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10 IKEA hacks: Get high-end looks at a low cost

Bloggers worldwide are turning IKEA's simple furniture into amazing custom pieces. Check out these 10 hacks and find out how to create the looks yourself.<p><b>Ritva</b> <b>curtains</b><p>Interior designer Naomi Stein used IKEA's Ritva curtains to dress up a bay window in her home. Stein managed to create her own …

Dining Rooms

Ask For a Discount on Your Rent By Offering to Pay in Advance

Housing doesn't come cheap, particularly if you're renting. If you're trying to save a bit of cash over the long term, you may suggest a compromise …

Most Popular Apartment Search Tool: Padmapper/Craigslist

Looking for a new apartment or rental used to mean combing neighborhoods looking for "for rent" signs and sifting through newspaper classifieds. Now …

Automate All Your Spending to Live "Money Free"

Only recently has it become possible to fully automate your expenses. However, finance blog I Heart Budgets proposes taking this idea a step further: …

Personal Finance
TED Talks
Note-Taking
Body Language

How to Be 5 Times More Productive | Inc.com

If your employees' productivity levels are flagging, it may be time to pump up their neurochemicals. Fortunately that doesn't require electroshock treatment, pills, or experimental operations. All you need is to create the right environment that encourages a certain state of consciousness.<p>Steven …

Employment
College & University
Employment

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read Before Starting Up (Infographic) | Inc.com

Save this book list for a rainy day. Here are some great read recommendations for entrepreneurs from team-building and corporate events agency, TravelOutThere.

Entrepreneurship
Employment

Do These 3 Things and Be a Better Leader | Inc.com

The best leaders can lead from anywhere--the top, bottom, or middle. It may be counterintuitive, but any leader who doesn't dig in and get their hands dirty won't last long.<p>In the Navy SEAL teams, this philosophy is ingrained in each candidate from Day One of training, but especially for the …

Leadership

If You’re Feeling Unappreciated, Give Someone Else Credit

Harry is one of our most successful family business clients. A high school graduate, his first job was pouring concrete. Once he joined the family business, he showed a real gift for leadership. Strategically brilliant, disarmingly funny, a driven worker, and still grounded in his deep values, …

As You Start Your Career, Focus on People Skills

All across the country, this year’s soon-to-be graduates are revving up to start their careers. You may be one of them. You’re already thinking about what you’ll do when get into your new position. You’re smart and energetic, and you’re eager to commit both of those attributes to moving ahead. But …

The Commencement Speech Parents Need to Hear

For graduating seniors, spring marks the season of advice as predictable as the flip-flops under their caps and gowns. Throughout the May and June rituals of Class Day celebrations and graduation ceremonies, successful members of older generations will urge this year’s crop of Millennials to pursue …

How To Master The Fine Art Of Small Talk

Move beyond the weather to make small talk less painful and more productive. Here are five things that great conversationalists know.<p>Small talk gets a bad reputation. To avoid this allegedly meaningless drivel, people skip networking events. Or, almost as bad, they attend, but talk to the three …

Extricate

Evernote And LinkedIn Launch A New Business Card App For iOS To Organize Your Contacts

If you’re a hardcore Evernote user and need a better way to keep track of all the business cards you collect, here’s some good news: Evernote is partnering with LinkedIn to make digitizing and archiving business cards easier and more searchable with a new card-scanning app for iOS.<p>Simply take a …

Apps

Should I Quit My Job To Start My Own Business?

It’s the first and most important question every would-be entrepreneur asks themselves: Should I quit my day job to start my own business? We turn to three experts to sort out if it’s the right time to take the leap.<p>When you hate your job the idea of jumping ship to start your own business seems …

United Nations

Rough Day? This Gorgeous HD Livestream Of Earth From The International Space Station Will Help

Maybe you’re just having one of those days. You spilled coffee on your keyboard, your boss is clearly annoyed, the lunch line at Chipotle wrapped around the block, and your inbox never ends, like an ouroboros gnawing at your soul. What to do?<p>Relax, ya’ll. Take a breather. This live view of Earth …

Space

How to Write a Cover Letter

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know …

10 Job-Search Skills Today's College Students Need To Master

The old adage “practice makes perfect” is absolutely true when it comes to finding a job. Practice these critical job search skills so you can present your best self in the hiring process.<p><b>1. Shaking hands.</b> Nothing says, “I’m not interested” like a limp handshake. Practice shaking hands so you get …

The Best (and Quickest) Ways to Thaw Frozen Food

Freezing food is an incredibly convenient way to save it, but thawing it is such a hassle. Here are the best (and quickest) ways to thaw just about …

Cut Kids' Food Into Bite-Sized Pieces for Good Behavior at Meals

Having trouble getting your kid to behave at the dinner table? New research shows that you might be able to avoid this by cutting their food into …

How to Rent an Apartment When Your Credit History Is Poor

Bad credit can haunt you. You may still have to deal with your money mistakes years after you've gotten your finances in order. A bad credit report …

Shop Craigslist and Thrift Stores Near Colleges When the Semester Ends

There are a number of good times and places to shop thrift stores. In upscale neighborhoods or during the Spring, for example. One other handy …

Perform a “4PM Triage” to Cap Off Your Workday Productively

As your work day winds up, you may realise you didn't finish everything on your to do list. So what should you do first? Fast Company suggests a …

“Underpromise and Overdeliver” to Make Financial Goals More Manageable

Any goal set too high can become a source of major stress. As you struggle to meet that goal, you become overwhelmed and discouraged. Money site The …

Plan Your Move for Off-Peak Traffic Times to Save on Gas

A DIY move saves money with proper planning and prep. Part of that planning includes accounting for not just the cost of gas, but how your vehicle …