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By Leo Babauta

Happy birthday to us! Unclutterer turns ten!

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. On January 6, 2007, we published our first blog post with our manifesto of simple living.

Hackers Help: How to wall mount an IKEA Expedit 5×1?

Hi everybody, I’ve been looking everywhere on the website, and apart from finding some hacks involving the 2×4 and even 5×5 Expedit shelves, I couldn’t find anything about mounting a 5×1 Expedit shelf on a wall. I understand the problem is not so much the weight of the shelf that the fact that it kind of disassembles itself because of the lack of friction.

Is Your Side Business Profitable? How to Calculate Your Results

One of the scariest parts of launching a business is figuring out if it’s profitable or not. This becomes even more challenging with a side business. When you work on a business part time, you don’t have the luxury of taking several days to make key decisions and you need to avoid situations that might negatively affect your full-time job.

How to Make Your Bathroom Truly Unique

There are so many ways to design and decorate your bathroom nowadays. It is no longer about the fixtures but also the visual appeal. It’s how you feel from the moment you step into the bathroom.

Which Fitness Program Is Right for You?

It’s a new year, which means many of you are probably setting new fitness goals. For a lot of guys, their goal is pretty vague — “get in shape” or “start running” or “get stronger” — and they’re not entirely sure how they’re going to get there beyond joining a gym. This is a mistake. Without a concrete plan, you just end up in the gym randomly stopping at machines to do a fe

Uncluttering with the three r’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Reduce, reuse, and recycle has been a mantra of the environmental movement for many years. It’s also really good advice for anyone serious about uncluttering. Reduce You don’t need to remove clutter if you don’t let it enter your home or office in the first place.

Driftwood stained RAST for the Scandinavian farmhouse feel

This project started with us wanting to overhaul our bedroom. Our master bedroom had kind of become a strange mashup of girly bedroom items I’ve collected since I graduated from college, and none of it really felt like Chris, which he never minded, but it also sort of started to feel like me in a former life.

How To Choose Headphones That Best Suit You

The sound of music – the sound of life. The projection of sound by a suitable headphone can give so much joy. I have noticed that a lot of people are concerned about the design, weight, and comfort a headphone affords them, which is good because you don’t want to spend more than 150 bucks on something you wouldn’t enjoy after a while.

How to Quickly Recall (Undo/Unsend) an Email in Gmail

You pressed Send on that Gmail message before you really wanted to. Now your boss has a message filled with typos. You're sunk, right? Not necessarily. Not if you act quickly.

Top 10 Tips to Help Children Develop Useful Habits

Being a good parent means helping your kids acquire healthy habits and helping them drop the bad ones.

Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More

“People tend to abandon the good system they’ll follow in search of the perfect system that they will quit.” We’re going to kick off the year with an in-betweenisode where I answer the most popular questions you’ve submitted. If you’re wondering what you can do to ask a question that gets answered in the future, these are good criteria to follow:  I can answ

Filter Out the Noise

By Leo Babauta It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities. What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful? What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction? I believe that most of us have that power.

Podcast 98: Have a Quest, an Interview with Gary Taubes about the Case Against Sugar, and Why I Love My Uniqlo Vest.

It’s time for the next installment of  Happier with Gretchen Rubin. We’re coming up on our Very VERY Special Episode — Episode 100. Hard to believe. For this episode, send us questions about anything, whether related to happiness or not. Email us or call us at 774-277-9336. Also, to start the new year in a happier way, we’re doing a fun project on Instagram.

Unitasker Wednesday: Pancake Bot

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! We’ve written about pancake unitaskers previously.

Podcast #266: The Myths and Truths of Distance Running

There are some people who absolutely love running, and others who flee screaming from it. They hate how it feels, and they think it’s a poor form of exercise because it overly stresses the body, causes tons of injuries, and doesn’t even help you lose weight. Right? Are these objections accurate? Today I talk with competitive runner Jason Fitzgerald to get his answers.