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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

How to Be Yourself

By Rajiv Vij “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust Have you ever been in a social setting, suddenly realizing you are not being yourself?

How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

There are all sorts of rules of thumb about how much you should spend on a home, but what about that other major expense in your life — your vehicle? Have you ever wondered how much to spend on a car? I’ve thought about this question before, but never really considered that there might be an answer.

The Myth of the Exceptional Life

You, too, can have an exceptional life! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read or heard the above phrase (or something very similar) over the past few years.

Stephen J. Cannell’s Footnotes to Success

I was in my private reading room, relaxing on my personal (porcelain) throne, when I found an article in Success magazine about the author/actor/Hollywood legend Stephen J. Cannell.

Cork board turtle

Materials: 5 packs of HEAT cork trivets, primer, paint, damage-free hanging strips Description: This is a pretty simple hack, but we were happy with it and wanted to share. We live away from both our families and wanted to hang a cork board in our son's wall to post snapshots of his friends and family.

Knowledge as motivation

Many people find no pleasure in routine household chores — cleaning the bathroom, washing the car, paying bills, preparing meals, doing the laundry.

This is a test

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Dumb Action Games Make You Smarter

Playing video games makes you a better (and smarter?) decision-maker, Current Biology magazine says.

Six Thoughts About Middle Management

"Great conversations are worth their minutes spent in gold."

Does Technology Make Us More Productive Workers?

Finally, something to make us feel a bit better about our tech addiction. Infographic from GOOD Mag.

When You Measure Things, They Tend to Grow

Nothing builds excitement for a website owner like a sudden surge in traffic.

Video: Be a Treasure House of Happy Memories. Specifically, Use a Filebox.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this week's theme is Family, and last week’s focus was to Stop the nagging. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

20 Things to Shop for at Secondhand Stores and Consignment Shops

I vastly prefer to buy items at secondhand and consignment shops if I can. There, I said it. I love going to secondhand shops and consignment shops. My wife and I stop by such shops all the time in our area, particularly for a few specific items that we go through at an amazing rate.

A Minimalist’s Guide to eBay: The Least You Need to Know to Get Started

‘There must be more to life than having everything.’ ~Maurice Sendak Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Baker of Man Vs. Debt. Follow him on Twitter here. There are dozens upon dozens of guides to eBay on the internet. There a thousands of tips and tricks scattered across hundreds of websites.

Finding a Niche as a Freelancer

Freelancing can be one of the most rewarding career paths in this technology-dependent age we live in. Earning your own money based on your own sweat and hours laboriously poured into your work – there’s just no better feeling! What many beginners get caught up in are the details of their enterprise. Freelancing is a very general term and there are so many routes to take.