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By The Wise Bread Team

The Cry of My Soul

Photo: Simón Pais-Thomas We had a blissfully fun time in Hawaii, filled with sun, laughter, and relaxation. It was truly an occasion of celebration for love and life. But in life, the opposite extreme also exists within the same time and space continuum.

Want to Wake Up Happy? Maybe Jelly Doughnuts Are the Secret.

One of my happiness-project resolutions is to Read memoirs of catastrophe. I hit on this as my own form of memento mori – better than keeping a skull on my desk. Most of the memoirs I read deal with illness or death, in one form or another, but a different kind of catastrophe is divorce. I recently finished the terrific memoir of divorce by Isabel Gillies, Happens Every Day.

Layoff Preparation

With knowledge of our country’s current economic situation being broadcast ubiquitously across the news, it is hard to ignore the fact that the economy is slowing down. Jobs that seemed secure are now not so solid, and many employers are beginning to cut costs in any possible way they can. Unfortunately, one of the top trends seems to be downsizing with regard to personnel.

Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss Discuss Angel Investing and Naming Companies

Tim and Kevin from Glenn McElhose on Vimeo. In this video, Kevin Rose — founder of Digg and others — and I talk about how we invest in other companies as “angels” and how we choose names for companies. Topics include: -How to test company or product names using Google AdWords -Kevin’s criteria for both good site names and good angel investments

A compact Mackis charging station

Hayley turns the Mackis stationery caddy into into a charging station. I like the cork pad for the gadgets to rest on. Nice touch.

Disaster uncluttering

Today, I want to introduce you to Unclutterer programmer Gary DuVall. This post is the first in a series that he has agreed to write for us based on his personal experience of losing everything he owned.

Synergy in Life and Money

It’s amazing to me how often one part of my life is in opposition to other parts. Last Thursday, for example, my wife stayed home with our daughter to take her to her eighteen month checkup at the doctor. I had a lot of work to do, so I went into my office, closed the door, and got to work.

How to Find Great Deals on Vacation and Travel

My wife and I have begun to explore the idea of taking a trip later this year. We’re in the preliminary stages of our research and budgeting. Though we aren’t ready to book anything yet, it’s fun to look at what’s available, and to dream of where we might go.

Our year without a dresser

After living in our new home for just under a year, my wife and I finally have a dresser. It has been a big adjustment to all the new storage space. The year without a dresser went by very quickly and it forced me to take stock of my clothes time and time again.

Freelance Freedom #98

An invitation from 350.org to help wake up our world leaders

Dear World, This is an invitation to help build a movement--to take one day day and use it to stop the climate crisis.On October 24, we will stand together as one planet and call for a fair global climate treaty. United by a common call to action, we'll make it clear: the world needs an international plan that meets the latest science and gets us back to safety.

Stuff I’ve Been Reading and (Mostly) Love

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. As long-time readers know by now, I’m a book lover. But I have a confession: sometime late last year, I went through the longest (by far) dry spell of reading in my life.

Daily Links: Real World Edition

A reporter from The Washington Post contacted me earlier today, writing: “I’m looking for folks whose salaries or wages have not been growing much in recent years, and how they have adjusted over the years. Have they had to make lifestyle adjustments? If so, what have they cut back on?

The Psychology of Salaries: Do You Want to Know How Much Your Coworkers Make?

By WC PorterLet's face it: our salaries are very important. They define how much our employer thinks we are worth, what we can afford to do in our lives, and even our self worth. I've said it before and I'll say it again: we are what you make.

A Reasonable Courtship

This is the first entry in a five part series this week on the stages of a relationship and how you can make financially sound choices throughout. Other entries include engagements, weddings, honeymoons, and marriages.