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Three writers obsessed with organizing and paring down search for savvy strategies and products to win the battle against too much stuff. The Workspace of the Week feature, where readers share their home-office solutions, is inspiring.

A self-proclaimed “regular guy” who quit smoking, lost weight, and doubled his income aims to help others make good habits stick. Look here for daily self-improvement tips―“31 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise,” “Eight Essential Tips to Overcoming Shyness”―in a soothing design.

If you find living in the digital age a bit overwhelming―the e-mail! the iPod!―Lifehacker’s “tips and downloads for getting things done” show how technology can actually make life simpler.