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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

Have vacation brain at work? Try some of these mindless, but productive activities

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving in the U.S. and if you’re at work, it’s very likely your brain isn’t. Oh look, Sharon from accounting brought in doughnuts! I really should talk about the game/movie I saw this weekend with ALL my coworkers! Now is a great time to make my holiday wish list!

Top 10 Social Media Management Apps

Almost everyone uses social networks for personal or business purposes. Communication via social media is taken for granted. Even employers check freelancer’s reputation with the help of social means. Today we’ll explore top apps for better social media management. However, we will go beyond solutions like Hootsuite as it is a well-known brand on the social media apps market.

Reader Mailbag: A Holiday Week

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. Friendship and money 2. Home sale and mortgage question 3. Multiple savings accounts 4. Used car question 5. Refinancing conundrum 6. Fast elimination of student loans 7. House cleaning system 8.

Freelance Freedom #234: Translation Monkey Returns

Once a week, we feature a fantastic freelance-themed comic from the talented N.C. Winters. Why not also take a look at our comic archive?

TV Stand with Floating DVD Platform

Materials: Lack TV bench & Lack Side Table Description: We had a lack TV bench which held a 36" CRT tv and it didn't hold up well, bowing the top piece of the bench. The Lack bench was also damaged by water when the basement leaked. When we moved and switched to an LED tv I wanted a sleek stand to go with it.

Health is Wealth: The Best Investment I Ever Made

This is a guest post from Louisa Rogers, a consultant who provides leadership, management, and communication coaching and training to businesses.

Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Concentration

Whatever you do during the day, there are probably times when you need to concentrate. Perhaps you’ve got a project at work that requires focus (it could be anything from writing a report to carrying out some important lab tests).

36 Ways to Feel Absolutely Beautiful

“You are beautiful no matter what they say. Words can’t bring you down, no, no. Cause you are beautiful in every single way.

What Man Hasn’t Squandered a Life Changing Event?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tyler Tervooren from Advanced Riskology. The other day I asked myself, “Tyler, how long has it been since you’ve recognized yourself?” That’s a pretty funny question when you think about it. But the truth is the me that I know today is less than two years old.

Lovely snowball light!

Materials: Ikea paper lantern (Regolit) Description: I stole this idea from somewhere (can't remember where) so I won't take credit for it! I had however bought the coffee filters months prior, knowing I would find some crafty use for them eventually. So you could say I willed this into existence. Right? Anyway, this is easy as pie and cheap too.

Review: The Bold Truth About Investing

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. A week or two ago, I was scanning the radio dial while on a road trip, looking for something interesting to listen to, when I stumbled upon a guy talking rather excitedly about investing.

My Expedit Vika Bar

Materials: Expedit, Vika Amon, Capita, Grundtal Description: After moving in my new (and smaller) apartment, I had leftovers : a Vika Amon desk and an Expedit shelf, and I was tempted to make something to finish the living room, so I decided to combine the two into a bar. First, I had to get the shelf off the ground, so I put Capita legs on the bottom.

Discover the possibilities ...

Materials: Chest of drawer - TARVA - not yet in the range Description: Three weeks ago I attended an IKEA contest in which I should design a chest of drawers, which is not yet on the market. It is made ... of pine wood and so I could worked on it very well.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 A woman in uniform: Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie admits to having a small closet, and her wardrobe of all coordinating, multi-functioning pieces is helpful to maintaining its small size. Unitasker Wednesday: Tiger Taco This week’s unitasker selection was guaranteed a spot in our feature simply because of its name: The Tiger Taco. 2009 Introducing the Unclutterer Forums The Unclutter

Hybrid Desk with File Drawer

Materials: Jonas Desk, Jonas Drawer Unit, Vika Table Top Description: I had very specific requirements, such as length and depth of my room, wanting to fit a scanner on top, needing a file drawer and putting my computer below with still enough leg room to fit a chair, so I took parts from 3 different IKEA products, modified and assembled them into this perfect home office desk.