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By Brett McKay

Time Management: How an MIT Postdoc...

A major overachiever's account of how limiting time spent on a subject increases productivity.

Eight Ways to Kill An Idea

Fishbowl (idea), meet toilet (idea sent by email).

Important Tasks

Have you ever started a day with some great ideas of everything you want to accomplish, but suddenly it is 6pm and you have nothing to show for your day?  While it is probably impossible to keep this from ever happening, we can minimize it by doing something very simple: Do something important first. That isn’t really an amazing idea, but it is very very powerful.  If you can, early in t

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States — my favorite holiday. I like that we set aside a day each year to be grateful for the things we have. I have much to be thankful for this year — I’ve been very fortunate. A lot of this is because of this site, and because of my interaction with you, the readers.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Simple Dollar

Today, I’m spending the day with my family, enjoying some turkey, taking a nap, playing a few games, and kibbitzing with people I love. Wherever you are today (whether you’re in the United States or not), take a moment to look at the good things in your life and ask yourself what you can do the rest of the year to help and preserve those things.

How to Survive Black Friday

It may be the biggest shopping day of the year, but it’s also the most dangerous.

A LED room divider

Divide your room with lights. This one is from XedMada. "It's quite simple really, for each unit you need just one Orgel paper lamp and one Dioder color LED unit. Take two of the bars from a Dioder LED kit, gently slide them under the bars on the top front inside of the paper shade of the Orgel paper lamp shade. Be careful not to poke a hole in the paper.

Thankful greetings

The Unclutterer staff would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! On our list of what we’re thankful for again this year is you, our Unclutterer readers. You’re truly amazing! Check back tomorrow for another installment of our Unclutterer’s 2009 Holiday Gift Giving Guide. If you’re not in the U.S.

Finding Jobs vs. Finding a Job

Earlier this year Dale Dauten’s “Corporate Curmudgeon” column noted that “We have entered the Post-Employee Economy. There still will be organizations, and there still will be work to be done, but it’s time to understand that the concept of ‘employee,’ as we know it, is obsolete.” He recently revisited this topic, and noted that the U.S.

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at The Art of Manliness, we hope those of you here in America have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Eat some turkey, have a slice of pie (0r two), and make sure to get out and throw the football around to burn off some of that stuffing. In between eating and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, give the video below a quick view.

10 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Super Fun

For some people, Thanksgiving is as fun as attending a four-day-long paint drying convention. Maybe they despise the work (and pressure) of having to prepare the perfect meal. Maybe they dread the thought of hearing their uncles argue endlessly about things they have no clue about. Maybe they just want something more than the anticlimactic comas everyone slips into after the big dinner.

Eight Things I’m Thankful for This Year

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day (one of the two holidays of the year that are really important to me, the other being Christmas), I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the eight things over the last year that I’m most thankful for. I’m thankful for my family. My wife, my son, and my daughter are the center of my life.

The Benefits of Pissing People Off

Keep calm and carry on. (source: zenonline) Right alongside the cash and credit cards, I keep a number of strange things in my wallet. The largest is a folded-up page from the July 6, 2009 issue of Fortune magazine.

Email Receipts

Some people are going to consider this an ugly hack, so I’ve been hesitant to share it.  However, it works very well, so here it is.  When I get an email receipt, I simply leave it in my inbox.  (As I’ve said before, I don’t worry about trying to delete everything out of my inbox–I just keep everything I might need in there where I can easily search it.) So, all of my e

Best of Personal Finance: The X-Men Guide to Unlocking Your Financial Mutant Powers

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. This week, we get all X-Men on your finances with an entertaining look at the financial powers that each character may hold.