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By Glen Stansberry

What Animals Can Teach Us About Reaching Our Goals

You might think the reason I chose this title was to grab your attention but the truth is that several experiments* have been conducted on animals with the purpose of discovering how the brain works and how the results can be used to improve humans life – proving once more that animals are a lot more than just Man’s best friend. Many animals have similar systems to the ones we have, a

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How I Built a Solar Panel for $100

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we share tips for building a solar panel for under a hundred bucks, ways to save money on your nylon purchases, and unique apples for a killer cider! Top 5 Articles How I Built a Solar Panel for $100: You Can, Too!

Nine Paradoxes to Contemplate as You Consider Your Happiness Project.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 9 paradoxes of happiness to contemplate as you think about your happiness project. As I’ve worked on my happiness project, I’ve been struck by the paradoxes I keep confronting. One of my Secrets of Adulthood is “The opposite of a great truth is also true” – and I’ve certainly found that to be true in the area of happiness.

How I Learned Racial Discrimination

Footsteps pounded the sidewalk behind us.  We turned as a young man careened around the corner and headed down the narrow Boston side street toward us.

Will Scribe SEO Make Google Think You’re Sexy?

Sometime around the middle of last year, I hired someone to do an SEO audit on my blog. SEO, by the way, stands for search engine optimization, or…how sexy google thinks you are. The verdict…ACK!!! That was literally what the final report said.

Unitasker Wednesday: Formula Mixer

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! The baby industry never ceases to amaze me with its ability to prey on new parents. This week’s Unitasker is right up there with the Nuvo Ritmo Pregnancy Sound System as being a totally useless gadget.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Never againIt is a wise person who can learn as much from failure as success.

New Credit Card Rules: Who Really Benefits?

By Jabulani Leffall By the time you imbibe these words with your eyes it will be easier to pay your credit card bill, easier to run up your bill, and easier to absolve yourself the responsibility of charging your card to the max. As a preface, some of the new credit card reform rules that passed earlier this week did eliminate some very annoying and predatory business practices designed to line t

DIY rolling tool cart

Yesterday, Lifehacker linked to the wonderful Instructables series “Build a Peg Board Tool Cart Then Brag About It.” It’s an extremely organized creation, and, best of all, the creator of the tool cart said he made the entire unit for less than $50: It is a sturdy design that would be a fantastic tool organization system in any garage or workroom.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Hierarchy of Pants Edition

My four year old son has a giant aversion to denim, for some reason that we can’t determine.

The One Deadly Sin of Changing Habits

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~Woody Allen Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Often you’ll read an article called “The Seven Deadly Sins of” (fill in your topic here).

Twitter Up Your Business: Rockable Mini-Book Review

Twitter seems to have a very polarizing effect on people. Some love it and some hate it. Some even love to hate it when they haven’t even tried the service yet. What makes Twitter so divisive?Recently, actor Sir Patrick Stewart came down on the usefulness of Twitter in his life calling it too simplistic to reduce life to 140 characters.

19" server cabinet from Lack with Vika Curry legs

Matthijs, inspired by the simplicity of the LackRack(.org) hack, decides to create something a bit more practical for everyday office use, made by three stock Ikea products plus some regular stuff from the local hardware shop. For instructions please click here. The page is in Dutch but it is pretty self-explanatory.

How Much Does Canceling Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Score?

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, whose own blog paid homage to the movie, Fight Club, with the post Tyler Durden’s Guide to Personal Finance. While I generally check my credit report every 4 months or so, the last time I checked my credit score was November 2008. At that time, it was right at 740. Earlier this week, I checked my credit score again.

Leadership: The Importance of Knowing How to Delegate

“President Wilson did not have a well-organized secretarial staff. He did far too much of the work himself, studying until late at night papers and documents that he should have largely delegated to some discreet aides.