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By Glen Stansberry

Introducing The AoM Library of Random Man Knowledge

One thing I’ve noticed about us men is that we love to collect short bits of trivia, facts, and life tips. I have friends who can spout off the World Series Champions going back 50 years and others who can recite long quotes by some dead guy from memory. Then there are the men who know thousands of short tips and pointers on how to do stuff quickly and more effectively.

Video: Meditate on Koans.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month’s focus is Mindfulness. Last week’s resolution was a quiz, How mindful are you? Did you take that quiz? How did you do? This week’s resolution is to Meditate on koans.

Where do you find good ideas?

"The best ideas come out of the corner of our eye." Seth Godin on where not to find good ideas.

Sasha Barr Interview

Sometimes "I’ll have 10 versions of the project before I end up finding something that works."

Carol Dweck's Attitude: It's not about how smart you are

People nearly always perform better if they focus on things they can control, such as their effort.

Summer sizzles with organization

Today we welcome a guest post from certified professional organizer Bonnie Joy Dewkett, who runs The Joyful Organizer in western Connecticut, and her wonderful advice on summer preparations. The summer months are almost here for those of us in the northern hemisphere!

Letting Go of Attachment, from A to Zen

“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha. If there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting.

Never Cosign a Loan Unless You Want to Pay It Yourself

One of the most common questions I get is whether or not a person should cosign on someone else’s loan – a car loan, a student loan, or so on. I have a single response that I always give to this type of question: You should only co-sign a loan that you’re perfectly happy paying off yourself. If you would be unhappy with being forced to pay for the loan yourself, then you should n

The Bare Essentials: Simplifying Your Life

Take a look in your closets, garage, junk drawer and even your day planner. Are your valuable spaces uncomplicated and organized or cluttered and cramped?

Pictures of Insanely Cool Creative Workspaces

I’m fascinated by workplace design. Not humdrum gray carpeted rows of cubicles, but seriously cool, built to inspire, visionary work spaces.

Should You Quote Rates Over the Phone?

I try to deal with my clients via email, rather than over the phone. It’s not really a question of whether or not I want to chat on the phone. Instead, the way I handle clients makes me more comfortable with setting rates and other tasks in writing. Of course, I’ll take a call to discuss a project — I certainly won’t refuse a call from a prospective client.

Evicting Justin Case

Is there an extra person living in your home or hanging out in your office who keeps you from uncluttering? His name is Justin Case, and he sure does seem to get around: “I should hold onto this, Justin Case.” “One day I might need this, Justin Case.” Caring for a person takes time, energy, resources, and space — and Justin Case is no different.

Facing for alcove

Materials: Expedit, Lack, medium density fiberboard, rolls, paint Description: I was looking for a solution for an alcove to put useless stuff behind. So I cut and painted a medium density fiberboard and fixed it on an expedit rack on 4 rolls. After that I fixed 2 Lack boards for decoration. See more here. ~ Andrea, Cologne, Germany

Grow Your Savings by Paying in Full

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. In the past six months, I’ve spent more money on personal development than I have in my entire life. I’ve also spent considerable amounts on laptops and on a holistic wellness program.

Ikea LACK bookcase to Entertainment center

Materials: LACK Bookcase, IKEA DIODE Description: I was frustrated with the high cost of other entertainment units so i decided to get an IKEA LACK bookcase and modify it into the entertainment center i dreamed of. I started with some new feet for the bookcase then loaded it up with IKEA DIODER.