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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

Jason Little: The Physical Act of Creation

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Go Small Or Go Home: In Praise of Minimalism

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery Spring Break of my freshman year of college I went on a 4-day backpacking trip in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico.  My partner in adventure, Lucas, was a former Wyoming backpacking guide turned potter-philosopher, the perfect companion for days wandering

Review: It’s Not About the Money

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. I’ve always been interested in the areas where spirituality and personal finance meet.

"You Are the One Who Must Grow Up."

“Is life so wretched? Isn’t it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddied? You are the one who must grow up.” – Dag Hammarskjöld * Vast amounts of interesting material to explore at Big Think. * Join the happiness discussion on the Facebook Page.

Important Updates About the Art of Manliness Book

First off, a big thanks to everyone who has already bought a copy of the new Art of Manliness book. Thanks to you all, last Monday we made it up to #33 on Amazon.com’s Bestseller list. We really and truly appreciate the support.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Rules for computing happiness: Software simplicityAlex Payne’s advice for how to keep the software on your computer free of clutter. Unitasker Wednesday: USB fragrance oil burnerIf your office smells terrible and you do still have a USB port just sitting there completely unused, then you can probably use the USB Fragrance Oil Burner. An impartial participant can help get rid of clutter

Mirror Neurons: Why Watching Others Succeed Won’t Help You Succeed

When I first started becoming interested in cooking, I went through a short period where I watched a lot of programming on Food Network.

Manvotional: “Advice to My Son” by J. Peter Meinke

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The Guilt of Wealth

Yesterday I shared a guest post from Leo of Zen Habits. His guide to minimalist money was a sort of overview of good financial skills, useful information for those in the first stage of personal finance. But some long-time GRS readers couldn’t relate to Leo’s post. Today’s post goes in the opposite direction.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 10, 2009

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, as well as the five best posts from two years ago this week.

Never Eat Alone: Build and Broadcast

This is the twelfth of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this book on building a lifelong community of colleagues, contacts, friends, and mentors is teased apart and looked at in detail.

The “Local Store Premium” – How Much Is It Worth to You?

When I was in college, there was a local independent bookstore – the name completely escapes me now, but I could still almost walk to it blindfolded – not too terribly far from campus. It was a very popular hangout for the heavy reading crowd and the store did all they could to maximize customer loyalty, both with students and people in the broader community.

Dealing with Signatures and Email

Today an insurance company needed my signature, they sent me a TIFF file.  I used my scanned signature, added it to the TIFF and sent it back. They said they couldn’t accept that because it came over email.  Since the document they sent me had their signature, I asked if I should reject it because it came to me over email.  The agents said I was “too funny”.

The Big Bad Blog Merger: Awake at the Renegade Wheel

For the better part of a year, I’ve been maintaining two blogs, Awake@TheWheel at JonathanFields.com and CareerRenegade.com. Funny thing is, half the time, when I write a post, I don’t know whether to put it on CareerRenegade or on Awake@TheWheel.

Getting in Touch with the Wilderness

Image from martigras Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Adam Cook. Mr. Cook is a passionate alpinist, mountaineer and all-around outdoorsman. Content to be wrapped up in our blanket of technology and seemingly powerless against the  pull of our cozy man chair, it’s easy to forget there are tons and tons of opportunities to get outside and into the wilderness.