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By Brett McKay

5 Delicious Ways to Use a Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

I love eating leftovers. If you ask me, Momma’s spaghetti, pot roast, or lasagna always tasted better on the second day.  I suppose there must be something about allowing the flavors extra time to meld together that always makes repeat meals more enjoyable. However, my love for leftovers is most likely the exception rather than the rule.  As it is, for most people the word “leftovers

Lower Shipping Rates for AoM T-shirts! We Also Ship Internationally Now!

Hey Gang- Just wanted to announce some exciting changes with our awesomely manly Art of Manliness t-shirts. The great folks at TankFarm Clothing, the company that designs, sells, and ships our t-shirts, have switched their shipping service from FedEx to the U.S. Postal Service. This means two things. First, shipping rates for U.S.

Required Reading: On Showing Up, Changing Your Life & Limited Goals

Why 80% of success is showing up, how to keep creating when the going gets tough, and the collected wisdom of legendary designer Milton Glaser.

Spare Change: Canadian Rockies Edition

This week, Kris and I are spending time with her family in Banff, Alberta, which is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The scenery is spectacular, and there’s lots of stuff to do. We’ve hiked, rafted, and soaked in a hot spring.

Seven Powerful Meditation and Focusing Techniques

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got enough great responses that I’m going to fill the entire month of July – one post per day – addressing these ideas. Terrence on Facebook wants to know about “Meditation and focusing techniques.” Meditation and focusing is a big part of my daily routine.

Home Theater Coffee Table

Materials: Ikea Expedit Coffee Table, Alera Underdesk Keyboard/Mouse Shelf Description: This hack was really simple, only two products needed and a screwdriver. I simply put together the Expedit Coffee Table as the instructions state (but didn't put the glass plate on yet), flipped it over and installed a keyboard slider tray.

Simple Daily Habits to Ignite Your Passion

“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”- Hardy D.

How To Stop Worrying What Others Think

Do you often walk away from people thinking, “Did I say the right thing”; did I offend someone”; “should I have said or asked …”? Do you frequently hear that “little voice” in your head saying: “What will they think?”? Do you often feel you need to be a certain way to be accepted by others and you can’t just be yourself? Most people are concerned about what

IKEA Lack TV Hack

Materials: IKEA Lack TV stand, IKEA Lack End Table Description: My HTPC (Home Theater computer) was to big to fit inside the Lack TV stand, so I had to make the shelf height a little taller. I bought a Lack end table and used the legs as supports for the top of the TV stand.

Broder DVD shelf

Materials: Broder shelf, batten, threaded rod, clear PVC tube Description: I need a lot of shelf space for my DVD collection and was going to go for a rather clean, "library shelf" look. When the Broder system came to my attention, I immediately fell for in. The hack is rather simple.

Mudroom storage

Materials: Hemnes two drawer TV console (two), or use one three drawer unit, drill, nail gun, various wood sizes Description: I have described my hack on my blog... See more of the Hemnes mudroom storage. ~ Erin from {A Charming Nest}, Indiana

7 Books That Changed The Way I See the World.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: 7 books changed the way I see the world. One of my favorite things: when I read a book that transforms the way I see the world, or the way I see the possibilities of writing.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Weekend project idea: Bed-side table cleanup This weekend, give your nightstand a little attention and see if it can use some uncluttering love. Musings on apologies and uncluttered speech When I read Bezos’ apology, I was impressed by how direct, sincere, and uncluttered it was. Color-coded storage solves bathroom confusion The Rubbermaid company offers some terrific advice on their w

Unitasker Wednesday: Tie-Up Wooden Shoe

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I’m all in favor of teaching preschoolers to do things on their own — not run into the street, use the potty, get dressed.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Calvinball Edition

For those unfamiliar, Calvinball is a game played in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The game’s rules are made up as the game goes along, with players adding and editing rules along the way, often with the goal of making themselves into the winner. Lately, I’ve played a lot of Calvinball with my two oldest children.