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By Tim Ferriss

Why Do People Lose Their Minds When They Get Online?

Message attached to a Facebook request to be my friend… From what I read you have some overly romantic, pop, formulaic view of the creative process. Yes! I sooo want to be your friend now! Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Would you walk up to me and say that at a dinner party?

Weekly Round-Up: January 23, 2010

Around the Community This Week In addition to the great discussions we have every week in the Community, there are a few special things I’d like to draw your attention to: AoM Community Fundraiser for Haiti Relief AoM Community member Topher White has started a fundraiser challenge in the Community.

FINANCIAL IQ TEST: How Healthy is your Debt Management?

By Nora Dunn How well do you understand your debt and how to manage it? Do you know the different types of credit available to you, and how to manage your credit rating? Do you live within your means, or are you up to your eyeballs and sinking? Following is a Financial IQ Test to help you determine how healthy your debt management techniques are.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: January 23, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Are you an abstainer or moderator?

I don’t know if it’s the cold, gray weather outside, the fact that it’s dark before I finish work for the day, or a combination of a million other factors, but I have had very little desire to leave my house this month. When 6:00 pm rolls around, I want to put on a pair of slippers and be a home-body.

The 10 Worst Energy Zappers and How to Beat Them

Let's face it. If you are trying to accomplish anything in life, whether it is work, raising a family, or even having fun, you need to have energy. When we run into trouble in the form of bad moods or poor productivity, its usually because we are low on energy.

Your Most Frequently Asked Running Questions – Answered

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I frequently tweet about my runs – including a gorgeous 8.5-mile run I did along the ocean this morning that just blew me away – and every time I do, I get asked running questions. Today I thought I’d answer those questions, for a few reasons: 1.

Trimming the Average Budget: Alcoholic Beverages

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

On Women, Narcissists, Servants and Success

I love reading Clay Shirky. Don’t always agree, but the man makes me think… A few days ago, he shared an essay entitled A Rant About Women that began: So I get email from a good former student, applying for a job and asking for a recommendation.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Make Homemade Cough Drops

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup.

Motivation Is All That Matters In Language Learning

When we talk about learning a foreign language, we often talk about different methods, if you should go to school or not and how much time is ideal to spend on the target language each day.

How to Destroy Your Relationships

I’m a fairly young guy, but even so, I’ve come to realize that relationships are great teachers when both parties are aware and open-minded. We all need quality relationships in our life. We need people that know and understand us.I am not just talking about romantic relationships, but any relationship.

7 Ways That a Slight Tweak Will Dramatically Change Your Life

For the most part, as a species I believe that we have become lazy. We have invented technologies, communication platforms, and many other things mainly as a way to expend less effort and produce the same result.

Ask Unclutterer: Processing the possessions of someone whom has passed

Reader John submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: So my father recently passed away … Mom has been busy taking care of dad for the last 2 years (and in some ways 43 years) and now has a house in disarray that needs work and help.

Solving a Debt Dilemma with Debt Settlement

By Stacy Johnson Debt settlement companies are advertising a lot these days on TV, radio and online: you've probably got debt settlement Google ads around this article right now. If you're in a jam, they might sound tempting. Should you bite?