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By Brett McKay

5 Useful Productivity Tips For Web Workers

Written on 8/11/2008 by Abhijeet Mukherjee, of Jeet Blog.Unlike in an office where the boss is usually sitting on your head, a web worker has nobody looking over their shoulder and dictating the terms of their day.

Jared Nickerson: Everyday Life

As one of the most consistently appreciated Behance Network members, Jared Nickerson may already be known to some of you. To the rest of you, it won't be long before you hear about this successful designer and all-around rockstar. Jared's inspiration for his uber-cool designs comes mostly from music as well as what he finds in everyday life.

The Best Advice I Ever Got: 40 Great Money Tips

CNNMoney has posted a gallery of money tips from 40 “great minds”, ranging from Derek Jeter to Tim Ferriss to Burton Malkiel. Each participant provided an anecdote about the best piece of financial advice they ever received.

Susannah's Atlas-inspired shelves

Here's another one from designspongeonline's diy contest. Susannah, inspired by the Altas Shelves, hacked her version using the Ikea Broder post and brace as the base. What goes on top are handmade shelves from unfinished 1×10 pine board cut to size and stained with Minwax “English Chestnut” wood stain.

7 Unwritten Rules For Social Media Newbies

I broke nearly every rule as a social media newbie And, I got flamed for doing it. It wasn’t fun, but it helped me understand, fairly quickly, that online communities are no different that real-world communities in many ways. They all have their own cultures, themes, causes and rules…many rules. And, the most challenging thing is… Many of the most important rules are unwritten

Interview with organizing legend Julie Morgenstern

After reviewing Julie Morgenstern’s latest book in my column on Real Simple’s website, I asked her publicist if I might be able to do an interview with Julie here on Unclutterer. Schedules were lined up, and we had the opportunity to talk about many of the details from her insightful new book. Below is a transcript of that interview, and I hope that you enjoy it as much I did.

Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions

By Lynn Truong For this entire week (8/10 - 8/17), SVB of The Digerati Life will be answering questions in our forum about blogging, personal finance, and entreprenruship! 

What our cities could be

I always go on about how the current crisis in the habitat we depend upon for our health, happiness and security is full of opportunities for an improved way of life. What's good for the planet is often what is good for the people.

32 Ways to Make Someone Happy Today

Just thought I’d give all of you a nice list of things to think about. This isn’t an in-depth post, but more of a thought for the day — is there someone you’d like to make happy today? Making others happy is one of the best ways to have a great day yourself. It can brighten the world around you.

Why Being “Indie” is a Bunch of Bunk

The term “indie” has a somewhat amorphous meaning. Once applied strictly to underground music and films that were not made or financed by large corporations, the label can now be applied to a whole culture. Still, it’s hard to pin down exactly what it means. So I turn to that great and reliable resource, Wikipedia:

Freelance Freedom #65

Daily Links: Back to Work Edition

Thanks, everyone, for your patience over the past week. I’m pleased to report that my mother is doing well. She’ll remain in the hospital for another week at least, but she’ll be home soon enough. We’re no longer tense and worried — just a little anxious.

Review: The Seven Minute Difference

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business/entrepreneurship book of interest.

Entrepreneurship Advice from Marc Hedlund, CEO of Wesabe

This is a guest post from Marc Hedlund, co-founder and CEO of Wesabe, a web-based personal finance tool. Marc was formerly an entrepreneur-in-residence at O’Reilly Media. He also blogs about money at Wheaties for Your Wallet.

A year ago on Unclutterer

Reader question: Two laptops, one deskTwo laptops and only one desk: how to easily switch between them. Digitize Your LP Collection, or Penelope Will Leave YouNeed help getting that collection of LPs under control? We have the solution.