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By Jules

Best of Art of Manliness: October 2009

We had a lot of cool stuff happen in October. The biggest news was the launch of our new book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man. A big thanks to everyone who has gone out and bought a copy (or 2 or 3…. or even 7! Thanks John T.). We really appreciate it. With the holidays coming up, consider picking up a few copies of our book for the men in your life.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Book review: The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things FasterThe Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster is a quick, fun, and informative read on efficiency. Unitasker Wednesday: Tiny toe towel Lightbulbs next wifi hotspots?According to cellular-news, the College of Engineering at Boston University is launching a program aimed at developing the next generation of wireless communications b

Ten Tricks for Staying Warm This Winter Without Huge Energy Bills

November is here. Winter is sneaking up on us, and with winter comes winter heating bills for most of the United States.

The GRS Garden Project: October 2009 Update

Every month, my wife and I track how much time and money we spend growing food. This is the report for October 2009. (Here are the results for 2008.) As those of you who follow me on Twitter already know, it’s been a l-o-n-g Saturday filled with all sorts of misadventures. Murphy’s Law has been in full effect this Halloween.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 31, 2009

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, as well as the five best posts from two years ago this week.

Weekly Link Round-Up: October 31, 2009

Last Chance to Join the Art of Manliness Movember Team! Movember starts on Nov. 1. So today is your last chance to sign up and join your AoM brothers in a month long effort to grow a manly stache and raise money for men’s health issues. Up for grabs is a sweet Box of Manliness, full of manly booty.

Recession Journal VI: It's OVER!!!!!!!!!!!! Any Questions?

By Jabulani Leffall Are people grabbing strangers in the street and kissing them yet? Do you see the quivering, multi-colored ticker tape floating in the wind?

Three Retirement Questions for People in Their Twenties

“Shane” writes in: I’m twenty three years old. I just got a really great job with a 401k that’s matched 100% by my employer up to 10%, which I’ve heard from others is a really great deal that I need to take advantage of.

Modern Programming, Productivity and a Personality Test

I’m a huge fan of Ruby on Rails because of how fast it enables techies to get a new project out the door and into the hands of users.

The Ten Most Important Things I’ve Learned About Money and Life Since Starting The Simple Dollar

Over the past three years, I’ve had countless opportunities to reflect not only on my own personal finance and life journey, but that of thousands of readers who have contacted me over the years with questions and stories. Along the way, quite a few principles for personal and financial success began to appear.

A Fundamental Secret to Happiness? Get Enough Sleep.

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.

How to Hold Your Breath Like David Blaine, World Record Holder (and Now, Me)

Last night, world-famous magician and endurance artist David Blaine taught me — along with about 10 other TEDMED attendees — how to hold my breath. David holds the Guinness world record for holding his breath: 17 minutes and 4.4 seconds. I was born premature and, unlike David, I couldn’t remember the last time I held my breath for more than one minute.

One for the coop

Susan, a mother and chicken owner from Northern Ireland, uses the Ikea Antonius range as a new bug-free chicken nest box and storage unit. The drawers were cut with a sharp knife to create the nest boxes. Chickens love their new home! See more of Susan's chicken nest box instructions and more photos on Flickr. Related hack: - Ikea home for chicks

The Beginner’s Guide To Minimalist Travel

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Karol Gajda of Ridiculously Extraordinary. “Is that all your stuff?” While embarking on my current 100+ day sojourn I’ve been asked that question almost daily.

Ask Unclutterer: CD storage

Reader Christy submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I use iTunes and have burned all my CDs to iTunes.