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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Joshua Foer: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone and Study Yourself Failing

OK-ness is the enemy of greatness. Journalist Joshua Foer illustrates why we must step outside of our comfort zones to achieve truly remarkable things.

"It Is So Many Years Before One Can Believe Enough In What One Feels..."

“It is so many years before one can believe enough in what one feels even to know what the feeling is.” -- W.B. Yeats, Autobiographies This quotation reminds me: Why is it so hard to follow my personal commandment to Be Gretchen? It seems as though nothing should be easier, and yet it's one of the greatest challenges of a happiness project.

How I became an Apple fanboy

In the twenty plus years I've been using computers most years was spend behind a Microsoft Windows PC, but in recent years this has shifted towards Apple products.

A Beginner’s Guide to Slow Cooker Use

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see.

LACK table lamp

Materials: 2 x Ikea lack tables, drill, led tape, Description: Hello, I have to remove my current ceiling lamp because it block out TV projector. I need something flat. Because using sheetrock makes a lot of dust I didn't use them.

What If Congress Was More Than 13% Women?

I rarely ever get political here…And truth is, while this post references the recent inanity going on in Washington, D.C., it’s not about politics. It’s about how men often operate in very different ways than women when under pressure, under the public eye and in the presence of women.

Islands aren't just for kitchens!

Materials: Ikea Groland Kitchen Island Description: We are experienced do-it-yourselfers, and in a down-to-the studs bath remodel, we searched all over for unique vanities until we saw the Groland Islands at Ikea in Frisco, TX. We had a less than 8' wall to use and purchased two islands.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #30

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1.

Web Development from Scratch Video: Helpful Dev Web Apps

View awesome conference lectures, engaging how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Web Development from Scratch Video: Helpful Dev Web Apps by Jeffrey Way of Nettuts+.

Counter height built in desk

Materials: Ikea Door and Shelf brackets Description: I was looking to install a counter height desk in the odd space in my sunroom. I looked into the price of wood and paint and brackets and it seems to be a bit much for what I wanted. I ended up at Ikea and found a cabinet door, covered in white veneer (perfect for a desk-top) that was even the perfect measurement.

The Best of Get Rich Slowly: July 2011

It was a strange, strange month for me. After an amazing June — a month in which everything seemed to go right — things fell apart in July. For much of the month, I felt like I was simply trying keep my head above water. If I were still tracking my sleep every night, I’d expect to see I was averaging less than six hours a night (possibly much less).

Are you really unhappy? Check yourself out here

  Some people think that they are always unlucky, stressed out and unhappy. No matter what the day is, no matter what the season is, when you meet them, they start out with their problems (I will define what’s a problem and an activity, later in this post) and magnify every little point to larger than life extent. If not their personal problems, they start blaming others, government, p

My Unusual $20,000 Birthday Gift (Plus: Free Roundtrip Anywhere in the World)

(Photo: Sanctuary Photography) 34. I’m turning a glorious 34 this year, right about now. It’s going to be a great natal year–-I can already feel it.

When Remakes Attack

I was in a Chinese buffet last week, and found myself humming along with the oriental muzak. In fact, I couldn’t stop. Why was I humming along to music I’ve never heard before? A Coke poster redone It turns out I had heard these songs before, as they were Chinese takes on American melodies.

Dinner With My Family #26: Feta and Chickpea Pita Sandwiches

Each week, I’ll present a low-cost meal (or a meal that demonstrates a lot of options for cutting costs) that my family eats for dinner and enjoys. Many of the recipes will be vegan or vegetarian, with options to add other ingredients for non-vegetarians. I love pita bread. Pita bread makes it easily possible to really experiment with almost anything as a sandwich filling.