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By Brett McKay

How to Decide What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Any of It!?

Every day, I start my work day by looking at the list of things I planned to do that day. Most times, I’m pretty much on track with meeting goals and deadlines but there days when I look at my list and …nothing… I’m not motivated to do anything I scheduled to do! I used to hate when this happened because I would waste a lot time doing nothing or I would half-ass the tasks.

Oregon Woman Learns to Speak Six Languages Fluently

This is a quest case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) The six official languages of the United Nations are considered the most geopolitically important languages in the world—not to mention that native speakers of those tongues represent about a third of the global population.

How to achieve long-term financial goals

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In my last post, I talked about how personal finance is about playing the long game and “making choices that are harder in the short term for the good of the long term.” But when the payoff is so many years down the road, it can be difficult to stay on track.

Can instant messaging help you regain control of your inbox?

Instant messaging (IM) has suffered unfairly over the last 20 years, afflicted with a rocky reputation as a social media platform for gossiping teenagers and bored university students. Its abilities as a powerful enterprise collaboration tool have largely been underestimated, with email owning the workplace.

Learn on the Go, With the New Tuts+ Courses Android App

If you want the flexibility to learn new skills wherever you are, then take a look at our Tuts+ Courses Android app.The free app lets you log in to your Tuts+ account and access all your favourite creative and technical video courses on the move.Our development team created it as part of a recent hack week here at Tuts+, and it's already reached more than 500 downloads and received lots of positiv

7 Ways to Find Balance When You’re Feeling Lost and Overwhelmed

You’re frazzled. Exhausted. You feel like life is out of your control. You have so many obligations to meet. So many people expecting things of you. So many decisions to make. So many distractions. You watch as your personal goals just fall to the wayside. You’re caught up in the chaos of life, never sure which direction you’re heading in.

Real Men Wear Pink

Out of one of the drawers he lifted a finely woven broadcloth shirt, carefully cut, and very pink. “What’s that thing?” “This is a tablecloth,” he said out of the side of his mouth. “No, cut it out. What is it?” “This,” he then answered with some pride, “is going to be my emblem. Ma sent it up last week. Did you ever see stuff like this, and a color like this?

Optimizing Investing, Blood, Hormones, and Life (Podcast Double-Header: #63 and #65)

Discussing life and investing with Mark Hart and Raoul Pal. [DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on the Internet.

Hackers Help: Need advice on sitting/standing home audio production studio

    I have a small home studio in which I record voiceover work and music that has been in serious need of organization for a long time, and with the recent opening of an IKEA store in South Korea, it seemed like the perfect time to stop lamenting and start enacting.

5 Feelings You Want To Create To Get Your Emails Read

Nobody believes that companies open every email they get. In fact there is little hope at all that the majority of the emails your send will get read - even with an interesting subject line. The truth is it's harder and harder with the sheer volume of emails being sent out, to stand out. So how do you do it? The answer is simple.

Book review: Better Than Before

It’s rare that I come across a book and think, “every Unclutterer reader could benefit from reading this book.” But Gretchen Rubin’s latest book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives falls into that exclusive category. As the title suggests, this book is about creating beneficial life-long habits.

Adding color to a Billy bookcase

With a white Billy bookcase, cut holes in the shelfs and pieces to accommodate cords. Strung a Dioder (the color changing controller with four light strips) on the top of each shelf. Hid the light strips and cords with Montera cable hiding strips. Additional mounting/cable management hardware came from the Fixa set. Finished with two Morliden glass doors on the front.

WDS 2015 Tickets On Sale Today at 9am

Link: Tickets on Sale at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT Hey everyone, Today’s the day! For five years now, our volunteer team has produced a global adventure that takes place every year in Portland. This year will be our best event yet—and we’d love you to join us for a very special anniversary event this summer.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2014 3-D printing: For better or for worse? 2010 In praise of the reversible beltWhile they’re not quite as cool as Transformers, I think you’ll agree that reversible belts are much cooler than Gobots. File your taxes already!Since tax time is a little less than a month away, I wanted to nudge everyone to get their papers filed if you haven’t already done so.

Podcast #4: One-Sentence Journals, Marathoners vs. Sprinters, & Parking-Lot Snacks

My sister Elizabeth Craft and I are having so much fun doing our new podcast together,  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.“ Did I mention that my book about habits, Better Than Before, was published yesterday? Oh right, maybe I did.