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By The Behance Team

The Emotional Cycle of Change

As many of you know, I had a bit of a financial epiphany in April 2006. I came home from work one day, picked up the mail, and sat down to pay our bills, only to realize that we didn’t have enough in our checking account to pay all of those bills.

New, little big deals. Is this the week you do what you’ve been scared of?

My friend Robindra promised he’d show me some DJ ropes (because I wanna spin and mix and stuff when I grow up). He got a gig in North Van and said I could tag along for the night.

Standing work desk and DJ booth

Materials: 1 lack shelf long, 1x LINNMON tabletop, 2 drawer rails, 2 Lack shelf short, IKEA LED This is my standing workdesk with dj booth. I made the leg from a Lack shelf and another for the computer and speakers. A long Lack shelf to put under the tabletop with drawer rails for the midicontrollers. Made the tabletop shorter and used the remaining material to finish the desk.

What You Need to Know About Franchises

Buying a franchise can be a very smart decision for entrepreneurs. Instead of building a business from scratch, you get access to the brand recognition and marketing clout of a more established business, as well as a template for running the franchise profitably.But it’s also possible to lose a lot of money if you rush in and buy without fully understanding what you’re getting into.

How I paid less in property taxes

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. Today I present the second and final installment of my property tax saga — the informal hearing. (You can check out the first post here.) To briefly recap, I’m a new homeowner and my assessed property value shot up by 31 percent from last year.

9 Ways to Smash Your Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are beliefs that limit us. Put another way, they are excuses on why we fail or why we refuse to even try. Hold a belief long enough in your mind, even if it is fallacious, and over time it becomes truth. Over time, you do become what you think. In general, we have three types of limiting beliefs. Socially-Limiting Beliefs These are social conventions brought upon by society.

We’re Going to Hell in a Handbasket! Hooray! Why Every Man Should Embrace the Jeremiad

While the internet was supposed to produce a bevy of incisive, free-wheeling discourse, it has instead begotten a never-ending series of almost invariably predictable debates.

Essential Jeremiads: 16 Cultural Critiques Every Man Should Read

Today we laid out an argument for why it is vital for every man to regularly engage with hard-hitting jeremiads — a form of rhetoric that laments society’s shortcomings, predicts its downfall if those cultural blights are not addressed, and offers at least some hope that they can be and that society can emerge better and stronger than before.

Finding It Hard to Change a Habit? Maybe This Explains Why.

This weekend, I spent a huge amount of time reading — ah, my favorite thing to do. One book I read was the Letters of James Agee to Father Flye.

A Spontan magnetic pot hanger

Materials: SPONTAN magnetic board When I ran out of storage space in my pantry I put an old Spontan magnetic board (the vintage version was white) in the ceiling.

Two E-Mail Autoresponses That Work

E-mail is the single largest interruption in modern life. In a digital world, creating time hinges on minimizing it. The first step towards controlling the e-mail impulse is setting up an autoresponse, which indicates you will be checking e-mail twice per day or less.

Discreet Router Placement in Ribba Frame

Materials: RIBBA frame I wanted to put my wireless router in a position that gives better wifi coverage around my apartment. But I didn’t want it to be sticking out from the rest of the decor. So I decided to use the Ribba with a deep frame to hide my router. Unfortunately, the deep frame Ribba only comes in black and white, and the rest of my Ikea frames were veneered.

Refrigerator cleaning and organizing

Having a clean and organized refrigerator can help save you time when planning what to eat for meals and money on groceries. We’ve talked about organizing your refrigerator before, but there are additional suggestions that might help you to save even more time and money. Start organizing your refrigerator by removing all of the food.

Lack Table Leg-installer tool

Materials: LACK Recently I had to assembly 20 Lack tables to build a storage shelf from those. After assembling two of those tables, I realized that I am going to cry after fourth, if I dont use any kind of tool to install those 80 legs. So – I asked ideas from internet and my friend came up with this idea to use four small angle Irons to create perfectly shaped leg-driver.

Questions About Clotheslines, Old Credit Cards, Pens, and $2 Bills

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. Buying a house for mom 2. Is Roth IRA enough? 3. Serenity prayer 4. Ice machines and hotels 5. Using a small clothesline 6. Question editing 7. Wealth and tactics 8. Guilt from covering needs 9.