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By The Behance Team

Ask Unclutterer: Clutter is causing marriage woes

Reader Jenny submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I am a 29 year old, married, full-time MBA student. I have ADD, and have poor time management skills and am usually scrambling to get my school work and TA duties done. Since my husband and I first moved in together 8 years ago, we’ve never been able to come up with a way of managing household tasks.

The Incredible Value of the Local Library (A Visual Tour)

As I’ve said before many (many) times, the local public library is the single biggest entertainment value available to you. Unlimited books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, civic groups, films, presentations, live performances, and countless other opportunities are available at your public library, either in your own town or in the nearest significantly-sized town. The best part?

5 Keys to Avoiding Social Media Fatigue

It’s rare that you’ll see a well-rested, socially adjusted, and emotionally fulfilled individual publish rants to a blog or Twitter page. But if you take sleep, confidence, and satisfaction from the happiest of people you’ll quickly see sniveling, snapping beasts emerge. They’re not evil. Just fatigued.

Workspace of the Week: Computer command center

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Aldebaran’s home office: There are many beautiful things about this workspace — so many, actually, I couldn’t list them all in a reasonable amount of space.

Why Something as Simple as a Knock Boosted My Happiness.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. One of my favorite things about myself is my ability to concentrate intensely.

Ask the Readers: Help! I’m Overwhelmed! How Do I Get Started?

I’ll admit it: I’m way behind on posting reader questions. I get tons of questions, and can never reply to all of them. I do ask a handful of folks if they’d like to put their problems to the general readership.

Rails Bootcamp Diary: Day 4

I just got done with day four of Rails Bootcamp, and I’m exhausted. But Rails is so cool, it makes up for the drain and pain. Sarah Allen also continues to impress with her teaching acumen. In today’s class, we learned about Controllers, the C in an M-V-C application model. In short, Controllers are like traffic cops.

The Art of Conversation

I think we’ve all encountered men who have a knack for good conversation. They can talk to anybody about anything in a laid-back, casual manner that sets people immediately at ease.

Re-Defining Your Path to Success

Why do so many people fall short of their goals, even when they actively prepare and plot out a course of action?  The answer is surprisingly simple. Our motivations are flawed. Oh, we formulate our plans well enough.  We envision the end results.  We plan our steps out carefully.  But there is one crucial element that we often forget.  And that is our motivation.  Or, more importantly, the

Treasury Department to Help Under-Banked Citizens at Tax Time

Every week, I’m bombarded by press releases from companies and publications wanting me to share their products and stories. I’d love to be able to pass this info on to you — at least the stuff that’s both relevant and good (actual subject line from one irrelevant press release this morning: “Rev. Jesse Jackson holds Automotive Summit in Detroit Sept. 30 - Oct.

13 Books Well Worth Reading: The Cream of the Book Review Crop

Every week, I review a different book on The Simple Dollar (those reviews appear on Sunday afternoons, for those who are new to the site). Over the years, that’s amounted to a lot of book reviews – 259 as of today.

Reconsidering Gifts for Clients: Are Client Gifts Appropriate?

I’ve mentioned a few times that I am still a bit new to freelancing, but I have been lucky enough to have established some outstanding clients, online and offline. I have enough clients to pay my bills and put away a bit of cash each month to help me prepare for future lean months (Amber Leigh Turner did a great post here on creating a paycheck template).  I have enough clients to understand wh

Lost libraries

The strange afterlife of authors' book collections.

IDEO's Future of the Book

What about communicating with the characters, and contributing to the narrative as you read?


When did we start talking in set of capital letters? Lane Greene looks into the rise of the acronym.