Kids Clutter: Organizing at Every Age

Our children are probably the biggest clutter creators we have in our homes -- even more so than the dreaded paper flow. It starts out innocently, when we find out we are expecting; then the purchasing frenzy swings into high gear and does not let up until, well, let's just... Read More

Organizing Tips to Help You Conquer the Laundry Monster

Laundry. You sort, you wash, you fold, you blink ? and the pile of dirty clothes has grown all over again. Laundry is a fact of life, but approaching the task in an organized way can make it more manageable. Preparation is Half the Battle If you have a... Read More

Memorabilia -- Use It or Lose It!

What do you do with those special items that have been passed down to you? Put them in the hall closet and hope the door will shut? Probably not a good choice for several reasons. First, you are unnecessarily creating clutter; second, if the item is very old and unstable,... Read More

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to clean out those closets, but don't wait for January -- now is the time. Exciting this task is not, but by devoting a couple of afternoons this month you can reduce unnecessary search time and you may even find some... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles on "The Organized Move") The moving truck is pulling in the driveway of your new home and soon you will be surrounded by all your stuff. You have dreamed about the additional space...you have agonized over paint and furniture choices...and... Read More

3-Step Clean Sweep Program to Organize

3-Step Clean Sweep Program 1 - Purge2 - Simplify3 - Organize Getting Started Springtime is when many folks give their homes and offices a good cleaning. For every thing there is a season, and this is the season to get rid of the winter cobwebs. The... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 1

The following procedures will insure an organized and well run office. 1. Have a daily To Do sheet. This is made up at the end of the day. You might have items left over from the previous day, put those items first and work from there. If you make deposits... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 2

In part 1, we discussed a system you could use to organize your office. In this article we will discuss what material is needed to implement that system. You will need the following items for your office system. Calendar/Daily Planner; Accordion File (1-31); Manila Files with the Months of... Read More

The Five Ways To Ease The Process Of Eliminating Clutter

I recently had a conversation with a friend about clutter. She shared that at times there was so much clutter around her home that she simply concluded her home was in a stage that she referred to as CHAOS or Can't Have Anyone Over Soon. We talked further and what... Read More

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from home is to stay focused. One of the best ways to stay focused is organization. In addition, being organized will help your time management skills. The two are very much intertwined. Planning out your day is very important. What... Read More

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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Ten Tips on Organizing Your Mind, from Dr. Daniel Levitin
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The neuroscientist that brought us bestsellers “This is Your Brain on Music” and “The World in Six Songs” has turned his attention to the problem of organization. Dr. Daniel Levitin's new nonfiction book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the ...

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Charleston City Paper

Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.
Charleston City Paper
"I know, learning from these guys, that it's a can of worms," James says, gesturing to the two union organizers working at their desks across the room. "But at the same time, we want to get some visibility on this and inspire other workers to really ...

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The Atlantic

Does America Need an 'Organizing Principle'?
The Atlantic
Clinton had harsh words for the White House's foreign-policy mantra, saying, “Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle.” This No-Organizing-Principle critique has been made before. During the ...
In Search of America's 'Organizing Principle'Defense One
Hillary Clinton Dismisses Obama's 'Don't Do Stupid Sh*t' Foreign PolicyHuffington Post
Hillary slams Obama for 'stupid' foreign policiesNew York Post
Washington Post (blog) -UPI.com -ABC News
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Revving an artistic engine; Motorcycle enthusiast organizing bike show for ...
Austin Herald
Hull and Austin ArtWorks Festival organizers are looking to help people share that passion this August. After a successful, small-scale bike show fundraiser in March, organizers are bringing back the Spare Arts Bike Show during ArtWorks on Saturday ...

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“Organization is the Weapon of the Oppressed”: Ferguson, Mobilization and ...
Black Agenda Report
"Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people--they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.” – Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed ...

