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By Glen Stansberry

Become a Human Lie Detector: How to Sniff Out a Liar

Have you ever been burned by somebody because they told you an outright lie?

Trimming the Average Budget: Home Energy Costs

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

Why Choosing Happiness Will Dramatically Change All Aspects of Your Life

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln As humans, we have one very great ability, which is the one thing that sets us apart from the rest of the animals in the animal kingdom: “free will” and the ability to make choices about everything we do.We have the ability to makes choices every second of every day if our lives.

New Year’s Resolutions

New year’s resolutions have a bad name.  They have become somewhat synonymous with “making promises you don’t intend to keep” and “setting unrealistic expectations.  Resolutions can be a very helpful tool, but you have to approach them in a smart way. 1.

How Failure Can Accelerate Your Success

Image courtesy of the Dana Foundation No one actually wants to encounter failure in their life. That’s because when you look at the isolated incident, it means that you haven’t found success. However, with the right attitude, you can use your failure in order to get yourself to success in an accelerated fashion.

Build your own recyclable furniture with Grid Beam

Over the years, I’ve moved at least a dozen times. Assembling, disassembling and reassembling desks, bed frames, and bookshelves–most of which was never meant to be disassembled. Frequent relocation like this isn’t uncommon, especially for younger people moving out on their own for the first time.

Silas Marner and You

Yesterday, I had a conversation with a Simple Dollar reader named Kip, who brought up the classic novel Silas Marner by George Eliot (if you’d like to read it, here’s the entire text, or if you’d just like a summary, here are the Sparknotes).

Contributing to a Roth Versus Paying Down Debt

By Philip Brewer This post was prompted by a reader question, but it's an issue that many people face — we see versions of it all the time in the forums. So, I thought I'd walk through what I think is the best way to approach any problem of this sort.

Are You Tracking Your Budget, Cash Flow, and Net Worth?

Net worth, in its simplest sense, is assets less liabilities. In my opinion, it is the single-most important financial measure for us all to track (it gets the edge over cash flow since cash flow could be viewed as a subset and/or feeding into net worth). Net worth tells you whether or not your wealth is increasing and by how much.

Why I Kicked “Resolutions” to the Curb for 2010

It’s 2010 and everyone is off to a fresh start. It feels fabulous. Each new year is a great time to start new and think about where you are headed. But if you think that involves having to make a resolution, think again. You can still accomplish great things without having a “resolution.”In years past, I’ve always had a resolution. In 2007, it was to publish my book.

James Jamerson’s Uncluttered Bass Rig

I’ve written before about my constant battle with an affliction called Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS). It’s an almost compulsive need to purchase new equipment in the firm belief that the new item, be it a guitar, amp, or effect pedal, will be the spark that ignites stale monotony into inspired genius.

Does Your Brand Sell or Repel?

I recently stumbled upon an article that featured a line up of best book covers over last 10 years. Many were cool, very stylized. But, none made me actually want to buy the books. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of any of the books, so I looked them up on amazon. Of the 20 books listed (10 winners and 10 notables), the vast majority had terrible sales ranks.

The Best Time to Buy Almost Everything

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. My mom has a sixth sense when it comes to bargain hunting.

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Training a Generation in Manliness

Men of the CCC at Work and Play Source: National Parks Service Editors Note: If you’ve ever been camping, you’ve probably hiked on a trail or used a lodge that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. But just what was the CCC? In this article, Philip Rodney Moon explains the origin of this New Deal program and it’s lasting effect on the land and the men who took part.

Newsflash! THE HAPPINESS PROJECT Hit the New York Times Bestseller List! #2!

I'm in shock. I just found out. My book, The Happiness Project, hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, its first week out in the world. This is one of the HAPPIEST moments of my professional career! I'm beyond thrilled! Thank you, my dear readers, for your enthusiasm and everything you've done to support The Happiness Project.