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Unitasker Wednesday: Inflatable meal

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! In this holiday season, we wanted to invite all of you to join us for a (virtual) meal. Come on in, grab a seat, sit down, and let’s enjoy a meal together.

Rast Table into 4 sided weaving loom

Materials: Rast Table, sturdy string. Description: I wanted to teach my kids simple loom weaving. I simply turned a Rast bedside table on its side and wrapped sturdy string around the whole thing, on both sides. I used clear tape on the top to keep the tape from shifting around. ~ Ingrid S.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Teaching children to fight clutterGuest post author Mandi Ehman discusses five tips on helping kids learn to battle clutter. Uncluttering isn’t for everyoneAs much as your uncluttering strategies and techniques have made a positive change in your life, don’t think about your way of living as being better than how other people choose to live their lives.

A Man’s Guide to Socks

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. Why Socks? Socks are an interesting piece of clothing; we pay so little attention to them and yet they’re central to our overall comfort in several ways: socks protect our feet from abrasion, wick away our perspiration, and keep our dew beaters snug in our shoes.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Carols Edition

Over the past week or so, I’ve been attempting to teach my two oldest children a pile of old Christmas carols. Their interpretations are often amusing, particularly because when they’re singing, they both try to substitute in incorrect words to make the other one laugh. There’s nothing quite like the Christmas season. Want to Land Your Dream Job?

The Holiday Season Slow-Down: The Importance of “Making a List”

Credit: Cordey on Flickr As the holiday season begins, your freelance business may seem like its ending. There are two schools of thought about end of the year work: You either have a lot because the company is trying to use up its budget, or you don’t get much because most of your clients are out of money or too wrapped up in other things (including their personal shopping).

A lamp made of .... EXPEDIT

Materials: Expedit Description: The pictures are of our house, where we were searching for a long time to find a celling lamp to fit the style and size of the main living room. Finally we used the EXPEDIT shelf! I put some wires and bulb sockets inside, and then screwed the shelf directly to the ceiling (Oufff! Not easy, you need 2-3 people for that).

The Cost of Being a Better Parent

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. Remember the good old days? Of course not, because they never really existed — at least not the way they’re recalled in old TV shows and movies.

Self-Improvement vs Self-Acceptance: Which is Right?

I read a lot of personal development material, online and offline – and there are two clear competing trends. One school of thought says keep striving for improvement. Keep doing more. Lose weight. Get fit. Make more money. The other says accept yourself just as you are. Love your body. Exercise if you like.

Problems with the AoM Contact Form, Part Deux

Several months go we let you know that there had been a problem with the contact form on the site, and though we thought we fixed it, it has come to my attention recently that it’s had another glitch for the past month or two. Some messages were coming through, but some weren’t. I’ve hopefully fixed it again for good.

The 4-Hour Body: The Tim Ferriss Interview on Zen Habits

Post written by Leo Babauta. Tim Ferriss’ new book The 4-Hour Body is now out and I’ve been reading it for a week now. It’s utterly fascinating. Tim as you know is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, a huge best-selling book, and his new book looks to be just as successful. I had the pleasure of talking with Tim this week about his book.

I Was on the Today Show!

I was thrilled to be on the Today Show to talk about holiday stress. Ann Curry interviewed me back in January, when The Happiness Project first came out (here's that video). I really enjoyed doing that segment, so I was very happy to be speaking to her again. With me was Dr.

Bunk Beds for Dolls or Kitty Cats

Materials: Oddvar Stool Description: I took the legs of an Oddvar Stool, and two boards cut to fit inside, covered with a cushy fabric, and secured the boards to the stool legs. American Girl Dolls occupied for a while, but kitties soon took over. ~ Ingrid S., Ohio

Out With The Old, In With The New: Reduce Your Phone Bill

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 14. Reduce your phone bill. Two episodes in my own life are relevant here. A couple years ago, I cancelled my business phone line and moved to Skype.

Domo-Kun chair

Materials: Snille chair ( I used white ) Description: 1. Cut out eyes with black felt. Use Velcro strips to put it on the chair. 2. Make a pillow looks like a Domo-Kun (pic, right) mouth. 3. Put the pillow on the chair. There is a Domo-Kun chair!! ~ Micci Do, SLC, UT