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By John Wesley

Essential Parenting Books

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

Linkswitch #77, Buy Creativity, Damn Lazy, Half Life

Advertise here with BSA 10 Apps for More Efficient Tweeting As Twitter continues to grow at an incredible pace each day, the importance of the platform grows with it. Developing a strong social media presence and growing your network of followers demands being active on Twitter.

Reader Story: Negative Budgeting and a Healthy Outlook on Life

This guest post from Shara is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general “how I did X” advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

5 Failures of Financial Planning (and How to Fix Them)

If you’re wondering how you are supposed to save for a distant retirement when you’re struggling to pay off debt and make ends meet right now, you’re not alone. I think financial planning has failed a lot of people.

Personal Finance, Small Businesses, and Spouses with Disabilities

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. On Facebook, Patsy asked about “Spouses with disabilities… how can you help your spouse by earning extra income?

Eye Candy: Ecker's bedroom and wardrobe

Materials: Billy, Lack Description: My bedroom and wardrobe ~ ecker markus, AUSTRIA LINZ

Do One Thing Well

Post written by Leo Babauta. I’m often asked how you can start doing work you love — how you can make a living doing something you’re passionate about. I don’t profess to have all the answers, but the answer for me has been fairly simple: Do one thing really well. People want a more comprehensive answer than that, but in my experience, if you learn to do this, the rest will

"I Call It Greed, But It Was More a Feeling of Wanting a Surplus in My Life..."

"There was an opulent sunset. I was standing under an acacia in bloom and the words 'shower of gold' came into my mind, followed by a surge of feeling. I call it greed, but it was more a feeling of wanting a surplus in my life, wanting to have too much of, something, for a change.

How To Live The Maximalist Life

Cut back. Reduce. Restrict. Minimalize.I constantly hear and read these words being proposed as to the future that we all need to face.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #28

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. Black Button This is a really interesting short film about a choice. Would you push the button? I wouldn’t. 2.

How To Grow Your Business With Content

Advertise here with BSA View awesome conference lectures, engaging how to discussions, and high quality freelance business advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at How To Grow Your Business With Content by Michael Stelzner. Are you wondering why your business needs content?

Parisian on the Cheap

Materials: Stranda Dresser, 3/4 plywood, 2 x 2, bendable MDF, Paint Description: I was in love with the Powell Parisian line of furniture for kids but couldn't justify the expense. So I got creative with my Ikea Stranda dersser. I cut 4 half figure eight panels out of 3/4 inch plywood and attached them to the sides of the dressers with screws and 2 x 2's.

The Two Most Deadly Words to Innovation

I heard them while attending the recent HSM World Innovation Forum in New York City.Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Roger Martin, was speaking on design thinking when he shared,The two most dangerous two words to innovation are ‘prove it,’ because nothing new can be proven in advance.

Do You Have an “ANT” Infestation? How to Deal with Automatic Negative Thoughts

How do you deal with negative thoughts and limiting beliefs? Are you aware of your self-talk and thinking patterns? Many people suffer from an ANT infestation, which stands for Automatic Negative Thoughts. Our self-talk is often automatic and can be difficult to notice.

Google+ Chanpory

You haven’t heard a peep from me in awhile, but I’ve got some major news to share. After 4.5 awesome years at Dubberly Design Office, I’ve decided to leave my job. In two weeks, I’m headed down to a little internet start-up called Google. I’ll be working on the visual and interaction design of a little application called Gmail.