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By Trent Hamm

Creating another time lapse video

Time lapse videos intrigues me and after I created my first one earlier this year I kept thinking about another one, but this time with a much better quality. I didn't want to spend any money, but then I realized that I have gotten a DSLR in the mean time.You can see the result below or on on YouTube and Vimeo.

Review: The Entrepreneur Equation

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the biggest reasons that people fail in their entrepreneurial ambitions is that they simply didn’t lay the groundwork for their business venture.

How To Maintain Healthy Habits When Traveling

When I learned that Jay White, the founder of Dumb Little Man, frequently travels in his sales career, this immediately brought back memories of my own business travels during my years in pharmaceutical sales.

Should I Move to Find Work?

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. I got enough great responses that I’m going to fill the entire month of July – one post per day – addressing these ideas. Jennifer on Twitter wondered about moving to find work. “How about life changes? Got fired.

Linkswitch #79, More Refereals, Brand Myths, Mutimedia Savvy

12 Brilliant Articles on How to Get More Referrals So if referral business is the Holy Grail for freelancers, why do so few freelancer know how to get more referrals? How do you ask for referrals? When do you ask for them? Are there actions you can take to make it easier to get them?

Reader Story: How I Sold My Condo and Saved $5,000

This guest post from Nick Rothacher, the self-taught economist, is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

Manvotional: Sometimes

Sometimes By Thomas S.

Joshua Foer: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone and Study Yourself Failing

OK-ness is the enemy of greatness. Journalist Joshua Foer illustrates why we must step outside of our comfort zones to achieve truly remarkable things.

"It Is So Many Years Before One Can Believe Enough In What One Feels..."

“It is so many years before one can believe enough in what one feels even to know what the feeling is.” -- W.B. Yeats, Autobiographies This quotation reminds me: Why is it so hard to follow my personal commandment to Be Gretchen? It seems as though nothing should be easier, and yet it's one of the greatest challenges of a happiness project.

How I became an Apple fanboy

In the twenty plus years I've been using computers most years was spend behind a Microsoft Windows PC, but in recent years this has shifted towards Apple products.

A Beginner’s Guide to Slow Cooker Use

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see.

LACK table lamp

Materials: 2 x Ikea lack tables, drill, led tape, Description: Hello, I have to remove my current ceiling lamp because it block out TV projector. I need something flat. Because using sheetrock makes a lot of dust I didn't use them.

What If Congress Was More Than 13% Women?

I rarely ever get political here…And truth is, while this post references the recent inanity going on in Washington, D.C., it’s not about politics. It’s about how men often operate in very different ways than women when under pressure, under the public eye and in the presence of women.

Islands aren't just for kitchens!

Materials: Ikea Groland Kitchen Island Description: We are experienced do-it-yourselfers, and in a down-to-the studs bath remodel, we searched all over for unique vanities until we saw the Groland Islands at Ikea in Frisco, TX. We had a less than 8' wall to use and purchased two islands.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #30

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1.