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By Trent Hamm

How to Avoid Lonliness When Working From Home

I think web workers (or anyone that works at home) would agree that the biggest problem they face, after a few months of working from home, is a strange feeling of loneliness.Agreed, not all of us feel like that. Some people prefer solitude than company (it's actually a trait that's good for web working).

50 Creative (and Crazy) Ways to Quit Smoking Once and for All

This article was first published by NursingSchools.net courtesy of Ken Martin. ———————– Everyone knows that smoking is one of the most unhealthy things you can do to yourself, but still, many people continue to smoke because they simply can’t quit.

A Man and the Boutonniere

Introduction to the Boutonniere Most men will wear a flower on the lapel of their jacket only a handful of times in their lifetime.  This is a shame.  Nothing adds panache to a man’s appearance like the confidence embodied in wearing a stylish boutonniere.

The Money Book: Book Review

Imagine if you will, just that morning you find out your car has given up the ghost and your only recourse is to consign it to the boneyard. Now after arriving home you find a burst water pipe and an impromptu swimming pool forming in your basement.

"Even the Things That Frustrate Me Are the Product of Choices I've Made to Have the Life I Want."

Happiness interview: Melanie Rehak. Every happiness project is different. Melanie Rehak's happiness project? She devoted a year to food: working in the kitchen staff of a small restaurant, working on some of its supplying farms, and coaxing her picky-eater toddler to try new foods.

Planning for Budget Busters: Transportation

This video post is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker previously featured a post on his own blog entitled, 67 Ways NOT to Sell a Car. Courtney and I apply a fun name to any expense in our lives that we should’ve planned for in our budget, but didn’t. We call them Budget Busters. Even with persistent effort, we find it impossible to account for every irregular expense.

Some Thoughts on DINKs (Dual Income, No Kids)

A couple weeks ago, I posted some links to a discussion concerning whether it was smart or selfish to not have children, as well as a response to that issue. Since then, the whole matter has stuck in my head. Is it smart or selfish to have children?

How Do You Apologize to Clients?

You may not have had to deal with that call yet, but rest assured it’s probably going to happen.  You pick up the phone, and you have a very unhappy client expressing their displeasure in your recent submission. And the worst part about it – it’s your fault.  You missed the deadline, your design didn’t incorporate their mandatories, or you got their phone number wrong on a DM – after t

Strategies to Help Build Your Self Esteem

Everyone will go through a phase where self-image and self-esteem are questioned and molded. During this existential crisis it’s important to establish a healthy sense of self-worth and maintain well-being.

On the Forums: Living in one room, yearbooks, and the e-reader price war

Some great discussions are currently underway on the Unclutterer Forums: Living in Just One Room Have You Saved Your High School or College Yearbook? E-Reader Price Wars Be sure to check it out and add your thoughts to the mix.

Vanity using IKEA Fastbo panels,Stainless IKEA kitchen Cabinet doors and Butcher Block Countertops

Materials: Fastbo Panels, Ikea Stainless Doors, Numerar Countertop Description: We repurposed an existing vanity (builders beige) by removing the doors, then affixing the Fastbo panels to suit the Ikea standard kitchen cabinet stainless doors (not alot of work) - (sorry don't have the Ikea name of the stainless doors- they have a copper now but I havent seen the stainless in doors in a while.)

Treat Your Mind as You Would a Private Garden

Training your mind is crucial in building a good life.

The Rules of a Gentleman

No. 37 - "Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

Reader Mailbag: Singing Bedtime Songs

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Borrowing against life insurance 2. Splitting a property 3. Bankruptcy and loan modification 4. Tracking weight loss 5. How much down payment? 6. Helping someone drowning in debt 7.

Choosing simple living

An unclutterer is someone who chooses to live without the distractions that get in the way of a remarkable life. Contrary to what you might assume, the most important word in the definition of an unclutterer isn’t distractions (or what we also call clutter) or even the goal of a remarkable life.