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By Jonathan Fields

Famous Men and Their Motorcyles

Few things have captured the passion, the sometimes obsession, of men like the motorcycle. There’s no mystery as to why this is.

Review: Talent Is Overrated

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. About a year ago, I reviewed the wonderful book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 forScore app brings sheet music to the iPadforScore lets you use your own sheet music PDFs on the iPad. Unitasker Wednesday: The fire extinguisherHow many fire extinguishers does your home need? Ask Unclutterer: How long should I keep bills that have been digitally scanned?I have all my papers (bills, documents etc.) digital, so its no physical clutter.

This week in April '07

The Malmese twins: This has remained one of my favourite TV stands of all time. It's compact, sleek and floats off the ground which makes it hard for dust bunnies to hide.     Smart underbed storage: I am not sure if it's good feng shui to sleep on top of all your stuff, but it sure makes a lot of storage-sense. Why waste the space under your bed?

What’s Worth Living For?

Lenny writes in with a fairly distressing email: All of your articles assume a few things, and one of the big ones is hope for the future.

Linkswitch #63, Creating Engaging Content, Website Redesign, Four-Day Workweek

How to Create Content That Engages Prospects and Customers When Rick Short, director of marketing communications for Indium Corporation, began thinking about his social media strategy, he started with keyword research. He identified 73 of the most important keywords his prospective customers would search for.

Reader Story: Fight for Your Finances

This guest post from Justin 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. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. Normally, we personal finance aficionados aren’t the fighting sort.

The Power of Tweaking

I'll be honest with you – for years I've struggled with getting the results I wanted. I tried to go after my goals – starting a business, increasing my flexibility, learning tumbling many times, all of which led to failures. I don't know anyone else who is not able to do a proper back-handspring after trying to learn it for five years.

Manvotional: More Light and Less Noise

From Lincoln’s Yarns and Stories, 1900 The President was bothered to death by those persons who boisterously demanded that the War be pushed vigorously; also, those who shouted their advice and opinions into his weary ears, but who never suggested anything practical.

Virginia Woolf: "The Immense Success of Our Life Is...That Our Treasure is Hid Away."

[Of her marriage to Leonard Woolf]: "The immense success of our life is, I think, that our treasure is hid away; or rather in such common things that nothing can touch it." -- Virginia Woolf, Diaries, June 14, 1925 * Join the discussion on the Facebook Page -- lots of interesting conversation there. And on Twitter, @gretchenrubin.

75 Things Worth Watching on Netflix Streaming

I consider Netflix streaming to be one of the best bargains out there in entertainment. For $9 a month (assuming you have a home internet connection), you gain access to an enormous libraries of commercial-free films and television series.

7 euro light wonder

Materials: Melodi, art podge, Ikea napkins and fabric Description: I wanted lighting that was custom to each room, and my budget was small, so I got some art podge when I was in Hungary and bought a few Melodi lights for our new place on sale at 5 euros a pop.

Winners of the Spring 2011 Shoe Shine Saturday Photo Contest

A couple of weeks ago we held a contest on the site called Shoe Shine Saturday. Readers submitted photos of their best shoe shine, and the pictures were judged by the quality of the shoe shine and the creativity of the photo. We received over 270 awesome and very manly submissions. The Art of Manliness selected the top five finalists, and then KIWI Shoe Care chose the final winners.

Dolls house from a IKEA Catalogue

Materials: IKEA Catalogue, scissors, glue, cardboard Description: We used last year's catalogue to cut and glue and make a dollhouse. Super easy, super fun! See more of the IKEA Catalogue dollhouse. ~ Lilla a

GRS Video Contest Update

Time is winding down on the 2011 Get Rich Slowly Video Contest. For a while, I was worried that nobody was going to play along. But digging through the archives, I see that last year we had a similar entry pattern: We only had five entries in the first few weeks, but the videos poured in during the last week.