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By Glen Stansberry

Random Episode 5: The Bloody, Filthy Travel Edition

This is a short Random episode — 10:30 — and easily the most disgusting to date. I also think it’s the funniest.

Doing Something Difficult

Increasing your personal abilities is just like increasing your strength. You have to exercise in order to get stronger. If you want to grow as an individual, you have to do things that are hard in order to make it easier for you to do difficult things in the future. They Stop Growing Many people graduate from college, have a few years of growth and then stop growing.

Design: Guerilla Craigslist Makeover

WIRED asks 99% conference speaker Scott Thomas, and other top designers, to posit smart ways to redesign the always-lo-fi Craigslist.org.

Alternative uses for colanders

Not only does knowing how to properly use your kitchen utensils save you time, space, and money, but knowing additional uses for your utensils can have the same effect.

Are Poor People Lazy?

About a week ago, J.D. over at Get Rich Slowly posted an article about the difference between high income earners and low income earners.

11 Brilliant Web Based Event & Meeting Planners

Planning and organizing meetups and events is no longer the cumbersome task which required you to contact people individually and make sure they don't miss the event.

How to Choose the Right Bank Account

On my first day of college, I chose a checking account because the bank was handing out free Frisbees. This was my only bank account for nearly 20 years. Eventually I opened a savings account at the local credit union. Then I discovered the benefits of a high-yield savings account. Last autumn I opened my first certificate of deposit.

Link week

This week on Unclutterer has been filled with numerous links to helpful articles on other sites. I’ll be honest, the first part of next week is going to be the same. Lots and lots of links — good links, hopefully — but lots of links. Why all the links?

Regolit Lamps

The Regolit is one versatile lamp. Marco goes for three of them, with a 'floating' base. He says, "The blue plane is a shutter from an Ikea bathroom furniture. (name unknown) It's 40 by 45 cm. We found it at a discount some months ago. The three lamps are the well known Regolit. We used 4 fisher stoppers with a ring on the ceiling and a 2-meter long steel wire to fix the lamp.

Linkswitch #6

Is Freelancing Right For You?: Does freelancing sound like a good option but you can’t make up your mind as to whether it would be the best move for you?


I nearly fell over… It was 3 days into our vacation. Four families hanging out in one giant oceanfront house on the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

How Technology Evolves

Kevin Kelly's TED Talk evaluates technology (and its importance to humans) through a biological lens.

How Customers Saying "No" Can Become a Consumer Experience "Yes"

Why directly asking the customer what they want becomes a gateway into bad product decisions.

Daily Links: Fear of the Future Edition

I feel like I’ve had a huge burst of creativity and productivity over the past ten days. It’s been awesome. I hope you’ve been getting a lot out of the articles, too. My pace will slow soon, however, as I begin work on my book project. Though Get Rich Slowly will remain my top priority, I’ll have less time to spend here than I have over the past three years.

How to Be a Great Boss

If you’re in charge of a company or team, small or large, you’ll want to do your best to keep everyone keen, engaged and productive.