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How to Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. The chilly season is upon us. If you live in North America, you’ve probably had at least a few cold nights by now. Up in my neck of the woods — in the Boston area — we’ve had our central heat running for a few weeks.

Software I Love + Win $250

This is a compensated review for BlogHer and Intel. By Tina Su Note: Don’t miss the second half of this post to win the $250 giveaway. I’m a tech geek.

Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2010

The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time for our annual AoM holiday gift guide. When we make our gift guides, we try to hunt down and share the kind of products an Art of Manliness Man would want to find under the Christmas tree: manly, useful, and classic.

Are You An Emotional Packrat?

Confession time, until a few years ago I was an emotional packrat. While I would tell others to let stuff go, forgive and forget, and just move on, I would keep adding to my emotional baggage and never dealing with it.I would hang on to these thoughts and feelings continually replaying different scenarios in my head.

Announcing Art of Manliness Posters

We’ve gotten a lot of emails from readers asking us to create some Art of Manliness posters. You know. Something manly you can hang on the wall in your office, garage, or dorm room that inspires you to be the best man you can be.

15 Cool Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Feeling burnt out or lacking creative ideas? This article is especially for all you writers, artists, business owners or anyone looking for some new ways to get their creativity flowing. Here are 15 ways to give your creativity a jump start: Write Your Ideas Down Get into the habit of writing your ideas down as soon as you get them.

Engineering a “Muse”: Case Studies of Successful Cash-Flow Businesses

This post has been in the works for a while. One common challenge for readers of The 4-Hour Workweek is the creation of a “muse”: a low-maintenance business that generates significant income.

Day 36: All Habits Are Impossible To Break If You Do This

“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.” ~ Winston Churchill When was the last time you changed things in your world? Taking the time to evaluate where you are in the hustle and bustle of life can help you gain the perspective you need to make the small adjustments that will improve your quality of life and enhance your confidence. When you make a plan and set a

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 2009 Gift Giving Guide: The gift of educationIn our third installment of Unclutterer’s 2009 Holiday Gift Giving Guide we’re discussing gifts of knowledge. Unitasker Wednesday: Plastic wishbonesTo get us all into the Thanksgiving holiday spirit (and those of you outside the U.S., feel welcome to laugh along), I present to you synthetic Lucky Break Wishbones in packs of 4, 5, 8, or

Review: The Cheapskate Next Door

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. A few years ago, I reviewed Jeff Yeager’s excellent book on frugality The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches.

Linkswitch #45: Web standards, clients, office chairs

Top 50 Accessories for a Geek Chic Desk You spend a lot of time at your desk. Why not furnish it to suit your style? While cluttering your desk with a ton of stuff is never a good idea, decorating it with the right stuff that keeps you productive and happy is important.

Reader Story: My Debt-Free Marriage

This guest post from Mike C. is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. On June 26th, I married my best friend.

Day 35: 7 Games That Will Make You Feel Young (Even If You’re Old)

Do you want to make smarter decisions, sharpen your mind and have a ton of fun at the same time? More importantly, would you like to walk and talk with the confidence of someone who loves the life around them. Challenge your abilities and enjoy spending time with your friends by playing games (starting today).

Lernert & Sander: It's Time To Leave Your Comfort Zone

“Ignore the design brief. Treat your clients like friends. Go bike riding.” We asked playful Dutch designers Lernert & Sander for some unorthodox wisdom, and they delivered…

Bedroom dress boys

Materials: Two Bertil chairs, cleat, glue, screws, drill, circular saw, paint. Description: Our bedroom is tightly spaced, and we needed a place for clothes in between wearing and ready for laundry. Inspired by a design from Laphoeff I bought two second-hand Ikea Bertil chairs and made them into dress boys. I used a circular handsaw to cut the seats in half.