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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

The Benefits Of Meditation

There have been several scientific studies that have revealed that mindfulness meditation can actually change the structure of the brain ion a positive way.

So You Want My Job: Olympic Hopeful

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Daah daah duh don don don da. That was the Olympic “fanfare and theme.” So hard to convey in writing.

Unitasker Wednesday: Eggies

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! This week’s unitasker is far from being the worst contender we’ve ever featured. In fact, if you don’t eat egg yolks, I could see its usefulness.

Personal Finance Choices and Economic Fears

Rarely does a day go by when I’m not contacted by a reader who is alarmed about some economic fear or another. What about inflation? What about deflation? What about precious metals? What about national bankruptcy? The list goes on and on. Right off the bat, let’s make it clear that I don’t buy such apocalyptic feelings.

Loft Bed/Workstation

Materials: MATERIALS: FJELLDAL Loft Bed, VIKA KAJ Table Leg, Solid Birch Door, slim pine board. TOOLS: Table saw, handsaw, wood screws, a few small nails Description: I did this like 4 years ago and didn't realize this wonderful site even existed. Anyhow, it was really simple and cheap so I thought I'd dig up some photos and share it.

Hyllis Garage "Man Cave"

Materials: Hyllis Storage, Melamine Shelves, Screws Description: I needed to convert an ugly mess in my garage into a "man cave" with a useable bench -- I was sick and tired of all the projects being conducted on my kitchen bench! And my budget is very small.

No More dinner services

Materials: Magasin - dish drainer Description: I just used it as a plant stand. ~ Silvia Vázquez , Spain

The Comparison Trap

Post written by Leo Babauta. I love reading about other people’s work setups, I really do.

How Is Your Happiness Challenge Going?

Unbelievable as this is, the year 2011 is half over. If you've joined the 2011 Happiness Challenge, how are you doing? If you've managed successfully to keep even one resolution, give yourself a big gold star. It's hard to make change; it takes mindfulness, self-knowledge, and self-mastery.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Leadership Edition

One area I’ve been reading about quite a bit lately is leadership. How does a person who is a bit on the introverted side and is scared of leading a social group actually leap across that chasm and lead a community organization? I’ve been reading a pile of books by John Maxwell and other such authors and I’ve mostly come to three conclusions.

The Simplest Way To improve Your Creativity, Health, And Relationships

We called him Radio Bill. He was an eccentric man who could be seen all over town walking the streets with his Walkman radio attached to headphones on his ears. He was the Forrest Gump of our small town.For myself and my fellow high school students, there was something unsettling about Radio Bill. He was odd. A misfit. A person living at the edge of society.

You don’t have to turn off your emotions when uncluttering

We sold our house yesterday. We signed a lot of papers, handed over the keys, and said an official farewell to a place we loved. The rational part of me accepts that a house is just concrete, bricks, glass, steel beams, and wood. As George Carlin once pointed out, a house is simply a container for you and your stuff.

Bryan Franklin’s Most Dangerous Question on Earth

My friend and one of the wisest business and life sages I know, Bryan Franklin, recently gave a TEDx talk in Vegas entitled “The Most Dangerous Question On Earth.” The video just went up.Some of you may remember that Bryan and I hosted a 90-minute business strategy call in January that had 750 people signed up, quickly maxed out lines out (and saw Bryan blowing participants’ mind

Strengthen Client Relationships with an Email Newsletter

Advertise here with BSACredit: Betsy Weber on Flickr There are countless posts online which explain why all freelancers should have a website. In short, it’s one of the most effective ways to showcase who you are and what you can do. Of course, if you want to position yourself as an expert, you should seriously consider a blog too.

Buying a Home? Pay Attention to Property Inspection

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. A house is the most expensive thing most of us ever will purchase. If you plan to stay put for some time, you could be paying on your mortgage for the next 15 to 20 years. But as any homeowner knows, expenses don’t stop at the purchase price and mortgage interest.