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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Sunlight to Reset your Internal Clock

If you ever find yourself having trouble sleeping at night and feeling tired during the day, don’t forget that your internal clock is set based on sunlight.  Getting even just 15 minutes of direct sunlight every day can do a lot to help reset your internal clock if you are coming from another timezone or have just messed your schedule up by working a bunch of late nights. Sunlight can als

How stress can benefit your productivity

Earlier this month, the article “Stress and productivity: friends or enemies?” on the site HR Management caught my attention.

Stars: They're Disorganized Just Like Us!

"I am always driven by the terror of humiliation." Lifehacking tips from Judd Apatow, Arianna Huffington, & more.

Ethical Frugality Week: Haggling

Over the upcoming week, I’ll be posting a series of articles on the ethics of frugality. How far can you take things without crossing an ethical line or diving into seriously socially unacceptable waters? I’ll be recounting some of my own stories – and some stories from readers – along the way. A little over a year ago, I witnessed something that bothered me quite a bit.

The Power of Change: A Frugal Move to Wise Bread

By Frugal Duchess I have a new home on the Internet — Wisebread.com — and the move is part of my frugal strategy. Quite simply, as a long-time frugal blogger, I’ve hit the conservation and delete button.

Linkswitch #11

How Increased Productivity Can Hurt You: “A big part of being awesome in the workplace is being highly productive. Any time we can get more done in the same amount of time means greater profitability for you personally and the company you work for.

Which Comes First: The House or the Nest Egg?

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. It’s also a part of National Save for Retirement Week A few weeks ago, J.D. asked me to consider writing a post on retirement for National Save for Retirement Week.

O’Reilly wants to help with your computer book clutter

As one of the programmers here at Unclutterer, I spend quite a bit of time educating myself on new technologies. My bookshelf is pretty crowded, mostly with books that I’ve already read, and now only need to refer to once in awhile.

Easy soap stand

Lydia comes up with an elegant soap stand for her tub. "I wanted to pass along something I just completed - while I'm using it as tub decor, you can easily take the idea to make cake stands out of any plate and candlestick with a wide enough top. I started with the shorter Skimmer candlestick and a Smarta pie plate from Ikea. I painted both purple and glued together with Gorilla Glue.

How to Be Your Own Life Coach and Save Some Cash

Life coaches aren't just for celebrities nowadays: lots of regular Joes like you and me have worked with, or are thinking about hiring, a coach. It's true that a good, experienced life coach can help you turn your life around – whether you want to improve your health, switch career or even overcome phobias.However, many of us (me included!) can't afford to pay for life coaching.

How Might We Measure in th Appropriate Timeframe?

An argument for smarter metrics, especially as informed conversation starters at the outset of a project.

Random Thoughts on Comments

We have made a few changes and you can now have a picture show up next to your comments by creating a Gravatar.

The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #5: The Cultural History of the Beard with Allan Peterkin

Welcome back to another episode of the Art of Manliness podcast! In this edition, we talk about the history of beards and facial hair with Allan Peterkin, author of 1000 Beards: The Cultural History of Facial Hair.

The Personal Finance Hour, Episode 24: Saving for Retirement

It’s National Save for Retirement Week! All week, Get Rich Slowly will feature articles about retirement planning. This morning, I wrote about how important it is to pay yourself first. April and Adam will share their thoughts on the subject in the days ahead. On today’s episode of The Personal Finance Hour, I’ll join Jim from Bargaineering to discuss saving for retirement.

Ethical Frugality Week: Hotel Visits

Over the upcoming week, I’ll be posting a series of articles on the ethics of frugality. How far can you take things without crossing an ethical line or diving into seriously socially unacceptable waters?