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By Jonathan Fields

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My Life Scoop is a website that invites bloggers from various websites to contribute different articles about tech-related themes. They’ve asked me to do a series of articles for the site.

On the Forums: Two challenges and a discussion on uncluttered vs minimalism

Some great discussions are currently underway on the Unclutterer Forums: A Thing A Day: Uncluttering your home one thing at a time (The challenge continues with more than 116 participants. I absolutely love reading about the things people are letting go.) The Pantry Clean-Up Game Uncluttered vs minimalist Be sure to check it out and add your thoughts to the mix.

Charity: Water

Yesterday, Charity Water launched the 2010 September campaign. Watch this video and support.

Finishing School

Slate's Christopher Beam investigates the case for getting rid of tenure.

Reuse by having community "free stores"

It saves resources, saves money, and builds community. What I like about this kind of thing is that any of us can start it anywhere at any time without going through any of the existing power structures--corporations, non-profits, government.

48 Things Frugality Has Taught Me

Today, let’s do something a little different. I’m going to list 48 things I’ve learned about myself and the world around me that I only discovered thanks to frugality. 1. I really like sun tea. 2. The patience and effort in teaching yourself something new is incredibly rewarding when you begin to succeed at it (like my piano playing). 3.

Freelance Contracting with International Clients

It used to be that freelancers were limited to the cities we live in for clients. On occasion, some freelancers could land clients and handle projects through mail, but most companies preferred to work with someone based nearby. Technology has improved since then, letting most freelancers take on clients no matter whether they’re around the corner or on the other side of the globe.

Video: Abandon a Fun Project.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month's theme is Fun. Last week’s focus was Make time for fun--even if you have to schedule it like a dentist's appointment. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

Simple stylish vanity table

Materials: Stave Mirror, Vika Furuskog table top + legs, Folded Chair Description: This is actually more to mix and match Ikea items to build the vanity table for my dear wife. She wanted something like the one used by many makeup artist backstage and constructed at most make up stores but somehow has some kind of English style to it..

Are you getting the Zzzzzzzzzzzz’s you need?

When your sleep schedule is disrupted and you don’t get the amount of sleep you need to function properly, you will instantly experience a drop in productivity and mental processing.

Man to Live Off Coupons for a Year

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Josh Stevens of Chicago might win $100,000 — if he can keep from spending a single cent (literally) for a year. Stevens accepted internet coupon company Groupon’s “Live Off Groupon” challenge, beating out 400 contenders, and since May he’s been using only online coupons for food, lodging, and other expenses.

7 Life Changing Keys to Success

Success does not belong to a select few; success belongs to “you,” if you’re willing to go after it. Success is never handed out, you must take it, but you don’t take it by force.  You take success by becoming a successful person internally.  When you succeed on the inside, by taking on the thoughts of a successful person, the results will show on the outside. Today I want to talk abo

Fast Company: Interview with Twitter Creator Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey: "We created a simple idea and users took it on themselves to define it. Everyday we see something new."

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #29: Serve to Lead with James Strock

We will all serve in leadership roles at some time or another. It might be at our work, in our communities, or in our families. But what separates the great leaders from the merely good ones? Are great leaders born or made? Our guest today is an authority on the topic of leadership and will answer those questions.

The Legal Nomad on Saving for Travel

As you’ve probably noticed, travel has become a priority in my life. There are number of reasons for this. For one, I love it. I love visiting other cities, other states, other countries. I love seeing how different people live, and how they do things.