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By Mark Shead

Ask Unclutterer: I’m organized but my workplace isn’t

Reader Anonymous submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I’ve started to notice how disorganized my office is … not my personal office, but the office as a whole. Some examples: Office supplies are disorganized, so no one knows where to find anything, which leads to ordering more of things we usually already have. Our shared computer folders are a mess — everyone has their o

Small DJ console

Materials: Ikea Corras Sidetable Description: I converted an IKEA CORRAS bedside table to create a small DJ console for home parties. The top of the table was partially cut out to build in the mixer and CD-controls. Other components were placed inside the table. The provided shelf was used to close the rear of the table and thus hide the wires. ~ Dimy Sandelé

Moments Of Synchronicity

Does unplugging from the Internet lead to more moments of synchronicity?

13 Tips for Enjoying Poker

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tim Chilcote. After years in poker, both as a writer and mildly successful player, I finally ponied up the $1,500 buy-in for event #16 at the 2010 World Series of Poker, a six-handed no-limit Hold ‘em tournament.

Ten Big Mistakes #10: Poor Goal Setting

Along my financial journey in life, I made a great number of mistakes.

Sunk Costs

When you make a decision about a project, do NOT factor in sunk costs. A post from Fred Wilson.

Secrets of Success

Malcolm Gladwell tackles charge he’s a “genius denier" on WNYC Radiolab.

Workspace of the Week: Bed above, desk below

This week’s Workspace of the Week is JoelVardy’s 9.5′ x 9.5′ bedroom office: With college students around the globe getting ready to head back to dorm rooms the size of shoe boxes, I thought it was a good idea to feature JoelVardy’s terrific workspace. The lofted bed and desk he built himself, and details about its construction are on his website.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #16: Workload Management, Freelance Video Jobs

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at the drain of working two jobs and how to grab the eye of a video agency. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Hidden music desk

Materials: Besta parts, drill, saw Description: My wife and I live in a studio apartment in NYC and I was looking for a solution where I could have all of my music gear readily available, while not also having it on display.

Why Entrepreneurs Need Community

Today’s weekly guest contributor is my friend and go-to tech-genius, Glen Stansberry. Glen is the co-founder of the LifeRemix blog network (which I am incredibly grateful to be a part of), he writes about helping creative people create at LifeDev and Tweets regularly.

Ask the Readers: What Can I Do About My Student Loans?

I do my best to cover a variety of topics here at Get Rich Slowly. Personal finance is a v-a-s-t topic, and there’s a lot of specialized knowledge. But there’s no question I have blind spots. Because Kris and I have no kids, I don’t write much about children and money.

Tips for Tipping in Every Food Scenario

We’ve all been there. I order my small black coffee, hand the barista my debit card, grab the pen to sign off, and halt at the gratuity line. Am I supposed to add something here? Am I cheap if I don’t? Can I just pretend I already tossed some change in the tip jar?

Are You Waiting For Permission To Grow?

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons Hi.  I’m Joey.  Nice to meet you.  Would you like me to write about the number one thing holding people back from growing their careers? An awkward way to start an article, yeah?  It’s awkward because I’m asking for permission to talk about what I’d like to talk about instead of just talking.  I’m waiting for permission to do what I’d like to do. 

So You Want My Job: Stuntman

Greg Tracy on the set of The Bourne Ultimatum. Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. It’s your typical summertime blockbuster film.