With inexpensive digital cameras and ever growing storage capacity, it is easy to create and maintain a very large quantity of pictures. My personal photo library starts in 1998 and provides a fairly detailed chronicle of my life for the past 11 years. In many ways, it is the most accurate diary or journal of my life events over that time period. If I want to know when we went on a partic
All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
I’ll be honest, I never believed that I was going to find a better unitasker than the Spin the Bottle game. With Spin the Bottle, I thought the rest of our posts would pale in comparison.
Creating a multi-tasking wedding registry for your kitchenLet Alton Brown help you discover which kitchen items are multi-tasking goodness for your wedding registry.
Multi-tasking with office suppliesTips for hacking office supplies from Lifehacker.com.
Father’s Day: Another tie?Forget about getting another tie, golf shirt, or power tool.
A simple reminderIntern Julia reminds me that s
After chatting with a few readers lately, I’ve been thinking about trying the “book club” concept again, where a single book is discussed in detail over a series of posts.
I’ve done this three times in the past:
The first time, with Your Money or Your Life, went really well, with tons of good discussion.
It may be easy for two design professionals to discuss hierarchy and layout, but it can be very frustrating for a client. During my experience, I’ve noticed a few patterns when it comes to client feedback and the phrases they choose when trying to communicate.
This is a guest post from Carl Richards at Behavior Gap.
I have a problem. In fact, I think we all have a problem:
We have been way too focused on returns, resulting in the utter destruction of our wealth.
The investment industry has been built using tools that might be appropriate for understanding investments, but are totally worthless for investors.
A year or two ago when Hannah Montana became the favorite topic among my young cousins, I decided to watch four or five of the episodes on the Disney channel to figure out what they were discussing. I’m not really sure I’ll ever understand the appeal of the show, but I did learn about Hannah Montana’s closet. (The link goes to a video of her closet.
David takes the cooking outdoors by hacking a Varde sink unit into something better than a BBQ grill.
He says, "When we moved to California, our apartment had an electric stove, which we hate. Also, we wanted to be outside on the patio to enjoy the weather. We're vegetarians, so we don't actually grill that much. So we did this instead.
Before Google and the internet, people memorized stuff. When your grandpa went to school, memorization was the main method of learning, and he had to commit things like the Gettysburg Address and sonnets by William Shakespeare to memory. Decades ago, rote leaning went entirely out of fashion amongst educators, in favor of helping students think creatively and problem solve.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Karl Staib of Work Happy Now!
Most of our work happiness comes from our relationship with ourselves. For example, I’m working on a program to help people work happier.
By Philip Brewer If you want to get good at something, you need to practice. If you're not trying to get better, and just want to enjoy doing whatever it is, there's no need to practice--do what you love and ignore anyone who wants you to do it better. But if you're going to practice, then practice. Don't do something else and call it practice.
There’s nothing quite like the uninterrupted solitude of reading in the bathroom. I’m sure if you go into most men’s bathrooms in their homes, you’ll find a stack of Popular Mechanics or maybe a book or two next to the john. Believe it or not, reading in the bathroom is a manly tradition that dates back to ancient Rome.
The second episode of The Simple Dollar Podcast focuses on the fulfillment curve. I talk about my own battles with overdoing it and finding a healthy balance, and relate some tips for finding good balances in your own life. Also discussed: coffee shop stereotypes, M.C.