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Hidden kitchen storage from This Old House

Wasted storage space in the kitchen is frustrating. Whether it be a corner cupboard that fails to put valuable space to good use or a large cupboard with insufficient shelves, there seems to always be space that can be put to better use. This Old House has a storage option that looks rather interesting. From their site:

Book Review: I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Today I am reviewing a new book written by a colleague. As you read this review, please remember that I am friends with author. For comparison, you can see my reviews of two other books by friends here and here.

Freelance Freedom #97

Are You Open And Deep?

Something went down at South By Southwest last week that you probably didn’t hear about. And, it involved well-known bloggers, Chris Brogan and Naomi Dunford…

Lose Your Job Without Losing Your Identity

By Linsey KnerlGetting a pink slip can cause more distress than just a shrinking income.  It can also give you a sense of insecurity and may make you question your place in this world.  Here are three effective schools of thought for keeping your sense of self (long after the paychecks quit coming.)  Keep it “Seasonal” 

Land Your Dream Job: Ditch School and Get a Library Card

Article by Zen Habits contributor Jonathan Mead; follow him on twitter. What if you could do what you love for a living and make a great income at it? On top of that, what if you didn’t have to go to school, spend hundreds of hours in a classroom and end up with a mountain of debt when you finally earn your degree? Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

Reader Comment: A Lifetime of Doing the Right Thing

It’s been a while since I highlighted an individual reader comment, but I wanted to draw attention to some advice that Kenny left for Sara in Friday’s “ask the readers”. You’ll recall that 24-year-old Sara feels overwhelmed because although she’s making the “right” decisions, she doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere.

Review: I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Many of you will probably remember the little debate between myself and Ramit Sethi a few weeks ago about the usefulness of frugality. Ramit stated that the best move a person can make is to focus on the “big five” - identify the five biggest way to save money in your life and make them happen.

Happiness Quotation from Montaigne.

“There is indeed a certain sense of gratification when we do a good deed that gives us inward satisfaction, and a generous pride that accompanies a good conscience…These testimonies of a good conscience are pleasant; and such a natural pleasure is very beneficial to us; it is the only payment that can never fail.” -- Montaigne, “On Repentance” *

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Unitasker Wednesday: Incredibly specific containersIf you or your loved one’s lunch keeps getting smashed or damaged on a regular basis, you may (not) want to invest in some plastic containers to protect the contents. Environmentally friendly uncluttering — From Planet GreenJasmin from Planet Green offers up advice for how to unclutter your home and office to help the planet.

Saving Money on a Road Trip with Kids

Our life is fraught with road trips. Roughly once a month, we make a four hour road trip (one way) to visit either my parents or my wife’s parents for the weekend. We usually make a several hour road trip (one way) or two each year to visit the Chicagoland area, where we have a lot of friends and family.

Career Renegade Presentation from SXSW

Finally back from the wonderful South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, where I presented on being a Career Renegade. And, I just found out it was recorded, woohoo. In fact, SXSW just made by Career Renegade talk available as a podcast to listen to or download. Click here to check it out!

Using Twitter to Promote Your Book

While I love the social aspects of Twitter, I also love the simple platform for self-promotion—especially for authors. That’s why I’m also using the power of 140 characters or less to help promote my books, Ramen Noodles, Rent and Resumes and Creatively Self-Employed. Here are some tips to help you do the same for your book. Make Nice With Your Competitors