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By Leo Babauta

The 4-Hour Body: The Tim Ferriss Interview on Zen Habits

Post written by Leo Babauta. Tim Ferriss’ new book The 4-Hour Body is now out and I’ve been reading it for a week now. It’s utterly fascinating. Tim as you know is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, a huge best-selling book, and his new book looks to be just as successful. I had the pleasure of talking with Tim this week about his book.

I Was on the Today Show!

I was thrilled to be on the Today Show to talk about holiday stress. Ann Curry interviewed me back in January, when The Happiness Project first came out (here's that video). I really enjoyed doing that segment, so I was very happy to be speaking to her again. With me was Dr.

Bunk Beds for Dolls or Kitty Cats

Materials: Oddvar Stool Description: I took the legs of an Oddvar Stool, and two boards cut to fit inside, covered with a cushy fabric, and secured the boards to the stool legs. American Girl Dolls occupied for a while, but kitties soon took over. ~ Ingrid S., Ohio

Out With The Old, In With The New: Reduce Your Phone Bill

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 14. Reduce your phone bill. Two episodes in my own life are relevant here. A couple years ago, I cancelled my business phone line and moved to Skype.

Domo-Kun chair

Materials: Snille chair ( I used white ) Description: 1. Cut out eyes with black felt. Use Velcro strips to put it on the chair. 2. Make a pillow looks like a Domo-Kun (pic, right) mouth. 3. Put the pillow on the chair. There is a Domo-Kun chair!! ~ Micci Do, SLC, UT

Video: Do a 24-Hour "Boot Camp."

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month's theme is Boot Camp. Last week’s theme was Do something every day. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

Homemade Gift Series, Extra Edition: Photo Cubes

This is a last-minute extra addition to the homemade gift series. Sarah and I have gone back and forth for a long while about whether to post this one in the series, but when we showed the items to several people as we were making them, the comments from them were almost universal: “You need to show this to your readers, Trent!” Why didn’t I want to do a post about it?

The 4-Hour Body is NOW OUT – Live Q&A Today, New Trailer, Free Books, and Much More

Trailer concepted and produced by the amazing Epipheo Studios for Traileo.tv Today is the day. After three years of work, The 4-Hour Body is available everywhere! I work very hard on my books.

Getting organized for the new year

I keep a ridiculous number of lists: movies I want to see, books I want to read, groceries I need to buy, recipes I want to try, things I have to do, letters I should write, gifts I wish to give, music I want to have my son hear, my lofty someday goals.

Bed for your dogs

Materials: Klubbo coffee table and UNG Drill frame Description: 1. Painted the UNG Drill frame white. Dry it 2. Pick a picture online and printed it off. 3. Cut out the picture to fit in the frame. 4. Take the table top and put pillow filler on the table top and cover it with your favorite fabric. Staple the fabric on the other side of the table top. 5.

Traveling Freelancer #3: Work for Room and Board

Credit: *sean on Flickr This is the third article in a series on resources for the traveling freelancer.  You may find the first article here and the second here. This article is about exchanging work for room and board on the road, which is good for those who want to take it easy with their work or even for writers looking for new material.  There are farm owners, hostel and hotel owners, and

How to Build Your Own Personal-Finance Manual

When I started writing Your Money: The Missing Manual, I had problems finding a focus. I couldn’t figure out who my intended audience was. To get over this hump, I eventually hit upon a cunning plan: I would write the personal-finance book that I wish I’d had back when I started my personal-finance journey.

You Are What You Dream

If you are interested in personal development you have probably heard Brian Tracy’s words, “You are what you think about most of the time”.

99% Music Mix - Destination: Elsewhere

Need to get away while you're still at your desk? Try our latest music mix – optimized to help you ignore distractions and drop into the creative zone.

When Couples Fight

Editor’s Note: This article applies also to those not currently in a relationship. By Tina Su My husband and I had a fight over the weekend – on our date night, of all nights. We rarely fight, so when emotions escalated to shouting, I knew something had to change. I had to change.