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By Gretchen Rubin

Sleep Secrets Revealed in Human Hair

Turns out, your sleep cycle is all in the "gene clock" of your hair.

When It's the Candidate's Turn to Ask

Because turnabout is fair play, so be ready for some pointed questions as interviewer.

The beauty of data visualization

We're living in an information glut. How to navigate it? Design. David McCandless's TED Talk.

Unitasker Wednesday: The Bacon Platter

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Mmmmmmmm, bacon.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Making It All Work Edition

Earlier this year, I did a very popular series on David Allen’s book Getting Things Done, one that’s still generating a fair amount of email.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Staying focused on the big pictureOn Friday, my grandmother turned 100 years old, and her birthday has me thinking about a phrase that I often repeat to myself: Even if you live to be 100, life is short.

4 Reasons to Track Time on Projects

I haven’t punched a clock in more than 10 years. And even when I did, I never cared much for the idea. I guess I didn’t like the message it sent out: that I was being paid for my time — not for my ideas, creativity, excellent customer service and added revenue for my employer. I still feel that way as a freelancer.

7 Corporate Sales Persuasion Triggers

Ever try to sell a product or service to a company? Three words - Ack! Oy! Dohhh! When I graduated college, I got a job selling long-distance telephone service to companies.

BESTÅ turns into play-centre

Materials: 2 BESTÅ units with 6 shelfs, 2 BESTÅ units with 1shelf, 2 drawers with front, 4 sets of large BESTÅ castors, 8 square doors, all white. Two MDF wooden plates, white paint, screwdrivers, screws, saw and lots of glue. Two white KRITTER chairs. Description: In our L-shaped living room, we wanted our small kids (1 and 4) to play in the corner.

Investing in Your Life Pays Off in the Long Term

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Simple living is great.

New Higher Envato Marketplace Rates!

For four years the Envato Marketplaces have helped authors around the world earn an income selling their digital wares. Along the way we’ve grown from one marketplace to seven, with more on the way. We’ve gone from hundreds of members to hundreds of thousands. Items from our marketplaces have appeared in projects for companies big and small, all around the world.

9 Ways to Never Be Late Again

There are three things that remind me of my father’s car: the Beach Boys, ChapStick, and a clock that is intentionally ten minutes fast. My father is one of those people who lives in his own time zone: Jeff Standard Time, sandwiched somewhere between Greenwich Mean and Mountain.I used to tease my father for setting his clocks fast to try (and rarely succeed) at fooling himself into punctuality.

The Number 1 Reason Why Your Life is a Failure

Do you think your life is a failure? Why? Is it because you haven’t accomplished any of your goals? Or because you aren’t financially stable? Don’t have a beautiful home? People can be very dramatic.

Get the Perfect Haircut: How to Talk to Your Barber

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. Think back to your last haircut. How’d you feel about it when you walked out of the shop? Disappointed?  While your disappointing haircut might have been due to poor barbering, it’s often the case that your poor communication with the barber was at least partly to blame.

Overcoming Fear

By Nadia Ballas-Ruta Overcoming fear doesn’t happen instantly or automatically. It is the result of deliberate intention, and conscious action towards doing things that scares you. As a result of overcoming your fears, you grow as a person, and expand the possibilities that surround your life. Do you recall the last time you wanted to do something so intensely but fear got in your way?