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By The Unclutterer Team

How to Live a Life of Inner Peace

“You cannot buy peace; you must know how to manufacture it within, in the stillness of your daily practises in meditation.”

The Essential Bookshelf: The Only Eight Books I’ve Kept (After Hundreds of Reviews)

Over the last two years, I’ve reviewed in detail more than a hundred (actually approaching two hundred) personal finance and personal productivity books on The Simple Dollar - for more than a year, I reviewed two a week. Over that time, many readers have asked me what I’m doing with all of those books.

7 Ways To Have The Greatest Day of Your Life

Written on 3/15/2008 by Alex Shalman, creator of the Practical Personal Development blog.When I ask someone how their day is going, the response I get most often is, "Fine." Most people settle for fine, are happy when things are fine, but can't fathom the possibility of creating the greatest day of their life -- whenever they want!I believe that people are scared of achieving greatness.

My Paperless Personal Finance System: A Work in Progress

Last summer, as a part of my quest to get rid of clutter, I began to move toward paperless personal finance. I had planned to share my system only once I’d perfected it, but yesterday Daniel e-mailed to ask for a glimpse of its current state.

"Can you spare a square?" 5 quick tips on toilet paper usage.

By Paul MichaelThat classic scene from Seinfeld got me thinking over the weekend. Is there a strategy for using toilet paper? Is it worth our time? But when I spend money to literally flush the product down the drain, I often wonder…how much should I be flushing? Am I wasting money?

Possible protections for credit card holders

By Philip BrewerThe Federal Reserve has proposed some new rules to protect people from a list of abusive lending practices.  The changes aren't in effect yet, and may not actually go into effect.  It's worth looking at the proposals, though, to understand what's been going on just lately.  If you haven't been paying attention, you probably have no idea what the credit card compa

Unclutter unwanted content in your RSS reader with Yahoo! Pipes

We understand that not everyone loves our A Year Ago posts, but a good chunk (an 80 percent chunk) click on the links in these posts and explore the older content. Instead of continuing to annoy our readers who dislike the posts, though, I decided to create a custom Unclutterer feed using Yahoo! Pipes that doesn’t include the A Year Ago posts.

7 Ways the Home Worker Can Find a Meaningful Relationship

photo credit: Hometown Invasion Tour Editors note: Post written by Heather Johnson.

Some Notes on Our Experience with Skype - And Why It Will Work for Some and Not for Others

A few days ago, I made an offhand reference to using Skype to nearly eliminate the cost of a land line phone at home. A surprisingly large number of readers were curious about this and wrote in with interesting questions of all kinds, so I thought I’d walk through what Skype is, how we use it, and why it might work for you in some situations but not in others. What is Skype?

How To Kill Your Addictions to Junk Food and Soda Pop

Written on 5/20/2008 by Garrett Whelan who writes about cooking for men or anyone trying to kick the fast food habit at FatBastardEats.com.How can you kick junk food to the curb?

Do you realize what your words can do?

I found this on Michel Fortin’s blog over the weekend and was blown-away. No need for explanation, just watch it, then pass it on…

10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop

I’m fed up with Photoshop and its one billion rarely-used features. How about a simple photo-editor that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there’re tons of web-based photos editors popping up. Most are crap, but some are promising. Check out these free web-based Photoshop alternatives: 1. Picnik

bag this!

it's a load of bags today. different shapes for different folks.frame your portfoliothe first is a portfolio bag and one i'd like to have. i work in advertising and have always thought some thing could be done to those black portfolio bags. while they look understated, it just doesn't make much of a statement.

Five Tips for Effective Consumer Complaints

I hate big corporations — they’re bureaucratic nightmares.