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By Glen Stansberry

Get Over Yourself! Learn This Secret to Boost Your Confidence

Nobody cares about you. Furthermore, nobody thinks about you, watches you, keeps track of what you’re wearing, or notices the words you mispronounce. And yes, this is wonderful news! Why? Nearly all of us, nearly all the time, are deathly afraid we’ll say the wrong thing, do the wrong thing, or just generally look like a complete idiot.

Dinner With My Family #31: Mixed Garden Stir Fry with Rice Noodles

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. Right now, we have an abundance of vegetables coming from our garden, far more than we can easily consume. Bell peppers. Onions. Tomatoes.

Motorcycle Helmet Hook Hack

Materials: RIKTIG curtain tie-backs Description: Perfect for hanging a motorcycle helmet on the wall. Simply mount them vertically instead of the intended horizontal orientation for curtains. See more of the helmet hook. ~ Bill Dwyer, Philadelphia, PA

RUSCH wall clock mod

Materials: small screwdriver, double sided tape Description: This easy modification easily customises your cheap clock. It also has the added benefit of making the ticking lower volume. First you need to remove the front plastic cover by carefully prying it with the small screwdriver, there are 3 small tabs to gently pop out. Once the front is off remove the second hand by pulling.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? A One Car Family

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

Unitasker Wednesday:

Reader June submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I have academic journals in my field for the last 25 years and am moving again. Rather than just bring them along in boxes I am looking for a site who might not have access to the Internet or a library in a third world school who might have a use for them.

Recognize Your "Tell."

Self-knowledge is one of the greatest challenges for a happiness project. Why is it so hard to know myself? Why is it so tough to Be Gretchen? It seems like nothing should be easier and more obvious – but it’s not. Because I find it hard to know myself, I’m always on the look-out for indirect ways to gain self-knowledge. For instance, I ask, Whom do I envy? What do I lie about?

Workspace of the Week: Streamlined studio

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Maumusica’s music masterpiece: When you have a hobby or job that requires lots of computer peripherals, it can be easy to have a desk that looks cluttered and is frustrating to use. Maumusica’s office, however, avoids this problem by being extremely organized and maintained.

FreelancerPro Interview: Trevan Hetzel, Creative Youth

At FreelanceSwitch, we get plenty of mail from teen Web designers that want to be featured on the site. It’s hard to weed out who has something valuable to say, because we like to interview people with experience and wisdom to share — at that usually comes from having a few years of professional experience.

Hacker help: Any suggestions on what to do with Micke corner desk?

Materials: Micke corner workstation Description: I've recently moved and my new place doesn't have a normal shape and is also too small for the Micke desk. So I'm hoping some Ikea hacker out there will have some cool ideas for what I should do with this great desk. Thanks, ~ Michelle, Saint Paul Mn

Ask the Readers: How to Cope with Financial Mistakes?

Nobody’s perfect. This should be obvious, but we all tend to forget it — and often. We judge other people for their mistakes, and often we judge ourselves even more harshly. I do this too.

The Beauty in Challenge – the more you overcome it the stronger you will become

Challenge is an opportunity: make it gold or a tough stone, it only depends on you, you are your own alchemist. Every time you overcome a challenge, it will lift you up, build you strong and make it easier for you to overcome your next trial.

Benefits of a good API

Before going into the details I will give a bit of context. I'm currently working on a solution for a very specific and niche market. I focus is on the interaction with the users in the field that require a simple and effective solution, this is the area where the real value for the application is created.

Waste Not, Want Not: Strategies for Warehouse Club Shopping

One of the big tricks of shopping successfully at a warehouse store (I use Sam’s Club because it’s the only one reasonably close to me) is knowing when to buy something in the bulk sizes available there. It’s not always the best move. For example, our local Sam’s Club often carries these giant 24 packs of sandwich buns.

Dim & Dash: Breaking Up

When you were a kid, did you ever read the comic “Goofus and Gallant” in Highlights Magazine? Goofus and Gallant were two boys with very different attitudes and temperaments. The comic would show how each boy would respond in the same situation–Goofus always did the wrong thing, while Gallant always did the right thing. What would those boys be like as grown men?