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14 Simple Tips for Super Fast Web Browsing

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Never Eat Alone: Find Mentors, Find Mentees, Repeat

This is the fifteenth 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.

Eight Excellent Tips for Living that My Parents Gave Me.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Eight excellent tips for living my parents gave me. My mother: --“Stay calm.” My mother probably reminds of this three or four times each time I see her. I really need this advice. Every day. --“The things that go wrong often make the best memories.” My mother told me this when we were getting ready for my wedding.

Striving for Genius

Thomas Malthus ( 1766 – 1834) had a theory that continual increase in the world population would eventually cause food demand to outpace supply, and a collapse that would push the survivors back to subsistence farming conditions.

Debt Advice – The Facts

It’s a complex world, but most of us still manage to get on with it: whatever our job may be, we turn up every day and tackle the challenges that come our way. When it comes to debt, though, it’s not so straightforward. Many people end up with serious debt problems they just don’t know how to deal with.

Best of Personal Finance: Alaska Doesn't Want You

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. We look at why Alaska really doesn't want you (unless you have a job, that is) and how you can choose the right type of baby carrier for your little bundle.

Unitasker Wednesday: Chef’n Garlic Zoom

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I want to start with the obvious, and that is the name of this product. Most multi-tasking or high-utility kitchen products have simple names that begin with lowercase letters: skillet, oven, knife, plate.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Opting to stay in a small urban spaceThe New York Times recently published the article “Move Up? Move Out?

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Bookshelf Edition

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have much of a desire to collect books. I keep a small pile of reference books around for information and inspiration, and I have a handful of books I’m sure I’ll re-read in the future.

97 Ways to Build Traffic Without Resorting to Dumbass List Posts

Blah, Blah, blah intro stuff nobody reads… Suck up to well-known bloggers with giant followings Guest post on well-known blogs with giant followings (usually done after #1) Link out to well-known bloggers with giant followings a lot Trash well-known bloggers with giant followings (then run for cover) Make out with well-known bloggers with giant following at tweetups & conferences Tweet

$80 for an HDMI Cable? Give Me a Break!

By Stacy Johnson You go to the store to buy yourself a new HD TV. But now you need one HDMI cable to hook it up to your cable box and another to hook up your DVD. So you look around and notice that prices are all over the place: from 30 to 150 bucks. The salesman offers his advice: “Well, let’s see. Since you just paid a $1,000 for a hi-tech TV, this is no time to scrimp.

Online Marketing Inside Out: Book Review

Over the last ten years the face of marketing has undergone some major changes.

Should You Stop Funding Retirement to Focus on Debt?

This article is by GRS staff writer Adam Baker. In addition to his work at Get Rich Slowly, Baker blogs over at Man Vs. Debt, where he compiles the most famous and inspiring quotes on debt.

Patrull Lathe splashguard

Alan finds an easy solution for his lathe splashback. "I've been meaning to make a splashback for my little Taig / Peatol lathe for a while, I was thinking of using some aluminium sheet and folding something up, but hadn't got around to it. Browsing in Ikea, I saw their Patrull stove / hob guard.

The biggest design question there is

Designer friends tell me that when they design a product or system, it's important to ask the right "design question."Asking the right design question is perhaps most import when it comes to making sure that your product or system does the job.So when it comes to designing cities or cultures or economies or societies, what should the design question be?Simple:What are people for?Beca