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By J.D. Roth

I need your help to make Ikeahacker better

After almost 4 years of managing this blog, I am going to say I need help. The volume of hacks has grown and honestly, I've not been able to keep up with it. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy receiving all your wonderful hacks and be amazed at your creativity.

Unitasker Wednesday: Pineapple slicer

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I really enjoyed learning in my European History class in high school that most of the medieval torture devices that come to mind when we hear “medieval torture devices” weren’t actually medieval and weren’t ever used to torture anyone.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Sure-thing investingSmall investments in being organized will provide you with a huge payoff. INCHworm shoes grow with your child’s footThe INCHworm shoe is a decent solution to the ever-growing child’s foot.

5 Ways To Combat Reactionary Workflow

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Scott Belsky of Behance and The 99%. Every few minutes, more communications are being sent your way. Emails, text messages, voice mails, instant messages, twitter messages, facebook posts…and the list goes on. Your human response? You simply try to stay afloat. You peck away at the latest communications at the top of your many inboxes.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: TrentHamm.com Edition

Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting a lot with my personal website, TrentHamm.com. Should it just be a puff piece that promotes me? Should I have some long essays or short stories on there?

Sorting Through Information on Freelancing

The number of blogs and websites offering up information on freelancing has exploded over the past couple of years. In a way, this is a good thing: the more information freelancers have access to, the better decisions we can make and the more money we can earn. But in other ways, it makes things harder.

Organizing the creative mind

Today’s guest post is by Scott Belsky, founder of Behance, oversees The 99% think tank, and is the author of the new book Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming The Obstacles Between Vision & Reality. Thank you, Scott, for joining us today. — Erin Perhaps you have an idea for a new business, a restaurant you want to open, or a novel you want to write?

Macbook vertical laptop stand

Another one from Shelemka.

The Perils and Pangs of a Pricey Purchase

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

Resiliency Part VII: Building Your Children’s Resiliency

This is the final part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI. If you’ve been following along with our resiliency series, you probably know by now that it’s much easier to read and understand these principles than it is to incorporate them into your life.

Letting Go To Succeed

Everyday I take a break from my work when I get to the point of being tired of what I am doing, and I usually go play basketball. The breaks that I enjoy the most are when I am alone on the court. Uninterrupted. I shoot, shot after shot. I enjoy trying to perfect my shot. I have an inner desire to become gifted.

Calculating Your Life-Time Income

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently released an online guide entitled, Unautomate Your Finances. J.D.’s note: According to Facebook, today is Baker’s birthday. Happy birthday, Adam! In continuing celebration of Financial Literacy Month, my GRS contributions throughout April are covering basic techniques to raise your financial awareness.

Replacing Things Early

Recently, I took a serious look at our non-stick skillet, the one we use to cook sticky things like eggs. While it was still very usable, I found that in one place a bit of Teflon was beginning to peel away. I immediately tossed the pan into the trash. A few weeks ago, I replaced a perfectly good filter on our car – or at least it seemed like a perfectly good filter.

Weekly Video: Beware of the Expensive-Gym-Membership Effect.

For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – or even if you haven’t officially joined the challenge – this month’s focus is Money. The relationship between money and happiness is one of the most complicated and emotionally charged subjects within the larger issue of happiness.

A Talk With The FBI

Do you have a backup plan for your important files? Hard drives always fail eventually. What would happen if your hard drive failed right now? Our DropBox review looks at a great free application that can help you backup and synchronize your important files across multiple computers.