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By Tim Ferriss

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2009 Unstocking the pantryCheck out these two bare minimums lists and consider using them as clutter identification guides for your kitchen pantry. Unitasker Wednesday: The baby food organizerThe “space saving design” is a little suspect in that it displays the jars in a vertical fashion rather than simply stacking neatly in your cupboard. New baby products from Built NYBuilt NY has r

My Experiment to Break Free from TV

A few years back, I decided to try a "no TV" experiment. I wanted to see if it was possible to give up television for an entire week. It wasn't as extreme as the 30 day experiment mentioned here, but it seemed like a good length of time to me. Actually, before beginning the experiment a single week of no TV seemed like a lifetime.

A Look at My “Idea Notebook”

As I’ve mentioned several times over the years, I carry a pocket notebook and a pen with me wherever I go. Whenever I have any sort of an idea or discover any piece of information I might want to use or reflect on later, I don’t hesitate to pull out that notebook and jot it down. I can’t even tell you the number of times this notebook has really come in handy in my life.

Reader Story: I Bought a Fire Station for My First Home

This post is part of the new “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others will be examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

Manvotional: Watch Yourself Go By

Watch Yourself Go ByBy: Strickland GillilanJust stand aside and watch yourself go by; Think of yourself as “he” instead of “I.” Note, closely as in other men you note The bag-kneed trousers and the seedy coat. Pick flaws; find fault; forget the man is you, And strive to make your estimate ring true.

Digging Into the Rental Argument

Shanna writes in: You’ve written before about how Netflix is a good deal if you’re an avid movie watcher and Gamefly is a good deal if you’re an avid video game player. You’re an avid reader. Have you ever looked at BookSwim? I have, and I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not to use the service. BookSwim basically functions like Netflix for books.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: March 20, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

5 Big Ways to Add Time To Your Days

A lot of productivity advice offers great hints for speeding up particular tasks: perhaps by concentrating better, by eliminating distractions and interruptions, or by learning to use Firefox, Gmail and other common programs more efficiently.But what can you do if simply saving five minutes here and ten minutes there isn't enough?

Compounding Time: Create More Free Time by Investing it Wisely

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that compound interest is the foundation of investing. But what does compounding have to do with the other 8 hours? A great deal. How you invest your other 8 hours determines your happiness and financial success. If you squander this critical time, it’s like putting $50 under your mattress. It won’t provide you with any return.

I’ve Had Enough

If you’re unhappy with some significant portion of your life, at some point you have to wake up in the morning and simply say that you’ve had enough. That key decision often leads to some further difficult ones. It will probably lead to some personal challenges.

March 20th is the National Day of Unplugging

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, who recently shared “3 Lesson I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Marriage.” Technology is a double-edged sword: It has the power to revolutionize our productivity and allow us to achieve feats previously thought to be impossible; but it also has the ability to drain our focus and squander our attention. As a blogger, I’m usually a strong

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 16 Ways Not to Blow Your Tax Refund

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

Another Bekvam

This was done earlier, now, Elena does her version of the Bekvam. "The first one was simply painted, partly with stencil and partly free hand,then coated with varnish. The second one was a bit more complicated, I first started ...

Find a Way to Unplug from Technology, or, How to Escape the Cubicle in Your Pocket.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. When I talk to people about happiness, one issue comes up over and over: managing technology.

Ask Unclutterer: Simple baby-proofing solutions

Reader Liz submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: My husband and I recently bought our first house, and we’re really looking forward to all the space, especially with our 20-month-old son!