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By The Unclutterer Team

Eye Candy Is A Critical Business Requirement

A great Slideshare detailing the importance of design, especially in the context of usability.

The Importance of Paying Your Dues

As a member of a Generation Y, I’m always on the look out for articles about people my age. While many sociologists and employers have very positive things to say about my generation, they also make critiques.

Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head

“Our culture lies. They say they want to encourage and reward individuality and creativity, but in practice they try to hammer down the pointy parts, and shame off the different parts.” – Sandra Dodd Post written by Leo Babauta.

The Best of Get Rich Slowly: August 2009

Although I thought July was a great month at GRS, I liked August even better. First, we had some terrific articles from the Staff Writer candidates. While they were sharing their thoughts, I was able to spend time digging deep into some subjects myself.

Review: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Your Financial Life

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. Every once in a while, I stumble upon a personal finance book that makes me really wish someone had put it in my hands earlier in my life.

"True Contentment is a Thing as Active as Agriculture."

“True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.” -- G.K. Chesterton * If you're considering starting your own happiness project, check out the Happiness Project Toolbox. It's fun, it's addictive, and it pulls together some of the tools that will help.

Where’s Chanpory?

I haven’t posted new articles in quite awhile, but I want to let you know I’m still alive. I don’t delve much into my personal life here on LifeClever, but here’s the short story: My partner and I broke up. After five years, it feels like getting a divorce. I’ve had a rough year.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Money for nothingMSN Money discusses the high price of clutter. Unitasker Wednesday: GoateeSaverI know plenty of people that have successfully groomed their goatee without the aid of the GoateeSaver, but is the upkeep of those goatees that big of a pain? 10 tips to beat clutter in less than five minutesGretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project provides great ideas for quick clutter-busting act

Handling an Overwhelming Harvest without Waste

Here in the Midwest, it’s harvest season. People’s gardens are full of produce which is currently being picked, and many kitchen tables are full of vegetables. For a gardener, this can be the best part of the year - the sheer possibility of all of these fresh vegetables and fruits is intoxicating. But it can also be overwhelming.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine - August 29, 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.

The Weekly Round-Up

I’d like to devote this edition of the round-up to one of the features of the Art of Manliness Community: Groups. The Community allows you to create and join groups that revolve around a certain specific interest. Within the group you can join like-minded men to discuss a common interest or theme, pose questions, and offer advice. There are over 200 groups in the Community currently.

The GRS Garden Project: August 2009 Update

Every month, my wife and I track how much time and money we spend growing food. This is the report for August 2009. (Here are the results for 2008.) After late July’s blistering heat, August has been relatively cool around Portland. Our fruits and vegetables have been producing excellent crops. Kris is constantly busy in the kitchen, canning and preserving food.

Revising My Money Goals - And Setting New Ones

Over the past few months, our finances have been in something of a “reset” mode. In the process of taking more control of the advertisements on The Simple Dollar’s website (which is my primary source of income), I had to change billing systems.

Continuing Your Education 140 Characters at a Time

You know you want to tackle that new standard for CSS you’ve been hearing about. Or, you know that you should understand how overrides enhance Joomla! extensions and templates. You’ve heard the term “MVC” or maybe “SDK” but you have no clue what they mean. Maybe you want to learn a new style of writing so you can build that personal blog.

3 Jedi Mind Tricks to Feel Better in a Nanosecond

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Steve of Freedom Education. This strategy works so well and it’s so simple.  You can do this at home, at work, with friends, family or even with anyone at all. You could even do it with a stranger.  What the heck am I talking about? I’m talking about feeling good.