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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Art of Manliness: Mobile Site Edition

Just a quick announcement. Today we’re launching a mobile version of the Art of Manliness that’s compatible for most touch-based smartphones. If you visit AoM on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry Torch, you’ll see a nice mobile-friendly layout. No special app needed. Just visit the site on your browser, and boom! Mobile Art of Manliness.

Doing the Math on Refilling Ink Cartridges

Many of us (myself included) have an ink jet printer at home for home printing needs. We certainly use ours for lots of things, from printing off forms to making pictures of our children for various uses. It’s also widely known that it’s possible for people to refill their ink cartridges. It’s fairly simple to do, except that different cartridges have different procedures.

Mapped-Out Kassett Boxes

Materials: White Kassett cd boxes, various road maps, scissors, glue (rubber cement or 3M Super-77 spray) Description: I noticed the Kassett boxes are dirt cheap ($4/pair) but horribly boring. So, to spruce them up, I got various road maps and gave them a face-lift. I got all of my road maps from AAA and bus stops.

Best Books on Investing: My Favorite Investing Authors

Best Books on Investing: My Favorite Investing Authors This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. A few weeks back, J.D. listed his favorite finance books (and encouraged readers to suggest their own).

Trying To Get Yourself To Start Exercising (or Whatever)? 6 Tips for Sticking to Your Resolution.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 6 tips to hold yourself accountable for keeping your resolutions. One thing I’ve discovered from doing my happiness project is – no surprise – it’s easy and fun to make a resolution, but it’s not always easy to keep a resolution. I’m fascinated by the question: what allows people to keep resolutions?

Unitasker Wednesday: Easy Feet

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 love infomercials because of how they portray people as being completely helpless without the specific product being advertised. How did we ever survive without this doodad or trinket?! The travesty! The HORROR!!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Rethinking the vase for a small spaceI recently learned about the store-flat reusable Vazu vases and instantly thought about our apartment and small-space dwelling readers. Uncluttered mealtimeReader Beth sent us the following wonderful suggestion for organizing meals at home for little money and little stress. Being a smart furniture consumerSmart consumerism is based on the principle of bu

More Happiness

"How long is a happy? I think you can probably deduce a lot about a person from their answer."

Smile! Cell Phones Tracking Your Happiness

Using tone and GPS, it was estimated where people are most happy. Guess where? Home.

It's the 16th Ed. of the Chicago Manual of Style

The latest edition of the Chicago Style manual reflects digital world.

Review: Essential Travel Jacket by Scottevest

Ever since airlines started adding extra surcharges for checked baggage, I’ve been working to perfect the art of jamming everything I’ll need when traveling into my carry-on bags.

INREDA bookend as a table attached to a BILLY bookcase in an otherwise not usable space

Materials: 1 INREDA bookend, metal cut tools (optional), 1 screw, 1 drill, 1 screwdriver Description: I am of the opinion that in a small apartment no place is to be wasted and I had no space at all next to my BILY bookcase to put a table for my phone and mobile phone.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Timing Belt Edition

Recently, I had to replace the timing belt on our Honda Pilot. I tried to figure out how to do it myself, but the intricacy of it was just too far over my head, so I took it to a shop instead. This is exactly why it’s good to have an emergency fund.

The McKee-Fields Story Sessions Part 2

This is part 2 of the 6 part interview series with story-master, Robert McKee.In this session we pick up with a question about what drives McKee, opening with the money-quote,“bad writing really pisses me off,” …and whirling along from there.We dive deeper into his journey from story-crafter to story-teacher and explore whether he satisfies his performance Jones from presenting h

Put the “Buy Local” Movement to Work for Your Business

With summer drawing to an end and farmer’s markets bursting with produce, it’s easy to remember to buy local.  But the local movement can apply to much more than supporting local farmers.   Why not give your freelance career a ‘local’ push? Sure, one great part of freelancing is the ability to do work with any client, anywhere.