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By Chris Guillebeau

How to Be Prepared For Life: The Ultimate Guide

How often do you run into a situation in life and think to yourself, “Nobody ever prepared me for this?” The truth is, there is absolutely no way to prep anybody on how to explicitly deal with every possible life event that could conceivably happen.

Husar Re-Envisioned Into Recycling Center

Materials: Husar Shelving Description: I changed my knotty pine Husar drawer and shelf unit into a stylish recycling center with some thin lattice wood strips and stain. the original Husar The biggest impact comes from the addition of the lattice wood, which is cheap and easy to use! I love the difference it makes!

Introducing: SimpliFried.com

The Unclutterer family is growing, and I am elated to share with you the incredible news. Today, Dancing Mammoth (our parent company) is launching a new website that hopes to end mealtime stress.

Fearing the Unknown… Perhaps a Bit Too Much

Right now, our emergency fund would cover ten months’ worth of living expenses for our entire family. This is, of course, assuming that Sarah and I are both jobless (though able to care for our children) and that I’m earning absolutely no income from The Simple Dollar.

The Delegation Experiment

I’m at a crossroads with my freelance business. After over two years of plugging away and cranking the levers, I’m at the point where I can’t get enough done in my day. I’ll be the first to admit that this is a great problem to have. But it’s a problem nonetheless. Maybe you’re there as well, or have been there.

Three Things Every Freelancer Must Do

Credit: john.schultz on Flickr I recently attended a University of Arizona business school seminar on corporate entrepreneurship. Which had a whole lot more to do with freelancers than one might think. Now, I know that the word “corporate” gets strong reactions from many freelancers. After all, quite a few of us escaped from stultifying corporate environments.

Unclutterer: Best of 2010

Now that we’re into the new year, let’s take a look at of our favorite Unclutterer posts of 2010: Unclutterer goes shopping with The New York Times — I never imagined I would be in The New York Times.

Kristin Davis Talks About the TV Comedy, "The Happiness Project," on the Craig Ferguson Show!

Very exciting -- plans are underway to make a single-camera, half-hour comedy TV show based on The Happiness Project. With Kristin Davis to star! Kristin Davis appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and she talked about the possible show. I still can't quite believe this project is underway. It still has a long way to go, so keep your fingers crossed.

Why You Should Take a Digital Break (and 6 Steps To Do So)

We live in a highly digital world today. Our work requires us to use the internet in one way or another. We readily turn to emails, social media and chat messengers for daily communications, sometimes more so than face-to-face contact. Not only that, with 3G and wireless technology, we can now be connected even when we're on the go.I'm probably a good example of what you'd call a web junkie.

Underacheivement and the All-or-Nothing Mindset

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. There have been a slew of great articles lately on why resolutions fail, and I agree wholeheartedly with them.

3 Ways to Change Your Perspective

Photo credit: Vaida Petereikiene You know what the real enemy to happiness is? It’s not sadness, or failure or fear… its complacency. It’s becoming so comfortable with just being comfortable that we stop trying to make things better. We stop even trying to make things different.

Simple guide to speaking foreign languages

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Benny the Irish polyglot of Fluent in 3 months. When I was 21 years old, the only language I spoke was English.

How to Get the Respect You Deserve at Work

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber. Most men aim to like their jobs, and all men want to be respected.

Foldable LAN party tables

Materials: VIKA AMON/VIKA CURRY, hinges, brackets, chipboard, rubber bushes, rope, buckles Description: At LAN-parties, tables and space are limited. My husband and his gamer friends went table hunting at IKEA and my guy came home with two neat and price worthy tabletops "VIKA AMON" (100x60 cm) and eight "VIKA CURRY" legs.

10 Must Read Life Lessons from Buddha

By Mr. Self Development Siddhartha Gautama was a great spiritual leader from ancient India who founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is considered the Supreme Buddha.