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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Evernote Review

Evernote gives whole new meaning to the word “synchronized.” This software uses technology to help users organize various types of information from several different sources into one, central, web-based location. The product also allows users to clip web pages and archive them for later reference, store screen shots, photos and text notes, all within a customizable storage system.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Make Homemade Poptarts

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we share a recipe for homemade poptarts, the right way to rock a t-shirt, and frugal ways to train for a marathon (or a half marathon). Think you might want to participate in a man vs. food-type challenge in order to score some free grub? We've got a guide for that, too! Top 5 Articles Homemade Poptarts — Wow!

6 Steps To Effective Self Learning

Image courtesy of Slorp@Flickr This report and other recent studies show that online learning, distance learning, and self-learning in general, are not only more convenient, but, in fact, more effective than the classroom, for high school, college and adult learners.

Fourteen Tips for Getting More Sleep -- and Why It Matters.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 14 tips for getting more sleep – and why it matters. Since I started my happiness project, I’ve become more and more convinced of the importance of sleep to happiness. That’s why I proposed “Get more sleep” as the very first resolution of the 2010 Happiness Challenge (see the video here).

Ivar loves Dolly

Lights, camera, Ikea hack! Romain turns the Ivar side unit into rails for the cam. "A few days ago, I found out that the Ivar "wooden ladder" was perfect to use it as rails for my cinema dolly! I can now make some nice sequence shots with this 18€ accessory from Ikea." Check out this video shot from the Ivar rail. EOS 7D + DIY dolly / 1st (snowy!) outdoor test from Aalto on Vimeo.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Stomach Bug Edition

For the last few days, my entire family has been suffering from a vicious stomach bug. I was the first to get it – and the first to seemingly recover from it. After that, my daughter got it, then my wife got it, then my son got it, almost in domino-like order.

Educate Your Clients On What You Offer With a Guide

A small business owner may go looking for a freelancer and not necessarily know exactly what he needs. Maybe he wants a website for his business, but that may not mean that he can tell you whether he wants a blog, an e-commerce site or something entirely different. Educating clients on the services you offer can be a tedious process, especially if you find yourself doing it over and over again.

Earthquake victims in Haiti need our help

As many of you may already know, my wife Erin and I adopted a beautiful baby boy this past summer.

What the New Credit Card Laws Mean to YOU

This is a guest post from Adam Jusko, founder of IndexCreditCards.com, an information and comparison site for credit cards that maintains a list of over 1200 cards. You can follow Adam on Twitter for quick credit tips and opinions.

Could You Achieve More By Doing Less?

How many different goals are you chasing at the moment? Are you trying to get fit, cut your caffeine intake, write a novel, start a business, learn to draw, become an early riser, volunteer, get a promotion ... all at the same time?Okay, that’s a bit of an over-exaggeration, but it’s not too far from the reality for many of us.

If You Had Trouble with the TODAY Show Link...

Not to keep going on about the Today show, but some people have asked for a different link to the interview, because the one I gave didn't work for them. Here's a better link. It includes the interview, and even better, the little story about my daughter:

A Man’s Guide to the Martial Arts: Getting Started

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Charlie Kondek. Whatever your experience in physical fitness, if you’re considering martial arts as your next undertaking, I’ve got good news and… not bad news, more like some challenges for you to consider. The good news is the martial arts are very accessible. The challenges? The martial arts are very accessible.

Trimming the Average Budget: Entertaiment

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

5 Things That Save Me Time

Amazon Prime We live in a rural area and while I like to try to shop local, there is a lot of stuff we need that simply isn’t available nearby.  Amazon Prime gives me free two day shipping on most of their items.  This means I can place an order on Monday afternoon and have it Wednesday.  For an extra $3.99 per item I can get it the next day.  I’ve used this to buy everything fro

"Wonder Woman, Rumi, and Erin Brockovich."

From time to time, I post short interviews with interesting people about their insights on happiness. During my study of happiness, I’ve noticed that I often learn more from one person’s highly idiosyncratic experiences than I do from sources that detail universal principles or cite up-to-date studies.