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11 Ways to Use IKEA's Lack Shelves Just About Anywhere

IKEA's Lack shelves are as useful as they are ubiquitous. Here are 11 ways you can employ these little workhorses in every room of your house.<p>From VT …

Small Spaces

How To Transfer Prints To Wood

Form Better Habits (and Make Them Stick) with a Weekly Habit Sprint

One of the problems most people face when creating new habits is that when things go wrong, the habit change falls apart. That's because every habit …

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

Align Your Time Management with Your Goals

<i>At the end of a busy day, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the time went. The following excerpt from the book</i> Getting Work Done <i>provides a simple process for you to prioritize your work and understand how you’re actually using your time.</i><p>What goals are you aiming for in your work? Does the way …

The 50 Best Self-Help Books of 2014

Self-help books cover topics ranging from business, to relationships, to creativity and peace. It’s a lot to cover in one ranking, but below we’ve …

Self-improvement

Pallet Ideas: Recycled / Upcycled Pallets Furniture Projects.

Okay, all the wood pallet crafters please wake up. We have got here a very wide spread recycling plan where we are talking about …<p>I just can’t …

Furniture

7 Ways To Charm The Pants Off Of Everyone, All The Time

First impressions count. From work events to cocktail hours, small talk is in every aspect of your day to day life. Making a great first impression at social functions can be a daunting task. According to psychologist Linda Blair, seven seconds is all it takes for us to judge someone we’re meeting …

6 Classic Cookie Recipes to Bake This Holiday Season

Christmas cookie baking is an annual holiday tradition, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that December 4 is especially marked as National Cookie …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

Bus Converted into Mobile Food Market to Bring Healthy Produce to Neighborhoods in Toronto

Mobile

27 Cheap And Easy Gifts To Make With Kiddos

Thrifty homemade gifts that are good for the environment and keep children entertained? 'Tis the season.

DIY: Belt + Board

4 Comments<p>Hi, Ana Maria of Anamu here! This month I've got a crazy easy (and fun) idea for displaying your photos and notes. Maybe a back-to-school …

Try This: Fabric Lined Built-In Shelves

You know those projects that you keep meaning to do, but they end up staying on the to-do list for a near eternity? This project was just that for …

DIY: Friendship Bracelet chevron rug

You know how friendship bracelets are totally back? Well, I can’t quite bring myself to get into it after 15 years but I love the bright colors, the …