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8 Ideas to Break Your Hurry-Habit While Preserving Your Sanity

Written on 6/2/2008 by Shamelle Perera, who blogs about personal development with a heavy focus on practical and actionable advice. Visit the Site at The Enhance Life or subscribe to the RSS feed.It's been a hectic day as usual.

We’re downsizing our apartment!

My husband and I are following Matt’s lead and downsizing our home. In our case, we’re moving from an 1800-square foot duplex to a 1200-square foot condo (with a larger kitchen!). Although we don’t have much furniture to get rid of, we have a lot of clutter that we refuse to move with us.

Reader Mailbag #13

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.

Stephanie Orma Isn’t Famous But Loves Being a Designer

The world has enough interviews of rock star designers, so I’m interviewing everyone else—designers who are happy, without the fame. Let’s start Stephanie Orma, a former student from my alma mater, the California College of the Arts. I first met her when I was a TA for Jim Faris’s information design class.

Closing the Gap Between Dreams and Reality

While sorting through reader e-mail yesterday morning, I began to detect a subtle recurring theme. People were writing because they had a goal in mind, but their present circumstances seemed to be far from their intended destination. These two points were so far apart, in fact, that my correspondents were afraid to begin moving. Because the distance seemed overwhelming, they were paralyzed.

May wrap up

Let’s take a few moments to remember some of the things that made May 2008 a great month at Unclutterer.com. May’s most popular posts: How to digitally encode VHS home movies Declaring laundry bankruptcy: How to use the laundromat to get your laundry routine under control Understanding how you process information to help you get organized, part I

Your Greatest Teachers Might be Dead

Nearly all great minds have one thing in common; they had great mentors.

The climate change denial industry primer

I'm sure you'll want to hear about my meeting with Congressman Nadler, and that's coming. But for today, I wanted to give you a little background on the denial of global warming by the oil and coal industries and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

7 Questions With Leo Babauta and Glen Stansberry About Their e-Publishing Venture–Web Warrior Tools

—— How’d you like to find the coolest, insanely-useful e-books in one place? Even better, how’d you like to publish your own then have it go viral?

The Virtuous Life: Wrap Up

For the past 13 weeks, The Art of Manliness has been running a series entitled “The Virtuous Life.” Each week we took a look at each one of Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues and how men could implement them in their life.

Introducing The Art of Manliness Barbershop Locator

Our post on rediscovering the barbershop received a lot of positive feedback. However, there were several commenters who said they’ve had a hard time finding a good barbershop, especially when they move into a new town.

The Six Key Steps to Healthy Finances in Your Relationship

If you’ve ever been in a relationship for very long, especially if you were married or living together, I can almost guarantee that you’ve had a money fight. One of the biggest causes of problems in relationships is differences in values and goals and habits when it comes to money, and especially communication about money issues.

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The Best of Art of Manliness: May 2008

May was a spectacular month for the Art of Manliness, thanks to all you awesome readers. Subscribers climbed to over 10,000. I’ve also been getting some great emails from you all on topic suggestions. I try to respond to every email I receive, but sometimes I get swamped and can’t reply to them all. But be assured, I do read your email. May’s Most Popular Posts

Review: Order from Chaos

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business book of interest. “Do you miss important deadlines at work? Forget to return urgent phone calls? Lose papers that were ‘just here a minute ago’? Have multiple layers of sticky notes on your computer? Leave projects unfinished for days, weeks, or even months at a time?”