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By Tim Ferriss

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Last Sunday’s reader story caused quite a stir. While most readers were supportive of Mandy and her decision, some were not. Many folks raised valid concerns over her guest post, its relevancy at GRS, and my editing of it. I’ve taken those concerns to heart and will consider them in the future. However, a small handful of commenters went too far.

Netflix Streaming: Ten Thought-Provoking Things to Watch

As I’ve mentioned before, I consider Netflix to be an excellent low-cost alternative to cable. Having Netflix gives you access not only to almost every DVD known to man (sent to you in the mail), but you also have access to their extensive streaming library.

How to Find More Time For Yourself

I won’t remind you that airlines tell you to fit your oxygen mask before helping others.

A Blogger’s Bootcamp, and Focus on the Kindle

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter. Just a couple quick announcements and I’ll let you get on with your day. Bloggers — if you’re interested in my best advice on creating great content, I’m running a six-week bootcamp starting next week (Monday, Nov. 8) … and the first week is free.

Billy Bookcase becomes Built-in

Materials: Billy, molding, wallpaper, paint Description: A ten year old Billy, boring but still going strong got another ten years of glamor filled life by being turned into a built-in. By adding mdf and crown molding the bookcase was extended up to the ceiling. More molding was used to decorate the edges and make 'fake' supports.

Trouble Saying NO? Do This To Find Your Voice!

You know the feeling all too well… That sinking sinking sensation that starts to swallow you whole, the second after you’ve agreed to do something you really didn’t want to do. You know you need to leave the yes-habit behind forever, but where do you start? The first thing to remember is to never beat yourself up. You are not spineless, a pushover or insecure, you’re a human being.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: November 6, 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.

Review: Real Simple’s 869 New Uses for Old Things

The editors at Real Simple magazine have put together a hardcover collection of multi-tasking equipment and suggestions to honor their 10th anniversary.

Slick modern Ikea look becomes country cottage coziness

Materials: Bonde cupboard Description: An old dated Bonde cupboard (at least I think it was a Bonde cupboard) was updated by cutting out panels from the doors and covering the panels with chicken wire and fabric. This turned the modern yet outdated Ikea cupboard into a country cottage gem. See full tutorial of Marianne's Bonde country cupboard. ~ Marianne@Songbird, Netherlands

Want to Make More Money? Go Back to School!

Lately, I’ve been more vocal about the importance of looking for ways to boost your income.

Ikea pendant

Materials: Ikea shade and light kit Description: $5.00 pendant And finally one more $5.00 light fixture...which is the pendant lights you see above in the last pic reveal. These are very easy to make. All you need is a shade and some mardi gras or Christmas beads. In my case I picked a black shade that I bought from Ikea for $4.00 and silver Xmas beads from the Dollar Tree.

Back to the Basics of Happiness: Smile.

Happiness resolution: Smile. I'm not a very smile-y person, and lately I've noticed that when I do smile, my face sometimes feels like I haven't smiled in a loooong time. I’ve been trying to remember to smile more, even just walking down the street. At first I felt a bit silly, but I quickly realized that no one minds if you’re looking happy.

Homemade Gift Series #8: Personalized Cards and Stationery

A few years ago, Rachel gave my wife Sarah a wonderful Christmas gift: some beautifully-constructed stationery with photos of her own choosing placed on the front of note cards, along with envelopes to mail them in.

To hell with sustainability

Here's a talk I gave a few months ago, in which I argue for a new definition of progress. I argue that we should not just be aiming to "sustain" our current way of life. Instead, we should be looking for a way of life that is both better for the planet and better for us.

Stop Making These Common Mistakes – This Is How You Can Be Truly Happy

Would you be happy if you won the lottery? How about if George Clooney or Monica Belluci asked you to spend the night? What if you were taller, thinner, faster, smarter or simply better at every thing you did? Truth is, many people wait for happiness to happen to them, and end up squandering all the millions of seconds they could be using to make themselves truly happy, inside and out. Most peopl