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By Mark Shead

The Greatest Tragedy: Time vs Money

Photo of Gala Darling Editor’s Note: I recently read a gem of a book called “The Millionaire Fastlane”. Despite feeling skeptical by its title, its phenomenal content surprised and delighted me. I’ll say more about the book at the end of this article.

10 Time-Saving Web Tools

Who wants to spend time sweating the small stuff when there’s more important work to do? We highlight 10 web apps to streamline your daily tasks.

Introducing Art of Manliness Stationery (Win a Box!)

At the Art of Manliness, we’ve long been proponents of hand-written correspondence. But if you’ve spent any time looking for stationery, like we have, you know that the selection of stationery designed for men is abysmal. Most stationery companies tailor their offerings for their female customers, and butterfly, flower, and polka dot motifs abound.

Review: Early Retirement Extreme

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. It was the subtitle of Jacob Lund Fisker’s Early Retirement Extreme that convinced me to pick it up.

DIY Slide Projector

Materials: Isbrytare lamp (no longer in production) Description: This is not mine but I thought you'd be interested. Instructables user derte84 build a lo-fi projector to display photo slides on a huge wall. Also works for lomo slides. See the step-by-step instructables [via Unplggd]. ~ Owen

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Unitasker Wednesday: Formula MixerIntroducing the Formula Mixer. Design Public’s Organization Blog Fest: BookshelvesThe website Design Public is hosting an Organization Blog Fest for a week, and they asked me to be a part of the advice-wielding group for the second year in a row. Ask Unclutterer: Auto officeMy wife uses her mini van as an office for her process serving business, and a

"Happiness and Moral Duty Are Inseparably Connected."

"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." -- George Washington * It was great fun to see myself used as an example in a thought-provoking article by Dan Pink: Ever felt like your job isn't what you're born to do? You're not alone. With my friend Marci Alboher, too! * Want a free, personalized bookplate for your copy of The Happiness Project – or for a friend?

Seth Godin Pokes The Box

Seth Godin wants you to be uncomfortable.He wants you to question why you do what you do. And more importantly, why you don’t do what you don’t do.In his new book, Poke the Box, Seth wants you to knock down the walls to that container otherwise known as the status quo. He wants you to test, prod, poke.

Eight Minutes to Financial Success – Minute #8: Bank on Autopilot

This week, The Simple Dollar is running a short series on some of the key moments in my financial turnaround and how you can experience those moments as well.

Lack Bistro Table

Materials: 2x Lack side tables, 1x Lack coffee table, Loctite construction adhesive, Polycrylic Description: We had a tiny "breakfast nook" in our newly remodeled (Ikea Adel MB!) kitchen and wanted an affordable way to add a small table for two.

Linkswitch #58, Design Process, New Facebook Pages, Useful Freelance Tools

7 Reasons Your Website Doesn’t Bring In New Clients As a freelancer, you count on your website as an important part of your marketing system.

Reader Story: Living on Less in Mexico

This guest post from Louisa Rogers 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.

Classical Rhetoric 101: The Five Canons of Rhetoric- Arrangement

Welcome back to our series on Classical Rhetoric. Today we’re continuing our five-part segment on the Five Canons of Rhetoric. Last time we discussed invention, which is essentially brainstorming and planning your speech or writing. In this installment, we’ll be exploring the canon of arrangement.

Modern dining room lightning

Materials: Löbbo, Hemma, scissors, knife Description: 3 small Löbbo shades were cut on the long side in small strips. These strips were stuck in small cuts I have pierced into one big Löbbo shade, that's it. It is quite a lot work, it looks best, when the pattern of the strips is rather irregular woven. I also used the non shiny side of the shade in the front - so it looks more natural.

Eight Minutes to Financial Success – Minute #7: Who Do You Love?

This week, The Simple Dollar is running a short series on some of the key moments in my financial turnaround and how you can experience those moments as well. For a full description of this, see the first article in the series. At the low point of my personal finance situation, I spent a long night sitting with my infant son in a dark room, wondering what would happen next.