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By Gretchen Rubin

Should YOU Stop Blogging, Too?

Last week, well-known blogger, video-marketing expert, author and speaker, Jim Kukral, announced that after 9 years, he was bailing on his blog.Why?Because he believes his business-building energies would be much better allocated to creating a single, substantial piece of content to share each month, likely in the format of an ebook, than to blogging.As proof, Jim points to the year he took of of

Your Health is Your Most Important Asset

When Kris and I traveled to England and Ireland with her parents in 2007, I came home with a financial epiphany. Actually, the trip highlighted a concept that I’d only vaguely understood before: I was a slave to the tyranny of Stuff. I had accumulated way too many things in my life, and this was causing me a lot of mental and physical stress.

Why People Complain and What We Can Do About It

Know any chronic complainers? You may want to pass this on to them ... and if it's you, read on.I think it's natural for people to complain.

DesksNear.Me: A Tool for Co-working Freelancers

Sick of being cooped up in the home office (or bedroom as the case may be?) DesksNear.Me is a new service that helps you find the nearest co-working locations to your home. Co-working locations are offices specifically set up so that freelancers can work in an office-like space around other likeminded people.

Review: The Little Book of Economics

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. I’ve really enjoyed the “Little Books” series of personal finance and investing books over the years, and I’ve reviewed almost every book in the series – twelve so far.

You’re Doing It Wrong – 3 Simple Steps To Anger Management

My 11-year-old daughter gets furious with her older brother at least 67 times a day. It’s always the same: “Well he did ______ , so that’s why I’m ________.” Sound familiar? It should. I guarantee you’ve had the same conversation with yourself at least once this week.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Unitasker Wednesday: Chef’n Garlic ZoomMost multi-tasking or high-utility kitchen products have simple names that begin with lowercase letters: skillet, oven, knife, plate. A good sign that something might be a unitasker is when its name is cutesy and trademarked: JerkyXpress, Plater Grater, Nostalgia Cotton Candy Maker.

Can Once-a-Month Cooking Really Work?

A long time ago (summer 2007, in fact), I wrote about once-a-month cooking, in which a person basically spends one solid day once every four weeks or so preparing food for home use so that meal prep later on is much easier. A quick note: I’ve never actually done this before, but I have done big pieces of it.

Linkswitch #40: Bad clients, Virtual Assistants, Work Priorities

Balancing Work Priorities as an Entrepreneur We sometimes view entrepreneurs as those born with creative genius or great business acumen, that are able to somehow magically transform their business idea into a successful and profitable venture. How to Deal With Nightmare Clients Regardless of how smoothly your business may operate, no one is completely immune to criticism and controversy.

Reader Story: How I Persevered and Killed My Credit Card Debt

This guest post from Jeff 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. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

7 Powerful and Amazingly Motivational Quotes from Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar was born in 1926 in Coffee County, Alabama, United States. He is an American author, salesperson and a motivational speaker.

If It Won't Fit On A Post-It, It Won't Fit In Your Day

Does your daily to-do list look like Mount Everest? Check out this super-simple approach to streamlining your everyday tasks for more sanity and productivity.

Jealousy – And What You Can’t See

One of the nicest houses in our town recently went into foreclosure. The family that lived there seemed to have “everything” on the surface – a gorgeous house, nice cars, nice clothing, expensive cell phones, and so on. In truth, though, they were in debt up to their eyeballs. Now that house that they had sunk so much money into is gone, as is the family.

Super Rabbit Condo

Materials: Gorm Shelving, wood trim, hook latches, hinges, staples, furniture tacks, steel mesh, galvanized wire Description: After adopting our new English Lop, my husband decided to take on making a cage that would be functional with our space and give her as much room as possible.

How to Build Self Esteem Forever

Self-esteem is the way you judge and look at yourself.  Some people believe that their appearance will enhance their level of self-esteem, but in reality, having high self-esteem comes from the ability to see yourself special and unique all the time. Do you see yourself as special and unique?  Do you have high self-esteem?  Do you love yourself?