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Bamboo and steel: IKEA HILVER standing desk

I was recently in need a new desk and looked into buying a standing desk. As a photographer, I sit and look at computer screens far more than I am behind a camera. Shooting probably takes- up only 10% of our time while editing can take up to 50-60% of my time. So comfort and good ergonomic design are essential.

Uncluttering: Moving past the “what if” questions

I’m in the process of cleaning out my garage — going through the cabinets and getting rid of things I no longer need or want. In many cases, the decision-making has been easy. For example, I don’t remember how I wound up with 15 packages of wood screws, but I sure don’t need them now.

Get your halo dirty. #Truthbomb elaborations

photo credit: Denise Buchman   …and by that I mean: we “service oriented” folks (and that includes the range of yoga-going, clean eating, new agers, to traditional christians and and self-pronounced moralists), well, we “service oriented” people can get a little, you know, RIGHTEOUS. And the practices that heal us or keep us on track can sometimes becoming joy-stifling.

Kura, Trofast & Stuva Star Wars Bunk Bed Hack

I was looking for a bunk bed for my boys but found most of them to be too high for my young toddlers. The bunks I found that had a lower top bunk and were of good quality were very expensive.

How To Use Regret To Fuel Your Dreams

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” ― Sydney Smith Regret prison. That’s a horrific place to be, isn’t it? Just sitting in your mental cell, torturing yourself with regret.

What the Chinese stock market crash teach you

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. By some accounts, China’s stock market has been in free fall. In less than a month, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SSEC) — the Chinese equivalent of America’s S&P 500 stock index — saw a 30 percent drop in value.

8 Ways to Boost Self Motivation

We all want to find that extra bit of motivation. It’s Friday afternoon, the sun is shining and your productivity is nowhere to be seen. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Being motivated is all about give and take; you have to give your best to take the benefits.

6 Tips for Learning Hard Lessons

Often I am woken up by the songs of coyotes howling in the predawn. It might be a single, mournful wail, but more often the entire desert hillside comes alive with the yipping chorus. It’s a beautiful, eerie song that evokes something ancient and primal, almost like a genetic memory stretching back to the beginning of time. As well as hear them, I also see them frequently.

How We Waste $37 Billion Per Year in Meetings

The Practical Alternative To Work Why am I here? This question haunts many of us. Every day, there are 11 million business meetings in the US, and 50% of these meetings are deemed a waste of time. We sit through these sessions and endure them, despite an obvious and glaring lack of purpose, agenda, and set of outcomes.

4 Reasons You Should Learn How to Repair Your Own Furniture

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joshua Klein. Every man should learn how to repair his furniture. Loose and wobbly chairs, broken stretchers, and dangling veneer fragments are all common sights in the average home.

Podcast 21: Join a Group, Put an Item on the Schedule, Enjoy the Present Time, and the Joy of a Treadmill Desk.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” This episode was particularly fun to record; Elizabeth was in New York City for a wedding, so we were together in the studio — and not only that, our mother was there, too!

7 Things I Learned About Grief and Loss

Let’s begin this with seven things I learned about grief and loss after my mother died. People will ask you all the time, “How are you doing?” And you will lie each and every time. You will feel miserable on the inside and you will want to break down in tears. But you’ll smile and carry on like nothing is wrong. You will feel so very angry at the world.

Hackers Help: ÄPPLARÖ white touch up paint?

Photo: IKEA.com While we like our stock ÄPPLARÖ outdoor furniture, it’s time to touch up the paint. Has anyone found a decent color code? Many thanks The post Hackers Help: ÄPPLARÖ white touch up paint? appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

Laird Hamilton, The King of Big Wave Surfing (Plus: Gabrielle Reece and Brian MacKenzie)

“There is no new idea, just a new application of an old idea.” – Laird Hamilton Laird Hamilton (@LairdLife) is widely considered the greatest big wave surfer of all-time and an innovator in board sports.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014 Refrigerator cleaning and organizing Organizing a shed, garage, or basementFew things seem to collect clutter like a garage, basement, or backyard shed. Since their contents are typically out of sight, it’s easy to stuff something in there and forget about it.