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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

So You Want My Job: Coast Guard Helicopter Flight Mechanic

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Well we’ve covered the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, and the Marines. Today we finally round out our tour of the armed forces by featuring a Coastie.

Stupid Stock Market Tricks

USA Today has just published what might be the most irresponsible piece of financial journalism I’ve seen in the past five years of writing Get Rich Slowly. It embodies everything that’s wrong with the popular perception of stock-market investing. Author Adam Shell touts a hot trading trend: Stocks jump on the first day of the month.

10 Tips to Beat Clutter…in Less Than 5 Minutes.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 10 tips to beat clutter -- in less than 5 minutes. It's a Secret of Adulthood: for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm. I agree, in the context of a happy life, a crowded coat closet or a messy desk shouldn't much matter.

FnordBoard - Color changing RGB backlit whiteboard

Materials: Vika Lauren, Expedit plastic caps, Sultan leg bolts Description: Turn an IKEA Vika Lauren into your own color changing RGB backlit whiteboard: useful in daylight and pretty at night. For extra coziness while working late hours in the lab. I needed a whiteboard and had this spare IKEA table top: frosted glass plate with an aluminum frame.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Calculate Your Net Worth

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.

The Ultimate Gift: The Saddleback Leather Company Holiday Giveaway

I’ve received a lot of great Christmas presents through the years. When I was six I got the Ghostbusters Proton Pack and Ghost Popper. When I was eight I saw Gleaming the Cube and my life was changed.  I had to get a skateboard just like Christian Slater. Santa came through with an awesome pro skateboard.

The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents

Post written by Leo Babauta. I love Christmas. I love the snow-themed everything, even when I was living on tropical Guam, and Santa and elves and reindeer and snowmen and candy canes.

Unitasker Wednesday: The Half Time Knife

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Are you someone who is clumsy and shouldn’t operate kitchen knives? If so, I have the perfect tool for you.

Day 39: The Smart Way To Do Things In A World Of Grown-Ups

Being an adult means maintaining a healthy lifestyle, being financially responsible and managing your life so it feels significant, purposeful, and fulfilling. However, sometimes with the tornado of to-do’s in a day, we lose our ground and need to reboot.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 2009 Gift Giving Guide: Gifts to people you don’t knowIn our fifth installment of Unclutterer’s 2009 Holiday Gift Giving Guide we’re discussing charitable giving. Hoarders season two premieres tonight on A&ETonight is the premiere of the second season of the A&E television show Hoarders at 10/9c.

Ribba Hot Wheels Display Case

Materials: Ribba 20x20 shadow box frame and illustration board Description: As an avid Hot Wheels collector I've spent years looking for the perfect way to display my collection. Lightning struck once I discovered the interior depth to be 3cm which is just slightly wider than the width of the average hot wheel.

Storage Wars: A new show on A&E

There is more than 2.3 billion square feet of self-storage space in the United States, according to The Self Storage Association.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Decoration Edition

Over the past few days, my family has started the early December tradition of pulling boxes out of the crawlspace and decorating our home. The tree should be up by the time you read this, full of (mostly) homemade ornaments.

Paper napkin and wooden beads

Materials: NYSNÖ paper napkin Description: I like to create and at the last visit to IKEA I was impressed with napkins, yes napkins, with beautiful pattern. I immediately got an idea... I just used some wooden beads, which I had at home and covered them with napkin. Outlined the beads on a string, with some other wooden beads and here it is - a new unique necklace! ~ minivanilli

25 Unusual Places to Get Design Inspiration

Credit: photo by by Phantasy Photo on Flickr One of the most frustrating situations you can encounter as a freelance designer is when you’re all ready to go but the ideas just aren’t flowing!