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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

The Importance of Your Personal Credit

Responsible use of credit cards can help build a good credit history. Photo: Sean MacEntee Even if you have a love-hate relationship with it, credit plays an important role in our lives and economy.

WWII Workout Week: Posture Training

Editor’s note: This week we’re publishing excerpts from FM 21-20, an Army field manual from 1946 that includes the physical training program used by GIs during WWII. You can read the story behind FM 21-20 here.

Art of Manliness Podcast #97: Physically Cultured With Bert Sorin

If you’ve played college or high school sports or served in the military, you may have used Sorinex strength training equipment. For 30 years, Sorinex has made strength training equipment right here in the United States.

4 Ways To Stop Caring What Other People Think

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” - Bertrand Russell Last year, I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do in life.

Small Business Saturday: Reframing the Meaning of Success

Perhaps it’s an indication of their business’ success when members of the local media refer to Phil Sherburne and Leia Bell as an indie “power couple.” Sherburne, for one, doesn’t necessarily view himself and Bell that way — as some sort of force to be reckoned with on their local arts and business scene.

Our Family’s Seven Favorite Make-Ahead Meals

One of our favorite frugal routines around here is the “make ahead meal.” It often fills our Saturday afternoons. A make ahead meal is a simple concept, really – you just prepare most of a meal in advance, freeze it just prior to the point where you would put it in the oven, and then pull it out at a later point to thaw it and then finish cooking it. There are a number of big ad

Which is the best IKEA Hack of 2014? The poll is on!

Hello there! I am very happy to present my annual list of the top 10 favourite IKEA hacks of 2014 (HOTY 2014). I’ve spent the last few days scrolling through a thousand IKEA hacks and more. I love doing this.

The Facts About E-Filing Your Taxes for Free

If you’re expecting a refund, filing your taxes electronically can get your money to you faster. Photo: Beatrice Murch If it’s free, it’s for me! With few exceptions, no one really enjoys filing their taxes, so why not reduce the sting by doing it for free?

The Philosophy Behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu [VIDEO]

If you’re reading this in our newsletter, click here to watch the video. Today we continue our video series on an introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Rener Gracie of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: January 16, 2015

Last week’s winner was Nigel from Wenatchee, WA. He chose the Roo Hammock for camping trips with his family – enjoy! My Picks This Week Huckberry teamed up with Howler Bros. to create an exclusive traveler’s shirt that looks equally good in the backwoods as it does at happy hour with your friends.

Can You Save Money by Becoming Vegetarian?

Buying vegetarian foods in bulk doesn’t mean you have to cook in bulk as well, but it’s good to have a supply of healthy foods on hand.

IKEA Idea of the Year 2015 … Vote now!

Hello there! This is the second year I am honouring IKEA “ideas”, the not so glamorous sister of “hacks”. (I will be posting the top 10 IKEA hacks of 2014 tomorrow, so stay tuned!) It is easy to dismiss these ideas as too easy or too little done but that’s exactly why these ideas are so great.

Pen or Computer: Which is Better for Writers?

For writers of the imagination, what we fear the most is a disruption, a blockage, a sudden dam that changes the course of the river of creativity. Back in the late sixties and early seventies when technological innovation began to creep into the public consciousness, I shunned all the so-called marvels of computers when it came to my writing process.

The Delightfully Short Guide to Reading More Books

By Leo Babauta I have to admit, reading online has dropped my book reading in the last couple of years. It’s hard to resist the pull of clickbait titles and fascinating longform articles. But a few small habits have changed that for me, and I’m now reading books more.

Do You Wish You Spent Less Time Watching “Potato-Chip News”?

I just read Stephen Grosz’s The Examined Life: How We Lose Ourselves and Find Ourselves.