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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Staying focused on the big picture

On Friday, my grandmother turned 100 years old. She is an amazing woman, and turning 100 is just one more accomplishment in her incredible life. My grandmother’s birthday has me thinking about a phrase that I often repeat to myself: Even if you live to be 100, life is short. It’s a reminder to me to not procrastinate and to stay focused on what matters most.

How to Respond to Criticism – Learning from Dr. King

(Photo: Africa Within) Total read time (bolded sections) = 5 minutes Total read time (all) = 40 minutes I am embarrassed to tell you that, up until three weeks ago, I had never read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham City Jail. It is, without a doubt, one of the best case studies in how to deal with criticism I’ve ever come across.

To change the world I have to change myself

A little snippet from my book:I've had this hammered home to me lately--that if I want to manifest peace in the world, I have to find peace in my own mind. They say a peaceful mind makes a peaceful man. A peaceful man makes a peaceful family. A peaceful family makes a peaceful village. A peaceful village makes a peaceful country. A peaceful country makes a peaceful world. What does this mean?

The Benefits of Sharing

Via Creative Commons, GOOD has a great ongoing series on the benefits of sharing, be they artistic, financial, environmental, etc.

Clearing Mind Chatter

A few quick tricks for turning off your racing mind...

Making Art in Triplicate

Broadway producer Brian Swibel ("Xanadu") outlines the unsung benefits of having many irons in the fire and doing triple the work.

Friday People Angrier than Monday People, Study Says

A look into time perception and its relationship with your emotional state.

Idea Attack: The Merits of Multiplying Your Options

Broadway producer Brian Swibel ("Xanadu") outlines the unsung benefits of having many irons in the fire and doing triple the work.

How to Apologize Like a Man

Source: Life “I’m sorry.” Two simple words and yet two of the hardest to say. We easily utter them in response to trivial matters like accidentally jostling a stranger on the subway or giving the cashier the wrong change. Yet in important matters and to those who mean the most to us, we can find ourselves practically choking on the words.

The Personal Finance Hour, Episode 17: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

We’re back! After a six-week hiatus, The Personal Finance Hour returns Monday afternoon with an easy-going episode in which Jim and I discuss what we’ve been doing since you last heard from us. (Short answer: Jim’s been trekking across Europe; I’ve been walking and biking all over Portland.) We would love to have you call with questions and share your own experiences!

"The Cause of Happiness May Be the Cause of Misery."

"There is no gift of nature, or effect of art, however beneficial to mankind, which, either by casual deviations, or foolish perversions, is not sometimes mischievous. Whatever may be the cause of happiness, may be made, likewise, the cause of misery.

Review: Escape from Cubicle Nation

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or career book. Several months ago, I wandered upon Pamela Slim’s excellent blog, Escape from Cubicle Nation. In a nutshell, the blog covers the transition from working in a cubicle (i.e., a traditional job) to self-employment - and all of the issues in between.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Say goodbye to perfume clutterBuy only sample sizes of perfume to keep large glass bottles from piling up on your shelves. Unitasker Wednesday: Kool dogz ice treat makerWith the Kool Dogz Ice Treat Maker a dog owner can now make a huge ice block for their pooch with this six piece ice making set up. Avoid baby gates that require screwsWhen my wife and I were looking for a baby gate we were s

Eating What You Have On Hand

As I’ve discussed many times before, eating at home is a huge money saver. Even if you use expensive ingredients all the time (like saffron or morel mushrooms), it’s still cheaper to cook at home than it is to consistently eat out (assuming you’re eating better than the McDonalds Dollar Menu).

How to Find Time to Cook Healthy Meals

Real food guru Michael Pollan recently penned an article in The New York Times Magazine about the decline of the art of cooking and the rise of food television.