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By Chanpory Rith

Good Meeting with Great Ideas - Now What?

I’m sure you’ve been there: in the middle of some endless meeting you promised to send an email or make a call or check some facts.

How To Make Better Choices

I was a touring comedian for ten years and a very successful one at that; in fact, I hold the entertainment industry record of 106-straight weeks touring on the road. At the same time, I managed to retain my anonymity, which was important to me. In those ten years touring, I met tens of thousands of audience members after shows. The most common opening phrase they used? “I wish I could . .

Coming Soon: How to Write Great Copy for the Web

A couple of years ago, FreelanceSwitch brought you How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer by Collis and Cyan Ta’eed, which helped a lot of you find your feet in the world of freelancing.

Waterproofing Your Shoes – A Man’s Guide to Weather Resistant Footwear

A pair of well-made shoes are expensive; they become much more expensive, however, when you have to retire them early because you did not care for them properly.

5 Ways To Travel More With Less

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Annabel Candy of Get In the Hot Spot. You probably don’t need me to tell you that there’s a global recession at the moment.

Art and Entrepreneurship

My pal Chris Guillebeau has a great interview up over at his blog, The Art of Non-Conformity. He recently profiled artist Tsilli Pines (who also happens to be a loyal GRS reader and a customer of my family’s box factory).

A Pre-emptive Strike Against Selling to Friends

A while back, I wrote about the dangers of selling to friends and family. Recently, a reader wrote to me stating that they wanted to make a “pre-emptive strike” against these kinds of sales pitches, but didn’t know how to go about it. Please feel free to copy and paste the following email, edit it as you please, and send it to your friends.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: Get a Second Job and Quit Whining About Debt?

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we share the best way to get out of debt, 15 ways to slash retirement spending, and how to make wallpaper decals! Top 5 Articles Get a Second Job and Quit Whining About Debt — Sometimes it's tough to hear one of the best ways to knock out debt. Read 'em and weep.

Who’s Got Your Back Review

I really enjoyed Never Eat Alone, so I was excited to get a review copy of Ferrazzi’s new book, Who’s Got Your Back.

Unitasker Wednesday: Microwave French Fry Maker

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I have never had a french fry made with this contraption, but supposedly it allows you to microwave fries purchased in your grocer’s freezer and turn them into treats that taste like ones from your favorite fast-food joint.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Scheduling a 20 minute meeting with yourselfGina Trapani provides tips on mitigating the urgent to focus on the important tasks in your work day. A supplement to a child’s book collectionMy wife and I recently discovered the website One More Story.

Ten Common Myths About Happiness.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day (or List Day, or Quiz Day). This Wednesday: 10 common myths about happiness. Lately, I’ve found myself frequently discussing several of ten common myths about happiness, so I decided to post the complete list here. No. 1: Happy people are annoying and stupid. This is an automatic assumption that many people make. No.

Home Office – Effective Design

I work from my home office. My commute is a 30-second walk down the hall, down the stairs and into the portion of our house dedicated to my business. As we’ve moved around the country, I’ve built 7 or 8 different home offices.

Maybe you can take it with you…

I’m a big fan of furniture that multitasks.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Free Teleclass Edition

I’m hosting a free teleclass with Vicki Robin (author of Your Money or Your Life) this evening starting at 5 PM Pacific / 6 PM Mountain / 7 PM Central / 8 PM Pacific and running for roughly 90 minutes..