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By Chanpory Rith

How to Make a Schedule You Can Stick To

Have you ever been surprised at how much you can fit in when you’re at a conference? When we have a schedule provided for us, we manage to get from one event to the next at the right time; the imposition of external timings means that even if we’d like to stick with one task a little longer, we move on quickly.

Getting Things Done: Where To Go Next

After reading through my recent series on Getting Things Done, Calvin took action and then had a few questions: I picked up the book, read it twice, and set aside a weekend to get started. It really works! I feel like I’m getting so much done now that it’s crazy. I guess my question now is what comes next?

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: July 24, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

How to Use a Food Dehydrator to Preserve Your Harvest

This is a guest post from my wife. It’s been a long time since she chimed in around here. Have no fears: She’s the frugal heart of homestead, and she’s always looking for ways to grow and preserve our food. As Get Rich Slowly readers know, J.D. and I have a thriving garden with maturing fruit trees, monstrous berry plants, and an annual vegetable garden.

Use a Freelance Paycheck Template to Pay Yourself Regularly

One of the downfalls of freelancing is not having a regular paycheck. But why does that have to be a downfall? With a little bit of work (and time), you could develop a regular freelance paycheck. I’m going to share with you how I am giving myself a regular paycheck, and as a bonus, I am going to give away my freelance paycheck template that I use to manage it!

Could you wear just six pieces of clothing for a month?

The New York Times article “Shoppers on a ‘Diet’ Tame the Urge to Buy” looks into two fashion diets that encourage folks to creatively exercise restraint in buying new clothes. The first challenge, called Six Items or Less, required a pledge to only wear six items of clothing for an entire month.

Ikea bikini + summer clothing line!

Materials: Frakta shopping bag Description: It's summer and I made a Frakta bikini! And then developed a whole line of Ikea inspired swimwear. It is also a hack of the H&M summer swim line. So it's a double Swedish hack! And those are ovenmitts as bikini tops! Too hot to handle, we hope! Enjoy + Lots of Sun! See more at BetterThanLiving.com. ~ Adriana

Summer Meal Series #8: Chicken, Broccoli, and Mozzarella Calzones

This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen. Homemade pizza is a big hit at our house (here’s a picture-filled post about our homemade pizzas).

Re-Consider the Rules of Thumb You Use in Everyday Life.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. My adventures in the lands of happiness research led me to the concept of heuristics.

Workstation from Pax wardrobe

Materials: Pax wardrobe, Valter brackets Description: This is my closet office that is composed almost entirely from Ikea components (to include the JULES swivel chair not pictured). Basically I took an old PAX wardrobe and cut it to fit the ends of my closet.

When Do You Say No to Clients?

We’ve covered firing a client, making a “not to do” list, and coping with client fall out, but what do you do if you just can’t say no? As a new freelancer, I am still loathe to say that I cannot complete a clients request.  My answer right now is “Yes!” – regardless of what they need.  Requests like “Can you do websites?” or “Can you create a 10 page, long

Ask Unclutterer: Best methods for recycling?

Reader Lynne submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I still love the feel of paper in my hands … real books or magazines. I cycle through my magazines relatively quickly. But yesterday as I was ripping off the address labels so I could pass them along (Purple Heart takes magazines), I had another thought. I recycle almost everything.

How Do You Censor Your Online Activity?

The internet doesn't forget. What do you do to protect yourself from the effects of "the internet's photographic memory?

Bill Murray Is Ready To See You Now

"Last time doesn't exist. It's only this time & everything is going to be different this time."

12 Ways To Build Your Business While Keeping Your Family First

Trying to raise a family the best way you know how is really hard work. It takes a lifetime of loving, understanding, forgiving, supporting, and caring; and there's no real guarantee of anything.Building a business is also incredibly hard work. It takes hours and hours of planning, stressing, working, reevaluating, fear squashing, and focus; (once again) there's no real guarantee of anything.