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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Agricola Edition

For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife gave me the board game Agricola. I opened up the box, looked at the abundance of pieces, read through the instruction book, and was immediately worried that the game would be too complicated for us to enjoy. The first game we tried was pretty miserable. Sarah felt lost and the game was slower than molasses.

Best of Personal Finance: 5 Tips on How to Delay Gratification

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. We’ve got tips for making a house a home, a condo a house, and a life with less than you ever thought possible.

Understanding Your Home Appraisal

This is a guest post from Liz Freeman, who writes about mortgage and finance issues. Freeman is the spokesperson for ShopRate.com, an online tool for finding the lowest mortgage rates since 2000. “If I’m willing to pay X for the home, it must be worth X, right?” There’s a lot of truth to that statement.

Get Less Done: Stop Being Productive and Enjoy Yourself

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. There’s too much emphasis these days on productivity, on hyperefficiency, on squeezing the most production out of every last minute. People have forgotten how to relax. How to be lazy.

Besta Vanity/Makeup Armoire

Scott's hairstylist girlfriend gets her own "make-up" booth. I love how it closes up into some super hidden away thing, keeping a cache of sprays, mousse and combs away from prying eyes. They should have this on Shear Genius. Let's hear it from Scott. "Recently, my girlfriend decided to move in. As a hairstylist, her only stipulation was that she get a special area to prepare.

Downloading digital sheet music

While at her local Nordstrom’s Department Store, my friend spotted the piano player using a MusicPad Pro for his sheet music. It’s a digital device, much like a Kindle, that can hook to a special music stand or be carted around like a single piece of sheet music.

The new standard on climate change

For a long time now, James Hansen, chief NASA climatologist has been something of a voice in the dark, saying that, to avoid cataclysmic climate change, we must stabilize the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at no more than 350 parts per million (ppm).

Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop

An interesting look at stress' effect on the brain, particularly in relation to habitual behaviors.

Beware of Reactionary Workflow

As our penchant for over-communication makes reaching "Inbox Zero" increasingly unlikely, we look at some key ways to combat "reactionary workflow."

Lessons in Manliness: James J. Braddock

Boxing has always lent itself to metaphor. The idea of two men, squaring off toe to toe, battling with only their fists becomes an easy stand in for the life struggles of every man. Perhaps no boxing story has transcended the literal nature of the sport to become a grand symbol more than the story of James J. Braddock.

5 Copywriting Tips For Any Sized Business

Copywriting, according to Wikipedia is described as "getting across the perfect message, with the perfect words." When we talk about copywriting it is usually in conjunction with a promotional message; we want to promote a new idea, a person, a business or an opinion. The greatest copywriters understand that people are entirely driven by emotions.

Thrive as a Starving Writer--Lessons from the Experts

By Philip Brewer The web is full of advice for starving writers. And why not? Any writer has heard the advice "Write what you know," and one thing many writers know is about being a starving writer. Oddly, most of their advice is on writing.

The Simple Dollar Podcast #13: Good Debt, Bad Debt, No Debt

The thirteenth episode looks at the concepts of good debt, bad debt, and no debt.

Identify the Problem: I Need a Desk.

One of the biggest surprises of my happiness project has been the extraordinary effectiveness of my Eighth Commandment: Identify the problem. As strange as it sounds, I’ve learned that often I’ll suffer an unhappy situation without asking myself what the true problem is, or taking any real steps to try to solve it.