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By Tony Clark

Control cable-clutter with a monkey braid

An excellent post on cable clutter from The Closet Entrepreneur has been making the rounds this week. It shows how to use a monkey braid (or chain sinnet) to shorten cables so they stay out of the way and don’t get tangled. I tried it out with a particularly annoying 25′ 13-pin MIDI cable I use frequently and it works just as advertised.

Go, Go, Go! Setting the Rules for “Rush” Projects

A note about clients: They seem to want everything done yesterday.

Landing strip storage with "face recognition"

AleXX from Munich, Germany has a wonderful idea for a landing strip. The storage boxes with changeable photos are a nice touch. He says, "I searched quite some time for a new wardrobe, but there are only really ugly or really expensive ones (or even both) on the market.

Best of Personal Finance: C'mon In, The Water's Fine Edition

By Andrea Dickson Happy Canada Day! What, you've never heard of Canada Day? That's because I just made it up. Canada's not even a place; I just made that up, too. Where was I? Oh, yes. Independence Day, that one. Wow, it's almost here, which means that summer is getting close to being half over. That makes me sad, does it make you sad? Good, now read these linked articles and feel better.

How to Give Praise Like a Man

Editor’s note: We previously covered how to give criticism like a man. But it’s equally to know how to render effective praise.

Why Your Email Inbox Is NOT a Good To-do List

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. New York Times techonology writer David Pogue, a writer I admire, recently listed some of his best productivity tips — and it’s a good list.

How To Write A Resume: 12 Steps To Your Next Job

By Paul Michael Self-promotion is not easy. Whether you're a high six-figure consultant, or earning $10 an hour in retail, you still have to talk about yourself in the right way. And one of the key ingredients of self-promotion is the resume. Nail it, and you nail the job.

The Total Money Makeover: The Challenge … and Denial

This is the first of twelve parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, where this book on debt reduction is teased apart and looked at in detail. This first entry covers the preface and the first two chapters, finishing on page 16.

Want to Fail? Just Repeat These 3 Phrases Daily

Photo by Mr T. in DC Post by Jason D Barr. “It wasn’t that I was able to persevere. I was unable to stop! I just couldn’t give it up. It was just too important. It never entered the realm of possibility.

Fourteen Tips for Running a Good Meeting.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 14 tips for running a good meeting. Nothing can drain the happiness from you faster than a long, unproductive meeting. You’re bored; you’re not getting anything done; emails are piling up while you sit, trapped. On the other hand, a productive meeting is exhilarating.

10 Cell Phone Tips

Cell phones are playing an increasingly important part in most people’s lives.  Here are 10 things to consider when you get ready to upgrade phones. 1.

The Best of Art of Manliness: June 2009

June was a fantastic month for The Art of Manliness. The 30 Days to a Better Man Challenge was a big success. We had over 600 people sign up for the official Community group. Thanks to everyone who participated! Keep your eyes open for the 30 Days to a Better Man eBook.  Also, traffic reached an all time high of 600,000 visits and our subscriber count reached 39,000.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring

Find the girl who is the “one.” Check.   Ask her father for her hand in marriage. Check.  Plan the perfect proposal. Check. Buy engagement ring. Hmmmm…..  Buying an engagement ring can be an overwhelming task. There’s a lot of pressure on this purchase.

Unitasker Wednesday: The Beaba Babycook

Okay, I know that choosing unitaskers from Williams-Sonoma is so simple that it’s like shooting fish in a barrel … but I can’t help myself! There are so many wonderful unitaskers lining their shelves. It’s fruitless for me to try to steer clear. I am drawn to their shiny, unitasker-ness like a moth to a street lamp.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Time-saving tips Tips to help you save time doing chores. The transforming diaper bag The Hoppop is a diaper bag that transforms into a baby seat. Folding efficiently can save space Real Simple has a how to guide on the correct way to fold just about anything. June 2008 wrap up These are the things that made June 2008 memorable at Unclutterer. 2007 A man in uniform Steve Jobs is a man who