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By Leo Babauta

Check-in, Chicken

Good practice - each morning, answer to team, what are you up to, and what are you afraid of?

The link between personal responsibility and an uncluttered life

Yes, it's your fault. Owning up to your clutter is the first step to changing it.

Readitfor.me Trailer: Making Ideas Happen

"Making Ideas Happen" summed up by one inspired reader via an animated YouTube clip with a banjo.

Unitasker Wednesday: Sunpentown SD-1501 Warm-Air Dish Dryer

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Cotton, staple fiber, dies at home Cotton, one of the world’s most natural and soft fibers, has passed after a long battle with technology.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Organizing for convenienceWhen putting items away in cupboards, closets, drawers, or cabinets, it’s best to put those things that you use the most often in the easiest places to reach. The other pileThe other pile might be things you wish to sell, give away to someone, return to the people who loaned them to you, or have repaired.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Kids of Carcassonne Edition

My four year old son and three year old daughter have been playing the board game Kids of Carcassonne almost constantly the last several days.

Chris and the Nonconformist, Zillion-Sum Mystery Tour

Last night, I had the great pleasure of helping my friend, Chris Guillebeau, launch his new book, The Art of Nonconformity with a standing-room only event in NYC. It was the first stop in a more than 60 location, 4-month North American Unconventional Book Tour. For those who don’t know Chris, he shot to internet stardom about a year ago when, after a relatively short time blogging about his

Benefits of Business Networking

Freelancing can get quite lonely and you may feel rather disconnected from the outside world. While many advocate working in an environment filled with others (such as your local Starbucks), the fact remains that you just don’t get the same benefits of being able to bounce ideas off of colleagues.

Craigslist Negotiating Secrets

Depending on your point of view, Craigslist is a cesspool of junk or a treasure trove of riches. CraigsList can offer some great deals if you know how to negotiate effectively. I’ve been compiling a list of best practices to help buyers get the best deal from Craigslist purchases.

Assorted links for September 8, 2010

Interesting links related to uncluttering and remarkable living: The US Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring a national take-back initiative to accept unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal on Saturday, September 25. “Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

How to Debt-Proof Your Marriage

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. This post is part of Book Week at Get Rich Slowly. Since my twin victories of paying off our last credit card and funding a summer of travel, my husband has begun to show interest in personal finance.

8 Awesome Tools to Quickly Take Notes and Annotate Webpages

Most of the research one does nowadays, be it of any kind and in any area, requires that significant time be spent browsing online and scouring through all kinds of websites and encyclopedias. After all, the internet is an ocean of knowledge.

The 3-Step Stress Detox

Stress is toxic. Actually, that’s not quite true. Long-term stress is toxic. In the short term – say, for getting away from a tiger – stress is very useful. It turns you into a temporary superhero.

3 Archetypes of American Manliness- Part II: The Heroic Artisan

Today we will cover the second of three archetypes of American manliness proposed by Michael Kimmel in his book, Manhood in America. But before we delve into describing the Heroic Artisan, I think it would be beneficial to briefly review just what an archetype is.

The Big Problem with Money Courses

Many financial “gurus” are in the seminar, coaching, and classwork business. They come up with course materials and attempt to sell them at a very high price to individuals who are scared for their financial future. Some of these coaching programs are reputable ones. Many of them are not.