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By Tim Ferriss

Don't Overthink Life! Think Less and Get Happy

Babies have the charisma to melt anybody’s heart instantly; no one escapes the twinkling eyes or the innocent smile. Just their presence will cheer you up, make you forget your worries and tempt you to indulge into their world.

It’s Alright: We All Need a Little Reassurance Sometimes

Are you looking to be reassured about something in your life just now? Perhaps, a few words of support that would make you feel much better at this time. Well-placed words of reassurance can have a massive impact.

How To Make Data Actionable

What are the best practices for managing data to empower your business and your products? We get some great advice from LinkedIn's Chief Scientist DJ Patil.

Review: The Money Book For Freelancers

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. It took me a long time to get through The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed. That’s not usually high praise for a book, but in this case I mean it to be. It took me a long time to read because it was so darn useful.

Secret to a Healthy Relationship

Jeremy & Tina. Feb 12, 2009. Wedding day. Kauai, Hawaii. By Tina Su When it comes to relationships, we all want love, security and support—all can be fulfilled by a healthy relationship.

The Rush: Feeling Good About Bad Financial Decisions

A few weeks ago, I had to go inside to pay at a gas station. A lady in front of me in line purchased $20 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets and began scratching them immediately, moving off to the side to let me pay. I’m of the math-oriented belief that lottery tickets are not worth your while, so I was just polite when I asked the lady if she has good luck playing the tickets.

Best Style Websites for Men

My Life Scoop is a website that invites bloggers from various websites to contribute different articles on tech-related themes. I occasionally do a guest column there. My latest is a rundown on the best style websites out there for men (besides this one of course!). Thought you guys would enjoy it. You can check out the whole article here.

Southern Charm Mason Jar Chandelier

Materials: Kroken-ceiling mounted utensil rack, Hemma-black cord set, Mason Jars Description: We hand-crafted this chandelier comprised of twelve (12) wide mouth Mason jars lit from within by compact fluorescent bulbs. The design is a reflection of old-school Southern hospitality repositioned in a contemporary artistic framework. We began by drilling holes into the tops of each jar.

Trent Hamm on Haircuts and Frugality

I don’t really think it’s “cool” to go to a salon or a barbershop and wait for long periods.

Nyttja frame becomes a notice board

Materials: Nyttja wooden frame Description: Before, to note to buy or to do list, I used a piece of durable plastic (right). It wasn't pretty to look at. So I was looking for another and cheap way to write my list on. I had two Ikea wooden frames, the inset at the back was damaged, I couldn't use it as a frame anymore.

Reader Mailbag: Sad Child

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. Spouse with large savings 2. Split payment offer 3. Late taxes and debts 4. Elizabeth Warren 5. Timing of Roth IRA contributions 6. Funeral budgeting 7. Orange Loan from ING 8. Escrow account question 9.

Collecting What’s Due to You

credit: Robert S. Donovan/Flickr It’s enough to drive a freelancer over the edge: you work for hours and hours on a project, putting together something that you hope will knock the socks off of your client. Then, when the project is complete, suddenly something happens. The client doesn’t pay you.

Evil Plans: Success Is More Complex Than Failure

Evil Plans is Hugh MacLeod’s crazy-hot new book of thoughts and drawings on the topic of bringing cool things…like your life…to life.One part motivation, one part entrepreneurship, one part marketing, one part fun, all parts provocative raconteur, the book not only shares great ideas and insights, it entertains and engages along the way.What Makes it Different?

Storing bed sheets

If your linen closet is cluttered and overflowing with bed sheets, it might be time to unclutter and organize your collection. Start by sorting through your sheets and pulling out any that don’t match, are stained, damaged, or shouldn’t be in circulation.

Alex Cooling

Materials: Vika Alex, Revoltec PC-fans, ruler, jigsaw, Codegen 350w PSU Description: 1. Mod the PSU by short-circuiting it so you don't have to make an on/off-switch. Then cut away all of the cables that you don't need and make it look somewhat more beautiful by using regular electrical tape. 2. Check the fans are working. Check! 3.