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By Tim Ferriss

Open Discusson: Saving money while saving the planet

It's time for a recession special blog post--how can we help our wallets while saving the planet while making ourselves happier and healthier?

How to Build Your Social Circle

They say it's not what you know but who you know, and when it comes to getting the most out of life and having fun, I think friends play a huge part in that. If I think back to some of the happiest and craziest moments in my life, there's no doubt that they involved some of my closest friends.

Freelance Radio, Episode 30: Client Communications Success

The thirtieth episode of Freelance Radio, the official FreelanceSwitch podcast, is now available! This episode, the panel (John Brougher, Dickie Adams, Kristen Fischer and Von Glitschka) talks about fostering communications client success. Subscriptions to the podcast are available via iTunes and an archive of all podcasts will appear in the podcast section. We hope you enjoy it!

Ultra-Simple 3-Step Productivity System for Getting Amazing Things Done

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. You’ve read a bunch of different productivity posts, blogs, books, and magazine articles — admit it — and yet it’s always so complicated. You just want to accomplish great things, without all the fuss.

How to Survive (And Perhaps Thrive) On a Teacher's Salary

By Linsey KnerlIn today’s economic climate, many people would be grateful to have any kind of salary, but it’s a fact that many teachers and other service professionals have always been struggling to make it.  Special education teacher Danny Kofke authored How to Survive (And Perhaps Thrive) On a Teacher's Salary in hopes of inspiring others to dream big on the same limited budget

Obama Eases Treasury Costs with At-Home Money Printing Stimulus

By Paul MichaelEveryone is feeling the economic crunch these days, and that includes the Treasury department. It’s no news to anyone here that there has been increasing unhappiness with President Obama’s latest rounds of bailouts, but today could be a turning point for his recent negative PR. And it’s going to save the government a fortune.

A Reasonable Wedding

This is the third entry in a five part series this week on the stages of a relationship and how you can make financially sound choices throughout. Other entries include courtships;, engagements;, honeymoons, and marriages.

Taken for Granted? 5 Tips for Dealing with Feeling Unappreciated.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 5 tips for dealing with feeling unappreciated. Oh, how I crave gold stars. One of my worst qualities is my insatiable need for credit; I always want the recognition, the praise, the gold star stuck on my homework. I struggle to master my need for gold stars, because it makes me a resentful score-keeper.

The $1500 Frisbee

It’s April Fools’ Day! In 2007, I regaled you with lifestyles of the rich and stupid. Last year, I explained how to turn $500 into $7 the hard way. And this year I offer you yet another tale of my own financial foolishness. On the first day of college, I opened my first bank account.

The Downside of Macs

In general, I am happy with using a Mac. The operating system is very well designed and gives me everything I want from Linux without the complexity. The hardware is well designed and thought out and is (for the most part) a pleasure to use.

How to write a positioning statement

I don’t have a prank or joke for you today. But, I do have a new post on the SMB Marketing Guide blog. It’s a short, but practical, guide on how to write a positioning statement. I even wrote like a poem. Here’s a little teaser for you: Your product is one among millions. With so many products, why should a customer choose yours? Positioning answers this question.


One of the best twitter messages I’ve seen: RT @alicam RT @deauxmain: A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station…

Unitasker Wednesday: Muffin Magic

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Are you tired of making muffins the old fashioned way? Now you can make muffins in mere minutes with Muffin Magic!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Simple strategies to clear email clutter — From Gina Trapani of Lifehacker March wrap upThese are the moments that made March a great month at Unclutterer.com. Diaper walletAn old CD case can become a diaper wallet, via Ikea hacker. Reader question: How to hide a shredder?Suggestions for how to camouflage office equipment.