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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

How to Deal With a Job You Hate

Do you dread Monday mornings?It’d be great if we all had creative, fulfilling jobs with fantastic bosses and brilliant colleagues. The truth is, though, that an awful lot of people – some figures suggesting as many as 80% - are dissatisfied with their jobs.Maybe you’re one of them. You might have once enjoyed your job – but either you’ve changed or the work environment has.


Materials: FADO lamp, HTC Diamond package Arduino UNO and Arduino Ethernet Shield from Arduino. Description: I have the pleasure to present you the FADOnet. This concept is based on the FADO Lamp, the packaging of the HTC diamond and is enriched with electronic system. Click to read more>>

A Meeting of Minds: Financial Blogger Conference 2011

I spent the weekend in Chicago, meeting and talking with 279 other financial bloggers. After years of saying we should all get together, we finally did (thanks to the hard work of Phil Taylor from PT Money). For three days, we talked about writing, marketing, and monetization.

Who Am I? 5 Steps To Reveal Your True Self

We endlessly discuss and gossip about questions of: What am I? Who am I? What is my self? Layers of Fear hide answers to these questions. They must be lifted off to live in the essence of an effective life. First Layer: As this first thin layer is lifted there is a growing awareness that ideas about your self are made-up.

Review: Uncertainty

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. All of us have fears and doubts about what we’re doing and where our future is headed. I know I certainly have those fears and doubts.

Solid wood countertop for lazy families

Materials: Numerar countertop Description: Ikea recommends to handle solid wood countertops this way: "Wipe clean with a soft cloth dampened with water and a mild dish detergent or soap, if necessary. Wipe dry with a clean cloth....

Belle Vue Clinic, Preventable Medical Disasters, and Stoic Lessons

(Photo: Dirty Bunny) [Warning: This post is one of my rare rants, perhaps my only rant, written last week when the reality-bending fury was fresh. Almost never seen, like a snow leopard, my angry self has come out to stretch his arms a bit, perhaps punch a few deserving people after warming up.

Mirror, mirror Malma on the wall

Materials: Malma x 32, 4 cm wide double sided carpet tape, tape measure, carpenter's square, spirit level, marker Description: In the dining room of our new apartment we had a very special decorating challenge. On the back wall (facing the whole living area) was a large 1970s smoked glass mirror. And it was glued to the wall.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Unitasker Wednesday: Cool ConesIs eating store-bought ice cream bringing you down? Well, let Cool Cones turn that around! Exercise and focusA neuroscientist at the University of Illinois, Arthur Kramer, in “Ageing, Fitness and Neurocognitive Function” in Nature magazine, reports on another way to improve your ability to focus and brain cognition.

Extra Costs of Moving: Financial, Cultural, and Spiritual Restrictions

Abbie writes in: My family is considering a move to a smaller town for professional purposes. The only problem with this move is that we’re Orthodox and thus we follow the dietary laws. This means that the food our family eats must be kosher.

Linkswitch #88, Note Taking, Long-Term Clients, Super Fans

Top 10 Note Taking Apps for Freelancers A typical freelancer is an idea generating engine. New ideas spring up all the time. Suddenly, you may realize you have a perfect solution to a problem or get inspiration on the go. To record your precious ideas there are handy note taking apps. These tools usually contain features like notes and web clippings.

Tolsby jewelry stand

Materials: Tolsby, scissors, fabric with small holes Description: I made this movie to show you how to make this super easy hack. Link to the video on youtube. ~ Astrid, Holland If it looked familiar, you're right. Jen posted this one some time back. ~ Jules

Reader Story: The High Cost of Kids Sports

This guest post from Kay Lynn Akers 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. Kay Lynn writes about money and life at Bucksome Boomer. More and more children are participating on travel or elite sport teams.

How To Prevent Alzheimer’s by Learning Another Language

Wrinkles, gray hair, failing eyesight, brittle bones. As the saying goes, getting old is not for sissies. Most of the bodily changes that come with aging have remedies. They can’t be completely avoided or cured, but they can be compensated for to a degree. You can get stronger glasses, or bifocals. You can color your hair, if vanity demands it.