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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Reader Story: Saving for Something Close to Home

This guest post from Jeanne 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.

Resources for Traveling Freelancers #4: Travel Linkswitch

This is the forth article in a series on resources for the traveling freelancer.

11 More Motivational Quotes for 2011

In my last article we looked at eleven motivational quotes and we discussed how 25 percent of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after one week, and 60 percent of people abandon their New Year’s resolution within six months. Today I want to look at 11 more motivational quotes.  Why?

The Slow-Carb Diet™ Cookbooks — Available for 72 Hours

This will be my shortest post to date. For fun (and karma), I’ve been quietly working to compile two cookbooks with simple and delicious recipes for The Slow-Carb Diet™. Now, both volumes are done! The Slow-Carb Diet™ Cookbook – Volume One The Slow-Carb Diet™ Cookbook – Volume Two Thanks to full-color printing through Blurb, the books are gorgeous.

5 Manifestos for Art, Life & Business

Writing a manifesto can be a powerful catalyst for action. Get the creative juices flowing with visionary manifestos from Apple, Frank Lloyd Wright, Seth Godin, and more.

Creating Acceptance to Change

Getting people to jump in and support a new internal organizational can be difficult, especially if the idea creates change.  Most of the time the person you are asking to change wants to know why they should do what you are asking them to do, and how it makes their jobs easier than the way they are doing it now. One way to get people to buy in to your idea is to encourage them

What You Are – and What You’re Not

I’m never going to play in the NBA. That’s an unrealistic goal for me, and I knew it to be an unrealistic goal when I was ten years old on the playground. I wasn’t fast enough and didn’t have the natural reflexes of the other ten year olds on the court. It was a painful thing for me to realize. I loved playing basketball. I still do.

Look Out for Changes to Your Bank Accounts

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Last year Congress passed the massive Dodd-Frank bill as a response to the reckless actions of Wall Street and to establish protections for consumers.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #11

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Ralph Waldo Emerson on the “good old days” Unemployment is at 9% or so and the media bemoans financial apocalypse. A few years ago, unemployment was at 5% or 6% and everyone talked about prosperity.

Spotlight on Dean Wilson, winner of the Ikea Hack of 2010

I recently finished painting the Campbell's Soup mural in our kitchen using the same method as the Reservoir Dogs design, a projector, pencils, posca pens and paint. We've seen the winning hack. Let's get to know Dean, aka thedesignguy behind the gorgeous Pax sliding doors room divider.

Socker Lamps

Materials: SOCKER zink flower pot, HEMMA cord set Description: We needed some cheap lamps for our upstairs hall and stairs.

Dinner With My Family #10: Curry Pumpkin Soup and Sandwiches

Each week, I’ll present a low-cost meal (or a meal that demonstrates a lot of options for cutting costs) that my family eats for dinner and enjoys. Many of the recipes will be vegan or vegetarian, with options to add other ingredients for non-vegetarians. I’ll be the first to admit that when I heard of the idea of curry pumpkin soup, I thought it sounded dreadful. Pumpkin soup?

Why You Should Keep Watching TV

I’m guessing you’ve read a fair few blog posts which warn you about the evils of TV. You might even have tried stopping watching TV altogether – perhaps checking out Steve’s post, The 5 Step Process to Complete TV Elimination. Now, I’m all in favor of productivity.


Materials: Lindmon wooden blind, wood glue Description: Put the blind into the shut position so that all of the slats are lying flat, and lay this on the floor. Decide the size you would like your notice board to be: I opted for the easy size which is a square the same dimensions as the width of the blind, meaning no cutting or sawing needed.

Conduct a "Pre-Mortem."

When I was at the SXSW Interactive conference last week, I had the chance to meet Guy Kawasaki. I'm a big fan of his work, and I'd interviewed him, but I'd never met him in person. Guy has worn many hats – entrepreneur, investment banker, venture capitalist, and general visionary. He’s written eight books and founded an extremely useful website, Alltop.