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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

FreelancerPro Interview: Making Companies Work for Your Freelance Business

Jon Reed is a knowledge goldmine, having published his own business books and running his own business.

Minimalist Money: 6 Steps to Simplify Your Financial Life

This is a guest post from Leo Babauta of the simplicity blog, Zen Habits. Leo also recently started a new blog about minimalism, mnmlist.com. Finances are one of the most complicated things in many people’s lives … and yet, they don’t have to be.

Craft cabinet

Kristin tucks an ultra-hardworking craft area into a computer armoire. It's amazing to see how much stuff she managed to sneak in there. "Using several Ikea products, I took an old computer armoire and cabinets to make a scrapbooking/craft/desk/office area. I don't know the names of the actual parts I used, but you can see it all with descriptions on my blog.

Workspace of the Week: Realistic working conditions

This week’s Workspace of the Week is ChirhoDesign’s cramped but organized office: I chose ChirhoDesign’s office because it represents the conditions so many people work with in their jobs. The office is tiny and in less than an ideal location, but its user has found a way to make it meet all of his needs — and meet them efficiently.

How to Control Constant Worrying

Worrying can be very debilitating, especially when you are not acting on the worry. When we worry about something, we are really starting to fear the worst things that can happen in any given situation. Or we worry about past events and what might have happened.For example, parents constantly worry about their children from when they are young to when they become adults.

The Kindness of Strangers

"It's getting mighty crowded in this social design space. Designers David Stairs and Valerie Casey debate the value of so many players vying to help the world."

15 Best Buddy Movies

The buddy movie represents an uniquely American genre of cinema. Instead of a male-female romantic couple being the focus of the story, buddy movies center on the relationship between two heterosexual males.

A Bigger Game

Seriously, I never thought this would be the effect… This week, I was asked to be a featured blogger (actually hooked up by my amazing friend, Liz Strauss from Successful Blog), where I was charged with live-tweeting a conference packed not with social media people, not with writers, bloggers and other geeks, but leaders on a very different scale—the World Business Forum. The lineup inclu

The Stock Market Is Rebounding Big Time – Should I Care?

Since mid-March, the S&P 500 is up almost 58% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up almost as much. If you opened your retirement savings at the end of the first quarter this year and looked at the numbers with a cringe, it’s likely that if you looked at the numbers right now, you’d feel significantly better. Why the big rebound?

Born in a Small Town

My wife just returned from a long weekend touring eastern Oregon with two of her co-workers. They drove from small town to small town, shopping for antiques and visiting museums. On Saturday — with an early October snow falling outside — Kris and her friends stopped to eat lunch at La Laguna in the small town of Joseph (population 1054).

Overcompensating to Change Habits

The strobe light in the device flashed and made the wheels look like they were spinning one way or another.  Fred adjusted his pressure on the lever and watched the wheels closely while plucking the last string.

DIY everyday camera bag

The primary disadvantage of DSLR cameras is the inconvenience of trying to carry them everywhere. In searching for the perfect everyday camera bag, I found that bags for cameras are designed to carry only camera equipment.

Join thousands who are trying No Impact for a week!

Some of you will already know that the new non-profit No Impact Project exists to help people choose lifestyle adaptations that are both better for them and better for the planet. In other words, it takes a benefit-based approach (rather than a deprivation-based approach) to environmental living.

Is This All There Is?

“Matthew” writes in with a thought-provoking concern: I’m only 37, but lately I’ve come to the realization that I may be having a mid-life crisis. To even write it down feels stupid and cliche’, but I think it best explains what I’ve been feeling. I don’t want to bore you with the details.

Ingo and Stefan dining set hack

Anny gives the Ingo and Stefan a little sparkle. "I painted I got an Ingo table and two Stefan chairs for $10 on Craigslist a few months ago.