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The Simple Dollar

By Trent Hamm

Defining technology and increasing your productivity

Recently, my 10-year-old son reminded me that technology doesn’t have to be a collection of wires and software, but can be the simplest of devices and still wonderfully productive. His teacher asked him to write about his favorite subject.

Podcast #142: The Science of Dating and Mating

In today’s episode I talk to evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller, who co-authored the book Mate: Become the Man Women Want with Tucker Max.

A Guide for All of Us: Getting Good at Storytelling & Other Superhuman Social Skills

By Leo Babauta Let’s face it: most of us aren’t amazing social ninjas, good at working any social situation, let alone comfortable telling a captivating story in front of a crowd. It would be great if there were a manual that taught us the key social skills for being good at parties, talking to strangers, making amazing friendships. Luckily for us losers, my friend Tynan has written a

“If We Never Booked the Tickets, We’d Never Go”: On the Road with Serena Star Leonard

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Well into her third year of continuous travel, Serena Star Leonard and her husband John spend their days exploring the world and documenting stories of people who make a difference. Introduce yourself! I’m Serena, a half-Kiwi, half-Malaysian born in Hong Kong. My husband is John, an Irishman.

Closing the Gender Gap: What You Can Do to Promote Diversity in the Tech Industry

It's an undisputed fact that women are underrepresented in the tech industry.

Stop Focusing on Success and Focus on Making an Impact

Every day and every week we can seize another golden change to become better and to make someone else’s life better. But too often, we see our days and weeks not as opportunities for impact, but as things we must ‘get through’ in order to get something else. The pursuit of getting through something can be very motivating, but it leaves us empty and unfulfilled.

Toy storage crate turns into play fridge

IKEA items used: - APA storage box - LANSA handles I found the APA storage box on Craigslist for $10. Saw it used for as a hack so I attempted it! Got handles for the fridge and also got some hinges from Home Depot. Attached the hinges first then drilled the handles on. So I can add more storage (play food) in the fridge I had my boyfriend add a shelf inside to act as the freezer.

Budget smart now – enjoy great holidays later

This article is by staff writer Richard Barrington. Let me say for the record that I hate rushing the holiday season – the appearance of Santa Claus in the stores as soon as the Halloween decorations are cleared out, hearing Christmas carols before the first snow has fallen, that kind of thing.

5 Super Quick fixes for Men Care

For far too long, natural products and men have been on two opposite ends of a pogo stick, but that’s all about to change. Women have predominantly been known to be more obsessed about taking a helping hand from nature when it comes to their daily personal care regimes but men are now firmly in on the action.

7 Happiness Factors That You May Have Forgotten

Let me be straight forward. When it comes to happiness, 99% of the world has gotten it wrong. Most of us think that happiness depends on something, someone or anything that is outside of us. That is not the way.

7 Things I Learned About Myself, from Getting a Dog.

As I may have mentioned, my family and I just got a new puppy — a cockapoo named Barnaby. He’s fourteen weeks old, and super sweet and delightful. However, he is a dog, and even more so, he’s a puppy. I knew that his arrival in our household would mean big changes — and would also teach me a lot about myself. So far, here’s what I’ve learned: 1.

How Time Became My No. 1 Resource

Realizing time is your most important resource will automatically make you a time management pro. Unfortunately, before this realization occurs, all your time management attempts are in vain. I moved to Sweden 3 years ago to look for a job. Unemployment is rampant in Kenya and I had previously moved to other countries to find human resource work.

DIY Modular Synth Case from IKEA ENUDDEN toilet roll holder

I hacked 3 toilet roll holders into a modular synth case. I used the ENUDDEN Toilet roll holder. Made a 9U powered modular Synth case. Power Rail kit can be found here. Metal and screws all from B&Q. ~ stoolzo The post DIY Modular Synth Case from IKEA ENUDDEN toilet roll holder appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

100 Skills Every Man Should Know

It’s been fodder for many a heated debate among men for centuries. What skills should every man know? A vast amount of ink and e-ink has been spilled on the subject. But why? Part of being a man is being competent and effective in the world. To do that, you’ve got to have skills.

Get your keys under control with Key Smart

Every now and then I come across a product that’s so cool and so in line with an uncluttered and organized lifestyle, I think, “I can’t wait to share this with the Unclutterer readers!” Today, that product is the Key Smart. Starting at $38.98), this device is a tidy, effective way to neatly store all of your keys.