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Don’t Get Rich Any Slower Than You Have To

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. This is one of those boring articles about investing that is actually very important. To liven things up, J.D.

10 Things Your Mom Said That Were Actually Right

Mom might not have known everything, but there were several areas where her advice was spot on. It’s natural for young people to go through a period of doubting what their parents say and to lack the perspective to see the truth in the things they told us.

Video: Hold Yourself Accountable.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! This month’s theme is Resolutions, and last week’s resolution was to Set concrete goals. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Coat Hanger Shelf Luxury Version

Materials: 2 Grundtal Haklei (60176925), Lansa handles 25cm (60138759), Galant board (60080541), 2 metal brackets, 2 screws Description: A small hack inspired by the "Coat Hanger Shelf" posted some weeks ago plus a walk through IKEA. The GALANT board was cut from 40x80 to 34x80. Grundtal Haklei is attached on the right and left side.

How To Get What You Really Want

Do you ever look at those who seem to have to have it all and wonder how you can make it happen for you? Here’s the good news – you can get what you really want out of life. The bad news is that it usually takes work and dedication.

TV Stand Lacking a Troll!

Materials: Lack tv bench, trollsta side table Description: Inspired by a recent hack I removed the legs of a Trollsta sidetable and a Lack tv bench. I drilled some holes into the Lack and using the Trollsta screws I replaced the Lack's short, stubby legs with the sexy, curvy Trollsta legs. Et Voila! ~ Negin, Washington, DC

Cost and Quality: Best and Worst Case Scenarios

I’ll start this post out by showing you three chef’s knives from my kitchen. The top chef’s knife is a loose one that I picked up for $0.50 or so at a yard sale more than a decade ago – I’m unsure even what type it is.

5 Ways to Lose Your Stuff (Not Your Lover)

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jennifer Gresham at Everyday Bright. You feel like you’ve tried everything. You set something outside with the garbage, but find it back inside the house because your spouse couldn’t bear parting with it.

When Procrastination is a Good Thing

Most of us think of procrastination as a bad thing–something we should avoid, but that isn’t always the case.

Wordpress Manual Plugin – Review

As a web developer or designer you know how valuable a content management system like WordPress can be in running a client’s website. But how many times have you run across a client that is comfortable right out of the gate using WordPress?

How to Get Ahead (And Never Fall Behind)

Imagine that you’re on vacation. This couple told you about an awesome little spot. While they give you a general idea of where it is, the directions are vague and you’re completely unfamiliar with the area.

And the three winners in our ScanSnap S1100 birthday giveaway are …

Thank you to EVERYONE (all 12,855 of you!) who are now following @Unclutterer on Twitter and who have participated in our Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 birthday giveaway. We have greatly enjoyed this giveaway and Fujitsu’s generosity! Now, let’s get on to the good stuff … At 10:00 a.m.

Uncluttered living isn’t boring

An uncluttered life is one where you choose to get rid of the distractions (the clutter) so you can focus on what matters most to you. You get rid of the messes and stresses to spend time pursuing the life you desire. For most of us, the life we desire and the things that matter most to us aren’t boring things. In fact, they’re usually quite the opposite.

You Don’t Need a New Computer

Every so often, I’ll hear from a friend or a reader who wants me to point them toward a great deal on a new computer.

Ask a Musician: Making the Best Use of Limited Practice Time

Credit: travispawlewski/Flickr Editor’s Note: Every Tuesday, we ask freelancers to talk about skills specific to their field, whether it be design, programming, or music. Today Marion Harrington shares how she breaks up her practice routine to stay a freelancing musician! How many roles do you assume in an average day?