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By Chris Guillebeau

Nine Tips for Feeling Happier When You’ve Lost Your Job -- or Fear You Might.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Nine tips for feeling happier when you’ve lost your job – or fear that you might lose it. Being out of work is a major happiness challenge, and these days, a lot of people have lost their jobs, or are worried about hanging onto their jobs. So, given this major drain on your happiness, are there steps you can take to feel better at such a time?

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Unclutterer article in latest issue of Real Simple magazineIn the article “10 ways to let go of your stuff,” I spend 1,000 words talking about my transformation from a clutterer into an unclutterer on pgs.

5 Interesting Ways to Improve Your Health and Happiness

When you think of improving your health and happiness, what do you think about? Is it diet? Is it money? Or is it even having that dream house with a nice car? We all have different dreams, but the thing that connects us all is the fact that we believe these dreams will make us happy. Happiness is something that has been studied for a long time. It’s something that we cannot fully grasp.

The Difficult Things

When I’m working on something very, very difficult, I often find myself bumping up against an invisible wall. It is as if my mind just isn’t clear enough to break through. For example, when trying to learn a new, complex mathematical concept, I seem to spend a lot of time teetering just on the verge of a full understanding with no real idea of what is holding me back.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: What If I Can’t Afford to Make My Mortgage Payment?

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we tell you some options for when the mortgage money just isn't there, 24 ways to pull together some cash when you're jobless, and how to choose the very best baby formula!  Top 5 Articles What if I Can’t Afford to Make My Mortgage Payment?

Increase your productivity at work by letting go of negative mental clutter

My alma mater is currently ranked number one in all of the college men’s basketball rankings. They’ve been in the top spot for 11 of the 14 weeks of the polls, and were number one in the preseason.

Can a Little Inflation Be Good?

By Philip Brewer Let me jump to the end and say right at the start that I don't think so. However, there's a serious argument being made right now among economists and economic policy makers that higher inflation would be good.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Headset Edition

For the last year and a half, I’ve used Skype for my business phone – through book edits and interviews and so on, it was used daily (if not more often). During that time, I’d been making calls using my computer’s speakers (for the audio) and my webcam (for the microphone). Of course, this has a big drawback – namely, echo.

5 Ways to Manage Distractions for Increased Productivity

Are you supposed to be doing something else right now?You’re probably in the midst of a complicated project and had planned to take just a minute to send a tweet or update your Facebook status. Then you saw the link to this article and figured that reading about how to manage distractions would be a good thing to know.

Toothbrush cup nightstand

Fancy some reading and a glass of water before turning in but have no space for a nightstand? Here's a simple solution from Angela. "It's not so much a hack but rather a creative misuse of an Ikea product. When I remodeled our bedroom last year, I realized that there wasn't enough room left for nightstands.

Personal Branding: For Moguls, Morons or Megalomaniacs?

It seems to be all the rage lately… The power of personal branding. Become the wizard in your space. Establish yourself as the go-to person, the thought leader, the one with all the answers and the smartest strategies.

Should You Really Be Reading This Post?

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. Let’s say it’s 8 p.m. on a weekday. Or 2 p.m. on a Saturday. Or maybe 3 a.m. in the middle of a night when you can’t sleep.

7 Amazing Lessons from Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is an infamous American self-help author and one of the top motivational speakers in the world. His bestselling books include Unlimited Power and my personal favorite Awaken the Giant Within.Robbins began his career promoting seminars for motivational speaker Jim Rohn.

What if we create better world for nothing?

Thanks for this to the Empress of Dirt.

Building Your Resiliency Part III: Taking Control of Your Life

This is the third part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I and Part II. I know Part III is a little long, but there is so much great inforamton on this subject that I really wanted to share with you. So go ahead and read it all-I promise its chock full of worthwhile information.