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By Brett McKay

20,000 Miles & Countless Life Lessons: Tom Allen’s Global Adventure

This is a quest case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) More than two years ago, I met Tom Allen in California when I was on tour for The $100 Startup. He’d just finished a big tour of his own, and had a project he was working on: the screening of an all-new documentary about an extended journey.

How to Curb the Rising Costs of Parenting

Food is a big family expense, but one that can easily be trimmed. Photo: US Army Corps of Engineers Europe Parenting is the most difficult yet rewarding job I’ve ever had in my life. It definitely hasn’t been easy on my pockets, either. And apparently, I’m not alone in my experiences. According to a recent report released by the U.S.

LACK-LINMON Coffee table with added height

Materials: Lack 90×55, Linnmon top 120×60 and 4 Capita legs With my husband we needed a bit higher coffee table than Ikea provides to eat more comfortably and play board games easily . We decided to turn upside down the Lack table and place on it the Linnmon top adding the Capita legs to the bottom for even more height.

5 key retirement factors your financial plan may not address

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. If you love cat pictures, today is your lucky day. Because I’m back! As longtime readers will recall, I contributed to Get Rich Slowly from 2009 to 2013.

Top 10 Online Resources for Self-Motivation That We Shouldn’t Be Ignoring

As humans, we are always trying to better ourselves and strive for success.

A Review of the Tough Mudder by a Curmudgeonly, 55-Year-Old Vermonter

Photo Source Editors note: What happens when a crusty Vermonter, who stays in shape by splitting wood and whose idea of fun is hanging out in a primitive shack in the woods, tries one of the most popular events in the exploding obstacle race movement? James “Uncle Buzz” Surwilo filed this report.

So You Want My Job: IT Professional

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. While IT (Information Technology) may not be the sexiest industry out there, it’s certainly one of the fastest growing, highest paying, and most stable careers available for young me

The Best Retirement Plans and 401k Rollovers are Online

I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). Since millions of other people are in this same boat, and don’t know where to turn for sound advice, I figured I would conduct the most thorough research I could — publicly — then put my money where my mouth is.

“Maybe you didn’t need that treasure after all”

Once you go down the road of adventure, you don’t always know where you’ll end up. This video of a cartoon quest made me smile.   ### The Happiness of Pursuit My new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, tells the story of my journey to every country in the world, along with the stories of dozens of other people who've undertaken quests and adventures of all kinds.

A Helmer-Lekman-Cupboard

Solid wooden storage cabinet made of beech panels with aluminium profiles as column elements.


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Pretty spools in a row! Organising your threads.

Materials: FINTORP basket The Fintorp wires are measured and cut. And then bent into place to hold up the reels. I’ve made a step by step tutorial with pictures on my blog.

Feeling Stuck? Make Your Anger Work for You

Imagine this. You come to the office early to get more work done. You walk toward your desk, and the first person you meet is your boss. He tells you that you need to revise your report. Again. As you listen to your boss rant how terrible your report is, you feel the blood rush to your face.

Hackers Help: Hang guitar on Expedit?

Hi all, I have a quick question. I would LIKE to attach a guitar wall hanger (see attached product photo) to my 5×5 Expedit.

Unitasker Wednesday: Infant Whirlpool Bubbling Spa

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Regular readers of the site know that I’m a mom with a five-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. If I were to compare myself to most moms in the US, I’d describe myself as fairly typical when it comes to buying baby supplies and such.