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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

I can’t tell you how often I’m contacted by readers who tell me the story of their lives, then ask the big question: how much life insurance do I need? I’ll hear from twenty four year old single women and forty year old men with a wife and three children. I’ll hear from people with almost nothing and people with hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank.

Two Things that Make Me Happy Today.

As I approach the publication day of my book (oh, did I forget to mention it? December 29), two things have made me happy. First, I’m scheduled to go on the Today show on Friday, January 8. Very exciting! I did the Today show for my first book, Power Money Fame Sex (which is sort of the opposite of The Happiness Project).

How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

A fear of failure is one of the most common fears. It can be so scary that some people decide not to try at all in order to avoid failure altogether. In the end this just ends up being another kind of failure because you’ll never reach your full potential if you don’t even try. Accepting Yourself An important first step to overcoming fear of failure is accepting yourself.

These Personal Traits That Are More Valuable Than A Nike Endorsement Deal

I am not mentioning any names but in light of the current events surrounding us, we should all take time to examine ourselves to see if we are being all that we should be. Don't get me wrong, I am not telling you how to lead your life, I am not telling you what to eat, or when to workout.

Random – Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss’ Top 3 Travel Spots

Random – China Episode 2 Part B from Glenn McElhose on Vimeo. This is a continuation of the Random series. Past episodes include language learning, start-up advice, must-read books, and more. In this episode, filmed on the roof of the Yin bar in Beijing, Kevin Rose and I (and a little bit of Glenn McElhose) discuss our top-3 favorite travel spots.

Remote Control Software

Most people have a family member or a friend that they go to for technical advice. However, when someone asks a question that is difficult to answer without being present in the same room, it can become very difficult to get the problem resolved. However, there are several solutions for making this process easier.

PEEP: A place for everything and everything in its place

Reader Alexandra introduced us to the post “The NICU goes Lean” on the Running a Hospital blog written by Paul Levy who is the president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

The Best Career Advice: Do Stuff

Yesterday, I read a really interesting article about career choices on Charlie Hoehn’s blog. A quick excerpt: I haven’t really talked about this before, but I’ve failed more times than I can remember.

10 Critical Things You Have to Consider in Life

I have read hundreds of books and articles on personal development. Through it all I've digested and considered thousands of ideas, so-called best practices, and the always popular lifehacks.

Ung Drill Chalk Board

Kathleen chalk board with the Ung Drill frame. "I painted the frame with a simple white acrylic paint. Quickly covered the black for intended imperfection. Used a spray paint primer for glass, then a couple coats of chalk board spray paint. (the empty frame even looks kind of cool on the wall). Assembled! Note: The glass is not cut into a perfect oval shape.

Status update: How are your 2009 resolutions working?

Last January, I professed to Unclutterer readers my 2009 resolution to get a handle on my overwhelming e-mail situation. I had hopes of finding e-mail zen this year, and I did — until August. Regular readers of the website will remember that in August my husband and I received a phone call and a few days later became parents.

Ask FreelanceSwitch #1

In this inaugural issue of Ask FreelanceSwitch, myself and Thursday Bram look a the pros and cons of “I vs We” and the best ways to expand your business. Ask FreelanceSwitch is a new regular column here that allows us to help beginners get a grip on freelancing.

A Brief Guide to Holiday Tipping

I’m getting more requests this year for holiday tipping info than ever before. For example, Nina wrote: “Can you provide some guidelines for Holiday Tipping Etiquette for the holiday season? I’m at a complete loss…” To be honest, I don’t know much about holiday tipping. It’s not something I was raised with.

Take Back the Kitchen: 3 Great Meals to Impress a Date

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Matt Moore, author of the cookbook: Have Her Over for Dinner. Share Ever since man created fire, we have been searching for new and better ways to prepare food. With regards to culinary evolution, our society has come quite a long way since the early days of roasting raw meat over open flames.

No Impact Project needs interns

From the No Impact Project: Project The No Impact Project (NIP) was conceived by Colin Beavan, aka No Impact Man, following the success of his blog, book, and film, which chronicle his family’s year-long experiment living a zero-waste lifestyle in New York City.