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What Do New Parents Really Need?

Before outfitting your baby from head to particularly cute toes, think about what you’ll really need.

WWII Workout Week: Guerrilla Exercises

Editor’s note: This week we’re publishing excerpts from FM 21-20, an Army field manual from 1946 that includes the physical training program used by GIs during WWII. You can read the story behind FM 21-20 here.

Hackers Help: Measurements for METOD doors and drawers

Photo: IKEA.com Hi folks,  does anyone know where I can get specific measurements or even better drawings for METOD doors and drawer fronts? I have sourced some panels that need CNC cutting to size and would need exact dimensions to programme into computer.  I’m not confident in getting some doors as templates and producing the drawings myself.

Getting past uncluttering stumbling blocks

Some things are fairly easy to get rid of: broken items that will never get repaired, excess food storage containers that are missing their lids, etc. But other items are harder to deal with and might delay your uncluttering project, including the following: Inherited stuff You don’t need to keep something just because it belonged to a beloved relative.

How to Handle Post-Holiday Debt

The holidays may be behind us, but many of the bills are just coming due. Photo: Timothy Tolle For most of us, the holiday season is a few weeks into the past.

5 Reasons to Use Pinterest to Create A Vision Board

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” Joel A. Barker As we reflect on the past year and welcome the new, many of us may start to think about what we would like our new year to look like. And what better way to capture what it is we want then to ‘pin’ it on a vision board.

Triplet ceiling lamp

A lamp made out of three Hella fog lamps (‘Hella 1NL 008 090-821′ to be exact) and a BLANDA BLANK bowl. The lamps are mounted upside down and are adjusted to light the ceiling but not the wall. They are nearly parallel to the ground but still only light the upper part.

Tax Guide for College Students

Even if you’re the one doing the studying, your parents might be the ones benefitting from an education credit on their taxes. Photo: Parker Knight College is a huge step toward adulthood.

What should your investment priorities be in 2015?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. I love snow — not the powder-lining you might long for on an overpriced ski slope, but the simple, white stuff that blankets the neighborhood.

What My Morning Journal Looks Like

History is littered with examples of successful (and unsuccessful) people who kept daily journals.

6 Reasons A Lack Of Productivity Can Lead To Bad Habits

  We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. - John Dryden Are you as productive as you'd like to be? Do you feel like you could do a whole lot more with your time? And how often are you getting distracted within any given day? Too much? Are you finding it hard to break the habit?

Tuts+ Survey Prize Winners

An overwhelming response to our 2014 survey created a small backlog in selecting the lucky prize winners. We've spent the past few weeks slowly making our way through each survey response, and we're excited to finally announce the winners!Firstly we'd like to thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think, both the good and the bad.

The Churchill School of Adulthood — Lesson #5: Don’t Give Up Your Sense of Adventure

All his life, William Manchester writes, Churchill loved to look at maps, “as much for their utility as for their ability to stoke his imagination.

WWII Workout Week: The Strength Course

Photo source: IHPRA Editor’s note: This week we’re publishing excerpts from FM 21-20, an Army field manual from 1946 that includes the physical training program used by GIs during WWII. You can read the story behind FM 21-20 here.

Ta-Da! The Launch of My Quiz on the Four Tendencies. Learn About Yourself!

Of everything I learned about habits and human nature from working on my book Better Than Before, the most challenging thing I figured out — and the insight I’m most proud of — is my Four Tendencies framework.