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By Mark Shead

Finding My Spending Identity

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Do you have a Spending Identity? You do, whether you know it or not. It’s as real as the data on your driver’s license, but if you’re like most people, you’ve probably never given it much thought.

A Deadly Ritual: 5 Men Who Died from Shaving

These days, nothing can be more routine for a man than shaving. We hardly give a second thought to scraping a razor against our skin each morning. If we fear anything about the process, it’s that we’ll nick ourselves or end up with severe razor burn. But it wasn’t always so. Shaving was once a dangerous and sometimes lethal endeavor.

7 Steps To Motivate Yourself

If you want to achieve success and make things happen, then you probably know that you need to have the ability to motivate yourself.  Everyone seeks to motivate himself to achieve success and prosperity, but many do not know how. How do you motivate yourself? To learn how to motivate yourself, follow the quick guide below: 1.  Have a reason One of the strongest motives to motivate yourself is

Book Summaries Sale

Some time back I mentioned the free book summary from Soundview. It looks like they are running a sale where you can buy one subscription and get another subscription free to give as a gift.

Online Degree Programs

Over the next ten years, I believe we are going to see an ever increasing shift toward online degree programs in areas where people have traditionally attended a physical university. There are a number of obvious reasons for this trend, but here are a few:Low cost to scale – A well designed online degree program may have a high fixed cost, but a low-cost to add an additional student.

20 Gifts for the Productivity Nerd in Your Life

Need some gift ideas for your favorite productivity-obsessed creative? Look no further than 99% holiday gift guide: 20 covetable items for streamlining your life.

8 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: eight tips to beat holiday stress. 'Tis the season to be jolly -- and also stressed out. If you're feeling irritable, rushed, resentful, lonely, or overwhelmed, keep these strategies in mind to help boost your happiness: 1. Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is a major disturber of people’s moods.

The Top Ten: November’s Best Posts from WorkAwesome & FreelanceSwitch

Each month we round up the best posts from WorkAwesome and FreelanceSwitch so that you can catch up on anything awesome you might have missed.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Rethink Your Retirement Plan

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. Out with the old, in with the new. 8. Rethink your retirement plan. If I’ve done one thing right with my personal finances since reaching adulthood, it’s been taking care of my retirement.

Frost laundry on the wall

Materials: FROST Drying rack, strip of wood, screws, anchor bolt, hook Description: I wanted a drying rack for our wall but I could only find very expensive solutions. So I bought a Frost from Ikea, saw its wings off and mounted them to the wall. I have to be careful to hang the heavier clothes to the back but apart from that it's the perfect solution! ~ Christa, Jork, Germany

Unitasker Wednesday: The Keyboard Quiet Cover

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 a really loud typist? Do you insist on typing with ball pein hammers or finger cymbals to properly express your joy for work?

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Reducing visual clutter in Mail.app In just a few steps, you too can simplify and de-clutter Mail.app. iPhone alarm clocksMy husband and I need a new alarm clock and, after many deliberations, we have decided to go with a unit that works in conjunction with our iPhones.

7 Simple Steps To Make Sharing A Habit

It’s easy to forget to share. Not that we’re selfish people, but life gets so hectic and it can seem awkward or unnatural to reach out to another and share.

Kitchen worktop desk!

Materials: Two Walnut PRÄGEL Worktops, 1 White Malm (3 drawers). Description: I am a university student, and as such require a lot of desk space. One thing that stores never seem to offer is large desk spaces at affordable prices, or of tasteful / useful design for what I was after.

Pursuing the life you desire

Before my son joined our family, my husband and I talked at length about how we wanted to raise Future Child. It was easy to discuss parenting Future Child since we didn’t know his or her personality, wants, or needs.