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By Jay White

Six Secrets to Creating a Culture of Innovation

Listen up, CEOs - a list of fundamental changes to make to the workplace to encourage innovation on the job.

Superheros 'poor mole models for boys'

Do boys need new role models? Study says pop culture depicts just the "aggressive superhero or slacker who doesn't try."

The Wastefulness of Decluttering; or How to Make Less Count for More

‘It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.’ ~Bertrand Russell Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. I know there are many of you who want to declutter, or who have already gotten started … but you hit a roadblock. And it’s a big one: you don’t want to be wasteful.

Phys Ed: Can Exercise Moderate Anger?

Exercising moderates anger like taking aspirin combats heart disease: it reduces your risk.

Unitasker Wednesday: The bananarama continues

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 have no idea what it is about bananas that inspires unitaskers, but they do.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Space-saving mobile dining tableIt’s a portable chest that transforms into a dining table, which appears to comfortably seat nine people. A recycled officeThis artist cut up and painted multiple damaged tables to create the most ingenious office shelving I have ever seen. TuneUp your iTunes collectionIn addition to identifying songs in iTunes, TuneUp also fixes formatting, finds rarer

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Your Money Matters Interview Edition

This past weekend, I had an hourlong interview on the syndicated Your Money Matters radio show, hosted by Marc Pearlman. You can listen to it on his site or listen to it in iTunes.

Trend spotting: Tech-savvy minimalism

On Monday, the BBC published the article “Cult of less: Living out of a hard drive” about a group of 20-something hipsters who claim digital technologies have replaced all but a few of their possessions. One of the men interviewed for the article says he only owns “his laptop, an iPad, an Amazon Kindle, two external hard drives, a ‘few’ articles of clothing and bed sh

Article Marketing Challenge Yields Stunning Results

A little over 2 months ago, I interviewed article marketing expert, Elysia Brooker from Pajama Team. She laid bare a lot of myths and truths about article marketing, and opened my eyes to it’s potential impact.

Beach cottage-chic Ivar chairs

Materials: Ivar chairs, wood stain, polyurethane finish, jute twine, large tapestry needle Description: At a local furniture outlet, we snagged a large, clean-lined dining table in a dark-stained wood, but it didn't come with chairs. After looking at many (rather expensive) chair options, we decided to get six Ivar chairs and customize them to fit our needs.

When Will You Be Able to Retire?

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. Permit me to introduce a new term into the financial planning lexicon: goals-based budgeting.

A Foolproof Guide to Avoid Soul Crushing Debt

This guest post was contributed by Jane Sanders, who writes about debt management and other personal finance topics at DebtManagement.net. “A man in debt is so far a slave” – Ralph Waldo Emerson One of the greatest hardships a person can face is being burdened by debt.

Reader Questions

Here are some random question we’ve had from visitors to this site along with some attempts at answers: How does a paperless office work? A paperless office means different things to different people. Some people consider themselves paperless if they aren’t storing any paper.  Other people are trying to keep from producing or consuming paper.

Meals for the Bachelor: 5 Simple, One Skillet Recipes

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matt Moore. Last week, I casually mentioned to a friend that I had gone to see a movie by myself. Personally I’ve never thought it strange to catch an afternoon matinee without accompaniment.

When Keeping Your Head Above Water Takes All You’ve Got

“It takes all the running you can do just to stay in the same place.” - The Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland I receive piles of stories from readers, but the final question in yesterday’s reader mailbag really stuck with me for a while. I’ll quote it here, so you can read it again: So I sit here writing this at a very challenging job that I enjoy the bulk of, but zaps the life right