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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Looking for Some Reading Suggestions in Children's or Young-Adult Literature?

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: Some reading suggestions in children's and young-adult literature. I've written many times about my love for children's and young-adult literature, and my three kidlit reading groups. A source of great happiness for me!

Unitasker Wednesday: Cheese Button

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! An acquaintance asked me the other day what I would do for a career if I suddenly couldn’t do what I do.

Plain Ingo to rustic dining

Materials: Ingo table, sander, stain, paint, hammer, chain, nails/tacks Description: I bought an unfinished Ingo table from Ikea a couple years ago. I stained it immediately to match the colours in our dining room but lately I have been a little bored with the look and decided to turn the table into something with a bit of character. 1.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Road Trip Edition

Our roadtrips tend to involve the following: podcasts, conversation, reading, napping, food produced from paper bags, increasingly frequent restroom stops, games that involve things we see outside the car windows, repeated askings of the infamous question “Are we there yet?”, and complete relief when we actually arrive at our destination. Facing the Mistakes of Life This is actually a

The Health Benefits of Having Pets in Your Home Office

Credit: Lifeonwhite on Photodune Those of us with a cat or dog know that our pets are like a member of the family. And, like the important members of your family, you just feel better with them around. My chihuahua is never far from me when I’m on my laptop. As I’m writing this post, he laying on my outstretched legs. In the U.S., three out of every five homes have a pet.

FYLLEN Wasp Warrior

Materials: FYLLEN Laundry Basket, Duct Tape and Courage Description: Pretty self explanatory! suit up and you will ready to tackle Bees, Wasps and anything that has the capacity to sting and fly. This was not my idea and was found somewhere in the matrix. ~ Dre, Florida

Playing to Win: Turning Money Management into a Game

I am a gamer. All my life, I’ve been a fan of games of all types. I’ve played Dungeons and Dragons since I was in the third grade. During 2000 and 2001, Kris and I had marathon bridge sessions with another couple at least once a week. I used to host monthly game nights during which my friends and I played the latest and greatest European board games.

How to Bounce Back When Life Gets Hard?

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most beautiful piece of writing I’ve seen.

How To Improvise: Life is Better If You Don’t Plan!

I recently finished reading a very interesting book called Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up, by Patricia Ryan Madson.

Why Can't I Finish?

Having difficulty completing a bold, creative project? We look at how to diagnose and conquer your fear of finishing…

Is an MBA a Waste of Money?

Normally I’ve taken the position that an MBA can be well worth the money. Even my arguments that many employers overvalue MBA candidates suggests that the degree may be a very profitable career decision. My article Never Hire an MBA got a lot of attention.

Leadership Lessons from Ernest Shackleton

The following is a post sponsored by Dockers. Check out The Dockers Alpha khaki, the first of its kind. Grab a pair today and be the first to wear the next generation of khaki! Buy Now What’s this? In September of 1914, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the goal of being the first man to traverse the Antarctic continent.

Switching Jobs / Switching Careers

About three years ago, I essentially switched careers. When I look back on that decision now, what I see is that I loved my job, but I hated big aspects of my career, at least in the direction it was headed. I spent more time than I would like away from my family on trips that felt unimportant.

Moppe goes into woods

Materials: Moppe mini chest, wallpaper, skirting Description: My old Moppe mini chest looked to boring and I wanted it to fit in our bedroom. I already made our bedside tables (boxes). I first dressed it in wallpaper and was content with it but then I thought something is missing so I added the skirting. See more of the Moppe mini chest. ~ Helene Langborg, Sweden

Three concepts to keep in mind when processing sentimental objects

Sentimental clutter can be some of the hardest clutter to address in our homes.