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Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

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43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Home Life

Happy Discardia: Let something go

Discardia: What is it?

Today begins the next season of Discardia (this one runs today through October 3rd). ‘Tis the season to get rid of some crap. Dinah says:

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Fall's coming: Clean that sty

Top 10 Things To Do During Nesting Month - Great tips from Apartment Therapy on reclaiming your fetid little nest for Autumn.

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TOPICS: Home Life, Tips

Real Simple: 19-minute daily cleanup

In which I learn how to tidy the house in 19 minutes (and reluctantly confess my affection for Real Simple)

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Guesstimating portions with real-world objects

Typical Portion Control Tips/Guidelines

“Deck of cards, Merlin; deck of cards,” my friend Dennis would always say as we sat down to eat ribeyes the size of kittens.

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_Home Comforts_: Illustrated housekeeping pr0n

"...maybe what the man page for an immaculate apartment might look like..."

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An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


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Merlin used to crank. He’s not cranking any more.

This is an essay about family, priorities, and Shakey’s Pizza, and it’s probably the best thing he’s written. »

Scared Shitless

Merlin’s scared. You’re scared. Everybody is scared.

This is the video of Merlin’s keynote at Webstock 2011. The one where he cried. You should watch it. »