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What important documents to keep and how to organize them

Now that income tax season is past, it’s a good opportunity to organize important personal documents, determine how they should be stored, and how long they need to be kept. Keep: Vital documents Vital records are documents issued by the government that prove you exist and indicate your status.

I call all of my power back to me now. I am whole and complete. (Say it with me now.)

I call all of my power back to me now. I am whole and complete. I was moving out of a house recently and told a friend I was going to smudge the place. (You know, “smudge” — you burn some sage and clean the energy out. Stay with me, this is going to get more logical for some of you. Actually…it will probably get weirder.) So, Cool Friend asks me, “Why bother smudging?

Quit Any Bad Habit (In 6 Steps)

Bad habits have something in common. Either it’s a cigarette you are reaching for, a cup of coffee, an energy drink or a sugar and fat laden dessert. At some point you feel that something has completely overpowered you. You know you shouldn’t do it, you know that it is not serving you, and you know you want to quit, so why is it stronger than your will power and your conscious mind?

How to Get Hired: Advice From Creative Directors

Here’s the harsh reality: the job market is competitive. For any enticing position you apply for, you’ll be up against dozens of other highly qualified candidates.What makes it worse is that even if you’ve got the most talent, you still might not get the job. Research shows that half of all interviewers make their minds up about a candidate in the first five minutes.

5 Ways To Create the Foundation of a Long Term Relationship

Every relationship has its peaks and valleys. Sometimes the valleys seem so deep and wide that it feels like you’ll never get out of them. Some couples never do. They either choose to go their separate ways, file for a divorce, or have a legal separation.

Little girl’s vanity

Materials: For legs – NIPEN, KRILLE Table top – ALGOT shelf LUNS magnetic board LOTS mirror FRACK mirror Piece all the pieces together to create a small vanity, suitable for a girl.

How to save money on family vacations

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Earlier this month, my little family of four embarked on a much-needed spring getaway to the Caribbean. I’m sure that doesn’t sound frugal at all, but rest assured that it was.

4 Things Good Listeners Do

Some acquaintances and I were hiking together in a new spot. Everywhere we turned there were things to behold — falcons perched, coyotes hunting, altars built — it was an experience I can’t wait to repeat. Since we were all fairly new friends, we all had plenty to tell each other. There was very little silence, even in such an awe-inspiring place.

15 Tips Anyone Can Use to Conquer Shyness

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936). Don’t Panic! That’s what you tell yourself when you’re approaching the front door to a dreaded party. Sure, you look calm on the outside, but on the inside yo

How to Play Mumbley Peg [VIDEO]

If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.  Besides being an extremely useful tool, a pocket knife can be the the source of hours of cheap entertainment when you use it to play mumbley peg. Never heard of this game played by 19th-century cowboys and WWII soldiers?

Are Souls Like Athletes, That Must Be Pushed to Their Full Capacity to Develop?

“Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity.” –Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain What do you think — do you agree or disagree with Merton? I’ve read a lot of Merton’s work, I have such a complex reaction to it — and his

A year ago on Unclutterer

2013 Avoiding magazine clutterHow do you keep from being overwhelmed by magazines coming into your home?

5 Ways Ego Interferes With Your Happiness

The word happiness is defined in most cases as a feeling of contentment, or as a feeling ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happiness is an innate desire of the human being, and indeed it is our birthright. The universe in which we live is arranged to provide for our happiness through the dynamics of the law of attraction. That is, we draw to us that which we place our intent upon.

Big in Japan: The $100 Startup Is Now in Manga!

I haven’t spent nearly enough time in Japan, but we have a great community there and I hope to visit more often in the future. When the local version of The $100 Startup came out two years ago, it was a mega-bestseller, selling 100,000 copies in a short period of time. I went over for a 36-hour visit that consisted of meeting journalists and talking to business magazines.