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Dumb Little Man

By Jay White

Creative Ways to Use Google Voice

Including your very own "voice-mail only" phone number. Could it be the end of giving out fake digits?

Junk journalism?

If you missed it: Good stuff at Financial Post's "Junk Science Week". Maybe that cell phone/cancer scare wasn't real?

The Breeders' Cup

What's the ROI on having kids? Creepy WSJ article argues it's pretty good (sort of).

Want To Be Happier? Avoid False Choices.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. I started thinking about false choices when I heard a friend describe a new job he was considering. “I don’t think I’ll take it,” he explained.

Eating Healthfully- A Long Term Vision

‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ ~Lao Tzu Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chris of Zen to Fitness. The quote by Lao Tzu above rings true for nutrition as well. It is a shame that so many people are obsessed with fad diets in order to quickly shed pounds and reach their desired weight.

Should You Rely on Referrals and Word of Mouth Advertising?

You’ve probably met those people who say that they get all of their business through referrals and word of mouth. And, admit it, when you encounter someone from this nirvana, don’t you feel a bit jealous?

6 Cool Startpages That Can Make You More Productive

The purpose of a startpage is to save you time by making the best use of that first browser window you open when you are starting the day.While you could always set a preferred homepage that opens when you click the Internet Explorer or the Firefox icon on your desktop, a startpage provides a lot of different options and lets you check things like email, RSS feeds, news and much more without leavi

Workspace of the Week: Reflected wonder

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Kathleen V’s small space family work center: I am really impressed with Kathleen V and her family for coming up with such a terrific and organized office solution for their small space.

Living on (a Lot) Less

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. I spent last weekend at a lake house in Maine with a broken water pump. For three days, we had no running water.

8 Ways To Stop Being Afraid of Making Wrong Decisions

Photo Courtesy of exfordy Every morning we wake up and face a new day with new challenges. It’s  human nature and this is the course of life.

A Man’s Guide to Summer Dress Part II

Welcome to Part II in our hot weather dressing series.  In this article we’ll cover general guidelines to remember when dressing for the heat and specifically get into hot weather headwear, footwear, and lower body clothing.  If you haven’t read it already, please make sure to read A Man’s Guide to Summer Dress Part I before diving into this article.  Although I try to make these article

Professional Time, Leisure Time, and Wasted Time

Most of this article applies to any situation in which someone hires someone else to perform work, whether it’s paying someone to change the oil in their car or hiring a plumber to fix a leaky faucet. On that note, Connie writes in: Your schedule seems overstuffed. Have you ever considered hiring an assistant or a housecleaner or something? I have, actually.

Billy bar table

Materials: 1x BILLY bookcase, 1x VIKKA AMON table top, 2x VIKKA BYSKE table legs legs Description: After moving into a small flat, my wife had the brilliant idea of combining our bookcase with a bar-type dining table.

Top 5 Freelance Forum Discussions on FreelanceSwitch

If you’re active in the freelance forum, you might be aware of what’s going on there. For you who aren’t that active (myself included), might want to check out some of the most notable discussions that took place last week. I’ve been browsing the forum a lot these past days, but I actually haven’t got around to post anything yet.

Magazine rack

Materials: Lekman box, wood sticks, 4 wheels Description: I needed a magazine rack in the bathroom so we buy a Lekman box and my husband added to the container a frame with wheels. The frame is not connected to the container but we have had not capsizing or slide. ~ Luxra, Italy