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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

Light up with a Rektangel candle

Kelly saves a broken Yankee Candle and turns it into something that she actually like better than the original. Thanks to a 6" Rektangel vase. Since it's already cracked, she broke the rest of the Yankee Candle glass container. Then the candle is trimmed to fit the rectangular vase. Put the trimmings into the vase and microwave till almost melted.

Meditation Techniques for the Busy or Impatient

If you are reading this then you probably recognize some value in meditation, in slowing down, and reducing stress. At the same time you probably struggle with fitting meditation into your daily routine. The good news is that establishing a daily meditation practice is easier than you may have thought.In order to make this work, it will be helpful to:Lower your expectations of meditation.

Coal industry forges letters to Congress from citizen's groups

I don't mind a fair fight over the issues, but I hate liars and cheats.

13 More of the Worst Products for Men Ever Created

One of AoM’s earliest and strangely most popular posts (people just pretend to like our serious stuff-they really want to know more about chest hair toupees) was a post we wrote called the 10 Worst Products for Men Ever Created.

How to Get More from Live Meetings

Hands up if you love meetings. Anyone?

Why Sex and Cash Go Hand in Hand

I have a secret… For a few fleeting hours, I was jealous as hell of Hugh MacLeod. Followed closely by an unrelenting wish that it was me and not him who’d written the book I held in my hands. Ignore Everybody came out in June to a thunderous reception. Rightly so.

Previous Posts

Here is a list of a few important posts from past years that you may have missed. Expect Change - How a wealthy man destined his family for poverty by not expecting change. Top 5 Time Wasters - Small things that will eat up your time and keep you from being productive. Time Discounting - A look at why it is psychologically difficult to work on things that give future reward. Fewer Choices for

Dean Kamen – Don’t Tell Me It’s Impossible

Roger Bannister broke the mythical 4-minute mile barrier in 1954. (Source: Guardian UK) Dean Kamen is no stranger to innovation. He’s also no stranger to doubters and skeptics. People said the Segway was impossible, but Kamen disagreed, and he was right.

Hoping to Finish Ahead by Starting Behind

This is a guest post from A.J. Clark, a long-time lurker at Get Rich Slowly. A.J. is a potential Staff Writer for GRS.

A chair to rock your Summer

Alex's Emmabo Rocking Chair finally gave up its ghost. But he resurrects them into this outdoorsy deck chairs. How perfect for summer. He says, "I've retrofitted wooden slats to an Emmabo Rocking Chair frame. It's now suitable for outdoor use as a deck chair. The metal frame is salvaged and fitted with wooden slats from Home Depot.

8 Ways to Get Organized in 5 Minutes

It seems to me that people are busier than ever these days. We’re constantly running from one activity to the next and seem to leave a trail of debris in our wake wherever we go.

World's first sneak preview of 60 secs from the No Impact Man Doc

Opens in theaters Sept 11, don't forget. Get info here.

The Little But Really Useful Guide to Creativity

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” - Albert Einstein Post written by Leo Babauta.

Twenty-Three Phrases to Help You Fight Right.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: twenty-three phrases to help you fight right. Almost all couples fight; the secret is to fight right. I’ve posted about what not to say during a fight. Here are some phrases that actually help. I review this list from time to time, so that when I’m arguing with my husband, I remember the phrases that help me fight right.

Controlling Your Mind

“Stop! You aren’t thinking about what you are doing. You can’t do this unless you give it 100% of your focus.” My piano teacher went on to tell me about how her mentor had stopped her in the middle of playing a piece because she got distracted by a bird on the outside of the window.