You all know the old adage – “Music Hath Charms to Soothe the Savage Beast” – in actuality, it has been forever misquoted – it’s really “…to soothe the savage breast” –but either way, there can be no denying music’s power to change moods, and particularly from a somber or angry one – to happier.
At the start of every month, we’ll be rounding up the best posts from the business network of blogs and directing you to them. Here’s the best of business in May, including articles from WorkAwesome and FreelanceSwitch. We look forward to adding the Netsetter to our round-ups after its upcoming relaunch!
Handling Interruptions Realistically by André Kibbe.
This is Part III of a series about finding one’s vocation. See here for Part I and Part II.
Why should a man pursue a vocation? Is it really a worthwhile endeavor? Shouldn’t a man be satisfied to work any job that supports his family and allows him to earn a living?
Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest.
A while back, I reviewed Robert Pagliarini’s The Six-Day Financial Makeover and concluded that there was some very good advice buried inside a lot of marketing gloss. The core of that advice was strong enough that I kept an eye out for future books by Mr.
Desktop timers help with productivityAlarm Clock 2 has an alarm feature (which I use to remind me to break for lunch), a timer (to help me stay focused on a task), and a stopwatch (to help me keep track of how I’m spending my time).
Unitasker Wednesday: Rotato Potato PeelerIt doesn’t slice, it doesn’t dice, it doesn’t even julienne!
About a year ago, I wrote an article entitled Preparing Your Information for Disaster, in which I discussed the challenges my mother (and I, in a peripheral way) had in organizing the accounts and papers of my maternal grandmother after she passed away.
The article is really thorough and I consider it to be one of the most essential things I’ve ever written for The Simple Dollar.
We are constantly bombarded with messages about healthy eating, dieting and keeping fit. Scares about food appear in the media continually: salmonella, BSE, dioxins, E. coli, GM food, cholesterol, saturated fat, MSG, … the list goes on.We are endlessly compelled to listen to what is healthy and unhealthy, and it seems that the advice is constantly changing.
CSS Three — Connecting The Dots
As a web community, we’ve made a lot of exciting progress in regards to CSS3. We’ve put properties like text-shadow & border-radius to good use while stepping into background-clip and visual effects like transitions and animations. We’ve also spent a great deal of time debating how and when to implement these properties.
“A man marries a woman, not a first lady. If he becomes president, she must fit her own personality into her own concept of a first lady’s role. People do best what comes naturally.”
--John F. Kennedy
* A terrific blog, Love That Max, "a blog about kids with special needs and the parents who adore them," is up for a well-deserved "best parenting" award.
This guest post from Donna Freedman is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.
Over at WorkAwesome we recently had a look at 25 super creative resume designs, some of which are more like brochures and other marketing materials than standard resumes. So it begs the question: do you use a resume as a part of your freelance business?
Image courtesy of W. Roberts
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.
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 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.
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.