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By Colin Beavan

Unitasker Wednesday: The Nuvo Ritmo Pregnancy Sound System

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Being a new mom, I spent a number of weeks being a lot more aware of the massive marketing efforts directed toward first-time pregnant women and parents.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Storing board games and puzzlesIf board game and puzzle organization has you stumped, here are some suggestions for getting your games in order. Soundbar includes Blu-ray, Netflix and PandoraWith all of the features that are included in this speaker it is a decent option for those of us who want to keep our cable clutter under control without sacrificing our sound or entertainment options Sa

Extended Car Warranties: 3 Things to Know

By Stacy Johnson With most Money Talks News stories, we come up with a topic, then pound the pavement looking for the video we need and the people we need to interview. This story, however, came to us. The lady you'll see in the video is Debbie, a media relations consultant I've worked with in the past.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Bugs Edition

Lately, I’ve been working with a coder to help me with some back-end issues with The Simple Dollar, as there have been a few bugs floating around in the software I use to update the site, the most onerous of which is that some small fraction of comments seem to disappear before I ever get to see them in the moderation queue.

Book Review: The Trap

By Philip Brewer The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America by Daniel Brook. For more than two years now writing at Wise Bread, my whole thesis has been that frugality leads to freedom — if you can live cheaply enough, you can choose whatever work calls you, instead of whatever work pays the most.

Stop Following ‘The Rules’ Of Your Life And Bring Back The Joy

I realized a few days back that I have to think pretty darn hard about when the last time I experienced true, unbridled joy was. Pretty sad, huh?I’m not talking about happiness, or content, although those emotions are certainly part of being joyful. I’m talking about that feeling of total exuberance born out of doing or experiencing something that makes us feel truly free.

Five uncluttering things you can do in your office right now

Grab all of those post-it notes off your screen, phone, keyboard, and bulletin board and permanently capture that information. Enter phone numbers into your address book, put to-do items on your calendar, and hide your passwords in a place where snoopers can’t find them. Gather up all of your writing implements, and test your pens and markers.

Billings Touch: Handle Your Invoices on Your Phone

Marketcircle recently released Billings Touch for the iPhone to accompany their popular invoicing software Billings. When you first open up Billings Touch, you have two options. If you have Billings already set up on your computer, you can connect your iPhone to that account.

Women and Retirement

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service.

A nice quote and a talk by, well, me

Hi folks, I'm sorry I've been so absent from the blog lately but I'm on my way back. I wanted to share a great quote with you and also to let you know about a BookTV talk I gave that you can watch online."Don't ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.

Building Your Resiliency: Part 1-An Introduction

Share How did you do on the hardihood quiz? Not so hot? Well join the club. There are a lot of virtues lacking in the current generation of men, but I think an argument can be made that our lack of resiliency is the most critical. And I say that as a man who has himself struggled to live this virtue. In law school, I engaged in a pathetic routine each semester.

Unraveled? Here’s How to Knit Yourself and the World Together

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mary Jaksch of Goodlife ZEN. What unites us as human beings is an urge for happiness which at heart is a yearning for union. ~ Sharon Salzberg Have you ever looked into the mirror and wondered who is staring back at you? Or longed to unite the many parts within you?

Happiness is...a Great Visit in Washington, D.C.

I had a great time in Washington, D.C. I've lived in DC for several years, at various points, so driving around the city gave me the chance to catch sight of many places that were important to me at different times.

Optimize Your Sleep For Better Health and More Free Time

Image courtesy of Photoshop Art @ Flickr Getting too much sleep is hazardous to your health — it may lead to higher risk for obesity, diabetes, and premature death. We’ve been brainwashed to think we need 8 hours of sleep a night, but sleep requirements vary greatly by age, stress level, and health.

Trimming the Average Budget: Household Operations

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.