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Happiness Project

By Gretchen Rubin

Talking Shop With Fellow Freelancers

I found one of my long-term clients in my area through a freelancer I know. I chose my CPA based on advice from another freelancer who lives near by.

Warren Buffett Has No Regrets About the Past Year — Do You?

This article is GRS staff writer Adam Baker. In addition to his work at Get Rich Slowly, Baker blogs over at Man Vs. Debt, where he maintains a list of every single item his family owns. It’s no secret that J.D. loves him some Warren Buffett. Honestly, though, who doesn’t? Financial wisdom seems to ooze from his pores. Previously on Get Rich Slowly, J.D.

Workspace of the Week: Call for entries

This week, instead of highlighting an office, we want to make a request. Our Unclutterer Flickr Pool is full of images of amazing spaces — but the vast majority of those spaces are in people’s homes. I work from home, so I’m quite the fan of the home office. However, we know that most of our readers work in offices in buildings outside their homes.

Finally, an ergonomic desk!

Joel and Mandy "We had an old Ikea desk that wasn't ergonomic. In fact, none of the desks at Ikea are ergonomic! So we decided to build one ourselves using Vika parts (Furusund, Byske, Fintorp) and created a nifty second tier on top by mounting two Knuff magazine files sideways.

Should You Care What Other People Think of You?

Even the introverts amongst us – myself included! – are social beings. It’s natural for us to pay attention to what other people might be thinking.

How do you Stay Accountable?

We're working on a new collaborative Tip, and would love your feedback. Ping us at myideas@behance.com with thoughts/suggestions/general musings.

A Man’s Guide to Clothing Alterations

A modern day gentleman understands he does not need to be a tailor to dress well, but he realizes a basic understanding of maintaining and repairing one of life’s necessities is an asset he can ill afford to neglect.  There are those who would say the maintenance of clothing is better left to others (stereotypically the women in our lives) or that we live in a disposable society and it’s che

Daily Links: Hermit Mode Edition

I’m in full-on hermit mode for the next few days. Kris is out of town — on a road-trip with friends — and I’m devoting every waking hour to my book. (Well, I’ll walk the marathon on Sunday, but aside from that…) It’s actually kind of fun to dedicate myself to a single project for a prolonged period of time.

There’s No Task Easier Than No Task

“Remember that there is no code faster than no code.” - Taligent’s Guide to Designing Programs Post written by Leo Babauta.

How the Traditional “Rules” of Frugal Living Often Vastly Undervalue Time

A few weeks ago, I met up with an old friend of mine who reads The Simple Dollar. After a bit of catching up, he started criticizing me on my purchase of a Prius. “You’re basically throwing your money away there,” he told me.

Ten Simple Ways to Spend Less Money

There are two ways to get ahead financially. The first is to make more money; perhaps that is the obvious one. The other is to spend less money.Out of the two options, saving money is actually more valuable. If you make an extra $1 you will need to pay taxes, say 25%, so you would then have $0.75 left. Certainly that is more than you had before but you don’t get to keep the full dollar.

Managing Electricity (and everything else)

You can’t manage what you can’t measure.

Eliminate collaboration clutter with Subversion

Collaborating on files with a group presents a unique set of challenges. Where do you store the files? Who has the latest version? What changed? Let’s say you’re composing a song about Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote. You get your band together, you lay down the tracks, and there they are on one computer.

Organizing the events after a loss of life

No one likes to think about losing loved ones, but unfortunately it can be a reality.

3 Alternative "Investments" for Long Term Enjoyment and Appreciation

By Xin Lu When it comes to investments, the most popular asset classes are stocks, bonds, and real estate. However, in the recent economic turmoil many people are looking for alternative investments to maintain the value of their assets.