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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Look What Happens When You Dress As Smart As You Are: Vintage Images From True Magazine

Tony’s post on how to change your style reminded me of a great magazine article I found awhile back ago in a 1954 issue of True Magazine for Men that I bought at an estate sale in Vermont. Entitled ”Look What Happens When You Dress As Smart as You Are,” the article highlights the style transformation of Columbia University student, Don Wardlaw. Don was a highly successful co

A Man’s Guide to Style Transition: 6 Steps to Start Dressing Like the Man You Know Yourself to Be

Over the past two years we’ve written quite a bit here at AOM about how to dress better; but one thing we haven’t addressed is the mindset necessary to carry out changing your personal presentation.  Having consulted with hundreds of men on improving their appearance, I’ve discovered that most are ready for change, but many are at a loss as to how to go about it.  They know they want to t

Double Up the Hyllis

Materials: 2 Hyllis shelving units, a good screwdriver Description: The Hyllis is a nice piece of furniture to begin with, in my opinion, despite the awful name.Simple, honest metal and a few screws. Lovely. Also, the Hyllis is embarrasingly cheap. The idea is simple - stock to units on top of each other. Save space, get a cooler looking piece of furniture.

Minimalism, Frugality, and Confrontation

As you might recall, last Sunday, I reviewed a book I quite liked entitled The Joy of Less by Francine Jay, who blogs over at the quite enjoyable miss minimalist. My book review got the attention of several more popular blogs, including Lifehacker, which chose to link to one of Jay’s more intriguing posts, 100 Things I Don’t Own.

Are You Freelance or Self-Employed?

One of the great things about having a spouse that works in the corporate world is the support you may receive, financially and emotionally.  One of the worst things about having a spouse in the corporate world is the support you may have to give, which sometimes includes being present at corporate social gatherings.  And this is the situation I found myself in the other day. I enjoy talking wit

Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?

Have you ever fallen into a black hole of comparison shopping? You’re looking for the perfect new digital camera, for instance. You head over to Cnet.com and read some reviews of various cameras, watch the video demos, identify the model you want. Then perhaps you employ Google’s shopping search to price out the options and find the best deal.

Make every dollar count!

Materials: Stolmen. and pax doors Description: I saved over $300 and got more space for storage. ~ Mark, San Francisco

Women in Industrial Design: Where My Ladies At?

GOOD Magazine comments on the disparity in this field.

Life in a Box

Fascinating piece - space exploration is really an exploration of what it means to be human. Mary Roach speaks.

Peer Pressure Works on Billionaires Too

Over 300 of them have signed "The Giving Pledge," thanks to a little encouragement (or prodding) from Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

The multitasking sleeper chair

The latest DWR catalog arrived in the mail yesterday, and the Soto sleeper chair instantly caught my attention: After looking at the picture, I spotted the chair’s $3,300 price tag and quickly closed the catalog.

"Decide What You Want or Need to Do, and Then Do It With All Your Power."

Happiness interview with Chris Yeh. I was e-introduced to Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur Chris Yeh by my online-then-real-life friend Jackie Danicki. Chris has been building Internet businesses since 1995 (which, if I recall correctly, was about the time that I actually used the Internet for the first time).

Reader Mailbag: Iowa Flood Waters

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. Optimizing cash flow 2. Getting past the “acquaintance” phase 3. 529 for another child 4. The cost of saving coins 5. IRAs at fairly high income 6. Student loan or not? 7.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #17: Becoming a Web Designer, Tough Clients

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at client horror stories that make a freelancer’s blood run cold. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

The Real Secret to Freelance Success

Why do so many freelancers fail while others who face even greater obstacles succeed? Is it natural talent? Is it hard work? Is it sheer persistence? I find these questions absolutely fascinating.