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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Aging – Your Auto Self-Destruction Timebomb

Everyone gets older, but have you ever wondered why? Our bodies heal themselves, so why do organs eventually fail? The answer is fascinating. Our cells divide and make duplicates of themselves, but each time this occurs there is a section of the DNA that gets a little bit shorter.  DNA replication starts at the middle and a bit of the ends don’t get copied.

Black / Gold

Materials: Lustre ps maskros Description: The chandelier has been rounded to the color of the logo of the studio. Black outside, gold on the inside. Walleye amplifies the light ~ amandine - acme.dek, france

Reader Mailbag: Dreams

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Cross country move 2. Building credit without cards 3. Quick repayment and credit scores 4. Income generation in retirement 5. 401(k) manipulation 6. What’s your day like? 7. Fix it up or not? 8.

Looong bench-cabinet

Materials: "Faktum" wall cabinet, tape measure, power drill, cirkle saw, screwdriver. Description: Before we moved to our house we lived in a very beautiful apartment witch was housed in an old school built in 1900. Our apartment was built in the old music study, with big windows and since it was an old class room the living room/kitchen was very spacious.

Win a Free MacBook Pro and $1,000 in Printing From UPrinting

Advertise here with BSAHello everyone! Today we’ve got a special treat for you. Our friends at UPrinting are giving away a free 13 inch MacBook Pro (valued at $1,199) and $1,000 worth of printing to 1 lucky Tuts+ reader.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 2, May

Advertise here with BSA Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Societal pressure to ‘keep house’

People assume that because I’m the editor of Unclutterer.com that my home is perfectly organized and clutter free. I’ll admit that my home is usually in better shape than the standard American dwelling, but currently it isn’t that way. In fact, since we moved, imperfect or chaotic would be the best words to describe our status.

How Money Makes Us Stupid

When an experience itself is joyful, like a massage or reading a great book, we want the greatest “volume” of it for our money. More time on the table, more pages in the book.When we’re looking for answers, solutions to problems and big ideas that will help us get where we want to go, though, we want the bee line approach. Strip it down.

Freelance Freedom #206: Best Served Cold

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To Automate, or Not to Automate

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Lately I’ve been giving my personal finance systems a lot of thought. What is the best way to track my expenses (I’ve yet to figure it out)? Am I allocating my savings in the way that makes the most sense? Should I automate more, or less? Right now I’m both automated and unautomated.

45 Quick & Easy Mood Lifters

Slipped into the doldrums? Feeling sad and low and lonely? We all feel this way from time to time. Often, all we need is a good distraction to shake us out of the funk. Here are 45 quick and easy mood lifters that you can use right now: 1.Tell a good joke – or ask people nearby to tell you their favorites. I just read this one, in the intro to Tina Fey’s book Bossypants.

Review: Coach Wooden

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. I’ve mentioned more than a few times on The Simple Dollar how one of my few heroes in life is John Wooden, the basketball coach at UCLA during the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s.

The Seven Stages Of Failing At Self Improvement

Self Improvement is a lot like riding a horse (or a bike). Sometimes you go too fast and you fall off. Or you go too slowly and you fall off. And you might do everything right, and still fall off. Don’t hate the player hate the game right? Bottom line is you must stop yourself from freaking out as you fight to stay on.  Just accept you’re going to fall off every now

"My Experience Is What I Agree To Attend To."

“My experience is what I agree to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind.” --William James, The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1 * Sign up for the Moment of Happiness, and every weekday morning, you’ll get a happiness quotation in your email inbox. Sign up here, or email me at gretchenrubin1 at gmail dot com.

Manvotional: Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild By: Robert W.