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2009 Illuminate your clutter hiding spacesClutter has a way of accumulating in poorly-lit spaces. If you can’t see it, you forget it’s there, and it’s easier to mindlessly add to the disorder. Review: NeatDesk and NeatWorks for MacTo my surprise, however, I liked the NeatDesk for Mac.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Playlist Edition

With all the road trips scheduled this summer, I’ve been thinking about a song collection that both my wife and I would enjoy on the trip. So, we’ve started co-curating one, where we each add 100 songs to a playlist, then we are each allowed to delete anything we don’t like from the list.

10 Tips for Living a Better Life, One Day at a Time--from Pope John XXIII.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 10 tips for living a better life, one day at a time -- from Pope John XXIII. One of the most important strategies of my Happiness Project has been keeping my Resolutions Chart. It provides accountability, it prompts me to review all my resolutions once a day, it gives me the gold stars I crave -- when I manage to follow my resolutions.

Space-saving pop-up furniture

Dwell magazine recently published a fascinating piece on a new trend in pop-up furniture.

Want More Clients? Just Ask!

One of the ways that many freelancers get new clients is simply by asking. And one of the ways to do that is to email companies and offer your services.

Hol cat food station

Materials: Hol storage cube (small) Description: When our 8 month old baby got mobile, crawling to and playing with the cats' food and water became his favorite target. As he sat, soaking wet among an entire bowl of dispersed cat food, the orange-dyed drool sliding down his chin, I knew something had to be done.

The Best Way to Pay for Advice: The Advantages of a Fee-Only Financial Advisor

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. A few weeks back, I wrote about having a financial health day at work.

6 Things to Check Before Upgrading To Windows 7

In my previous article, I talked about the reasons for making the switch to Windows 7.

Losing Dad: How a Man Responds to the Death of His Father

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Brian Burnham. Mr.

9 Tips to Control Every Meeting and Get What You Want

Are you nailing job interviews, closing new clients, and maximizing every meeting? Most likely you aren’t, but I’ll show you how I blew a huge meeting and what you can learn from my mistakes. Bottom line . . . you need to prepare for key meetings.

The Mountain & Sackett Tie Giveaway

It’s back! Our semi bi-annual Mountain & Sackett giveaway is here again. I love Mountain & Sackett ties. They’re a family-owned business that’s been making ties right here in the U.S. of A since 1957. And the quality of their ties can’t be beat. Other companies use machines to pump out hundreds of ties an hour.

Act quickly! Don't let your Senator side with Big Oil!

Crucial call to action to save the Clean Air Act from 1skycampaign on Vimeo. This Thursday June 10, the U.S. Senate will vote on Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R-AK) "Dirty Air Act" resolution. The vote is, sadly, too close to call -- and we need your help! The "Dirty Air Act" resolution would gut the Clean Air Act's ability to crack down on the dirtiest climate polluters like Big Oil and Dirty Coal.

Freebie: FreelanceSwitch Business Card Template

Today we’re pleased to announce that we’re giving away a special FreelanceSwitch business card template to help you get started with your freelance switch! The cards are attractive, yet versatile enough to be customized for any freelance profession.

Loft Bed Hack

Materials: Morrum Twin Loft Bed Description: We bought this bed for our son and it gave him storage space and an area for his desk. Now that he's a teen he can barely climb up without hitting the ceiling. Instead of springing for a brand new bed, we gave the old loft bed a hack.

Getting Things Done: The Five Phases of Project Planning

This is the third entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings through July 16. Last time, we looked at the five stages of a healthy task and information management workflow (collect, process, organize, review, do).