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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Getting Things Done: The Power of Outcome Focusing

This is the thirteenth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen.

Video: Do Good, Feel Good. It Really Works.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- last week's resolution was to Cultivate gratitude. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness? This week’s resolution is Do good, feel good.

Plant between the lines

Materials: Bladet trio from Ikea, puffy and fabric paint Description: 1. Choose colored puffy or fabric paint. 2. Draw directly on the planter with paint in patterned or random graphic designs. 3. Allow puffy or fabric paint to dry. ~ Erica, Michigan

Unstressed for Success: 5 Stress Relievers for Friction Free Work

I’ve been married long enough to have a spouse that is comfortable enough to notify me when my stress level is getting too high.  She says that she does this just before the feeling to “put me out of her misery” becomes more than just a fantasy.  Usually her notification isn’t initially well received, but after a few moments/hours/beers, I come around to her way of thinking and try and

Evernote Essentials: The definitive guide to using Evernote

Brett Kelly, a champion of simple living and a member of the LifeRemix network, has authored a terrific 80-page guide to using Evernote (one of my all-time favorite digital data applications).

Evernote Book

Brett Kelly has written a book called Evernote Essentials.  If you’ve been considering using Evernote, this is the guide you’ll want to makes you are getting the most out of it.

Mastering recurring responsibilities

Like it or not, some tasks do have to get done each day.

Penn and Teller interview

“Doing beautiful things is its own reward." Penn & Teller on 35 years of artistic partnership.

Weird and Wacky Job Interviews: Bad Hiring and Bad Psychology

Think your wacky interview questions are a creative way to find the best candidate? Research says otherwise.

It Doesn’t Matter What Your Position Is Right Now, You Can Do Better

An obviously upset Sam writes in: You think your world is all rainbows and puppies. Guess what? Karma will eventually bite you in the [rear]. Seven months ago I got fired from my job for no fault of my own the company was going under. Now I cant pay my bills and Im going to lose my house.

Blog to watch: UN v2.0

Alec Farmer, a graduate student in Glasgow, Scotland, is spending a year living in a micro-structure and is blogging about his experience on the new UN v2.0 site.

The Swiss Cheese Method of Project Scheduling

One of the things that comes along with the freelance life, especially early in the game,  is a “feast or famine” cycle, both in terms of revenue, and in terms of time. Sometimes you are scrambling to keep up with your work, pulling all-nighters to keep several projects on track.

BRADA iPad stand

Materials: BRADA laptop support Description: My husband and I both bought iPads but when they are flat against the table they are hard to read and use and have a tendency to get scratched on the back. I saw the BRADA laptop support for AUD$10 in Ikea and it was an easy hack. Cut it in half and voila! Two iPad stands! ~ Jen Burn, Sydney, Aust

Use an Informational Interview to Overcome Mental Barriers

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Less than a year ago, I was stuck. I knew I wanted to start a side business that had potential to grow, but I had no idea what to do or how to do it. I was feeling stagnant, suffocated, and tired of dreaming about possibilities, but never making progress. In hindsight, it’s clear that I was spinning my wheels.

Saddleback Ultimate Manly Travel Gear Giveaway

The pull of travel, of the open road. Every man feels its tug, but not every man is ready to answer the call. When the opportunity for an adventure arises, a man needs to be prepared to pack his bags, jump in his car, hop a plane or train, or mount his trusty steed.