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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Online Degree Programs

Over the next ten years, I believe we are going to see an ever increasing shift toward online degree programs in areas where people have traditionally attended a physical university. There are a number of obvious reasons for this trend, but here are a few:Low cost to scale – A well designed online degree program may have a high fixed cost, but a low-cost to add an additional student.

20 Gifts for the Productivity Nerd in Your Life

Need some gift ideas for your favorite productivity-obsessed creative? Look no further than 99% holiday gift guide: 20 covetable items for streamlining your life.

8 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: eight tips to beat holiday stress. 'Tis the season to be jolly -- and also stressed out. If you're feeling irritable, rushed, resentful, lonely, or overwhelmed, keep these strategies in mind to help boost your happiness: 1. Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is a major disturber of people’s moods.

The Top Ten: November’s Best Posts from WorkAwesome & FreelanceSwitch

Each month we round up the best posts from WorkAwesome and FreelanceSwitch so that you can catch up on anything awesome you might have missed.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Rethink Your Retirement Plan

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 8. Rethink your retirement plan. If I’ve done one thing right with my personal finances since reaching adulthood, it’s been taking care of my retirement.

Frost laundry on the wall

Materials: FROST Drying rack, strip of wood, screws, anchor bolt, hook Description: I wanted a drying rack for our wall but I could only find very expensive solutions. So I bought a Frost from Ikea, saw its wings off and mounted them to the wall. I have to be careful to hang the heavier clothes to the back but apart from that it's the perfect solution! ~ Christa, Jork, Germany

Unitasker Wednesday: The Keyboard Quiet Cover

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Are you a really loud typist? Do you insist on typing with ball pein hammers or finger cymbals to properly express your joy for work?

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Reducing visual clutter in Mail.app In just a few steps, you too can simplify and de-clutter Mail.app. iPhone alarm clocksMy husband and I need a new alarm clock and, after many deliberations, we have decided to go with a unit that works in conjunction with our iPhones.

7 Simple Steps To Make Sharing A Habit

It’s easy to forget to share. Not that we’re selfish people, but life gets so hectic and it can seem awkward or unnatural to reach out to another and share.

Kitchen worktop desk!

Materials: Two Walnut PRÄGEL Worktops, 1 White Malm (3 drawers). Description: I am a university student, and as such require a lot of desk space. One thing that stores never seem to offer is large desk spaces at affordable prices, or of tasteful / useful design for what I was after.

Pursuing the life you desire

Before my son joined our family, my husband and I talked at length about how we wanted to raise Future Child. It was easy to discuss parenting Future Child since we didn’t know his or her personality, wants, or needs.

Tied Up in Knots? The Minimalist’s Guide to Inner Peace

‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.’ ~Victor Frankl Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Gail Brenner, Ph.D. of A Flourishing Life. Are you ready to be a warrior for inner peace? Doing less and organizing more simplifies for sure.

Santa Claus lighting advent calendar

Materials: Dudero lamp Description: My children love this lighting advent calendar, which returns every year. Paint your Dudero standing lamp (cost around 10 euro) with simple water colour to red, and create a Santa Claus. Stick cotton beard on it, and put a red Santa Claus hat on the top. You can hang on small bags with sweets, number it 1-24.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Bean Soup Edition

As I’m writing this, a big pot of well-spiced bean soup is simmering on the stove and it smells tremendous. It’s just a kit soup, but it was a kit that we picked up for less than a dollar, and there’s enough soup there for everyone to eat from several times. I actually really like such soup kits.

Networking: Hang Out with Your Clients, Not Just with Your Peers

Credit: jremick/Flickr. As freelancers, we have many ways to interact with our peers to help us keep abreast of new ideas and emerging trends.