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By Jules

Ikea Kitchen Squad ready to shock and awe

If you know people with a dingy kitchen you may want to let loose the Ikea kitchen squad on them.

Nine tips for efficiently processing voicemail

Is the phone an integral, but loathsome part of your job? Do you hate playing phone tag with someone who doesn’t explain why they’re trying to reach you?

Unbelievable! My Book Is Being Advertised on TELEVISION!

My happiness-project resolutions include Push myself, Conquer a device, and Aim higher.

Email And The Art of Short Replies

I’ve learned a lot from Seth Godin… But, maybe one of the most powerful inadvertent lessons was: Your replies don’t need to match the length of the questions being asked. See, here’s the deal… I get a lot of email. A lot. 300 to 500…a day. And, those are the ones that make it through the spam filters.

Reader Mailbag: Project Ideas

I have more great ideas for projects than I ever possibly have time to complete. I have a 2004 Santa Fe which is getting to be too small for my family. We have three kids now and plan to make it 4 and 5 in the coming years. (Though not within a year or so for the next one.) It has some minor body damage (scrapes, small dents, etc.) but still runs well.

Freelance Freedom #152

Pop-up Paper Ikea House

Materials: Images of IKEA products Description: A while ago I designed a pop-up paper house using exclusively Ikea products: all the furniture, obviously, but also all the accessories, sheets, framed artwork, towels, lights, even the floor treatment came from their store. My idea, of course, was to become rich and famous.

6 Ways Become Productive on Facebook

I know, I know, Facebook and productivity are words that don't belong in the same sentence. I mean in many ways, these words are antonyms, just like night and day.Well, I'd contend that it depends on your perception of the tool. Yes, it is a social network that's supposed to be used primarily for fun and staying in touch.

Time to tweet

Valery is an illustrator who does a really sweet work on the Piro wall clock. "Basically, I purchased the PIRO wall clock from Ikea since I really liked its design. Also, since the frame is made out of wood, I thought it would be easy to tint or paint to personalize the product even more.

If You’re Going to Buy a Warranty, Shop Around

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. I’m writing this post on my brand new MacBook, which I just purchased yesterday.

What are we coming to?

One thing I think and talk a lot about and mention in my book No Impact Man is that we are wrecking our planet for lives we don't even necessarily enjoy. As I say in the book:What  really filled me with despair, though, was that I didn’t believe that the way of life that was steadily wrecking the planet even made us happy.

6 Myths That Stand In Your Way

“Unzip The Truth” courtesy of ChubbaArt/DeviantART I recently went to see the remake of ‘Clash of the Titans’ at the cinema. I loved the 1981 version as a kid and was keen to see the new movie. Perseus’ quest to defeat the kraken, save Andromeda and fulfill his destiny is the archetype of everyone’s life.

Review: How to Get Rich

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The title of this book alone encouraged me to not bother reading it for the longest time. As I’ve expressed before, I have no interest in being rich. I want financial independence, that’s all, and for me that’s not really a mountain of money.

"When You Are Content To Be Simply Yourself...Everybody Will Respect You."

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” -- Lao-Tzu * I just discovered Penelope Loves Lists -- "inspiration for the unapologetically organized soul." Great stuff! * If you’d like to start your own happiness project, check out the Happiness Project Toolbox.

A year ago on Unclutterer

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