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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Overwhelmed & Rushed? Do a Stress Assess

By Leo Babauta If you find yourself rushing from task to task, worried that you don’t have time to do everything … If you are feeling a high amount of stress and are just overwhelmed by the number of things you have to do … You might try doing a Stress Assess. It’s something I just did for myself, because I woke up and had a million things to do, and another million things

Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: The ultimate uncluttered gift

Each year in our Gift Giving Guide, we choose one gift that we find to be on the extravagant side and present it as our ultimate gift. We’ve featured things like scanners and hiring a professional organizer and my book and even a closet organizing system. This year, we are returning to a gift we featured in 2008.

Warren Buffett’s Two Lists and Your Money

A few weeks ago, there was a pretty great story going around various business and finance websites about Warren Buffett.

18 Ways to Slash Your Utility Consumption in Half

Appliances that generate heat or cold — think dryers — tend to use the most electricity. Photo: TraciTodd When you tear open your utility bill each month, are you annoyed with the outstanding balance listed on the statement? If so, you aren’t alone.

Ask the Readers: Where can you get a last-minute seasonal job?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. When you think about getting extra money for the holidays, your first thought may be to get a job at your local mall. Retail is certainly one of the easier industries to break into to find a holiday job, and this year’s retail numbers are expected to be much better than in recent years.

How to Find What You Love to Do

As reported by Forbes this past summer, 52.3 percent of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. If you're among the unsatisfied majority, there's one thing you should know: It doesn't have to be this way. In May of this year, Pick the Brain outlined certain steps you can take when you're in a situation you don't enjoy.

roses absolutely everywhere

When I broke out of prison I found Roses absolutely everywhere. (I did hear them singing through the bars.) They flourished from my declarations, dripped out of my mailbox, wove right into my hair absolutely everywhere. My house turned into a house-sized Rose and I slept right in the very center of it pink and gold at dawn, I ran my body over every single petal kissing my way up My mouth opened li

A Man’s Guide to Western Boots: A Cowboy Boot Primer

The Western-style riding boot is somewhere between folk art, pop culture, and functional clothing. Actors have worn them, and so have Presidents — and for that matter, so have actors who became Presidents. Most men, though, will go through life without ever having tried a cowboy boot on. My advice? Don’t be that guy. Give it a shot.

Secrets of Adulthood: Happiness Doesn’t Always Make You Feel Happy.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:   One nice thing about not being a scientist? I can say things that a scientist couldn’t get away with. For instance: happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.

6 Insane Zombie-Slaying Baseball Bat Modifications

Awhile back, survival expert Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor decided to take a break from teaching his usual, realistic survival skills to have some fun. He let his imagination run wild and conjured up 6 ways to mod an ordinary baseball bat into the ultimate zombie slaying weapons. Creek admits that the results are absolutely ridiculous. They are also absolutely awesome.

Is This the Perfect Investment for Your Kid’s College Fund?

Some states allow you to lock in tuition at current rates, but the conditions and risk vary. Photo: David McLeish How’s this for a sweet investment: Anyone can buy it, with no fees or commissions. Its value has gone up by about 130% since 2000 — an 8.6% annualized gain.

Re: “Let’s talk when you’re free”

Productive people are never “free.” They don’t have 15 minutes on their lunch break to “have a quick call.” They don’t “kill time”—a terrible phrase. You can always put a window of time to good use if you work for it. Productive people schedule their priorities—not always their time, but always their priorities.

Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Experience Gifts

Experience gifts, when well-chosen, can provide a lot of delight with zero clutter.

25 Smart Ways to Handle a $1,000 Windfall

A tiny windfall is pretty easy to spend. If you find $10 or $20 on the street, you can just use it to help pay for groceries or some other regular expense to give yourself just a bit of breathing room in your budget. A huge windfall – like an inheritance or a legal settlement – can be easy, too.

Get After It…Now!

  “People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” - Charles Bukowski Yes, people are strange. You, me, and everyone else – we’re all guilty of wasting our lives. We sweat the small stuff while losing sight of our dreams.