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By J.D. Roth

Ask Unclutterer: Dual desks

Reader Cory submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: What are some good solutions for a two workstation/desk in a apartment? I will soon be moving in with someone sharing a one-bedroom apartment and we are looking for an elegant way for us to both have a small desk/laptop workspace in the new place. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Fake It ’til You Make It?

Recently, I’ve received emails from several readers with the often-quoted career nugget “Fake It ’til You Make It” in their email signature. I’ve heard the phrase many times from people talking about their career strategies.

Trapped By Your Ego?

The most radical, pervasive, and earth-shaking transformation would occur simply if everybody truly evolved to a mature, rational, and responsible ego, capable of freely participating in the open exchange of mutual self-esteem. There is the ‘edge of history.’ There would be a real New Age.  - Ken Wilber - It’s a gorgeous Spring Saturday in 1997…

Workspace of the Week: Angled architecture

This week’s Workspace of the Week is a before and after look at MeAndMyPictures’ peaked platform: Before: After: The before image shows a cramped, dismal workspace with few storage options. A little bit of paint, a larger desk, and more storage cabinets (not pictured) transformed this office into a more useful, organized and happier space. From MeAndMyPictures:

Malm bed goes glam

Robin transforms the birch Malm bed into glossy glam bed. "This is our Ikea hack of a Malm bed, formerly in birch effect finish, and now a glossy black custom-looking addition to a swank bedroom in Hollywood Regency style.

The Upside of Working for Free

I know that some of you are going to get grumpy when I tell you that working for free can be good for your personal and professional development. But bear with me for a few minutes, and then you can return to your grumpiness. Here are six reasons why you’d want to do pro bono work for non-profit organizations: 1. You’re just starting out as a freelancer and your portfolio is empty.

What Do You Want to Learn During Financial Literacy Month?

I’m commandeering the “ask the readers” slot this week to recruit your help. It’s time to plan which topics to cover during Financial Literacy Month! How much do you know about money?

Your Chance to Get a Straight Answer from N.C. Winters

… well, no promises (you can’t always expect straight talk from a cartoonist). We’re coming up on Freelance Freedom #100 and we have some cool stuff planned to celebrate, none of which you get to hear about until we actually publish Freelance Freedom #100. Except, that is, for the chance for our readership to collectively interview N.C.

How I Got Started on a Fitness Plan and Lost 70 Pounds

The hardest part about getting in shape is getting started. Yes it's a cliche, but it also happens to be absolutely true. Unfortunately, I spent years and years of my life wishing I could somehow lose weight and get fit. Guess what. It never happened.I learned that I never took the time to get serious about my goals and figure out how I was going to get there.

Introducing Flashtuts+

I receive all kinds of suggestions for new Tuts+ sites, but none have been quite so numerous as the requests for us to launch a Flash tutorials site. And with good reason: we cover Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and web development, so why not Adobe Flash? Today we’re pleased to introduce the newest member of the Tuts+ family: Flashtuts+

Every Man Should Carry a Handkerchief

We already talked about one essential item that all men should carry in their pockets: the pocketknife. But there’s another manly item that we should be toting around, too. A good clean hanky can come in handy when you have to dab your forehead, you’ve got snot running out your nose, or when a gal starts tearing up. Why Carry a Handkerchief?

The Cure for What Ails You: How to Beat the Misery of Discontentment

“There is no greater sin than desire, No greater curse than discontent, No greater misfortune than wanting something for oneself. Therefore he who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.” - Lao Tzu Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter.

The Psychology of Automation: Building a Bulletproof Personal-Finance System

Too many choices. Using automation to reduce choices and dominate your money.

Did Your Parents Give you a Whole Life Insurance Policy? Here's What to do With it.

By Nora DunnFor many of us 30-somethings (and some of us both younger and older), our parents took out whole life insurance policies for us when we were kids. When we became income-earners and were deemed responsible enough, a ceremonious transfer of papers occurred, where we were told gravely that this policy is to be kept paid up, as it will be worth a lot of money. Sometime.  

Best of Personal Finance: Credit Where Credit Is Due Edition

By Andrea DicksonWelcome to this weeks Best of Personal Finance round-up! Ah, credit. What would we do without it, besides live simpler lives with smaller televisions? We here at Wise Bread are fans of Credit Karma, and we're not alone. Frugal Babe gives the free credit score service a try, and reports her findings.