Featured Blog

4-Hour Workweek Blog

By Tim Ferriss

Shower liner turned reusable lunch bag

Materials: NACKTEN shower liner, paper lunch baghalf yard of fabric, sewing machine, coordinating thread Description: Using a NACKTEN shower liner, I made a few reusable, eco friendly lunch bags. To start, I took a paper lunch bag leftover from a takeout delivery and gently ripped the seams where it was fused on the side.

Freelance-Freedom Round-Up

It’s a soul-melting 35°C (93.8°F for you folks south of the border) and the only air conditioning I have in my home office is a 3 speed fan that only has one speed left.  In lieu of writing a post full of pithy humour and brilliant insights, I’ve opted to take a look at some of the best Freelance-Freedom strips from the archives.  One of my favourite parts about being a freelancer – I ca

Want To Be Happy at Work? Dozens of Tips, Plus a Few Quizzes, To Consider.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Want to be happy at work? Here are dozens of tips, plus a few quizzes to consider. One issue that comes up frequently in the area of happiness is -- no surprise -- the relationship of work to happiness. How to be happier at work. Why happiness is good for business. How to feel happier if you've lost your job. Etc.

The elements of change

‘Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.’ ~Shunryu Suzuki Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. Change can be a difficult thing.

Unitasker Wednesday: ept’s Keepsake Bag

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to acquire these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Such a waste of timeBeing disorganized wastes 4.3 hours of fruitful productivity per workweek. Small space fun and gamesWhile surfing through the Apartment Therapy website over the weekend, I found this brilliantly designed space-saving door/ping-pong table and knew I had to share it with you. Unplugged and unclutteredOprah asked two families to unplug and unclutter for one week and see how

Use an Informational Interview to Overcome Mental Barriers

If you think going after your goal seems risky, doing nothing can be even riskier.

Newly Published Mark Twain Essay, 'Concerning the Interview'

"No one likes to be interviewed, and yet no one likes to say no." Mark Twain on the perils of journalism.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Dealing With Stress Edition

How do I deal with stress? My best way of dealing with stress is to be active, not to be passive. I’ve found that every time I respond to stress in my life by just sitting around or doing nothing, it just makes the stress worse.

Assorted items for July 14, 2010

Some interesting things to share: I’m recording an interview about uncluttering for Renew You that should be available this Friday through next Tuesday. Renew You 2010 was a conference that occurred earlier this summer, and every few weeks the organizer of the conference sends out links to new interviews to conference attendees and people who register for the mailing list.

7 Social Marketing Strategy Mistakes That Cripple Your Reputation

Social media is an excellent way to market yourself as a freelancer. It can also be, in my opinion, entirely overrated and often misused. Every day I see professionals tweeting and updating Facebook with spammy posts and self-important chatter that makes my skin crawl.

Midcentury modern Expedit side table

Materials: EXPEDIT Insert with 2 drawers, (2) 2-packs of adjustable BESTA Legs, INREDA storage with 4 compartments, ¾" plywood, edgebanding for plywood; tools> panel saw at your friendly local wood supplier (thanks Owl Hardwood) or saw with high quality plywood cutting blade, biscuit joiner borrowed from your woodworking friend (thanks Woody), (you could glue and nail as well although it wil

How Do You Define Financial Freedom?

This post is from Kent Thune. Kent urges and guides readers to place meaning and purpose before money and planning at his blog, The Financial Philosopher. Can freedom be bought? Are there any (financially) poor people who are free? Are there any (financially) wealthy people who aren’t free?

How to Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes

You’ve probably heard the saying “Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” It’s a reminder that we can never know what it’s like to be that person: perhaps they’re struggling with problems which we’ve never seen, or never guessed at.Other people’s behavior can be frustrating, irritating, and hard to understand.

Balding Gracefully: Tips and Hairstyles for Balding Men

You’re noticing more hair in your sink and in your shower. But for awhile you ignore it. Then one day you’re staring at your ugly mug in the mirror, and there’s simply no denying it anymore. You’re starting to go bald. No one’s ever referred to men’s hair as our “crowning glory” but hair loss can still be a big psychological blow to men.