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By Tim Ferriss

Linkswitch #36: Web Typography, Web Apps and HTML 5

Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques Wherever we turn online, typography jumps out at us — sometimes literally, with the assistance of some clever coding. And now more than ever, we are seeing greater focus on this design element and its varied implementations around the Web.

Reader Story: How I Purchased Private Health Insurance

This guest post from Jaime Tardy 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. Jaime writes about her financial journey at Eventual Millionaire.

30 Ways to Make TV Watching More Productive

Do you ever hear yourself saying "I just don't have time" yet find yourself plopped in front of the TV for the better part of every evening?As our to-do lists grow so does our stress and anxiety over getting everything done. While we can't add any more time to our day (unfortunately) we can use the time we do have in a more productive manner.

Manvotional: Heroic Education

“Heroic Education” From Courage by Charles Wagner THE old stoics had this saying among themselves, Nihil mirari, — “Do not be astonished at anything.” The sense of it is plain; it means that we must not allow ourselves to be overawed by men or things, to be frightened or disconcerted.

The Roles of Attitude and Aptitude in Success

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar Success is something that every individual strives to achieve. Every single person in the world has their own goals and dreams. Young or old, male or female, black or white, rich or poor, all have the same drive and desire to live life in the best way they see possible.

How to Organize and Host a Gaming Evening

As I’ve mentioned before on The Simple Dollar, one of our favorite social activities is to host a “game night” with several of our friends. We do this on a rotating basis with them, with roughly two “game nights” happening per month.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: September 25, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Setting Goals to Succeed: Lessons from a Freelance Classical Musician

I never cease to be amazed by the number of players I meet who still believe in playing the classical music equivalent of corporate cubicle nation – clinging onto the notion that an orchestral job is fundamental to reputation and survival.

Binder clip hack for your wire shelving

Making the rounds on Reddit this week was a great refrigerator hack by Muteboy on Flickr: Muteboy, a.k.a. Matthew Petty, created an adjustable beverage rack in his refrigerator with a simple binder clip. The clip can be moved to the left for more beverage storage, or to the right for less.

How One GRS Reader Saved Over $1,000 on Airfare

The time has come. I’ve packed as lightly as I know how (which may not be light enough), we’ve installed the housesitter, and I’ve scheduled a month’s worth of great guest posts here at GRS. As you read this, Kris and I are now jetting our way from Portland to New York City to Venice, Italy. We’ll spend the next two weeks exploring Venice, Florence, and Rome.

Henrikdal does a wheelie

Materials: Henriskdal bar stool, castors, Bemz slipcover, saw, drill, screws, screw driver Description: This is a short and sweet one. We liked the look, size and shape of the Henriksdal bar stool for the Bemz Inspiration Store but were finding it was impeding movement. Plus, its dimensions were not quite right.

Homemade Gift Series #2: Homemade Soap

Let’s just start this one off with two big, giant warnings! Warning #1 Making soap at home can be very fun and rewarding, and if done right, it can be an inexpensive way to make gifts. But it can also be very dangerous if proper precautions aren’t taken.

Shoe Shine Saturday Photo Contest Sponsored by Kiwi Shoe Care

My dad had a manly tradition that I fondly remember from my childhood. Maybe yours had the same one. One Saturday every month, my dad would pull out his wooden shoe polish kit packed with tins of KIWI shoe polish and take all his boots to the den to polish them. He usually watched In the Heat of the Night or a football game while he did it.

Big Sometimes Friendly Giant

It's Roald Dahl month. Nice Sam Anderson piece on Dahl: the storyteller as benevolent sadist.

Fall Cleaning Guide: Systems

RealSimple offers a guide to get your space ready for the changing weather.