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By The Behance Team

Are you cursed?

Image courtesy of W. Roberts Hocus pocus In the movies we have all seen witches cursing people and turning their lives to hell but did you know that humans curse each other and force each other to live miserably without noticing? In a movie all a witch has to do is to speak some words like hocus pocus and the curse starts working.

The Benefits of a Positive Attitude – and Five Tactics for Doing It

There are quite a few things that you can do to improve your financial and personal state without spending even a single dime. One of the biggest is simply improving your attitude – the way you interpret the things around you and the way you relate to others. Think about it for a moment.

Your Money: The Missing Manual, News and Reviews

Your Money: The Missing Manual went to a second printing while I was in Alaska. Not bad for a book that’s only been out for a couple of months! The book has been doing especially well at Amazon, where it’s consistently been in the top 5,000 in sales, and has even creeped into the top 500.

Is Social Media Killing Authenticity?

Every social media rulebook hails authenticity as the bastion of success in the world of digital interdigitation. Yet, I have to confess something… I wonder if the more ubiquitous social media becomes, the harder is to bear the burden of being authentic IRL (in real life)? Because, with increasing frequency, you’re not the only person reporting on your every move anymore.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: June 5, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Should You Offer Referral Fees?

There’s much to be said about building your business through referrals. For one thing, it’s a lot cheaper than advertising and less time-consuming than cold calling.

Save space with half a keyboard

The Matias company makes a computer keyboard that works well for single-arm amputees, people who suffer from carpel tunnel in one arm, and those looking for a completely unconventional way to save desktop space — The Half Keyboard: Try out the demo software to get an idea of how it works.

Vocation and Avocation

Editor’s note: In conjunction with the series we’re doing on vocation and calling, we will be publishing excerpts from Self-Culture Through the Vocation by Edward Howard Griggs (1914). Vocation and Avocation Even when one succeeds in avoiding the dangers of the specific calling, in any vocation one may discover, after a time, that one has used up much of the opportunity for culture and, someti

The Problem with Static Pages on Posterous

Posterous announced the addition of static pages to it’s blogging platform earlier today. I know that when I was using the service more regularly, this was something that I really wished was part of their core offering. This feature is also one of the biggest reasons why I ended up moving my blogging activities to Tumblr.

Enjoy the Fun of Failure.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now.

Summer Meal Series #1: Honey Mustard Chicken Strips

This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen. I have a four year old and a two year old at home.

Are You The Hardest Working Person in America?

I’m always on the lookout for innovative marketing campaigns that leverage user-generated content to build a compelling story that not only engages, but inspires people to share the content, the campaign and, often riding along, the brand.

Side table redux

Materials: EINA nightstand Description: Prior to HACK it was in our daughters room. We wanted something to keep her stuff in and neat! The door is 1/8" Acrylic. I used the L shaped hinges for the door. I screwed them into the table and on the door I used a 2 part epoxy. I also used the epoxy to fix the handle and the metal piece for the magnetic door latch. The magnetic part is screwed in.

Ask Unclutterer: Feeling guilty about parting with sentimental items

Reader Laura submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: While helping my sister unclutter for her move, I came across some dolls in dresses she’d worn as a baby and a huge (unfortunately not her style) afghan a great aunt had crocheted.

Getting Things Done: The Five Stages of Mastering Workflow

This is the second entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings through July 16. Last time, we talked about why an effective time management system is useful and also the basic ideas behind what a successful one would be.