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The Federalist

How Community Organizing Busted A Union And Sparked An Education ...
The Federalist
How Community Organizing Busted A Union And Sparked An Education Revolution. Good teachers are the most important thing a school can give kids. Thanks to its conservative school board, this Colorado district is leading the nation in rethinking how to ...


Ferguson, Mobilization and Organizing the Resistance
CounterPunch
The rebellion in Ferguson, Missouri, against the killing of unarmed Afrikan American teenager Michael Brown has inspired me to reflect on the question of the organizing model versus mobilizing or mobilization model in the struggle for Afrikan ...

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Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
This self-organizing swarm was created in the lab of Radhika Nagpal, Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired ...
Self-organizing robots act like swarm of beesCharleston Daily Mail
Rise of the Machines? Scientists Develop Self-Organizing Robot SwarmNature World News
Harvard unleashes a swarm of self-organizing robotsComputerworld (blog)
Viral Global News -SavingAdvice.com
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Savannah State students organizing local rally for Ferguson shooting
Savannah Morning News
A local rally is planned Aug. 23 to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer in Missouri. The Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., sparked nightly protests — several of ...

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Fox News

Tech Q&A: Data plans, organizing photos, and more
Fox News
Since I have a million photos on CDs, I don't know how I can get them organized, or even sent out to others. Is there a separate drive I can "introduce" to my iPad to view CDs? A. Your best option would be a photo hosting site like Shutterfly. With ...

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Relieve Vacation Stress By Planning Ahead

Cindy looks at the calendar and sighs. Ah, the end... Read More

Are You Stuck In The Clutter Trap?

You arrived on earth without clutter. Your parents and doting... Read More

Daily Systems Keep You Organized

Ever wonder how they do it? How a short-order cook... Read More

Does Your Storage Make Sense?

What do your storage spaces look like? Do you know... Read More

Making Space - Letting Go of Clutter

To make room for new things to come into you... Read More

Organizing Solutions for the Disorganized Entrepreneur

After more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a... Read More

A Simple Effective Tool To Get And Stay Organized

Often we are in overwhelm because we are holding too... Read More

The True Definition of an Organization

The true definition of an organization is one that is... Read More

Its Time To Clear Out! Clutter Busting For Every Aspect Of Your Life

'A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view... Read More

Letting Go of Clutter In Your Office

Some people would say I'm the last person in the... Read More

What Clutter Clearing Can Do For You

You can get a pretty good idea of the benefits... Read More

8 Signs Your Home is Out of Control -- and What to Do About It

It happens without warning. One day you notice your home... Read More

Taking Care of You: De-Clutter

De-Cluttering our lives can be an extremely liberating exercise. There... Read More

7 Little Things That You Can Do to Organize the Kids Rooms

1. Sink to their level. Get on your knees in... Read More

Clutters Side Effects: How the State of Your Home Affects Your Life

Each area of your home has a symbolic meaning with... Read More

The Natural Law of Attrition

I'm cheap and proud of it.I use and re-use things... Read More

Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions: Ten Tips for a More Organized Life

1. A calendar is an essential organizing tool ? start... Read More

Just How Organized Are You? Take This Quiz For Individuals

The Productive Environment Scorecard?Read the statements below and rate your... Read More

Are You A Collector?

Collections are the outward manifestation of a deeply-felt principle or... Read More

Introducing the Power Hour Concept to Plough Through Mountainous Tasks

Have you ever been totally overwhelmed by a massive task... Read More

The Organized Move: Unpacking with a Plan

(This is the third in a series of three articles... Read More

10 Tips for a More Organized Morning

1. Teach your children to use an alarm clock or... Read More

Family Management Tip #3: Getting Ready for the New School Year

Clothes. Check. School supplies. Check. No doubt you've got to... Read More

Four Easy Steps to An Organized Closet

The National Association of Professional Organizers has dedicated January to... Read More

Five Simple Tips to Get Organized Today!

Take time to declutter this summer...Writing can certainly consume the... Read More