We love Twitter.
But we don’t like it when a tweetbot follows us just because we mentioned a particular word or brand name. We could protect our updates, but that would just make it more difficult for people we actually know to follow us.
One thing I've noticed in my study of happiness is that the positive-psychology literature on happiness largely ignores issues related to clutter and disorder, but pop culture is bursting with advice about mastering your stuff.
I was just reading Seth Godin’s post on A Million Blind Squirrels and it brought me back to an ongoing debate I’ve had with certain folks in the NLP and personal development community about the utility of “modeling” successful people as a tool to accelerate your own success.
One technique that I’ve always used to make my personal finance management easier is to round up regular debt repayments to the nearest $10 or $100. I do this for two reasons. First, a round number is much easier to handle for simple calculations.
Last week, I spoke with personal-finance writer Greg Karp about how young adults can save money. We brainstormed ideas for one of his upcoming newspaper columns. “I’m willing to bet that many young people can save money by cutting back on their cell phone,” I said. “It’s kind of shocking how these have become a Need instead of a Want.”
People often ask us about board game storage, so we’re always on the lookout for interesting solutions to that particular organizational challenge. We came across these impressive photos of board game storage systems on the BoardGameGeek.com forums.
So much of the No Impact Man project was about finding a way to feel as though I could make a difference. Blog reader Jen Abrams told me that she read that Greenpa has personally met and talked to all the local and state politicians that represent him.I'm curious: Do you know your elected representatives? Do you let them know how you feel?
Editor’s Note: On Tuesdays, we’ll be featuring an excellent article or video that was originally posted in the Art of Manliness Community by a community member. Today we’ve selected a post from Mr. Cook about how to make the perfect martini. Put on something from the Rat Pack and follow his instructions.
Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.