Ali Robinson

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Learn Photoshop and Illustrator Shortcuts with These Cheat Sheets

Keyboard shortcuts are among the best productivity hacks, and Adobe's design programs offer plenty of them. Whether you're just starting to use Adobe …

DIY light box

This photo wasn’t taken in a studio. It was taken in my kitchen with a light box I made with household items. I’ve been testing out a cheap solution to take better pictures of craft projects, but this can be used for anything. If you don’t have any of the materials, just head to Bed and Bath and …

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Articles about 10 perfect pieces small space living on Dwell.com - Dwell

Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed …

The Truth About Being Broke

It's been a long time since I've been broke, but I can still remember exactly what it felt like. I can picture all the ugly details of the way I used …

Why Personal Budgets Fail (and What You Should Do Instead)

If you are in to budgeting, you must have realized by now that creating budget is the easiest thing to do. The most difficult and tough task is to …

Know the Secret Price Codes at Major Retailers to Save More Money

Several popular retailers use "secret" price codes that can clue you in on whether an item is the best deal at the store or not. Here's a handy chart …

Save A Trip to the Store By Mixing Your Own Fabric Softener

Fabric softener isn't incredibly expensive, but you probably have all the necessary ingredients to make your own just lying around the house.<p>As …

The Science Behind the Perfect Workspace

Your desk shape, workspace layout, furniture, and even the color of your office all affect how you work. 99U took a look at the studies showing what …

Manually Adjust Netflix Streaming Options With Hidden Settings

If you have a decent connection, Netflix does a pretty good job of automatically calibrating streaming options. However, for slower connections, you …

How to Trick Your Brain Into Banishing Bad Money Habits

If you’ve been making excuses for your lack of financial resolve, science may have your back: Believe it or not, researchers have identified a gene …

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

When you upgrade to a faster, better router, don’t toss your old one. Whether through stock or custom firmware, you can likely turn it into a …

Use the Ring Theory to Know How to Comfort Someone

When there's a critical sickness or death in your social circle, emotions necessarily run high. Using the Ring Theory can help determine who to …

How to Avoid Becoming Part of "No Vacation Nation"

The US is known for being the “No Vacation Nation." Not only do we get less vacation time that many other countries, we are more likely not to use …

Cure Common Communication Problems at Work (by Resetting Expectations)

Sometimes the worst thing about working on a team isn't balancing who does what, it's making sure everyone is on the same page. All the emails, …

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it’s been a little dull and rainy here in LA lately <i>(which i love)</i>, and i’ve been seeing lots of umbrellas around. i think they are one seriously …