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Take Only Photographs: Frugal Souvenirs

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Travel is a gift. We get to see new places and cultures, meet new people, and expand our lives.

Give Yourself a Break – and Become More Productive

It sounds paradoxical, doesn’t it: by taking a break, you can get more useful work done. But it really works.You can struggle along for days, weeks or even years, working hard but without really producing anything good.

Welcome to the Era of Creative Meritocracy

Normal 0 0 1 1175 6702 55 13 8230 11.773 0 0 0 Imagine a world where the best ideas have the best chance to succeed. No more favoritism that places the wrong people on creative projects. Cut out the middlemen that arbitrarily recommend cost-efficient talent over the most deserving talent.

5 Benefits of Giving Up Gossip

Photo Credit: DeeMayGreaves I used to love gossiping – chewing on a juicy story about where someone’s boyfriend was seen after the party, or the story behind how that colleague really got fired.

Boxing Basics Part IV-Punching: Jab+Cross

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. Now that we’ve covered wrapping your hands, stance and footwork, and defense, it’s time to get into a little bit of offense. We’ll start with the most important punch in boxing, the jab, and then get into another extremely important punch, the cross.

Welcome to the Era of Creative Meritocracy

What if the most talented people had the best chance of succeeding? Scott Belsky on why merit-based opportunity is the future of the creative industries

How to Take Criticism

Photo of Gala Darling by Chloe By Oleg Mokhov “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” ~ Winston Churchill Criticism is crucial for personal improvement. It’s the most direct way to find out what you should improve on.

Ten Big Mistakes #8: Credit Card as Emergency Fund

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

Varde Shelf Duck/Bath Light Swan

Materials: Varde Shelf/6 light strip light/Plexiglass Description: We remodeled our bath with Ikea GODMORGON series and couldn't find a light fixture we liked that fit the budget. As I debated the design dilemma our son, Michael offered to design/build one.

5 Common Happiness Mistakes -- "Boosters" That Actually Do More Harm Than Good.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 5 happiness boosters that actually do more harm than good. Everyone has a few tricks for beating the blues – things you do when you’re feeling down to try to boost your mood. I've found out from long experience, however, that several of the most popular strategies don’t actually work very well in the long term.

Having Fun: Imagine the Perfect Freelancer’s Tool

Imagine it: you’ve been given the chance to look into the future and bring back one tool that will help you be the Best. Freelancer.

UDDEN hacked as His and Hers shoe rack

Materials: 2 UDDEN Kichen Cabinets, drill, toggle bolts Description: In my rental unit I had a nice entry but no coat closet to hide my shoes in. The standard skinny shoe racks never appealed to my eyes from the design perspective. They screamed "shoes". And I decided to create my own shoe something.

Productivity501 Design Update

I’ve updated the design of Productivity501, please check it out and let me know what you think.  In particular, let me know if you see anything that looks wrong or needs fixed. The design is similar to the original so you may not notice too many changes.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Musings on apologies and uncluttered speechWhen I read Bezos’ apology, I was impressed by how direct, sincere, and uncluttered it was. Color-coded storage solves bathroom confusionThe Rubbermaid company offers some terrific advice on their website for sharing a bathroom in their Back-to-School section. Print photographs have been scanned: Now what?I look at the boxes of photographs tha

Power of Routines

Routines are a simple method to guarantee that you do the same thing at the same time in the same way every day.  Routines allow you to decide ahead of time what you are going to do, make the decision once, and then spend all of your effort executing rather than pondering what you should do next.