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By Tim Ferriss

Money Bullies

When I was in seventh grade, a bunch of twelfth graders grabbed me one day. They tossed me in a trash can, popped a lid on it, then rolled the can (with me and some trash inside) out into the middle of the school’s parking lot.

"I Began to Bawl...I Would Never Be So Happy Again."

In 1920, after marrying Zelda and publishing This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald wrote, “Riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky; I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again.” * I always find interesting things to read on the excellent blog LifeDev -- "empowering creative people." * If you're intere

Give Us Men!

This is a great poem. Give us Men! Give us Men! Men-from every rank, Fresh and free and frank; Men of thought and reading, Men of light and leading, Men of loyal breeding, The nation’s welfare speeding; Men of faith and not of fiction, Men of lofty aim in action; Give us Men-I say again, Give us Men! Give us Men! Strong and stalwart ones; Men whom highest hope inspires, Men whom purest hono

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 3, 2009

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, as well as the five best posts from two years ago this week.

A good night’s sleep improves productivity

Failure to get a good night’s sleep can significantly alter your abilities to be productive, handle stress, and live an uncluttered life. I’m currently experiencing this phenomenon first hand since my son started teething.

Never Eat Alone: Social Arbitrage

This is the tenth 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.

The GRS Garden Project: September 2009 Update

Every month, my wife and I track how much time and money we spend growing food. This is the report for September 2009. (Here are the results for 2008.) After a long productive summer, our September in the garden was kind of anticlimactic. Sure, we continued to harvest our home-grown food, but neither of us was particularly “in” to the garden this month.

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

For millions of people Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives.

Best of Art of Manliness: September 2009

Fall is in full swing here in Vermont. The fall foliage has almost reached its peak. Kate and I have climbed several mountains in the past few weeks in order to enjoy this spectacular display of nature’s splendor. The biggest event in September here on the blog was the start of the Art of Manliness Podcast.

Painting a Specific Future – And Figuring Out How to Get There

A few weeks ago, my wife and children and I spent the weekend visiting several members of her extended family. On the final morning of the visit, I sat around the kitchen table with my wife’s grandfather and uncle and the conversation turned to the future.

A Secret to Happiness? Don't Get Organized.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. One of my favorite things to do is to help my friends clear their clutter.

How To Really Take a Day Off from the Madness of Life

I consider myself to be somewhat of a vagabond. After being lucky enough to have the ability to unplug and spend several months traveling, I have realized how important it is to take some time off.Many people are not able to take several months off from their worldly obligations; I understand that. However, most of us can and should take a day off every couple of weeks (if not more).

The Importance of ‘Breaking Through’

Whether it happens to be fame, money, glory, or joy; we all live for one thing – moments.

Ask Unclutterer: Partner’s messy desk

Reader Montse submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I’ve been living with my boyfriend for 3 years now. We live in a flat, not very big. I’m really worried about his stuff.

How Personal Metrics Can Change Our Lives

The marriage of lifestyle and technology has given way to a new capacity for understanding the effects of how we live our lives with more clarity than ever before. Personal Metrics can help us change how we live our lives.