me. I had something to say about the nature of the challenge and how some people were making dismissive and even negative comments on it. You see, my dad died from ALS when I was only 20.

Want To Break that Good Habit, Just This Once? How To Avoid Backsliding.

I’m working on Better Than Before, a book about how we can change our habits. The most fascinating subject ever. In it, one thorny question that I tackle is: How can we make an exception to a good habit, without disrupting that good habit altogether?