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By Leo Babauta

Space-saving cheese grater

Since I only have two drawers in my kitchen, I’m constantly on the lookout for space-saving versions of the tools I use.

What is your motivation to be organized?

On Unclutterer, we write a great deal about the benefits of clearing clutter from our lives. Getting rid of these distractions makes it possible to lead a remarkable life. We also write about how to organize and create routines once the clutter is gone.

Ethical Frugality Week: Sampling Content

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?

Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story

A look into the documentary detailing an African boy's tale of imagination, ingenuity, and a great example of making ideas happen.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Content Management Systems

I’m going to share a not-so-nice secret about some website designers. We’re creators, not maintainers. Some of us look forward to maintaining websites about as much as we look forward to a tax audit. So, what’s a client to do? Organizations change. Information changes. Which means that websites need to be updated.

No One Cares More About Your Retirement Than YOU Do

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service.

How to Make a Great Impression on People at Work

So you want to make a great impression at work, this article offers you five great ways to do so. However, this article is not only about making a great impression; it’s also about embodying that impression.

Lack Drafting Table

Nate turns his Lack table into a drafting table. My Lack table started to show some wear, so I replaced it with a different bedside table. I turned the old Lack table into a drafting table for my design work. The extra legs made great pencil holders that match the finish. The entire project requires 2 hinges, 8 screws, a bit of super glue, and an elementary understanding of Trig."

One Life, One Cup

As you may know, Japan has lower per capita carbon emissions than any Western European country. For that reason, I asked my friend, Sean Saskamoto, who recently moved to Japan and who blogs at I'd Rather Be In Japan, to check in with us every so often.

Zen Apps: Desktop Tools to Organize Your Brain

Great believers in the power of organization to drive productive creativity, we’re always on the look out for new (and preferably free) tech applications that can help us stay on track, improve focus, or just waste less time on the unimportant stuff.Here, we run down a few recent faves that are helping us magnify our ability to make ideas happen:Evernote. A one-stop system for visual filing.

Tuesday at 3pm Is the Most Agreeable Meeting Time

A few great takeaways from When Is Good's study regarding maximizing meeting times.

Battling Bacne

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Dil Uppal. For more skin care tips for men, check out Mr. Uppal’s blog: SCforM. Bacne. It’s an unpleasant word to write and to read and yet unfortunately we must as this is one of the most common forms of acne you’ll find on a man.

So You So Want My Job: Army Scout

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Today we hear from one of the dedicated men serving our country in the Armed Forces.

14 Simple Tips for Super Fast Web Browsing

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Never Eat Alone: Find Mentors, Find Mentees, Repeat

This is the fifteenth of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this book on building a lifelong community of colleagues, contacts, friends, and mentors is teased apart and looked at in detail.