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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

A Clever Trick for Automatically Finding Deals You Want at Amazon

Lately, I’ve been working on my Christmas shopping list, trying to get (way) ahead of the curve. I have a lot of great ideas in mind for the people around me, but I know that unless I’m diligent, the gifts will either wind up being too expensive or will simply slip through my fingers.

The transforming diaper bag

HoppopI’ve been looking around for baby items that can multitask, and I may have come across the most unique and useful one yet. It is the Hoppop. The Hoppop is a diaper bag that transforms into a baby seat.

Does your culture support saving?

By Philip BrewerMy brother told me once that, when he was in college, he handled money this way: "When I got paid, I set aside enough money for cigarettes, then spent the rest buying pizza and beer for everyone until the money ran out.  The other people I hung around with did the same."

Reader Mailbag #17

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags.

Zeus Jones - Less Talk, More Action

The names of many advertising and marketing agencies are similar to those of law firms: take the last names of the partners and start a company called Smith Adams and Brown.

Submit to This Week’s Manival

The Art of Manliness will be hosting tomorrow’s Manival- the blog carnival for men. If you have a blog and have a post that you think men would enjoy, please submit it using this form. Submissions are due tonight by 9PM. Download Your Free Guide to Being a Gentleman in 2008. The $25 Outback Gift Certificate Father's Day Giveaway Password: manup45

10 Useful Apps To Reduce Your Dependency On Google Products

Written on 6/30/2008 by Abhijeet Mukherjee, of Jeet Blog.If you have anything to do with the internet, I'm sure you are aware of the ubiquity and omnipresence of Google. Google's everywhere. It just dominates the internet (not an exaggeration!). Just sit and think about the products or applications that you rely on everyday.

Saving at the Supermarket: 15 Great Grocery Shopping Tips

Kris and I went grocery shopping this weekend. We stopped at Bob’s Red Mill — a local health-food store — to use some “buy one, get one free” coupons. “You can get anything you want,” Kris told me, “except hot cereal.” “Why can’t I get hot cereal?” I asked. “I love hot cereal.”

Why My 7 Year Old Can Out-negotiate Half The Lawyers In NY

So, I am driving my daughter to a friend’s house and she says something that makes me realize kids are a absolute masters in the art of marketing and persuasion. It was all in the way she framed what she said.

Time-saving tips

I consistently have about four hours each weekday when I’m not working or sleeping. Subtract an hour out of that for dinner, and I’m left with just a few hours a day of free time. If you’re like me, the last thing you want to do with those three hours is chores.

DMX controlled bookcase

Andrea tipped me on this bookcase (they look like billies) modified to have 96 channels of DMX controlling many tiny red, green, blue LEDs. Click to play the video. Impressive effect. link

7 Common Misconceptions About Language Learning

There are over 6,000 languages in the world. Some are more important than others, not better or more advanced, just more important. Why? Because they are spoken by more people, in more countries. That does not mean that Finnish is not important to the Finns, and Maori is not important to the Maoris. It is just that these languages are not so important to the rest of us.

From work and spend to work and, well, more work

This little essay is a work in progress. It may is a little rough, but I'm letting you have it all the same. I guess, when it comes down to it, what I'm trying to say is that the cost of living and leisure time rewards of environmental living are harder to reap if you live within a culture that still prioritizes consumption.

How to Really Become the Boss of Your Life

Written on 6/30/2008 by Alex Shalman, creator of the Practical Personal Development blog.It is of utmost importance for you to be the determining force of how you live your life. That's why the first thing you should probably do is stop reading this article, because it will influence your mind.

Cut Computer Waste in Half

By Linsey KnerlI???ve owned my desktop PC for a little over 3 years, and most days I???m scared to look into my folders to see what I???ve been hoarding. Wading through thousands of pictures, Word documents and PDF???s to ???trim the fat??? is not something I look forward to. A recently discovered free program, however, has taken that task and made it completely possible.