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By Tim Ferriss

What’s your favorite IKEA food?

Saw this fun post of IKEA food from around the world. Some of them looks really delicious! Chicken Massala … mmmm. In Malaysia, the cafe recently introduced beef ribs – it was like eating rubber.

Turning Junk Into Gold: How To Make Money Scrapping Metal

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Josey Orr. In 1884, when my great-great-great-grandfather Mayer Pollock was 25 years old, he came to Philadelphia from Russia. He traveled alone, leaving his young wife and son behind so that he could go forth and create a life for them in America.

Outfitted & Equipped: Weekday Winter Warrior (+Giveaway!)

  This post is brought to you by Indochino. Get made to measure clothing online at half the cost of custom clothiers.  How does Outfitted & Equipped work? The FAQ. Editor’s note: This gallery was curated by Barron Cuadro of The Effortless Gent. Gentlemen, Old Man Winter is coming (and his cold temps already arrived for much of the country this week!).

How To Be Happy

The noted self-help guru, Dr. Wayne Dyer advises, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” You are the only one standing between how you may feel now and happiness. For some, finding happiness is elusive. They say they want it and are working towards it, but in their hearts they don’t believe they can achieve it or are even worthy of it.

BILLY Monster Doll House (with Balcony!)

Materials: 2x BILLY small shelves + BILLY top rack + HUSET Here’s my BILLY House for Barbie and Monster High figures. At first I wanted a glass cabinet for those six dolls of mine, but nothing pleased me. Because it’s quite difficult to explain the innumerable steps (especially when English’s not my first language) you’ll find here an instruction made of pictures which sho

Why This New Idea for a Book Group Is So Smart.

When I was in Kansas City a few weeks ago for my high school reunion, I heard a great idea for a book group. A guy who had moved away from Kansas City had committed to coming home every six weeks or so, to spend time with his parents, who weren’t in great health.

Guide to Studying Abroad

A semester abroad can be one of the most exciting, enriching experiences you’ll ever have. Here’s what to know, and how to do it for less. Photo: The LEAF Project Studying abroad is a general term for taking classes toward a college degree in another country.

EXPEDIT/KALLAX beefed up as TV & Media Furniture

The Start After more then 10 years having the same bulky 4:3 TV set, we allowed us an upgrade, and went for a bigger and more stylish flatscreen TV. Our previous TV was much smaller and was hidden, with all the other electronics, in a cupboard. The much larger flatscreen required a new solution!

“The Voice In Your Head Isn’t Lying” : Sara Lovett’s Quest

This is a quest case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Before it became a popular social media experiment, Sara Lovett had an original idea: to reconnect with her 166 Facebook friends in person. She quit her job, got in her car (sometimes with her poodle, Stanley), and drove across three countries to see everyone. Here’s her story. Tell us about yourself: My name is Sara Lovett.

Norden Tables turn into rolling Kitchen Island

Materials: 2x Norden Tables (Article Number: 100.591.65) I wanted a rolling kitchen island, but couldn’t find one that was suitable at Ikea (or elsewhere). I found the Norden table, and it was the exact size I wanted. Rather than just put casters on it (which could have easily broken the legs), I took a second Norden table to strengthen it and add a shelf to it.

Seven ways to manage laundry

If you struggle to keep up with the laundry, you’re not alone. People have different approaches to laundry based on their number of family members, the convenience of laundry facilities, and their personal preferences — but feeling overwhelmed by laundry is common to all types of households.

Best Debt Consolidation Companies for 2014

If you’re drowning in debt you’re unable to pay, you may be confused by the sea of options available to you, including debt settlement. Debt settlement is when a company negotiates with your creditors on your behalf to reduce the amount you’ll pay.

20 Financial ‘Rules’ I Hope to Instill in My Children

I relish being a parent. For me, it is deeply satisfying to see children develop from infancy to toddlerhood to childhood and onward through the teen years and into adulthood. I love having conversations with them as they figure out their own morality and sense of right and wrong. I love watching their faces as they discover something amazing about the world.

Feel Less Awkward With This Simple Technique

We’ve all had that moment when we just don’t know what to say. That lull in conversation coupled with an awkward silence can make anyone feel uncomfortable. One of my most prominent memories in awkward conversation is what I call, the curse of the empty drink.