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By The FLS Team

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Condolences Edition

A few days ago, one of my favorite podcasters (Tom Vasel, from The Dice Tower) lost his infant son to an E. coli infection. Having an infant son myself, I can’t imagine the pain of that type of experience. My condolences go out to him and his family.

What Is Your Body Capable Of?

Is your body out of shape? Do you want to become fit? No matter how unfit you are right now, it’s not too late to get your body back into shape.

To Propose or Not to Propose? Tips for Handling the RFP Process

credit: timparkinson on Flickr Sorry if you’re a lovestruck freelancer, but this isn’t an article about proposing marriage. Instead, it’s about handling requests for bids, proposals, quotes, or whatever you’d like to call them.

Sofia Stripes on an Expedit Shelf

Materials: Expedit shelf, Sophia fabric Description: It was super basic- I just trimmed some $.99/yard Sophia striped fabric to the size of the Expedit shelf. I temporarily taped the edges of the fabric onto the back of the shelf to figure out where I needed to cut holes for the cords of the printer, modem, xbox, etc.

How to Lend Money to Friends (Without Ruining the Relationship)

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Lending money to friends and family is a generous act — one that could easily backfire and even ruin your relationship.

Are You Wasting Hours of Your Work Day?

How much time do you waste, every day? You probably don’t try to, or mean to.

From First TV to Dr. Oz – How to Get Local Media…Then National Media

(Photo: Dyobmit) Let’s start with what you think you want. “I want to get on Oprah eventually, and we’ve been pitching The New York Times, who’s interested.” Good news or game over? I hear some version of this on a weekly basis from start-up founders.

Looking Sharp While Traveling the World

Image from Modern Mechanix Why “Stylish” Travel Clothing? Traveling used to be a glamorous endeavor. As it was more rare than it is today, going on a trip was really something special.

Dreams Come True: Story of Audacity

By Tina Su What are your dreams? What are you passionate about? Around the time I graduated University I became fascinatedwith photography. It became my first passion. I dreamed of becoming a professional photographer. I loved photography, and dove in head first determined to make my dreams come true.

Video: Are You a "Yes" Resolver or a "No" Resolver?

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! This month’s theme is Resolutions. Last week’s resolution was to Choose one word to set the tone for the year. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

Get Going with Google AdWords

This week Rockable Press launched its latest eBook, Get Going with Google AdWords by author Chandler Nguyen and we couldn’t be more excited! This book is designed with the beginner in mind, introducing you to the world of Google AdWords.

Career Moves and Decisions

This week, someone from my past reached into the present and dropped a job offer on my lap. If this job offer had appeared three years ago, I would have taken it in a heartbeat. It allows me to work from home.

The Spiral of Successful Habits

Post written by Leo Babauta. Many people have so many things they want to change about their lives they don’t know where to start. It’s overwhelming: you might smoke and eat junk food and need to exercise and want to be more productive and eliminate debt and start doing work you love and simplify your life to find time for your family and find things to be passionate about … Where do

Travel More, Fly First Class and Pay Nothing?

Last summer, my wife, my daughter and I traveled to the other side of the world. We went from NYC to Hong Kong to Bali to Australia, then L.A. and back to NYC.It was am amazing trip.

Mantra motivation

With my foot still in a cast, I’m obviously not running my typical 15 miles a week. Since I can’t take to the streets, I have been doing a lot of reading about running instead.