Jera Nicole Piper

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Unique Vintage-Inspired Wall Art & Decor

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Make Your Own Mini Planter

I've had several different phases where I got really obsessed with clay and lately I can feel it coming on again! I love polymer clay and also air …

DIY Log Slice Display Dome

i just want to say that i envy all of you out there with a working fireplace. i have very fond memories of sitting around a crackling fire in maine, …

Ana White | Collapsible Potting Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: DavidTR<p>Author …

Pretty Bathroom Jars

I'm in love with the new shower curtain I bought for my kids bathroom. (target) The colors and design are just too fun. I decided to ...

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

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Your Entryway Needs this DIY Calendar Work Station

Image Courtesy Chelsey Andrews<p>In just a few short weeks the official start to fall will be here. That means school starting, less vacation, and less …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

How To: Make a Colorful DIY Hanging Rope Mirror

I love, love, LOVE this colorful spin on the nautical rope/leather belt mirrors that have been popular lately. And, as it turns out, this version is …

DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board

Custom cutting boards are the perfect host and hostess or newlywed gift. Today Annie of Anniemade is going to show us how to make a monogrammed …

8 Start-Up Buzzwords to Avoid | Inc.com

<b>Ninja</b> / • noun, a person with advanced skills. As in, "Dave is our secret ninja; he's the best coder we've ever hired." Is this a real company or a 6-year-old's fantasy? Why not throw teenage, mutant, and turtle in there while you're at it?<p><b>Value prop (or proposition)</b> / • noun, the reason a customer …

Startups

10 Cool American-Made Products

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>After the deadly collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh, more people are asking questions about overseas-made products, including apparel often linked to sweatshops and unsafe working conditions.<p>Despite the growing appetite for domestically-made …

Made in America

A Workbook Of Simple Tasks For Sparking Your Creative Process

The folks behind Conditional Design want you to experiment in structured ways.<p>Good ideas can arrive (seemingly) in an instant or may emerge after a hard-fought battle between right brain, left brain, and reality. But even people who are blessed with a fertile imagination can benefit from a change …

Creativity

Everyone Is Dysfunctional, And That Can Make You Rich

Take a look in the mirror. What (not who…what) do you see?<p>If you’re honest and fair with yourself, you can list the attributes and characteristics of the person you see in the mirror. Some of them will likely be highly positive. You may be kind to animals. You may be appropriately kind to …

Craft a Sustainable Career

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Year after year, you perform work that makes full use of your skills and challenges you to develop new ones. Your work not only interests you, it gives you a sense of meaning. You enjoy opportunities for learning and development. You work with …

Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

Productivity

What do failed startups have in common?

Steve Hogan has seen a lot of startups struggle. His firm, Tech-Rx, aims to save as many of those as possible because, in his words, "all innovations …

An Entrepreneur Tells All: How To Make A Career Pivot

<i>This is a guest post from Elli Sharef, cofounder of HireArt, an employee marketplace that uses online challenge-based interviews to vet job applicants.</i><p>As a founder of the online hiring resource HireArt, where we vet hundreds of candidates each month for companies as varied as Cisco to JDate , I’ve …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

How To Stay Super Motivated

There are two elements needed to succeed in business.<p>The first is a good strategy – making sure you’re heading in the right direction and focusing on the most valuable opportunities.<p>The second is how well you do your work. You must perform with speed, positivity, efficiency and drive to achieve …

5 Leadership Secrets Of Collaboration Success

To see what happens when people <i>don’t</i> work together, look no further than Washington, D.C. Instead of pooling their talents for a common goal and the common good, Congress is mired in gridlock, recrimination and petty squabbles. And <i>nothing</i> is getting done.<p><b>Sound like your workplace?</b> I hope not, …

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

Happiness

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

Graphic Design

Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen

Yes, you have tons of exciting things to say. But you can’t learn something new without listening.<p>You can hear the prejudice in our idiotic idioms: It’s best, we’re told, to get the <i>first word</i>, the <i>last word</i>, and the <i>last laugh</i>–clearly, silence is not something we generally cherish.<p>“People abhor …

Personality

3 Ways To Create Value That Lasts

Innovators work hard to understand exactly what value means to their customers so they can generate it. So how exactly do you generate value?<p>Generating value is one of the most misunderstood tools of innovation. But it’s also one of the most important.<p>After all, value is what causes people to want …

Innovation