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By Jay White

The Balance Between Splurger and Miser

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Before I changed my habits, I spent money without much thought. In college, if I had a two-hour break between classes, I’d drive to the mall. Once I started working full time, my coworker and I would bring our lunches to work just so that we’d have the entire hour to shop.

Want to run an Earth Day No Impact Man screening and action event?

From the No Impact Project:It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Let’s do something about it. Turn off your TV. Stop shopping. Eat a carrot. Get on a bike. Put a moratorium on litter. And join us for an action-oriented screening of No Impact Man. During the week of Earth Day 2010, the No Impact Project, Slow Food USA and 1Sky are bringing people together to watch, discuss and act.

You’re Not Mad, You’re Creative

“Beth” courtesy of Michael Nye ‘”Everybody is a genius.

Odd Object Training Primer

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey. ShareOdd object training is nothing new, but it has once again started to regain popularity. Odd object training was once done out of necessity. People did not have the means to procure state of the art training equipment, or it just wasn’t invented yet.

Litterless Juice Boxes: Do They Save Money If You Have Kids?

My kids love juice boxes. We usually allow them to have one a day as part of an afternoon snack. We’re pretty picky about the ones we buy, making sure that at the very least they’re 100% juice and, often, we buy juice that has vegetable juice in it, too.

Eighteen Tips for “Little Things” to Boost Your Happiness at Work.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 18 tips for “little things” to boost your happiness at work. Your happiness at work will depend mostly, of course, on how much you like your job and your co-workers.

Reputable Language

When you put yourself into a new social context, one of the things you learn is a new vocabulary. This is natural and normal. However, you must give care to develop vocabulary habits that will benefit and not hinder you in the future. I started college in 1994.

A New (Old) Way to Create Calm in Your World

Meetings. Recitals. Soccer practice. Grocery shopping. Day care drop-offs and pickups. Birthday parties.

Skills That Can Save You Money Part 1: Parallel Parking

By Paul Michael It may at first seem odd that a driving lesson would appear on a blog about saving money. But read on and you’ll see why something as basic (well, to some) as parallel parking can be a ticket to big savings. I passed my test late in life. I was 26, and I did it here in America.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 100 Must-Have Grocery Store Circulars

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

Unitasker Wednesday: Hide your St. Patrick’s Day hangover

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness.

Mikael unwired

Beth gets the wires out of sight on her Mikael desk. She says, "I just did a nice little ikea hack and thought I would share. It's involving the Mikael computer table on casters in the all white color. I was beyond tired of being able to see the nasty tangle of computer cords hanging down in the back. Cords are a necessary evil, yes, but still evil!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Self-cleaning toilets: Genius!The people in Switzerland are brilliant. Spring cleaning your yardSpring is right around the corner and now is the time of year when we emerge from our homes to find our yards in disarray. Paperless postal serviceI’m not sure this is going to catch on as fast as email, but I can see it being more popular among younger folks who have very different views of

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Vacation Edition

What kind of summer vacation does one take with a four year old, a two year old, and an infant? One great way to do this (for us) is to take a vacation with a large group, where lots of people are there to keep eyes on children in small, rotating doses. So that’s what we’re doing this year.

The Simple Guide to Optimal Health & Fitness

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” -Theodosius Dobzhansky Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. As wild animals with massive brains and the ability to respond to sensory stimuli with more than just base instinctual behavior, we humans have the tendency to overthink pretty much, well, everything. Don’t