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Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Organizing gifts for the kitchen and bathroom

If someone on your gift list this year would appreciate a little organizing help, there are numerous ways to provide gifts to help in his or her pursuits. Seeing as organizing gifts are too many to count, we decided this year to narrow down suggestions to only the kitchen and bathroom.

Hemnut Headboard

Materials: Hemnes and Applaro I used sandpaper to bring the natural wood ; I applied stain and glossy finish

Questions About Coats, Politics, Retention Bonuses, Napoleon Hill, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Retention bonus versus retirement 2. Don’t want anything for Christmas 3. Angry about politics 4. Saving versus paying off debts 5. Buy it for life: coats 6. Frugality and minimalism 7.

Startups to Help You Save Money and Manage Your Finances

Services like BillGuard and Onavo can help save you money in different ways. From holiday shopping to family vacations to unexpected car repairs or medical bills, staying ahead of your finances is both an important goal and a constant challenge.

EXPEDIT Shoe Display

Materials: Dioder LEDs, Expedit bookcase, Kallax wheels, Variera shelfs I decided to display my sneakers using all IKEA products. I manage to rack up a few pairs and was running out of room to store. Using an Expedit bookcase already on hand, purchased in the “As Is” section, and a few other IKEA items managed to pull off a great display.

A Little Bit of Gratitude, Everyday!

How many struggles have you encountered this week? How many times have you bounced back quickly from each one? Struggles are a part of everyday life, especially if you’re in sales. Each time you walk in a new door, you don’t know who you’re going to face, how you should address their concerns about your product, or what rebuttals you need to have ready.

How to Systematize Your Online Marketing

How's business going for you?Great, or "could be better"?Great? As the owner of a successful small business you've got so much to juggle, it's understandable that your marketing falls by the wayside. You've got enough revenue coming in, so why bother with marketing?Could be better?

The pros of experiencing the cons of poverty

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. At the beginning of October, I slipped five crisp Benjamins into my purse. I don’t usually carry any cash at all, so I was feeling flush with $500 in my pocket. It was all part of a simple experiment: Could I save on my grocery budget if I only paid in cash?

How to Live Your Dream

The wind kicked up the desert sands behind me as I leaned forward, cautiously looking over the edge. The fissure had no visible bottom. On the other side, just a few feet away, the trees beckoned invitingly, promising water, promising shade. There was nothing for me to go back to; if I wanted to go forward at all, I was going to have to jump.

How to Overcome Self-Doubt

 “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” - William Shakespeare Taming the monkey mind It’s an all too common experience - the silent, yet incessant self-doubt which inhabits your mind, combined with the stream of destructive thoughts which accompany it. The voice repeatedly commands your attention, while reminding you of your inhe

Art of Manliness Podcast #89: The Medal of Honor with Capt. (Retired) Paul Bucha

In honor of Veteran’s Day last week, in today’s podcast I talk to a retired solider who also received the U.S. military’s top award: the Medal of Honor. Capt. Paul Bucha was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. In 1967 he and the company he was commander of were dropped off in Bình Dương Province.

Disruptive joy. Why do we push away positive feelings?

Here’s the short answer: Because positive feelings are a form of power. And power is all kinds of uncontrollable, elevating, disruptive, expansive, and threatening — to your own fear, and to people who prefer low-risk living. Pick a message, a legacy, a program: Don’t be too powerful; too sexual; too honest; too loud; too excited, too hopeful.

“The Sweetest Things Become the Most Bitter by Excess.” Examples?

“The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.” –Democritus Do you agree — and if so, can you think of examples? I’d suggest: technology, ambition, sugar, TV, habit (I consider habit a “sweet thing,” though of course not everyone agrees). Maybe…generosity, sometimes. I’ll have to think about that.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2013 Unitasker Wednesday: How to ruin the fun of s’mores Just the other day, I was sitting around thinking about how s’mores are way too much fun for their own good. They involve sticks and gooey marshmallows and an open flame and it is all more happiness than I can handle. When I want to make s’mores, I want a totally dull and boring experience.

12 Common Money Mistakes New College Graduates Make

A broken leg is a bigger bummer when you don’t have insurance to pay for it, so make sure you’re covered. Photo: Ted Eytan Life after college graduation can be an overwhelming experience. Your whole world is changing.