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By The Unclutterer Team

Download the Lessons in Manliness eBook

Back in March we did a group writing project here on AoM where we asked readers to submit essays on the lessons in manliness they’ve learned from a man in their life.

Debt Consolidation and the “Orbital of Stupid”

Yesterday, I heard a very interesting story on NPR that focused on Dave Ramsey looking at Greece’s debt situation through a personal finance lens.


Materials: Expedit 179x85 bookshelf, as-is desktop, lag bolts, Description: I have a small basement suite with a tiny kitchen. The countertop space was minimal, but these was an unused space on the other side of the kitchen which was built at a terrible converging angle. The previous tenants had a bookcase in the corner for storing spices and food, but it was unsightly and a poor use of space.

Door becomes a table

Materials: Table (Grimle serie) Description: An old rotten door becomes a table. First I removed the rotten part en snored the door in a rectangle. Then I filled the center of the door with old wood. I removed the tabletop from the Ikea table and tightened the table legs at the door. Take a look at my new table!!! ~ Megje83, Holland

Film Legend Errol Morris Salutes New Graduates At 2010 Commencement

"Journalism is not just a job, but an obsession." A transcription of Morris' Commencement address.

3 Ways to Solve the Feedback Conundrum

I want to know what you think! But only if it's nice!

Ask Unclutterer: Regular car maintenance

Reader Roberta submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: Do you have any tips to keep track of upkeep for your vehicle, such as when to have tires rotated, etc.? Unfortunately, there isn’t a cross-the-board answer to this question.

The Love and Hate of Work

I recently had a conversation with a 66 year old woman who had retired from a fairly lucrative career, only to take on a completely surprising job as her “retirement job.” She’s a grade school lunch lady. Why did she choose to take on such a job? The reason was simple, she told me.

Gorm window seat

Materials: Gorm shelves, seasonal chair cushions Description: I got the idea for this from the Instructables post on Gorm benches Changes made were: I used the wider Gorm self, and rather than plywood I used 2 x 12's for the top. Oddly, the 2 x 12 ( a piece of lumber that is actually 1.5 inches by 11 inches).

Ask FreelanceSwitch #11

In this issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, Travis King and Thursday Bram look at what to do when one client wants all your time and how to ask the boss for time off to freelance. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

Ask the Readers: Should I Take Out a Loan to Buy a Car?

If smart money management were just about math, this stuff would be easy. But it’s not just about the math. There are a variety of complex factors that come into play when we have to make financial decisions. For example, Alyssa wrote recently to ask for advice. She needs to buy a car at the end of the summer, but she doesn’t know whether to take out a loan or pay cash.

Workspace of the Week: Green creativity

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Greg.Newman’s studio: I chose this office because of its well-lit drafting table, minimalist computer desk, ample and appropriate storage, wall-mounted guitar, and inviting green walls. I think most anyone could work in this organized space.

Everything You Need To Know About Happiness

“Happiness” courtesy of Zhong Bioa The truth about affirmations: With all of these books around touting the benefits of affirmations, Psychologists became curious to know whether they actually worked. They brought together many different subjects, having various degrees of self confidence and told them to repeat positive statements about their self confidence such as “I am confiden

Coming Soon from Rockable Press: Rockstar Presentations

The next release from Rockable Press is approaching, and we’re pretty excited about it! We wanted to let you know before it hits and make sure you’re prepared.

How to Build Your Wardrobe: Part II-Men’s Clothing Specifics

Share In How to Build your Wardrobe Part I we discussed why a man’s clothing is important, broke men up into four groups, and then listed the clothing they would need.  In How to Build your Wardrobe Part II we will give you 5 general wardrobe building guidelines and expand on the clothing checklists by discussing in detail many of the items we listed in Part I.  Did we miss something?