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By J.D. Roth

A Guide to Using Dry Beans for Cooking

In my opinion, the single best bargain in a grocery store is the one pound bag of dried beans. The amount of nutrition and protein that can be had from a pound of dried beans is amazing, plus the flavor of the beans far surpasses the flavor of canned beans.

Poll: Average Age of Freelancers

Call me a cyberstalker, a netcreeper, or a webpeeper – but I’ve been reading your comments and checking out your pages for a little while.  Without exception, I have found anyone who shares a link back to their website is unbelievably talented.  One of the things that I have noticed, is that the apparent average age of a freelancer is older than I had first suspected. So – bec

How to Chill a Hot Beer or Soda in 3 Minutes

So my father and brother-in-law were over this weekend for a barbecue. My fridge was stuffed with appetizers and salads so I was only able to fit a 12-pack of beer. Normally, this would have been enough so I didn't worry about it.

Kulla Lamp Refurb Instructions!

Materials: Kulla Lamp (floor or desk model) Description: I was disappointed by the 6 month lifespan of my Kulla floor lamp, the glossy enameled bauhaus-y piece I finally let myself spend $100 on. One day, it just didn't turn on. When I checked online to see if there were any quick fixes, I found plenty of company.

Roald Dahl's darkest hour

Amazing story of Roald Dahl's hardship Roald Dahl while writing Charlie & the Choc. Factory.

Secret Selves

Spock legend and photographer Leonard Nimoy on his new secret selves photo project.

Books of the world, stand up and be counted!

How many books are there in the world? Google's Book project on the difficulty of finding out (plus, the answer).

The importance of enjoying the habit

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Unitasker Wednesday: The Mayo Knife — Spreader

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! For the past two years, I’ve been laughing about the Peanut Butter and Jelly Spreader.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Create intuitive and reliable Amazon URLs on the fly with AtTheBigRiver.com Does uncluttered have to mean symmetrical?When organizing and decorating your spaces, do you tend toward symmetry in design or do you seek out the one item that pleases you the most? Uncluttering your personal timeAn acquaintance of mine recently told me about a problem she is having in her retirement.

12 Tips for Getting Regular Exercise -- and the Benefits for Happiness and Fitness.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 12 tips for getting regular exercise -- and the benefits. Exercise is a KEY to happiness. Research shows that people who exercise are healthier, more energetic, think more clearly, sleep better, and have delayed onset of dementia. They get relief from anxiety and mild depression.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Audiobook Edition

Quite a few people have requested an audio version of my recent book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams. You’re in luck. The audio book is now available for download via Amazon or you can sign up for an Audible.com membership and get it at a discounted rate.

How to Turn Fantasy into Reality

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in Wonderland? Or work at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? Or have an apartment on Sesame Street?Would your life be better? More fun? More exciting?A while back I asked the following question on our Facebook page: Which imaginary place would you most like to visit?

I'm on vacation!

I'm taking a break from everything in the glorious seaside town of Southold, New York. Just telling you in case you're wondering why you're not hearing anything on the blog. Back in business next Monday!

4 Signs You’ll Never See in Big Corporations

  FYI – The first picture was taken in Chelsea, NYC. The other three were taken in Santa Monica, CA. Funny how the vibe changes, huh?