‘There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.’ ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You want to lose weight, but you keep eating poorly.
You know you need to exercise, but you just can’t seem to get moving.
You’d like to start that project, but maybe you’ll do it tomorrow when you arenR
Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years.
One of the best books I’ve ever read is Keith Ferrazzi’s Never Eat Alone (here are some of my notes on Never Eat Alone).
Unitasker Wednesday: The Krustbuster
When did knives become too difficult to use? When did crust become something you don’t eat? When did we become a people demanding the production of the Krustbuster?
Musings on children’s birthday parties
As a parent, you want the world for your kid.
Every day, I get ten or fifteen emails from people who strongly believe in some particular issue or perspective. I hear from extreme political liberals and extreme political conservatives. I hear from devout literal Christians and outspoken atheists.
“I turned with growing concentration to Nature as a sanctuary and a realm of boundless adventure; the fewer people in it, the better. Wilderness became a dream of privacy, safety, control, and freedom.”
-- E.O Wilson, Naturalist
I highly recommend Wilson's memoir, Naturalist -- the fascinating story of how he found his life's work.
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7 Top-Notch Blogs for the Savvy Freelance Blog Writer
In addition to FreelanceSwtich, there are a handful of blogs that stand out a cut above the rest, and are well worth reading for freelance blog writers.
This guest post from Mike C. is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.
“Dr. Johnson and His Father”
From 30 More Famous Stories Retold, 1905
By James Baldwin
It is in a little bookshop in the city of Lichfield, England. The floor has just been swept and the shutter taken down from the one small window. The hour is early, and customers have not yet begun to drop in.
Here’s how to get rich quickly.
Whenever you receive income of any kind, immediately put 25% of it into a savings account. Whenever that savings account reaches $5,000 in total balance, invest it in something, ideally something different than what you’ve invested it in before. Buy stocks. Buy CDs. Buy commodity or precious metal or land ETFs.
Materials: Faktum abstract doors, metal pipes
Description: In order to create an "industrial looking" table I made the structure with water pipes (with connectors).
4 wheels with brake makes it easy to move around (as it is quite heavy).
Solid wood as a base, to give a modern look, the top is made with 3 cabinet doors (ABSTRACT) shining black.
Materials: NORDEN Gateleg table; EKBY TRYGGVE, Shelf (3x); FABLER, Box (set of 3); BEHANDLA, Wood treatment oil
Description: My wife and I have been looking for a diaper-changing table that could be easily converted - back and forth - from/ into a functional furniture for quite a while.