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Simon Mottram: On Passion, Obsession & Why Your Brand Should Take Sides

With its high-design roadwear, Rapha has given the sport of cycling a sleek, new mystique. We talk to founder Simon Mottram about how to brand your obsession.

How to Parallel Park…Like a Man!

Picture this scenario. It’s Friday night and Mr. Suburbia is driving downtown to the big city with Judy on a first date to catch a 7PM off-Broadway performance of Guys and Dolls.

Tap into Your Senses: Go Outside.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Last month's theme was Self-control, and last week's theme was to Beware the licensing effect. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Some Thoughts on Steve Jobs

One wouldn’t have to have read this website for very long to know that Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple and Pixar, is one of the people in this world I admire (in fact, I even mentioned him in the reader mailbag this morning).

Being productive when you don’t feel completely up for the task

I’m fighting a cold and it’s making writing difficult today. My fingers feel heavy. My mind refuses to focus. And Coffee, my trusted sidekick, isn’t being very helpful. (I expect more from you, Coffee!) If I worked in a traditional office environment, I would take today off from work or telecommute so as not to share this cold bug with my co-workers.

Very old NOT uplight/reading lamp gets new feet

Materials: old NOT, old cymbal stand Description: I had this very old NOT floor lamp (it came in silver in those days) that was so old that its base had totally disintegrated. The light however, was still perfect. Since I had an old drum kit that needed getting rid of, I just stuck the shaft of the light into the foot of the cymbal stand.

Solsta Pallbo Beach Footstool

Materials: Solsta Pallbo Footstool in white, bambus beach mat, hot glue, scissors, stapler, 4x angle joints, screws, maybe a saw Description: I've made the EXPEDIT Beach Table you can find here. After finishing it I thought of making a suitable chair or stool for that. So I took a Solsta Pallbo Footstool and made it ready for my little Beach. 1.

Reader Mailbag: More Fees

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. Switching jobs and retirement plans 2. Family corporations 3. Student loan question 4. Savings targets for singles 5. Television 6. Job switch 7. Finding speaking gigs 8. Same card, different rates 9.

Radiance and Fascination: The Zander Effect

Yesterday, I sat in an airplane hanger with 4,000 CEOs and thought leaders from around the world, listening to a line-up of world-class speakers. The event was the HSM World Business Forum. And I’ve had the privilege of “covering” it for the last 3 years as a blogger.Every year, I leave inspired beyond word.

How Much is Your Status as an Independent Contractor Worth?

Credit: MoneyBlogNewz on Flickr As a freelancer, you’re independent. No one can tell you what hours to work or where to be — provided you complete your work to your client’s satisfaction, you’re free as a bird. At least, that’s how the law works.

Halloween Spending: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

This post is from staff writer April Dykman, who recently wrote about the wonders of goat-milk caramel. Recently staff writer Sierra Black wrote about ways to get financially prepared for the holiday season.

Besta Door Picture Frame

Materials: Besta Glass Cabinet Door, Pictures, Matting supplies, Picture Frame Hanging Brackets Description: I originally went on a journey to find a unique frame for myself to frame my college diploma on a budget. When I was looking in IKEA (I worked there at the time) I found that a Besta Door was the perfect size for both my diploma and tassel.

Thank You, Steve

Every blog I write, read or edit is on my Mac. Even though the word ‘impossible’ was never part of who you were, you will be Impossible to forget. PickTheBrain thanks you, Steve Jobs. Rest In Peace.  

How to Save a Marriage: 5 Steps

Photo by Shannon By Leigh Harris “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ~ Theodore Hesburgh In the past month I found out that three marriages of close friends are in trouble. When I heard about the first one, a husband who recently left his marriage, I cried. It seemed worse than death. With death there is love.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Reusing Ziploc Bags

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.