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By Chanpory Rith

90 Days Round-up

Great week of posts for our 90 Days program!

Review: The Little Book of Commodity Investing

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. Commodity investing is one of those areas of personal finance that I simply don’t know much about.

This Awesome Trick Can Make You Feel Good At Any Time

I admit, I swiped this trick from a friend of mine, writer Alisa Bowman. One day, she wrote about how much it helped her to re-read positive emails from friends when she was feeling down and discouraged.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Brilliant UK electrical plug concept saves spaceYouTube video shows a space-saving redesign of a United Kingdom 3-pin electrical plug. Unitasker Wednesday: The EZ Crackerwatch the failed attempts to crack an egg in the advertisement for the EZ Cracker.

Some Notes on a Plant-Based Diet

A few weeks ago, I made an offhand mention that I had switched to a plant-based diet due to medical concerns. Over the next week, I received a lot of questions about it. Why? What was it like? How was it working? Was it saving us money?

Linkswitch #43: Gender Disparity, WordPress, & Procastination

10 Kick Ass Adobe AIR Apps You Should Try Remember Adobe AIR? With advancements in HTML5 and even Silverlight, AIR seems to have been left in the back of our minds-at least here at Web.AppStorm.

Reader Story: Pedaling Toward Financial Freedom

This guest post from Tammy Strobel is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Manvotional: Robert E. Lee’s Chivalry

General Robert E. Lee was on his way to Richmond, and was seated in the extreme end of a railroad car, every seat of which was occupied. At one of the stations, an aged woman of humble appearance entered the car, carrying a large basket. She walked the length of the aisle and not a man offered her a seat.

5 Rules for Mindful Creativity

Are future generations paying for our creative fulfillment? Tips from Kimbal Musk, Cypher13, and Mike Moore on creating with sustainability in mind.

My “Reverse” Black Friday

This pre-Thanksgiving year is the time in which the internet seems to be abuzz with what various retailers are going to have on steep discount on “Black Friday” in order to get people in the door. For those not from the United States, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that occurs on the fourth Thursday in November, roughly one month before Christmas.

Inspiration in a Pizza Joint

You never know when you may be the lucky recipient of an inspirational moment, something that causes you to take pause and think and really appreciate what you have and the incredible resilience of fellow human beings. Last night I went with my wife to a local hole-in-the-wall pizza parlor where we heard rumor live jazz was going to be played.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: November 13, 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.

10 Life Lessons I've Learned in My First 30 Years

Many people cringe as they approach the age of 30. For some reason, these milestones tend to get people thinking. Am I old? What should I have done differently? Am I really happy with this person I married? Etc.Second guessing is normal and I don't have to remind you of the 20/20 hindsight rule. However, as I approach 30, I'm taking a different tact.

Simple and minimalist chess set at a reasonable price

I’ve always loved Josef Hartwig’s Bauhaus chess set design from 1923. Unfortunately, the Naef set that is currently being manufactured costs $360. That’s why I was so excited to see that the MoMA Store is now selling an edition of Lanier Graham’s 1966 design for only $65.

"Minibar" Ikea Style

Materials: Expedit, Dioder, Hutten, Rill Description: I wanted to have a small bar inside my living room. So I decided I take a 2x2 Expedit in white, sawed a "Hutten" down to only 6 bottles, they fit now perfectly inside the Expedit. Painted them white for a better match. Used Rill at the base of the Expedit for easy moving.