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By Chanpory Rith

A year ago on Unclutterer

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: The Giving Tree Edition

For her eighth birthday, I gave one of my nieces the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. It’s one of those books that, in my mind, is a masterpiece of children’s literature, one that I wish every child everywhere would have a chance to read.

Best of Personal Finance: What's More Dangerous?

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

The Best Books for Freelancers

Starting out as a freelancer? Having a reference manual on your bookshelf will make the process much easier. There are great resources — both books and ebooks — that will provide you with all the information you need to start freelancing in one place.

Bento 3 adds sharing and security, integrates iPhoto

Back in May, I reviewed the iPhone version of Bento, Filemaker’s personal database application.

Pros and Cons: 30-Year Mortgage vs. 15-Year Mortgage

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. My husband and I are in the early stages of building a house. As we modify our floor plans, the amount we’ll need to borrow to build is on our minds.

Rimfrost table lamp

Iris makes a big bold light for her room by mating 2 Ikea lamps together. "As a renter, I find it difficult to hang ceiling lamps in an attractive way without either permanent damage or cords everywhere. And so, I hacked together an Ikea Rimfrost ceiling chandelier shade, with another Ikea lamp shade, and an Ikea Januari lamp base to turn the ceiling lamp into a table lamp.

Scott Belsky: Creativity x Organization = Impact

About This PresentationAs creatives, we often tend to dismiss organization as a necessity—or even to relish our own disorder. Yet Behance's research on particularly productive creatives indicates that organization is a key ingredient in making ideas happen.

Decide What's Unimportant to You

To help elucidate your passions, it's often important to first figure out what doesn't matter...

Space Man

Interior designer David Rockwell speaks to maintaining variety and staying curious.

Toolmanship Basics: How to Handle a Hammer

A lot of men today are clueless when it comes to tools. The increased affluence of the past 50 years led many men to outsource handyman work instead of doing repairs and home improvement themselves. And let’s face it. Men today can be pretty darn lazy.

Join me at the US capitol on Wednesday!!!

That's right! You can join me and the rest of the Climate Riders as we ride into the US Capitol on today (Wednesday, September 30th!).Join us and pedal with 100+ Climate Riders, 12 ambassadors, and supporters from the DC area to bicycle the final three miles of our 300 mile journey from New York City. We'll pedal up Constitution Ave to the West Lawn of the U.S.

Do You Really Need it Every Day?

Two bloggers meet in a smoky bar… They’ve both been at it for years. Veterans. Each growing giant readerships, respected and renowned by their peers. Both writing on similar topics. One, however, seems burnt and harried, while the other is kicking back enjoying life.

Some Thoughts on Moods and Spending

For me, September is the unhappiest month of the year. Sarah, after being off all summer, returns to work at the end of August, leaving me alone at home many days with my thoughts and my work. This also means that the children’s daycare attendance increases as well. The house goes from noisy and happy to empty and quiet.

Tips for encouraging children’s chores

On the continued topic of inspiring children to establish organized routines, the HGTV website has a helpful article on motivating and prompting kids to clean up their rooms. From the article “Cleaning Children’s Rooms“: Make a cleaning map for a child’s room, showing where everything is to be stored.