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Bali Dispatch #4: Village People, Hidden Art and Selling Out

Imagine having no last name and more than 25% of the population having the same first name as you… That’s how it works in Bali. Here, kids aren’t given any old name. Each of the first four children, in any family, receive the same name. The first kid goes by Wayan, the second by Madé or Kadek, the third by Nyoman or Komang and the fourth by Ketut.

Downshifting: The First Day of the Rest of My Life

“This is it,” I told my wife last Monday. “This is what?” Kris asked. “This is the first day of the rest of my life,” I said. She knew what I meant. For the past few years, I’ve been living in a self-created whirlwind of busy-ness.

Five Simple Diet Tips That Actually Work

A third of Americans are obese – and another third are overweight. The global picture isn't much rosier.Many of us, even if we're not exactly "fat", know that we could do with using a few pounds. Whether it's for our health, to improve our confidence, or just because we want to get back into those jeans, we'd like to diet successfully.

The Power of Gratitude

Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude: Why You Should Bother If you regularly find yourself feeling stressed, are constantly running against the clock, often wonder if there’s any point to it all anyway, and occasionally contemplate just burying your head under the bed-sheets and refusing to face the day then you might want to try something that’s worked wonders for me. I’ll warn you – thi

Stop Living For the Approval of Women

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Wayne M. Levine, M.A. No one wants to admit they’re not funny. Have you ever met a man who willingly confesses to it? Now, you know he’s not terribly funny, and everyone else can clearly see that he’s not funny. But he still cracks his bad jokes as you all groan.

Review: Power of 2

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. One of the most powerful things you can do in the path towards building the career you want, the social connections you want, and the financial path you want is simply work on improving your ability to build and sustain relationships with other people.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 A family’s decision to say yes to what matters most to themIt’s easy to talk about focusing on what matters most, but actually doing it can be difficult — it’s different and it’s not what everyone else is doing. Unitasker Wednesday: Bread slicer and crumb catcherI’m of the opinion that if someone knows how to bake homemade bread that they’re suave en

O Pioneers

Come my tan-faced children, Follow well in order, get your weapons ready, Have you your pistols? have you your sharp-edged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers! Our adult lives are a long journey, and as with all journies, those who prepare adequately for that journey will see the most success.

Linkswitch #27: Free Time, Vacation Time, Social Media and More

What Is The Last Thing You Do Before You Launch A Website? One thing that can be said about human beings is that we are, by and large, creatures of habit. We establish routines, consciously and subconsciously, that help us accomplish tasks or move us more quickly or comfortably through our day.

"To Study and Learn How To Know Ourselves...Is the Foundation of Wisdom and the Highway To Whatever Is Good."

“The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves.

Reader Story: Rich Dad, Stingy Dad

This guest post from Anna is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general “how I did X” advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Advice for Young Creatives

About this presentationNever content to accept conventional wisdom, creatives love to learn things the hard way. But is it absolutely necessary? We chatted with a handful of 99% Conference attendees about the things they wished someone had told them when they were just starting out.

Eleven Effective Ways to Reduce Your Laundry Costs

We currently have five people living at our home. Let’s say, hypothetically, we all change clothes twice a day (it’s often more than that due to the nonstop accidents, spills, and other things that go on in such a household). That’s ten outfits’ worth of clothes to wash each and every day.

8 Design & Usability Principles You Can Apply to Your Website

Photo Credit: Peter Kubelka While many web designers focus first on producing incredible graphics and using splashy colors, those in the know are making usability and utility their highest priorities. Once a site is extremely easy to comprehend and navigate, and when it is built to turn visitors into consumers, then you can turn your attention to making it visually attractive and stimulating.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: July 17, 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.