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By Jay White

Other Side of Productivity

Occasionally I’ll get some criticism that I’m too focused on productivity. People say that I need to lighten up, etc.  The problem is that on this site we focus on productivity–not on what to do with the free time that being productive buys you.

Background Music Can Impair Performance, Cites New Study

Bad news for music lovers - for productivity, better to listen to music before a task, but not during.

Copy Editing at The New Yorker with Mary Norris

For editing nerds: Behind the scenes at the New Yorker editorial desk.

The Event Formula

Too many networking events, not enough time. Which to attend? GOOD put together this formula for narrowing it down.

Many paths can lead to the same, remarkable goal

I’m rereading Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man right now. I mentioned it in the “Ask Unclutterer: Best methods for recycling” post a couple weeks ago, and decided to reread it when I saw it on my bookshelves a few days later.

Why Would a Blogger Write a Personal Finance Book?

Over the past few years, several personal finance bloggers have written books, myself included. J.D. from Get Rich Slowly put out Your Money: The Missing Manual. Ramit from I Will Teach You to Be Rich put out a self-titled book. Just last Sunday, I reviewed a book by Rachel Singer Gordon (a.k.a. Mashup Mom).

Video: Find Some Fun. You'll Be Happier.

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 -- last month's theme was Eternity, and last week's resolution was to Put your values into action in your everyday life. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

Turning Your Business Book Reading into Action Plans

In my previous article, I offered tips on how to read business books — and profit from them. At the end of that article, I mentioned the 12-part action plan that I’d just created. It follows the 12 chapters from Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage, and Ed Gandia’s new book, The Wealthy Freelancer. (Not read it?

Can You Build a Business Swinging For Singles?

Yesterday, my friend and insanely smart dude, Charlie O’Donnell retweeted this: And, it got me thinking. So, I tracked it back to Jonah Peretti’s original series of tweets to get a bit more context. Jonah’s next two tweets were: I get what Charlie and Jonah are saying.

On the Forums: Merging two households, pantry clean-up game, and organizing bags

Some great discussions are currently underway on the Unclutterer Forums: Moving In Together: Merging Two Entire Households Into One The Pantry Clean-Up Game How to Organize Plastic Bags & Other Bags Be sure to check it out and add your thoughts to the mix.

Should I Sell My Car On eBay?

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Follow Baker on Twitter @ManVsDebt or connect with him on Facebook. Over the last few months, I’ve spent countless hours researching the process of selling items online for a large project I’ve been compiling.

Ikea Vikare bed become a Jeep

Materials: Vikare bed and contact plastic (I dont know the word in English) Description: I painted the bed Vikare white, cut out some pieces from black plastic and put it on the front of the bed. Very simple! My son loves the bed! See more of the Vikare Jeep. ~ Anna, Sweden

Be Who You Want To Be

“Your colleagues might like you better if you like yourself better” – Chandler Bing, Friends Your self-image is the one largest factor to your success and to your happiness. If you can learn to truly appreciate yourself and respect what you can bring to the table your life will never be the same. Getting to know you If you are going to like yourself you first need to know yourself. Take so

Hacker help: Creating a sectional from 2 Klippans?

Hi there. This isn't a hack, but a question: Has anyone hacked two Klippan sofas into a corner sectional? Not having a Klippan (yet!), I can't even tell if it would be possible. Any advice/suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks! ~ Dorothy, Dallas Hi Dorothy, I've yet to see one. The only sectional is this with Pallbo footstools (pic, left). Thoughts, anyone?

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #28: Mint Condition with Dave Jamieson

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness Podcast. In this week’s edition, we talk baseball cards with Dave Jamieson, author of the book Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession. If you were a boy growing up in the United States from 1950-1994 you probably owned a few baseball cards.