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By Glen Stansberry

How To Be Happier? Eat Lots of Apples.

Happiness interview: Phil Rubin. Warning: shameless family promotion: A first for me! I interviewed a member of my own family. My brother- and sister-in-law have a new book that just came out -- a fabulous cookbook, The Comfort of Apples: Modern Recipes for an Old-Fashioned Favorite, that focuses on apples (my own personal favorite fruit).

Rails Bootcamp Diary: Day 3

Today, my furrowed brows relaxed into “ah ha” smiles. After two days of challenging Ruby concepts, we’re now in the wonderful world of Rails. Our instructor for this section, Sarah Allen, is also really bringing it on. What works Context and the big picture For me, it’s vital to understand the big picture when learning a new technology.

Crazy Stuff Your Dad Has Said: The $#*! My Dad Says Sweepstakes

While we might wish our dad was like Ward Cleaver, most dads are far from perfect. Maybe your dad is more like Archie Bunker or Fred G. Sanford. They loved their families and would do anything for them, but when dispensing fatherly advice they usually ended up saying some crazy, albeit super hilarious stuff.

Micro vs Macro: Using “Success Factors” To Manage Your Team

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The 3 Keys to Financial Independence

Today we are seeing more self made millionaires than ever before.

How to Change Your Car’s Air Filter

Think back to the last time you had your oil changed at a quick lube. The mechanic brings you out to the car to show you how filthy your air filter is and tells you it’s time to replace it. You’re a busy man with places to go and people to see, so you nod and give him the go ahead.

Experience Zero Gravity with James Cameron, Director of Avatar (and Me, Among Others)

James Cameron is writer and director of Avatar ($2.7 billion grossed), The Terminator, Aliens, and Titanic, among other blockbusters and genre-defining films. On October 9th, James Cameron, Jim Gianopoulos (Fox Films Chairman/CEO), Peter Diamandis (X PRIZE Foundation Founder and Chairman), Tim Ferriss (that’s me), and a select group of others will experience zero gravity.

Micro vs Macro: Using “Success Factors” To Manage Your Team

“Success factors” are a key element of great macro management. Learn how to set clear goals and expectations so your creative team can thrive.

Micro vs Macro: Using “Success Factors” To Manage Your Team

“Success factors” are a key element of great macro management. Learn how to set clear goals and expectations so your creative team can thrive.

Daily Links: Packing Puzzles Edition

Kris and I are in the final stages of preparing for our trip to France and Italy. We’ve packed, the housesitter is arranged, and one of us (hint: not me) has learned a bit of French. All that’s left is for me to finish prepping the guest posts that will run in my absence.

Running in Place? 14 Ways to Break Free

When we set big, lofty goals for ourselves, it’s really easy to find ourselves at a plateau of sorts, where it feels like we’re spinning our wheels but not really heading upward towards our end target. I’ll share two examples of this from my own life. I’ve been working on a novel pretty consistently for the past three years.

SwitchTip: Manage Multiple Facebook Pages with Hootsuite

For some reason, there are many people with multiple facebook pages.

7 Tips for Keeping School-Day Mornings Calm and Cheerful.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Seven tips for keeping school-day mornings calm and cheery. Unbelievable, but school is already well underway. And that means that the early-morning scramble is underway too. I wrote this list a while back, but I realized this morning that I needed to go over it again and remind myself of what I need to do keep things running smoothly.

Reclaimed wood desk

Materials: VIKA ANNEFORS, MICKE Storage unit, VIKA LERBERG Description: I really love some of those reclaimed wood desks but they are quite expensive, so I decided to buy these white and clean table legs (VIKA ANNEFORS, VIKA LERBERG) and start a quest for old and damaged wood pieces to create a contrasting look. 1- I found redwood beams/mantles and cleaned and dry them for about 2 days.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Keep it in rotationEvaluate your consumable inventory regularly. This means keeping on top of three primary areas: the refrigerator, the pantry and your toiletries stash. Your stuff isn’t youMore than half of the people looking at images of celebrities will fail to name the celebrity when their eyebrows are missing.