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Happiness Project

By Gretchen Rubin

Reader Story: I Quit My Job and Joined the Peace Corps

This guest post from Bon is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure.

Job Interview Arsenal: 20 Questions to Ask (Or Be Ready to Answer!)

With employees switching jobs every 4 years on average,  having the chops to conduct an insightful interview – not to mention knowing how to be a good interviewee – is a skill worth cultivating.To update our bag of tricks, we polled the whip-smart 99% Twitter followers for their favorite job interview questions and curated the best into this list.

Manvotional: Opportunity by Edward Rowland Sill

Opportunity By Edward Rowland Sill This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:- There spread a cloud of dust along a plain; And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords Shocked upon swords and shields.

"The Best Way Out Is Always Through."

The best way out is always through. --Robert Frost One of my personal koans. * I was interested by this article about color, happiness, and depression: Different colors describe happiness vs. depression. * Are you reading The Happiness Project with a group?

Job Interview Arsenal: 20 Questions to Ask (Or Be Ready to Answer!)

"Time spent on hiring is time well spent," as they say. We round up 20 great questions for gaining insight into even the most wily interviewee.

Job Interview Arsenal: 20 Questions to Ask (Or Be Ready to Answer!)

"Time spent on hiring is time well spent," as they say. We round up 20 great questions for gaining insight into even the most wily interviewee.

Taking Notes

Whenever I’m traveling in new circles or meeting groups of people I don’t know well, the conversation usually turns into discussion of what everyone does professionally.

3 Ways to Curb Your Impulse Shopping Online

Over the past few years, most of us have got used to shopping online. It doesn’t seem odd to us that some stores – Amazon most famously – exist only online, with no high street presence. And many of us buy everything from our groceries to our music on the net. Online shops are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, even on holidays.

Learn How Your Inner Cynic Can Help You Create The Life You Want

The positive psychology movement has helped to bring psychology out of the mental wards and into the hands of the average healthy and relatively successful person. For the most part, positive psychologies offer a much more healthy view of humanity than previous models.But we have a problem.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 14, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Increasing Creativity and Productivity with Your Morning Routine

The sun comes up and for most of us, it’s time for work. Or is it? How you start your work day can have a huge impact on the rest of it. Your morning routine is the lynchpin for either reducing or increasing creativity and productivity. For example, on days I meet with clients, of course I get showered, dressed, and ready to head out as soon as possible.

Linkswitch #31: New Business Ideas, Facebook Ads, Design Tips

Can You Make Ends Meet on a Single Income? My wife and I made a conscious decision roughly 20 years ago to live on a single income. At the time, we just had our first child and we didn’t feel right leaving her at day care all day long. Also, my wife really wanted to be home with our daughter.

Guest information packets: Be organized before your house guests arrive

Lifehacker has had a series the past couple weeks on how to be a good host and house guest in today’s society. Contained in their post “How to Be the Perfect Host in the 21st Century” is a wonderful section on how to be organized before a guest arrives.

Summer Meal Series #11: Turkey Quesadillas

This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen. Most of the meals I’ve shown so far in this series are perfect dinners. But what about the humble mid-day meal, where you just want something smaller and lighter – and something that’s very quick to prepare?

The Best of the Business Blogs, July 2010

At the start of every month, we’ll be rounding up the best posts from the business network of blogs and directing you to them.