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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

How You Should Use Google+ for Your Business

Chris Brogan is the author of the new book, Google+ for Business: How Google’s Social Network Changes Everything. As a Google+ skeptic (heck, I’m skeptical of all new social media) I was interested to learn more, so I sat down and watched this video where Michael Stelzner of Socialmediaexaminer.com interviewed Brogan about how Google+ can help small businesses. As a freelancer, you are r

Stereo holder out a CD/DVD wall shelf

Materials: LERBERG and wood Description: The Lerberg can also be used to house a music system. ~ Gianfranco, Italy

Single socks and how they can help you learn to process what-if clutter

It is rare for all our socks to have mates after we finish folding the laundry. Sometimes a sock will hide inside a fitted sheet and we won’t notice it during folding, but we discover the errant sock when we put the sheet on the bed a few days later. Other times, a sock will have been stuck inside a shirt sleeve or a pant leg.

Top 10 Free Time Tracking Apps for Freelancers

Usually two words “freelancer” and “time” go together. Freelancers can’t juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and that’s why we need to allocate time carefully. Time is an essential source of freelancer financial success. There are lots of web apps that help track time and create reports.

Christmas candle holder out a CD/DVD wall shelf

Materials: LERBERG and glass or wood Description: Make a candle holder from the Lerberg CD shelf and mirrors. ~ Gianfranco, Italy

Freelance Freedom #243: Freelance Adventurer Part 4

Once a week, we feature a fantastic freelance-themed comic from the talented N.C. Winters. Why not also take a look at our comic archive? Catch the whole Freelance Adventurer series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Reader Mailbag: Early Mornings

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. Paying off low interest debt 2. Refinancing question 3. Coaching youth sports 4. Building credit from scratch 5. Buying home without down payment 6. Breakfast question 7. What happened to WaMu? 8.

How to Donate Your Body to Science

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. A basic burial averages close to $6,600 in the United States. Many people worry about the financial burden this places on their families.

Leksvik Pine CD Cabinets and Ikea Pine Shelves = Kitchen Cabinets

Materials: Leksvik Pine CD Cabinets + Set of 5 Ikea antique pine shelves Description: 1. Saw off the bottom of both units to remove base. 2. Fix both to the wall. 3. Use a whole shelf vertically on the left (against the wall) to give a more finished effect. 4. Fit shelves screwing them from the inside of each cabinet.

Who the Hell are You? 10 Ways to Step out from Behind the Mask

Who the hell are you? Are you for real? That’s the message I got when I had forgotten my twitter password for the umpteenth time. And it got me thinking (something I have been known to do on occasions). Do we really know who we are? Next time you pass by a mirror, just stay there for a while and look at the person staring back at you. Is that you or an image of you?

The Manvotionals Recitation Contest

Last November we published our second book: The Art of Manliness Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues. The book is a collection of the best advice ever written down for men.

Need-To-Know: Generation Flux, The Start-Up of You, Technology Heartbreak

Who will thrive in the new economy? Why doesn't brainstorming really work? How come our devices make us feel so empty inside? Your monthly 99% need-to-know...

Need-To-Know: Generation Flux, Start-Up of You, Technology Heartbreak

Who will thrive in the new economy? Why doesn't brainstorming really work? How come our devices make us feel so empty inside? Your monthly 99% need-to-know...


Materials: The materials for this desk are 100% IKEA! One stop shopping: 1 x LAGAN Countertop (96 7/8” x 25 5/8” x 1 1/8”) - $59.00 4 x VIKA KAJ Leg, adjustable ($15.00 x 4) - $60.00 2 x CAPITA Bracket, stainless steel ($15.00 x 2) - $30.00 … and if you are just starting with a standing desk, get a barstool to take sitting breaks as you build up your tolerance for standing.

Housecleaning: Be Featured in The 4-Hour Chef, Random Links, and Contest Updates

Hanoi toddler and b-boy, from a trip Ma.tt and I took in 2009. (Photo: Matt Mullenweg) The next post will be an interview on writing process with the inimitable Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist and Aleph, among many others. His work been translated into 71 languages.