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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

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.

5 Creative Ways to Invest During a Weak Market

By Silicon Valley ... With the stock market finally recovering this past month, even closing at highs for the year, a lot of investors may be breathing a sigh of relief about their stock investments. You may have checked your online broker recently and discovered your balance looking a bit healthier than it did several months ago.

Sideboard beauty

You can make a mistake and redeem it with some hacking. Adam's "oops" turns out to be a sideboard with "oomph".  "I am always looking for new ways to use things and Ikea is great for that. Especially when you make a mistake ordering a kitchen. I bought 2 tall wall units at 400mm wide instead of 500mm.

Unitasker Wednesday: Even more elaborate butter cutters

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! We believed the Butter Cutter was quite the ridiculous unitasker when we featured it back in October of 2007. Little did we know that there were even larger and messier competitors in the non-knife butter cutting market.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Water Heater Edition

Over the past weekend, our water heater finally gave up the ghost. It’s been ailing for a while and we knew that it was on its last legs. During the several month period when our house was unoccupied before we moved in, the tank was left full of water, which caused some sediment to build up in the bottom.

David Chang: Full-Contact Cooking

"In sports you have to play to your strengths, avoiding weak points in your game." Momofuku chef David Chang talks about competition, cooking, and accountability.…