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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Vigilante road unclutterersThe Washington Post reported last week that there are numerous vigilante unclutterers cleaning up Virginia roadways as a hobby. Unitasker Wednesday: Fingertip oven mittsThat’s right, fingertip-only oven mitts do not look safe in the least. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that they look unsafe. And, all you can do is grab a plate with them.

Reader Story: First Generation White Collar

This guest post from L. Marie Joseph, the Money Monk, is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

How To Have A Stree-Free Holiday

Let the gift shopping, wrapping and giving begin: the holidays are here! Soon everyone will be walking around, humming holiday tunes and acting jollier than usual. However, underneath it all, everyone will be STRESSING! The holidays are notorious for adding a large amount of stress during an already stressful time. When can you shop for gifts when you have to finish a report before New Years?

Coaxing Serendipity: How Casual Get-Togethers Drive Innovation

Social circles have played a key role in cultural movements from impressionism to beat poetry. A look at how and why informal get-togethers breed creativity.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Develop a Robust Filing System

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 18. Develop a robust filing system. A few years ago, I had a nightmarish time filing my taxes.

The Minimalist Guide To Eating Well

You’ve been looking for ways to have more time and energy, right? Eating like a minimalist is a simple way of eating for a low maintenance life style. This choice will help you find balance, energy, and a new joy when preparing your food. Here are 8 ways to eat like a minimalist. Eliminate prep time.

5 Sure-Fire Ways To Enjoy Every Day Of Your Life

There was a time in my life where I wasn't enjoying it very much. I was so stressed in the pursuit of success that I had in fact lost the joy of living. I spent so much time on the road endeavoring to build a future for my family that I didn't have time for them.

Modern couch

Materials: LACK tv unit, KLUBBO coffee table leg, cushion material, fabric, screws, wood pieces, L shape brackets Description: 1. Arms: Use wood glue to secure two pieces of 4X6X21.5 and one 2X4X21.5 together for the creation of the arms. Sand edges then place thin layer of foam filler to soften the top and surroundings of the arms. Lastly upholster both arms. 2.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: December 18, 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.

Got a Question or a Story? Share it with GRS Readers!

It took a while, but I’m running low on reader stories, reader questions, and guest posts. It’s time to ask for more. Reader-generated content keeps Get Rich Slowly interesting. We’ve been doing “Ask the Readers” for almost five years, and we’re just finishing the first year of “Reader Stories“.

The Value of Self-Experimentation [Plus: Extreme Videos - Do Not Try This At Home]

Today (Saturday) is the last day that The 4-Hour Body has to beat Guinness on the New York Times’ bestseller list.

Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide-Part III

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Martin Schatz. In our first article, we looked into the what’s and how’s of finding a respectable boxing gym.  In our second, we covered the best ways to earn respect and ingratiate yourself into the gym environment.

Lucky Number 4: Productivity Guru Tim Ferriss on his New Book, The 4-Hour Body

As I sit down to chat with Tim Ferriss, author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, his new book – The 4-Hour Body – currently sits at number 4 on the Amazon bestseller list*. 4 seems to be his lucky number.

Treat Yourself Like a Toddler.

We're about to head off to Kansas City, and I can't wait. As I think about vacation, I've realized something about my approach to traveling -- or any situation, really.

Coat hanger shelf

Materials: EKBY BJÄRNUM brackets (28 cm), EKBY TONY shelf, ATTEST handle (hole spacing 224 mm), 2 new screws - must be a bit longer than the ones included with the handle Description: This one is pretty easy. The hacky part is using a door handle as the coat hanger rack.