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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Unclutterer and smart consumerism

We’ve been receiving an unusual amount of nasty grams lately regarding our practice of reviewing and writing about products on our website.

3 Critical Time Management Techniques You Shouldn't Forget

I’ve spent quite a bit of time reading about time management, productivity, and getting stuff done over the past few years. Something I’ve noticed is that there are several common pieces of advice that time management gurus offer.

Venny Notebook Bag

Jimmy from Belgium takes to needle and thread to sew himself a netbook bag. He says, "Yippie, I got myself a 10’ netbook, but how do I hold on to it as long as possible without anyone else stealing it? Well, you can get a obvious netbook bag or sleeve, but that says 'Hey, inside is a netbook'. Instead I chose to disguise it.

Urban gardening and connecting to nature

There are all sorts of reasons to farm food in the cities--reduction of the heat island effect, local food production, keeping storm water out of the waterways. But something happened to me the other day as a result of growing vegetables in my new garden plot that I wasn't counting on.It's been a dark winter and a pretty rainy spring. I've been waiting for the sun.

30 Days to a Better Man-Day 9: Take a Woman on a Date

A man has many roles in his life-leader, father, brother, friend, and so on. Yet there’s one name that fewer and fewer men may be called by: lover. Manliness is often ranked by how many random women a dude can bed. But one of the things that separates man from the beasts is the ability and desire to focus his romantic energies on one woman at a time.

Should you try to reduce your rent?

By Xin Lu Lately it seems that rent prices have been dropping in many areas of the country.  Here in San Mateo some residential apartments are dropping prices as much as 20%.   This seemed a bit unbelievable until I looked on Craigslist and found that a specific apartment my husband and I looked at around two years ago actually dropped its price by $300 a month from $1699 to $1399

I Just Things Should Work Properly too, Mr. Dyson.

By Paul Michael I don’t own a lot of stuff that’s considered top of the line. Hardly anything in fact. But I do have the “Rolls Royce” of vacuum cleaners – The Dyson DC14 Complete (well, it was top of the line when we bought it, costing over $600). And it sucks. Boy, does it suck. When my wife and I first got married, we couldn’t afford the holy Dyson.

A Simple Guide to Keeping Your Counters Clutter-free

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Some Thoughts on the Sunk Cost Fallacy

As you read this, my wife, my father, and I are planning on going to the Texas Rangers game tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX.

The Personal Finance Hour, Episode 11: Frugal Weekend Fun

Today’s a momentous day. For the first time in the history of The Personal Finance Hour, both Jim and I should be on Skype with headsets that work. That is, of course, unless I do something stupid again. (Last week I had the microphone on “mute”. Ugh. So dumb!) This could be the first episode free of technical glitches! And what will we be discussing?

The Importance of Unhappiness for Happiness.

Because I write every day about happiness, and how to be happier, many people assume that I’m on an anti-unhappiness crusade – that I think that life, lived right, would be a stream of non-stop blissful moments. As a consequence, I frequently hear arguments in defense of unhappiness – that without unhappiness, you can’t have a rich, complete moral and aesthetic life; that it’s a necessa

7 Ways to Wake Up in the Morning

Your method of waking up is the first thing that starts your day. I’m not saying that waking up to an annoying alarm will ruin your day, but it probably isn’t going to help anything. Here are a few ideas for waking up: Wake up to a CD. Many stereos have a built in alarm clock that will start the CD at a certain time.

Ready to Make Your Competition Irrelevant?

It’s no secret I’m madly passionate about entrepreneurship, marketing and the health and fitness world.

Hush: Structural Inversion

Hush, a content creation studio out of NYC, has delivered its clients eye-catching content for commercials, music videos, broadcast, and integrated campaigns for over ten years. And Hush’s clients aren’t just anybody. With Nike, Estee Lauder, American Express, and Sony Ericsson in the mix, clearly the Hush team knows what they’re doing. They know what they’re talking about too.

Catching the sun with the Solig mobile

Doro adds a nice touch of colour to the summer Solig mobile. She says, "I fell in love with the Solig mobile. But I found it too graphical with too little colours. Therefore I added some glass beads. Now it's perfect for me. simple but fanciful." See more on Doro's blog.