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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Freelancer’s Guide to Coffee – Part 3: The Percolator Coffee Pot

Photo credit: visualpanic on Flickr This week we wrap up our Freelancer’s guide to coffee with a look at the percolator and some final words about this wonderful beverage. Our journey is nearly complete. Soon I will release you, my coffee minions, into a world of coffee snobbery. I know you will make me proud. *single tear* What is a percolator?

The 2010 Movember Results

During the month of November, the Art of Manliness participated in Movember, an annual fundraiser in which participants grow mustaches while raising money for men’s health issues. The 426-man Art of Manliness Movember Team raised a whopping $31,337 during November. Holy-freaking-cow!  That’s truly astounding!

How to Create Viral Serendipity on Your Blog

Last week, a post of mine about a 12-day Cool Whip experiment started to take-off on Facebook, being shared more than 1,400 times and driving some nice traffic.

Workspace of the Week: Wherever you wander

This week’s Workspace of the Week is KillYourCar’s temporary workspace: One of the nicest things about working with a laptop is you can take it wherever you want. If you want to sit at a tall table next to a bay window on a drizzling Saturday morning and do some work — you can!

Ask the Readers: How Do You Build a Wardrobe on a Budget?

If you were building your wardrobe from scratch, how would you do it? Would you prioritize quality? Would you emphasize cost? Or is there some happy balance between the two? That’s what GRS reader author J.D. wants to know. He writes: I’m a 40-something guy who’s lost 40-something pounds over the past year. This is a good thing. But now my old clothes don’t fit.

How to Use Failure to Succeed

Most people are afraid of failure. Some so afraid that they can’t attempt anything that involves the risk of failure. But everyone that has ever succeeded did it by failing first. Failure is the precursor to success and the only was to succeed is by showing great persistence. This is something we all struggle with. When the going gets tough the easiest thing to do, is give up.

Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide-Part II

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Martin Schatz. Last time, we discussed what to look for when selecting a place to train.  We went through some of the positive and negative attributes of the common gym type.

Spare Change: So Many Stories, So Little Time

Some weeks, there’s just too much to write about. This is one of those works. Not only is my brain percolating with my own ideas for articles, but the internet is abuzz with interesting stories about personal finance. Pity the blogger with a ton of material! Rather than waste time with a long intro, I’m going to jump right in.

Help me figure out what message on climate I should I deliver to world governments

When I started the whole No Impact Man thing, it was because I firmly believed that our environmental and quality of life crises couldn't not be solved in the halls of government alone. The people needed to be engaged.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Create a Five Year Sketch

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. 2. Create a five year sketch. What, exactly, is a five year sketch? It simply means a detailed picture of what you would like your life to be like in five years. It can be literally drawn.

"I Have Zero Tolerance for Self-Inflicted Drama."

Happiness interview: Tina Roth Eisenberg. A few weeks ago, I heard a fascinating talk given by Tina Roth Eisenberg, who runs a well-known design blog/studio called SwissMiss. Her site is a mesmerizing collection of beautiful design which is highly addictive -- once I start looking, I can't stop.

Day 40: Get Smarter! 8 Ideas That Really Work

While most of us might not threaten the top 2% of the population that can meet the admission requirements of Mensa, there are a few things you can do today that will lead to a smarter YOU tomorrow. A more buoyant brain will lead to a more capable, confident you.

High Desk from IKEA Bed Frames

Materials: Malm Description: Every time I poke around IKEA's clearance area ('As Is' area) I encounter a broken bed frame from the MALM/HOPEN lines, which rely on torsion boxes for strength. I picked up a few dozen of these torsion box bed-frame members on a whim and didn't know what to do with them for a long time.

25 Awesome Redesigns of a 90’s Website

A few weeks back, in partnership with Adobe Catalyst Business, we held a contest to redesign a fictional pizza business website, currently in all it’s 90’s glory. We had a huge number of submissions, and it was an incredibly tough job for our staff to vote on a winner! There were so many great designs, I wanted to take the time to show off some of the runners up.

2010 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Ultimate generosity

In 2007, we recommended the Fujitsu ScanSnap (PC and Mac) as the dream gift for an unclutterer. In 2008, we suggested the Kindle as the most generous uncluttered gift of the holiday season. (Back then, a Kindle was $359.) Last year, my book Unclutter Your Life in One Week was the ultimate item on the list.