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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Besta hack

Materials: Besta Description: It's a simple Besta living with some little improvements.

How to Build an Impenetrable Snow Fort

This post is brought to you by Goodyear. Click here to learn more about Winter Reactive Technology from Goodyear. What’s this? Last week we began a short series of posts on essential “snow play” skills to prepare you for the coming winter.

Reader Mailbag: Computer Failure

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. When should we refinance? 2. What is rich? 3. Is debt snowballing still valid? 4. Precious metals investing 5. Retiring rapidly 6. Roth IRA ineligibility 7. Uneven estates 8. Where would I live? 9.

The Skills Necessary to Administer a Freelance Business

Photo credit: Kumar Appaiah/Flickr When you first start out as a freelancer, your most important skills are those creative abilities that you can directly transform in paid work. Nothing else is as important as landing work and completing it, unless you don’t happen to need food and a place to live. But there is a point for every freelancer where business skills become more important.

The Cold, Hard Truth About Starting a Business

You may have noticed I’ve been having a bit of fun spotlighting some other voices on the blog over the last few months. I love being able to add different voices and perspectives.Today, I’ve got something different.

Six reasons to let it go

Are you trying to decide if you should keep or get rid of something?

Finding Miracles

By Tina Su “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll Three days ago our family dog Blackie went missing (pictured on the right in photo above, taken in 2008). It’s not the first time our dogs have gotten out from the yard – it happens from time to time.

Finding My Spending Identity

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Do you have a Spending Identity? You do, whether you know it or not. It’s as real as the data on your driver’s license, but if you’re like most people, you’ve probably never given it much thought.

A Deadly Ritual: 5 Men Who Died from Shaving

These days, nothing can be more routine for a man than shaving. We hardly give a second thought to scraping a razor against our skin each morning. If we fear anything about the process, it’s that we’ll nick ourselves or end up with severe razor burn. But it wasn’t always so. Shaving was once a dangerous and sometimes lethal endeavor.

7 Steps To Motivate Yourself

If you want to achieve success and make things happen, then you probably know that you need to have the ability to motivate yourself.  Everyone seeks to motivate himself to achieve success and prosperity, but many do not know how. How do you motivate yourself? To learn how to motivate yourself, follow the quick guide below: 1.  Have a reason One of the strongest motives to motivate yourself is

Book Summaries Sale

Some time back I mentioned the free book summary from Soundview. It looks like they are running a sale where you can buy one subscription and get another subscription free to give as a gift.

Online Degree Programs

Over the next ten years, I believe we are going to see an ever increasing shift toward online degree programs in areas where people have traditionally attended a physical university. There are a number of obvious reasons for this trend, but here are a few:Low cost to scale – A well designed online degree program may have a high fixed cost, but a low-cost to add an additional student.

20 Gifts for the Productivity Nerd in Your Life

Need some gift ideas for your favorite productivity-obsessed creative? Look no further than 99% holiday gift guide: 20 covetable items for streamlining your life.

8 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: eight tips to beat holiday stress. 'Tis the season to be jolly -- and also stressed out. If you're feeling irritable, rushed, resentful, lonely, or overwhelmed, keep these strategies in mind to help boost your happiness: 1. Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is a major disturber of people’s moods.

The Top Ten: November’s Best Posts from WorkAwesome & FreelanceSwitch

Each month we round up the best posts from WorkAwesome and FreelanceSwitch so that you can catch up on anything awesome you might have missed.