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By Trent Hamm

Ditch Productivity For A Day: 12 Great Sites To Kill Time & Have Fun

Sometime back, Leo Babauta from Zen Habits talked about how doing less and being less productive could benefit your work and life. He talks about spending less time doing quality work and have more time for fun.Taking inspiration from Leo, I thought it'd be nice to take a break from productivity here at DLM and focus on some ways to kill time and have fun.

Low-Stress Ways To Move House and Declutter Your Life

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Annabel Candy of Get In the Hot Spot. Did you know that moving house can be one of the most stressful times in your life? It’s right up there with losing your job, divorce or the death of a loved one, as one of the biggest causes of stress. I’ve been there.

Secrets of Telemarketing From an Industry Insider

By Paul Michael They call you at all hours. They don't care if you're eating dinner or taking a shower. And they really don't like to hear you say no. They're telemarketers. And recently, someone from "behind enemy lines" came forward to give us all invaluable tips on dealing with those harassing calls. The information comes from reddit's Ask Me Anything section (IAMA).

Act the Way You Want to Feel.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now.

Teaching Money Management Through Self-Responsibility

In the past, I’ve strongly advocated for families to introduce their teenagers to financial reality as early as possible. I know that in my own case, I went off to college with almost no idea of how to manage my money and it really showed in the spending decisions I made over the next ten years of my life.

How to Write a Mission Statement that Isn't Dumb

An argument for mission statements featuring a call-to-action, as opposed to attitudes.

We Don't Need No (Formal) Education

In the not-so-distant future, will traditional universities give way to web education as a viable, legitimate education source?

Ask Unclutterer: Selling something with an unknown value

Reader Allison submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: This question may be slightly outside the range of uncluttering, but I thought I’d give it a shot. I have a wooden chair that was designed around (his picture is painted on it) and autographed by a well-known rock musician.

Workspace of the Week: Where the work happens

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Jenny Newcomer’s LobotoME office: If you are unfamiliar with Jenny’s line of LobotoME organizing products, let me recommend you check them out right now. I’m a huge fan of the notepads and specifically the fun Fit Me exercise tracking pads.

2 Tricks That Help Overcome Procrastination

Your best friend, procrastination."What!" you say, "My best friend, how could you say that?" The reason procrastination is your best friend is because it's on the teetering edge of motivation.Let me explain.For a behavior to be classified as procrastination, it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.

Ten Spectacular Tips for Getting Started in the Kitchen

I love cooking at home. I used to hate cooking at home, though. I was awful at it. I burnt things. I messed up scrambled eggs beyond all recognition. But over time, I got better at it. I started figuring out lots of little things that made the entire process smoother and made my results much better without necessarily improving my skills.

Seasonal Myths About Freelancing

Every year, around this time, I get an email or two from someone wanting to know how to make a few bucks freelancing in time for the holiday season. I generally try to point these folks towards other options, although it does get me thinking about why someone would turn to freelancing for seasonal work.

The Curse of a Big-Win Mentality

This article is by GRS staff writer Adam Baker. Despite his best attempts, Baker struggles to budget while adapting to life in New Zealand. Earlier this week J.D.

The Geek’s Guide to Being Interesting

I’m not the most comfortable person in social situations… Dunno why. Maybe it’s that I was raised in a household with a hippy, potter (not pothead) mom and a mad professor dad.

How Obama could permanently strengthen our well being

Thanks to @denadu8pbb for tweeting this old post of mine. When I reread it I thought it bears reposting. One thing about a single-payer health care system. People say that it will cause an unhealthy relationship between people and the government.