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Happiness Project

By Gretchen Rubin

Building Your Resiliency: Part 1-An Introduction

Share How did you do on the hardihood quiz? Not so hot? Well join the club. There are a lot of virtues lacking in the current generation of men, but I think an argument can be made that our lack of resiliency is the most critical. And I say that as a man who has himself struggled to live this virtue. In law school, I engaged in a pathetic routine each semester.

Unraveled? Here’s How to Knit Yourself and the World Together

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mary Jaksch of Goodlife ZEN. What unites us as human beings is an urge for happiness which at heart is a yearning for union. ~ Sharon Salzberg Have you ever looked into the mirror and wondered who is staring back at you? Or longed to unite the many parts within you?

Happiness is...a Great Visit in Washington, D.C.

I had a great time in Washington, D.C. I've lived in DC for several years, at various points, so driving around the city gave me the chance to catch sight of many places that were important to me at different times.

Optimize Your Sleep For Better Health and More Free Time

Image courtesy of Photoshop Art @ Flickr Getting too much sleep is hazardous to your health — it may lead to higher risk for obesity, diabetes, and premature death. We’ve been brainwashed to think we need 8 hours of sleep a night, but sleep requirements vary greatly by age, stress level, and health.

Trimming the Average Budget: Household Operations

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not.

Offline Reading

As more and more content becomes available on the internet it is easy to shift our reading online. There are some benefits to this. It is easy to get timely information on breaking events quickly. The downside is that you can spend a good deal of time reading things with little value or worse.

PS vanity

Floating vanities are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have this one from Jenni. She says, "This cabinet is in our bathroom. It is a white PS cabinet. The legs were removed, then painted with white gloss enamel to get a true white (original white is cream in colour).

Typical Blogger’s Morning To-Do List

5:30am – Check overnight stats, start writing a post 5:35 – Check twitter 5:39 – Work on post, full steam ahead 5:40 – Check twitter 5:41 – Recommit to post, enough with the twitter thing 5:42 – Check Facebook 5:44 – Make coffee…and check twitter on iPhone while hovering over pot 5:55 – Look at toes…was my middle toe always longer than t

Boston Herald reporter finds calm after uncluttering

Last Wednesday, Boston Herald columnist Darren Garnick publicly admitted that his previous love of disorder may have been misplaced. In his article “Pride in messy desk replaced with ‘sinking, drowning feeling’” on January 13, Garnick professes his new appreciation for being organized.

Financial IQ Test: How Healthy Are Your Bank Accounts?

By Nora Dunn I was chatting with a friend the other day who couldn’t tell me exactly why she has three separate bank accounts, what the monthly and transactional fees were, or some of the basic terms and conditions.

I Want Something, But I Don’t Know What It Is

Six years ago today, I wrote that in my personal journal. It was the first sign that I was able to find that there was some level of serious unhappiness with my career, my financial state, and my spending choices. Over the next two years, I spent a lot of my time – and a lot of my money – chasing things.

Flying With Valuables? Keep Them Safe And Carry A Gun!

By Paul Michael In this day and age, with heightened airport security and insane flying fears, it may seem like an odd piece of advice. But that is just what has resurfaced in the internet recently, and for at least one guy, it's working. Put a gun in your checked bags and keep your valuables safe. Boing Boing reported this back in 2006, and I suspect it caught on back then, too.

Netflix streaming on your Nintendo Wii

Over the last year there’s been a slow but steady increase in the amount of streaming and downloadable content available online from Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Unbox, the iTunes Music Store, and countless other content providers. Better availability of streaming content means I’m less likely to clutter up my living-space with physical media that I have to store.

How I Bought an 8-Unit Apartment Building with No Money Down and Walked Away with $1000 Cash at Closing

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently outlined his ambitious 2010 goals for his blogging, business, and life. When I was 23, I bought an eight-unit apartment building with no money down. And I walked away with $1,000 cash at closing! Sounds pretty fancy, right? Wrong.

My Daughter Does Push-Ups

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Curtis Silver. Share We all get caught in the conversations that start with “My kid can…” or “My kid did…” and end with some sort of typical childlike behavior that the parent finds exceptionally cute.