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By Tim Ferriss

Healthy Eating During the Holidays: Yes, It Can Be Done!

Did you have great plans to stick to a healthy diet – until the holidays came along?As Christmas draws near, it's harder and harder to stick to sensible eating habits. Your boss brings in a box of donuts. Your friend invites you round for drinks and nibbles.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: December 11, 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.

Financially Conscious – an Oxymoron?

I often use the phrase financially conscious when discussing money concepts in my book, The Problem With Money? It’s Not About the Money! The reaction I usually get is, “those are two words that don’t often go together”. Why?  Because we think anything financial is contradictory to being conscious.

Child's Play Kitchen Set

Materials: RAST nightstand, GRUNDTAL towel rail, RIGEL hook, ATTEST knobs, ATTEST handles, LINDSDAL knobs, CAPITA legs Description: I used two RAST nightstands with multiple other Ikea items to make a child's play kitchen set - a stove/oven with a sink, and a separate refrigerator. See Becky's blog for detailed list of materials and instructions. ~ GTown

The Big Bang: Blow-out Launch Party in NYC, Next Tuesday

It’s time to celebrate! Three years in the making, The 4-Hour Body debuts next Tuesday. I’m throwing a blow-out party in New York City that evening to thank readers who can attend. I hope to do more parties around the world in the coming months to thank you all.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Do a Mind Sweep

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. 10.

Consider Giving "The Happiness Project" Book as a Gift.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. Warning: self-promotion post! The holiday season is coming fast.

Primary school kitchen ergonomic makeover

Materials: Two Udden workbenches, five Snack wood boxes (now sadly discontinued), Rill weels, Molger hooks, scrapwood for cleats, high-tack glue, screws, plugs, drill, saw, hammer. Description: My kid's school teachers had put up a request for a mother to make new curtains, for under the classroom kitchen sink.

How To Be More Interesting Than You Ever Thought Possible (And Let Everyone Know It!)

Why should people remember you? What makes you stand out in a crowd? What makes you different from other people in your field? How can others relate to you? If you can’t answer those questions, perhaps it’s time to think about how you brand yourself.

Ask Unclutterer: Regrets and legacy items

Reader Andrew submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I agree and aspire to be neat, minimalist, the epitome of uncluttered … but I have a couple of high priced items that I haven’t used in some time but feel I would regret if I didn’t have them … primarily because I feel my kids could one day use them.

Bedroom radiator cover

Materials: Three Antonius shoe racks/plates (item 600.943.50 in The Netherlands, now discontinued), magnetic attachments, screws, wood, ventilation grill. Description: With our bedroom dress boys in place, I also wanted to cover the radiator: it didn't look nice, giving the room an unfinished look.

When Authenticity Ain’t Enough

It’s been the buzzword of all buzzwords in social media for at least a year.And, in response to my recent post, What People Think IS Your Business, many folks shared how important they believe it is “be authentic,” then let the chips pretty much fall where they need to fall career-wise.The word, we’d like to believe, will rally to support authenticity…and respond with

Making It All Work – In Closing…

This is the final entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen. I’ve really enjoyed writing this series. It’s given me an opportunity to think deeply about this book and about some of the ongoing concerns and areas of focus in my own life from a bit of a different perspective than before.

Everything I Know About Freelancing I Learned from WHAM!

There’s something about skinny white men prancing about that just screams “business acumen.” And if there was any band more white or more prancy than WHAM!, I haven’t found it yet. So here is why everything I’ve learnt about freelancing can be attributed to WHAM! Wake me up before you go-go Wake me up before you go-go Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo Wake me up before you g

Workspace of the Week: Wonderful workspace

This week’s Workspace of the Week is ATypical Type A’s crisp home office: The white background with the yellow and red accents makes this office a wonderfully decorated workspace. Additionally, the three yellow boxes and the three white baskets provide stylish but functional storage.