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4 Ways Not Reading Fiction is Killing Your Productivity

As an adult living and working in the 21st century, you're bombarded with a constant crush of escalating demands. Your boss wants you to do more at work, your spouse wants you to do more at home, and your kids need you to give more of yourself. More, more, more! Most of us feel an obligation to heed this call for excess and find ourselves buried at the bottom of an endless to-do

City Mini GT Stroller in a DIMPA Bag

IKEA items used: IKEA Dimpa Bag This hack was inspired by the Brompton foldable bike bag hack posted here on IKEA Hackers. Stroller bags can protect your stroller from damage when gate checked, traveling or in storage but can cost up to $90 dollars! This hack saves me a ton of money and does the job. In order to zip the bag fully you do have to take the front wheel off.

10 things you can do right now to be more organized

Here at Unclutterer we often focus on long-term solutions for clutter problems. But this week, I want to focus on the short term. The following are 10 things you can do within the next 10 minutes to help yourself be more organized. Lay out tomorrow’s outfit tonight. Last week, we wrote about what I think of as doing a favor for your future self.

How to Find Great Mentors

Every professional, from a new college grad to a CEO, can benefit from having mentors. No matter what field you're in, good mentors can help you learn new skills, meet new people and approach challenges from different perspectives.

How to Change When Change Is Hard: Lessons from a Timid Mouse

I was coming back from a run up and down Mount Tabor in Southeast Portland. I know the route well. It’s about a 5-6 mile loop from my house, depending on which path I take. More often than not, when I’m home for a while I run it at least once a week. As I neared my neighborhood toward the end of the run, I noticed a cat in a driveway.

Ten Tips for Life That I Learned Coaching Softball

As a softball coach and parent, I give softball advice to parents, coaches and players in person and on my Softball Journey blog. In my recent article, “Top Ten Tips for Players at Tryouts,” I noticed the parallel between softball and life in general. Proponents of youth sports have always suggested that players learn valuable life lessons from sports.

5 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Freelance Web Professional

If you're working as a web professional for an employer, chances are you occasionally daydream about going it alone. Maybe you do some freelance work in your spare time and would love to extend that to full time, or maybe you just want the freedom of being your own boss.Working freelance can be great, I've done it for almost half of my career and can't imagine working another way.

IKEA Expedit industrial hack

I upcycled the IKEA Expedit (now KALLAX) cube to match the industrial decor of my sons new room. I used the new ALDI chalk paint believe it or not! What do you think? Here’s how : 1. Sand with paper or sander 2. Hammer in nail heads for faux rivets 3. Spray paint grey primer/undercoat 4. 3 coats of Aldi chalk paint with 1 hour drying time 5.

Side job helps chop 25-year payoff plan to 6 months

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. What do you do when you want to pay off your debt but you calculate it will take 25 years to do so on your current income? Well, if you’re Adrienne Dorison, you start a side business and start shoveling yourself out of debt faster!

7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.” Habits are the way we think, feel and react to different situations based on repetition of certain mental experiences.

How to cope with break-ups: the 3 day-solution guide

Break ups happen every day, everywhere. Even though we may have already experienced them, the fact is we are never prepared to coping with such hard times. Our world seems to be falling down to pieces and it is quite hard to overcome them. No matter what people try to tell you or help you out, we normally think we won´t have the strength or commitment to handle them out.

8 Candid Reasons Drug Companies Won’t Fix Your Health Problems

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Ian Maclaren Are you waiting for someone smarter than you fix your problems? I was, but I have come to the conclusion that it’s not going to happen. I go to bed every night wondering what the next day will be like. I’m wasting away. My legs are all but useless.

Agree, Disagree? September is the Other January. Time for a New Start.

Even though I haven’t been in school for a long time, for me, September  marks the beginning of a new year.  Orange is the new black, breakfast is the new lunch, Monday is the new Thursday, pork is the other white meat, and September is the other January.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2013 Knife block with integrated stand for iPad (or any other tablet)As someone who frequently uses an iPad in the kitchen to manage recipes, this knife block seems like a great solution to the problem of where to safely rest a tablet while cooking. 2012 Review: Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Dry Erase DecalsA product review of the new Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Dry Erase Deca

100 Days Without Fear: A Daily Video Experiment

A few months ago, Michelle Poler moved from Venezuela to New York to pursue a Master’s Degree.