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40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation

After all these years you finally have the courage and opportunity to write the email announcing that you and you alone have single handedly saved the company from utter disaster.

Lessons in Manliness from Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini. “The Handcuff King.” “The Man Who Walked Through Walls.” Master Magician. Escape Artist Extraordinaire. Almost a century has passed since his death, and Houdini, who was the most famous entertainer of his time, is still a name nearly everyone knows and reveres.

A Letter of Gratitude + Good Mood Update

A year ago today, I was lying in a hospital bed, scared for my baby’s future, and struggling with a lot of pain that my mind had convinced me to be true. The following 6 months proceeded to be the darkest emotional period of my life. Looking back, it all seems so far away.

10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus

Finding focus is rapidly becoming the biggest workplace challenge. We highlight a handful of apps to help cure internet addictions and better manage your time.

How To Fake It Till You Make It (Try Not To Laugh At Number 4!)

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu. Who do you want to be? Most of us have an idealized version of us – the us that is a bestselling novelist, an executive with a corner office, the top salesperson of our company, a successful entrepreneur, or perhaps, a version of us that in great shape and lives an active lifestyle. Oftentimes, this Idealized

Out With The Old, In With The New: Prepare for the Inevitable

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 20. Prepare your will and your master information document. If you have no dependents, no descendents, and no one who would value having any of the items you possess, you can skip this one.

Fwd: Just like that!

Materials: TROLLSTA Description: Djinny tips me on this hack. (thanks!) An Ikea shelf (not sure of its name) shod with Trollsta legs for a pretty shoe rack. See more of the shoe rack.

When In Doubt Simplify

Post written by Leo Babauta. It’s the time of year when everyone is in a crazy rush: to shop to decorate to get ingredients to go to parties to travel to get last-minute work done to go to the kids’ Christmas pageants to go caroling to get those to-dos done. There is a single answer to just about all your problems — Christmas or otherwise: Simplify. It’s the answer to your

Hemnes dresser revamp

Materials: Hemnes Description: Just recently I painted the eight drawer Hemnes dresser for my boys room, check it out here. ~ Kate

Deciding what to donate and what to toss or recycle

Reader Pam sent us an e-mail with some helpful advice about how to decide to trash, recycle, or donate books to charities — such as when donating to libraries, schools, and/or prisons — that I wanted to share with all Unclutterers: I have been volunteering at our local library used book sale, sorting books.

Reader Mailbag: The Longest Night

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Joint expenses and loans 2. Buying a house right now 3. Keepsake distribution 4. Savings or student loans? 5. Homebuyer’s tax credit repayment 6. Emergency fund size 7. Investing baby steps 8.

How to make a crystal chandelier

Materials: IKEA TIDIG light, Binder Rings, Keychain Rings, 3-4 Candle Holders from Hobby Lobby or any other Crystal hangings that you can find - I also used Crystal Christmas tree ornaments shaped like hearts, Hooks (to attach the power cord to the wall if you did not have a separate light to hook the TIDIG up to) Description: Cost: Around $200 - sounds pricey but it really isn't when you consid

Marketing Heresy: Own Your Crazy

Yoga, schmoga! There are a million great studios in NYC, so why would someone go to mine?That’s the question I asked when launching Sonic Yoga NYC back in November 2001. From the get-go, I knew we’d have to do things differently.

Finding Financial Benchmarks and Milestones

In last Wednesday’s link round-up, I pointed to an article over at Gen-Y Wealth in which RJ has listed 20 financial milestones you should reach in your twenties. “I like this list,” I wrote, “and I’d actually love to see similar lists for different age ranges.