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Happiness Project

By Gretchen Rubin

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Uncluttering is not a competitionWho knows, maybe my less-than-perfect home made some of those organizers feel better about theirs. Unitasker Wednesday: Chef StackIt makes pancakes, pancakes, and only pancakes! Keeping your personal brand organized: An interview with Dan SchawbelSince we talk about office organizing quite a bit on Unclutterer, I thought it might be fun to instead let the mag

The Simple Dollar Reading Guide: The Power of Goals in a Random World

Every Sunday morning for the next few months, I’m going to “riff” on a chapter from my book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams by reflecting on particular pieces of it that I’ve had further reflections on or particularly excite me, including some elements that were removed from the final draft.

Undersink Rubbish bin-like hanger thingy

Materials: EKBY BJÄRNUM shelf brackets, VÄRDE knobs x4 Description: This is a pretty simple hack that I did so I could hang shopping bags to use for rubbish under my kitchen sink. The brackets were mounted onto the inside of the cabinet door upside down. This is important because there are two threaded holes on each bracket that are designed to hold the shelf tight.

Reader Story: I Quit My Job and Joined the Peace Corps

This guest post from Bon is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

Job Interview Arsenal: 20 Questions to Ask (Or Be Ready to Answer!)

With employees switching jobs every 4 years on average,  having the chops to conduct an insightful interview – not to mention knowing how to be a good interviewee – is a skill worth cultivating.To update our bag of tricks, we polled the whip-smart 99% Twitter followers for their favorite job interview questions and curated the best into this list.

Manvotional: Opportunity by Edward Rowland Sill

Opportunity By Edward Rowland Sill This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:- There spread a cloud of dust along a plain; And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords Shocked upon swords and shields.

"The Best Way Out Is Always Through."

The best way out is always through. --Robert Frost One of my personal koans. * I was interested by this article about color, happiness, and depression: Different colors describe happiness vs. depression. * Are you reading The Happiness Project with a group?

Job Interview Arsenal: 20 Questions to Ask (Or Be Ready to Answer!)

"Time spent on hiring is time well spent," as they say. We round up 20 great questions for gaining insight into even the most wily interviewee.

Job Interview Arsenal: 20 Questions to Ask (Or Be Ready to Answer!)

"Time spent on hiring is time well spent," as they say. We round up 20 great questions for gaining insight into even the most wily interviewee.

Taking Notes

Whenever I’m traveling in new circles or meeting groups of people I don’t know well, the conversation usually turns into discussion of what everyone does professionally.

3 Ways to Curb Your Impulse Shopping Online

Over the past few years, most of us have got used to shopping online. It doesn’t seem odd to us that some stores – Amazon most famously – exist only online, with no high street presence. And many of us buy everything from our groceries to our music on the net. Online shops are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, even on holidays.

Learn How Your Inner Cynic Can Help You Create The Life You Want

The positive psychology movement has helped to bring psychology out of the mental wards and into the hands of the average healthy and relatively successful person. For the most part, positive psychologies offer a much more healthy view of humanity than previous models.But we have a problem.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 14, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Increasing Creativity and Productivity with Your Morning Routine

The sun comes up and for most of us, it’s time for work. Or is it? How you start your work day can have a huge impact on the rest of it. Your morning routine is the lynchpin for either reducing or increasing creativity and productivity. For example, on days I meet with clients, of course I get showered, dressed, and ready to head out as soon as possible.

Linkswitch #31: New Business Ideas, Facebook Ads, Design Tips

Can You Make Ends Meet on a Single Income? My wife and I made a conscious decision roughly 20 years ago to live on a single income. At the time, we just had our first child and we didn’t feel right leaving her at day care all day long. Also, my wife really wanted to be home with our daughter.