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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

10 Motivational Quotes That Will Jump Start Your Day

Sometimes a little motivation is all you need to get you “pumped-up” for your day, or to get you through your day.  But some people try to discount motivation; however motivation is necessary in order for you to succeed.  I like what Jim Rohn said about motivation, he said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last.

23 Bodyweight Ring and Strap Exercises

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, CSCS. Every lifter must first be able to control their bodyweight before they progress onto weighted movements. Even after months or years of training, there are always bodyweight exercises in our program.

Building Skills for Free

As I’ve mentioned a few times on here, I’ve been taking piano lessons since early February. When I come home, though, my materials are mostly books I’ve been gifted or printed out from various places and I practice on an old electronic keyboard or by walking to a local church and practicing on the older piano in their basement.

Free Microsoft Money Download Now Available

As I pointed out over a year ago, Microsoft has decided to quit producing Money Plus, its personal-finance software. At that time, I suggested sixteen powerful alternatives to Microsoft Money, but GRS reader Lijacka dropped a line the other day to point out that Money Plus is still available. For free!

(Yet another) Billy built-in

Materials: 2x80x202 Billy bookcases, 3x40x202 Billy bookcases, matching Billy height extension units Description: I've always longed for wall-sized bookshelve to my home office, so when we bought our new flat, I decided to go for it. After a bit of planning, Billy bookcases seemed the best fit.

Spicing up your kitchen, hacker style!

Materials: Akurum 12" base cabinet, Rationell 12" drawer (24" deep), Perfekt cover panel for base, Linjar (discontinued) cabinet face/door, iron-on white laminate strip, 24' x 22" galvanized sheet metal, Set of 22" full extension drawer slide ball-bearing hardware, 2 small "U" brackets, package of machine screws with covered nuts, 22" white plastic trim, table saw, & basic carpentry tools.

Caring for Your Online Introvert

"For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating."

Maxing out Your Triangle

Maxing Out Your Triangle: Rethinking work-hard/play-hard.

Are You Using a Virtual Assistant?

If you have read The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris, you won’t be surprised by the number of things that you can have a virtual assistant complete. If you haven’t read his book – go read it – but until then, here’s a quick list of some of the things you can have a virtual team perform. Invoicing – create invoices to send to your clients Invoicing follow up – contact your clients

The Summoned Self

David Brooks on the "Well-Planned Life."

A New Way of Reading

Books were good at developing a contemplative mind. Screens encourage more utilitarian thinking.

Solving the Wrong Problems

It is amazing how good people are at problem solving.  Think of all the inventions and methods people have come up with to fix everything from minor annoyances to large scale worldwide problems.

Bringing clutter into the light

Is there clutter hiding in your basement, attic, or garage? Is it at the back of a closet, under the kitchen sink, or in your medicine chest? What is the situation under your bed, in the linen closet, and in the drawers of your entertainment center? How are things in your filing cabinet or your car’s glovebox?

How to Stay Focused When Plans Keep Changing

I’m a planner. I like checklists and itineraries and schedules. Give me a map and I’ll plod along, one foot in front of the other, until we reach our destination. Of course, life isn’t always so easy. In fact, lately it seems like all my finely tuned plans have been turned upside down.

Reader Mailbag: The Cost of Friendship

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. Balancing limited income and values 2. Getting started with a Roth 3. Balancing social obligations and money 4. Investing for non-retirement goals 5. Economical recipe collections 6.