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By J.D. Roth

3 Things To Help You Make The Most Of Everyday

Most days I'm a machine. I can get through a rather large number of tasks, vacuuming, laundry, playing with the kids, baking, preping dinner, and a number of other business related things. Then there are other days when after the kids are in bed and the house is relatively quiet I look around and ask myself "what the heck did I do today?"I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this.

Mentally Hijacked: How to Recognize Constructive and Destructive Emotions

Emotions are a natural and basic part of life. They signal how we feel about a certain situation or occurrence, so we can take the necessary action to deal with the situation. Emotions in this sense aren’t positive or negative, but are more along the lines of constructive or destructive, depending on how they are utilized.

What Motivates Us To Do Great Work?

Could making ideas happen be its own reward? Recent research indicates that creatives find progress more rewarding than money...

Greetings from Paris

Bonjour, mes amis! I’m writing to you from the heart of Paris. I’d hoped to provide an update of my vacation last weekend, but couldn’t find a computer.

Review: Conquer the Chaos

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. Here’s the flat-out truth about running a small business: you, the business owner, are where the buck stops. Period. Small businesses are a great way to start earning more money, but they’re not easy. When something goes wrong, it’s up to you to clean it up.

Subconscious Connections

Open up one of your favorite magazines. Turn to a full page ad for a product – any product. Look at it carefully for a minute. What do you see? Fire up your television. Fast forward through the commercials (I know many of you can). Think about the flickering images that still made it through.

Linkswitch #39: Volunteering, Video Blogging, & Inbox Management

The User Is The Anonymous Web Designer We invest time, money and effort into understanding our audience, and the movement toward a more socially networked Web has made us realize the power that visitors have over how our designs are engineered; and we try to meet their ever-growing needs.

7 Incredibly Simple Tips for Inspired and Meaningful Writing

As a writer, you know how hard it can be to get inspired and write something you’re happy with. You’re constantly running into mental blocks, and things keep popping up that break your flow. It’s hard, yes, but it can be made a lot easier with a few tweaks.Ever since I was 7 years old, I’ve loved writing. I started with short stories and worked my way to longer ones.

"If One Understands One Thing Well, One Has Understanding of Many Things."

“If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.” -- Vincent van Gogh * Two online talks this week! -- * On October 20, at 1:00 EDT, I'll be talking about happiness with Dr. Paula Bloom on This Emotional Life.

Reader Story: Scholarships for Fun and Profit

This guest post from Alison 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.

Manvotional: Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s fables might seem like “kid’s stuff,” and certainly their short nature and anthropomorphic characters make them an easy read for the younger set. But reading through a book of them recently I was delighted by the quick kick in the pants they provide; their short, pithy messages can assuredly be appreciated by men as well as lads.

The Benefits of Retreating

Retreat or withdrawal brings the idea of weakness and defeat to mind. On the surface, it looks as if you are running away because you cannot handle a situation. But at times, you may have to make a planned retreat when faced with overwhelming odds to stage a comeback. A well-planned retreat is a prudent move with benefits that can help you on a personal and a professional level.

Sawing the HYLLIS

Materials: HYLLIS metal shelves, saw, sandpaper Description: When I moved into my apartment last year, the stove and the fridge ended up having this annoying gap between them. I thought it would be a pity to just to let it be and leave all this valuable storage/counter space unexploited, so I got busy going through the IKEA catalogue for something that would fit the gap just right.

Playing Torka on my Orgel

Materials: 1x torka, 1x Orgel and Good glue Description: I love the Torked out Ribba backlit frame posted here a few days ago. So I made some of those. But I had more Torka than I needed. And not enough light. So this is what you do; 1. Go to Ikea and picked up an Orgel. (I already had some Torka, but if you don't pick up that to. 2. Put the light togheter. 3.

Should I Buy Now, or Should I Wait for Better Features at a Lower Price?

This is one question that, in some form or another, keeps popping up time and time again in all sorts of contexts. Should I buy a computer now, or should I wait for prices to come down? Should I buy a new television now, or should I wait for the bigger screens to become available? From cars to cell phones to woodworking equipment, these questions are asked about major purchases that many of us mak