IKEA is holding their annual Life Improvement Project that grants a one year 'life sabbatical' to someone with a good idea. He or she gets help from IKEA plus $100,000 to spend on a worthy cause. Deadline for entry submissions is 11:59:59 PM ET on October 17, 2011. Last year's winner was from Virginia and she helped an organization called paws4vets that trains service dogs for veterans. Click through the jump to see her video and for details on how to apply check out the official contest site. If neither of those things interest you, but you still want to improve your life, they have in-store seminars on how you can do that with the right design for your home.
· The Life Improvement Project [Official Site]
· IKEA Video Promo [YouTube]