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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

Wine on a Budget: How to Get Good Deals on Wine

The holiday season is upon us, the time of year for family, friends, food — and wine. Yes, it’s true, I associate the holidays with alcohol.

How to Turn Exercise Into Something You Love

Exercise. Not the most alluring word in the world, is it? (I think "chocolate" is a lot more enticing, myself...)Perhaps you know you should be doing some exercise – all those hours sitting at a desk are taking their toll on your health – but it's really hard to get motivated.

How to Come Up With Great Ideas – All the Time

Whatever your career, and whatever your goals in life, ideas are going to matter to you. One great idea could give you that million-dollar business you’ve dreamt of. One great idea could raise thousands of dollars for a charity that you support One great idea could be the perfect present for someone you love. One great idea could change your life. The thing is, you probably don’t have

You’re Playing the Blame Game And Everyone Knows It – Here’s 5 Easy Ways To Stop Forever

According to Harvard Business Review: “Playing the blame game never works. A deep set of research shows that people who blame others for their mistakes lose status, learn less, and perform worse relative to those who own up to their mistakes. Blaming is contagious.” The bottom line is simple.

Minimizing the Cost of Holiday Car Travel

Like a lot of people this week, our family is traveling by car to a number of Thanksgiving dinners. As I taught the children to sing recently, “On the interstate and across the bridge, to Grandma’s house we go!” Of course, when you’re traveling during the holiday season, you’re opening the door to some potential challenges.

Happiness in the Present, Happiness in the Future -- A Difficult Balance.

In happiness, many tensions can’t be permanently solved, and instead require constant thought and effort. For instance, I often debate, within myself, how to strive for my own built-in happiness, and yet stay mindful of the effect that other people's happiness (or unhappiness) has on me. Also, I want to accept myself, yet also expect more of myself.

The Happiness Project -- on Jeopardy!

Did I happen to mention that The Happiness Project was a question on the quiz show Jeopardy!? Oh, right, I think I did. Well, I just got the clip, if you're curious. I have to say, I find this thrilling.

Trash to treasure- Literally!

Materials: FNISS, pole stand Description: I created this Bin Stand to hold plush toys. They are great for tall flower arrangements by the front door, as a way to keep kids' rooms tidy or as an umbrella stand. The pole stand can be any pole stand that is available at metal shops. You can also create your own out of copper fittings from the hardware store or PVC pipes and fittings. 1.

Unclutterer’s 2010 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Practical Presents

The Monday before Thanksgiving can only mean one thing here on Unclutterer: The launch of our 2010 Holiday Gift Giving Guide. This is the fourth year we’ve put together a Guide, so be sure to check out our 2009, 2008, and 2007 Guides for even more gift-giving ideas. The theme of this year’s Guide is Practical Presents.

Waooouu! How did you find a TV that fits perfectly with Besta?

Materials: Besta Description: "How did you find a TV that fits perfectly with Besta?" It's surprising, but I actually heard many times friends asking me that when looking out our media center installation. At the beginning of this project, my girlfriend chose the Besta at Ikea and told me that it would fit well in our living room, with plenty of storage place.

Is Twitter The Ultimate Creation Killer?

I’ve recently spent a lot of time interviewing some of the most productive and successful creators on the planet.And, I’ve noticed something…many hardcore creators aren’t on social media.Or, if they are, they tend more toward dabbling or strategic bursts than heavy use.

Reader Mailbag: Thanksgiving Week

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. Repetitive car repairs 2. Keeping oldest credit card 3. Rethinking decision to buy home 4. Thanksgiving place settings 5. Eliminating debts before grad school 6. Dividing up Thanksgiving leftovers 7.

Being organized before a doctor’s visit

During a recent visit with my doctor, she commented that I don’t act like her other patients during visits. She said it’s obvious I have spent a lot of time with doctors because I’m not nervous and uncomfortable around her or her colleagues. She also said I’m one of the only patients who comes in with a list of topics to discuss and takes notes during visits.

Fantasy vs. Reality: Paving a Path to a Promising Future

On Saturday night, I had dinner with Wendy and Dennis, two Get Rich Slowly readers who recently moved from Phoenix to Portland. We talked about a lot of things — most of them nerdy. We also chatted about the ever-evolving nature of Get Rich Slowly. “I’ve noticed you’re writing more about credit cards lately,” Wendy said.