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10 Very Common Stupid Tricks That Wreck A Good Life

Many people go through life acting like trained circus animals.  They repeat the same antics they observed their neighbors, parents and family performing.  What they often don’t realize is that they are wrecking their lives. Do you know someone that performs these tricks? Understanding that these tricks change good lives into a zoo is the first step to freedom.  So, let’s take a lo

Blog Action Day: Climate change and personal change

Today is the third-annual Blog Action Day. This year’s theme is climate change, and all participating bloggers are asked to write on the topic from their perspective. When I first learned about this year’s topic, it was the word change that caught my attention. To make any sort of behavioral change — to help the environment, become uncluttered, stop smoking — is difficult.

Should There Be a "Fat Tax" on Junk Food?

By Paul Michael Yes. Well, that's just my humble opinion, but I really don't see why this has so many people throwing their arms up in the air with shock. We tax liquor and cigarettes, neither of which are essentials in life.

Extracting the Child Who Stayed in the Nest Too Long

Margaret writes in: I have a twenty four year old daughter who is still living at home. She went away to college, but moved back in after college while looking for a job. She’s had a good job now for two years, but has made no move at all to move out.

So You Want My Job: Road Test Driver

Arthur St. Antoine test-driving a Reynard Formula 3000 race car in Canada. Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Do you like adventure? Would you like to get paid to go on one? Do you like cars?

Blog Action Day 2009: How Freelancers Can Run Greener Businesses

Plenty of big companies routinely announce that they’re going green — they’re encouraging telecommuting to bring their carbon footprints down or they’re putting solar panels on their roofs to reduce dependence on other energy sources. That’s good for big companies.

10 Signs That The Matrix Has You

I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see.

Five Steps to Six Figures in Seven Years

This is a guest post from FMF at Free Money Finance, a personal finance blog designed to help you grow your net worth. You can subscribe to Free Money Finance here. Historically, “making six figures” has been to income earners what “becoming a millionaire” has been for those tracking their net worths — a lofty goal achieved by only a select few.

Gorm pedalboard for guitarists

Christopher gives the Gorm rockstar appeal. "Guitarists use lots of gadgets sometimes. One of their favorite gadgets are effects pedals. They come in all shapes and sizes and colors, and they usually are stomped on to activate. Well, I was at Ikea one day a few years ago and noticed that the Gorm shelf would make a really nice cheap pedalboard.

How Smart Leaders Talk About Time

A look into how a business leader's perception of time affects a team's productivity (particularly in how a sense of urgency is conveyed).

Be Lucky - It's an Easy Skill to Learn

The Telegraph explores whether luck is a learned trait, marked by the particular ability to broaden focus.

Be Solutionary, Not Revolutionary

It is invigorating to accomplish a huge project. When we sit down with a blank canvas or clean sheet of paper, we have the tendency to think big. We ask ourselves, “what can I think of that is new, surprising, and transformational?” However, some of the greatest advancements across industries were not huge, singular achievements but rather incremental improvements.

A Pipe Smoking Primer

Image from Fractal Artist Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from AoM reader Jason Mills. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that smoking or using tobacco products comes with health risks like cancer and emphysema. Thus, like most things in life, from driving to eating refined carbs, there are both risks and benefits to pipe smoking.

Life is Poetry

‘My life is my message.’ - Gandhi Each of us lives a life that expresses who we are, reacts to the world around us, shows our passions, reflects our deep river of feeling and being. We might sing out in joy, through our words and actions and expressions, we might hide in fear and pain, we might lash out in anger.

Dow 10,000 and Other Nonsense

A reporter from SmartMoney contacted me a couple of weeks ago to ask me to participate in a little game they were hosting. “All you have to do is guess when the Dow will hit 10,000,” she said. “This is just for fun.” “I’ll do it,” I replied, “but I want to make it clear that this is just a guess.