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By The Unclutterer Team

Are You Asking the Wrong Questions?

When I was down in Austin for SXSW back in March, I had the privilege of being interviewed for a very cool indy film called Life In Perpetual Beta, produced and directed by blogger, mom and all-around cool person, Melissa Pierce.

Start-up Strategy: To Change the Game, Change the Economics of How It’s Played

(photo: laffy4k) Several weeks ago, I found myself in the passenger seat of a car going nowhere fast. My friend, Peter Sims, who had earlier introduced me to the Stanford D.School, was leading the charge into the unknown, hurtling us (hopefully) towards dinner in exotic Burlingame, where people from SF and Palo Alto compromise to break bread.

Unitasker Wednesday: Drywalkers

Sitting down and taking off your wet or muddy shoes is such an awful chore. First you have to sit, and then you have to take off your shoes. Exhausting! Well, stop wasting all of that energy and start using Drywalkers!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 ADDitude, Unclutterer, and chronic disorganizationUnclutterer named as a Best Web Resource for Getting Organized in ADDitude Magazine. Plant low maintenance perennials to create an uncluttered gardenSpring is a great time for getting your yard in order.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Food Blog Edition

A few weeks ago, I posted a list of the personal finance and personal development blogs I read. Several readers were quite surprised to find that I didn’t actually list any food blogs, since I’m pretty passionate about cooking at home. So, this week, for a change of pace, I thought I’d highlight some excellent posts from some of my favorite food blogs. Enjoy!

How to Build Wealth, Ignore Wall Street, and Get on With Your Life

This is a guest post rom Bill Schultheis, author of The New Coffeehouse Investor: How to Build Wealth, Ignore Wall Street, and Get On With Your Life. Schultheis is an investment advisor in Kirkland, Washington. To learn more, visit his website. What a difference a decade makes.

Decorating with Lord of the Rings

I am a huge LOTR fan but apparently not as huge a fan as these two ladies, who have taken pains to bring a little Elven magic into their homes. Me? I just to bring Aragorn home. Elven themed dressing table Khaythora completes her "Lord of the Rings" dressing table with a few Rast chests and curtain hold backs.

Tipke Marine Fold-It Utility Cart

I recently came across this space-saving, folding cart:

5 Steps to Running a Marathon for a Couch Potato

For some, running a marathon is the ultimate goal. For others, it is a 26.2-mile waste of time. Then there are some of us who sit idly by, with envy in our hearts at the thought of crossing the finish line.

What to Do When Someone Steals Your Work

How do you feel when someone steals your ideas?

Forget the stuff. Let's just get happy.

A quote from a TED talk given by Dan Gilbert, the Harvard professor and author of Stumbling on Happiness:Natural happiness is what we get when we get what we wanted. Synthetic happiness is what we make when we don't get what we wanted. In our society, we have a strong belief that synthetic happiness is of an inferior kind. Why do we have that belief?

6 Small Things You Can Do When You Lack Discipline

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. One of the biggest problems people face is the lack of discipline — they have goals or habits they want to achieve, but lack that discipline needed to stick with it. Then we beat ourselves up about it. We feel crappy because we can’t stick with it.

Letting Go: How Being a Control Freak Costs You Money

I’m something of a planner. I can’t help it - I always like to make plans for the future. I fill up my calendar with all sorts of little details and I’m always making lists.

Need a Happiness Boost? Here's a Quick Fix.

A friend who knows about my passionate interest in organ donation sent me a terrific new book, Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant--and Save His Life.