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By John Wesley

4 Steps to Better Filing

I’ve inherited the hoarding gene. I hoard an unmanageable number of pieces of paper containing “useful” bits of information that I claim will one day be useful. I’ve just come down to Sydney to visit my Dad in hospital, and after we took him home, I was graphically reminded where I inherited my hoarding. Hundreds of VCR tapes containing recorded television shows line the walls.

Master the Art of Listening and Watch All Your Relationships Thrive

No wonder listening is an undervalued art. Research shows that we speak at a rate of about 125 words per minute, yet we have the capacity to listen to approximately 400 words per minute. So what are we doing with that extra space in our minds when someone else is talking? Are we really listening?I have a friend who used to multi-task when we spoke on the phone.

Are Debit Cards Evil, Too?

This post is from GRS Staff Writer Adam Baker. In addition to writing for Get Rich Slowly, Baker blogs over at Man vs.

Uncluttering regrets

In the comments section of Tuesday’s post “Asking the better question,” reader Cheryl asked: Have you ever gotten rid of something about which you later regretted making that choice? What was it?

Fjus turned dog "feeding station"

Carley's lucky puppies are getting a happy feeding station. "We are adding a new Golden Retriever puppy, to be named Jaxon (pr. Jackson) to our family in a couple weeks. We already have one Golden named Jewel, who eats from an elevated food dish.

If you're at a loss for how to help

This post is dedicated to my friend Amy Wilson.Lately, I've been giving a lot of talks and answering a lot of questions and, often times, people ask how they can help. This is a wonderful question, but waiting for someone else to answer it is not quite as wonderful.Let me say why.

So You Want My Job: Bicycle Product Manager

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Today we feature an interview with Luke Elrath. As the product manager for Breezer Bicycles, Mr. Elrath is responsible for both designing and marketing Breezer bikes. 1.

We Are All Art Now

GOOD Magazine details London's One and Other public art experiment, in which anybody is free to grab an hour on a very public "soapbox."

Designing Obama: The Book

Designer Scott Thomas elaborates on the subject matter of his 99% conference talk with the gorgeous new book, Designing Obama, now available for pre-sale.…

The Awesomeness Manifesto

Umair Haque argues for awesomeness over innovation; passion over growth.

Never Eat Alone: Follow Up or Fail

This is the seventh of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this book on building a lifelong community of colleagues, contacts, friends, and mentors is teased apart and looked at in detail.

Six Tips for Coping with the Fact that You've Forgotten Someone's Name.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Six tips for coping with the fact that you don’t remember a person’s name. If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble remembering people’s names, or even how you know them.

Minimalist Guide to Mac

Leo at www.mnmlist.com (got to love that url) has a Definitive Guide to a Minimalist Mac Setup that is an interesting read for OS X users out there.  I think he is missing out by not using Time Machine, but he links to a bunch of great apps and has a lot of idea on how to keep your computer lean and work focused. Follow Productivity501 on Twitter..

Moving a Home Office

We bought a house and I’ve been working on getting my office moved.  Here are a few things I’ve learned in the process: Set up new internet before switching off the old. If you want to minimize downtime, don’t turn off your old office’s internet until you have everything set up and running in your new space. Vacuum, vacuum.

Best of Personal Finance: The 25 Best Places to Retire

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best of Personal Finance Roundup.