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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

Should You Rely on Referrals and Word of Mouth Advertising?

You’ve probably met those people who say that they get all of their business through referrals and word of mouth. And, admit it, when you encounter someone from this nirvana, don’t you feel a bit jealous?

6 Cool Startpages That Can Make You More Productive

The purpose of a startpage is to save you time by making the best use of that first browser window you open when you are starting the day.While you could always set a preferred homepage that opens when you click the Internet Explorer or the Firefox icon on your desktop, a startpage provides a lot of different options and lets you check things like email, RSS feeds, news and much more without leavi

Workspace of the Week: Reflected wonder

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Kathleen V’s small space family work center: I am really impressed with Kathleen V and her family for coming up with such a terrific and organized office solution for their small space.

Living on (a Lot) Less

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. I spent last weekend at a lake house in Maine with a broken water pump. For three days, we had no running water.

8 Ways To Stop Being Afraid of Making Wrong Decisions

Photo Courtesy of exfordy Every morning we wake up and face a new day with new challenges. It’s  human nature and this is the course of life.

A Man’s Guide to Summer Dress Part II

Welcome to Part II in our hot weather dressing series.  In this article we’ll cover general guidelines to remember when dressing for the heat and specifically get into hot weather headwear, footwear, and lower body clothing.  If you haven’t read it already, please make sure to read A Man’s Guide to Summer Dress Part I before diving into this article.  Although I try to make these article

Professional Time, Leisure Time, and Wasted Time

Most of this article applies to any situation in which someone hires someone else to perform work, whether it’s paying someone to change the oil in their car or hiring a plumber to fix a leaky faucet. On that note, Connie writes in: Your schedule seems overstuffed. Have you ever considered hiring an assistant or a housecleaner or something? I have, actually.

Billy bar table

Materials: 1x BILLY bookcase, 1x VIKKA AMON table top, 2x VIKKA BYSKE table legs legs Description: After moving into a small flat, my wife had the brilliant idea of combining our bookcase with a bar-type dining table.

Top 5 Freelance Forum Discussions on FreelanceSwitch

If you’re active in the freelance forum, you might be aware of what’s going on there. For you who aren’t that active (myself included), might want to check out some of the most notable discussions that took place last week. I’ve been browsing the forum a lot these past days, but I actually haven’t got around to post anything yet.

Magazine rack

Materials: Lekman box, wood sticks, 4 wheels Description: I needed a magazine rack in the bathroom so we buy a Lekman box and my husband added to the container a frame with wheels. The frame is not connected to the container but we have had not capsizing or slide. ~ Luxra, Italy

"Watching Project Runway, Not Criticizing My Husband, and Remembering that 'Things Tend to Get Done.'"

Happiness interview: Trish Ryan. I got to know Trish Ryan because I was such a fan of her first memoir, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Hope, and Happily Ever After. We exchanged emails, and then when I was in Boston for my book tour, I finally got to meet her in person.

Less stuff, more adventure

Today’s guest post is from Sean Ogle a location independent writer and entrepreneur who is currently based out of Bangkok, Thailand. Welcome, Sean! For years I’ve strived to live a simple lifestyle. And, up until four months ago, I had failed miserably at it. I’ve always been a pack rat, and the amount of meaningless stuff I’d acquired would make a pawn shop owner blush.

Reader Mailbag: Pee Wee Baseball Season

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Rent or buy a condo? 2. Prioritizing limited money for savings 3. Encouragement for staying at home 4. Cell phone: pay-as-you-go or not? 5. Prioritizing debts 6. Wedding gift registry etiquette 7.

AppSumo

AppSumo has a productivity bundle that will give you a bunch of subscription services for only $55.  The bundle includes are: Evernote – The subscription gives you OCR, larger storage and some other features.

3 Ways to Uncover Self-Starting Superstar Hires

Sussing out superstars isn't easy, but there are some key techniques to use during the interview process to help uncover the self-starters.