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How Low Can You Go? Moorish-Style Chickpea And Spinach Stew

In April and May, National Public Radio featured a series on inexpensive gourmet dishes entitled “How Low Can You Go?” Although many of the dishes looked quite tasty, most of the dishes weren’t actually all that inexpensive, often narrowly getting below $10 to feed a family of four, and many involved arduous cooking processes.

Best of Personal Finance: Summer's Bounty Edition

By Andrea Dickson If you are thinking of buying a car, new or used, you'll want to be aware of common tricks that car salesmen use to jack up the price of the purchase, says Get Rich Slowly. CCN, the company behind many of those fake Oprah-endorsed ads for free acai berry drinks and supplements, has to pay back the 1.4 million that it bilked customers out of using upselling and all kinds of other

Enjoy the Fun of Failure. At Least Try.

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.

A Bodyweight Workout for Busy Men

“Get Yo Abs Right Mayo’nnaise!” Editor’s note: If today’s challenge to take the Marines Corps Fitness test humbles you into wanting to get into better shape, starting out with a bodyweight workout is an excellent way to go.

Ask Unclutterer: Too much wine!

Reader Jules submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I had a party and I bought a lot of wine for it–four cases–much more than I ended up needing. As guests arrived, they came bearing bottles of wine as hostess gifts–30 more bottles. Now I have more wine than I can store or possibly drink in a reasonable amount of time.

Rule #2: Don’t Over-Think Your Investments.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. I picked up a copy of Money recently and counted the number of mutual fund ads in the issue. My count?

What to Do When You Lose a Steady Client

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes it’s because of budget cutbacks or communication issues or some other reason. But eventually, most of us experience the loss of a steady client. Fortunately, losing one client isn’t usually as devastating as getting laid off from a full time job.

The Problem With Market Timing

I’m in the process of consolidating all of my investment accounts at Fidelity. This isn’t because I think Fidelity is “the best”, but because I think they’re good and they’re certainly convenient. There’s a Fidelity “investor center” not far from my home.

Add light to this watering can

Carlo gets arty with the Vallo watering can.He says, "From the very first time we saw the Vallo watering can, we love its design. Too nice to be only a watering can!

Workspace of the Week: Ikea hacked

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Pinkernaute’s pristine office: This space is stunning and I can barely believe that it’s all Ikea. It must be a delight to work in this well-organized office. Pinkernaute’s notes with the images give further details: I used BESTA shelves and VIKA BYSKE legs, to create my ideal desk.

How climate change is already affecting us

The following is an excerpt from a New Yorker article about James Hansen, NASA's head climate scientist, by Elizabeth Kolbert:During the past few years, researchers around the world have noticed a disturbing trend: the planet is changing faster than had been anticipated.

30 Days to a Better Man Day 26: Take the Marine Corps Fitness Test

During the 30 Days to a Better Man project, we’ve been doing a lot exercises for our mind and character, but it’s equally important to exercise our bodies. A man’s health is his most important asset. If you suffer from chronic health problems, it can take a toll on your job, on your bank account, on your family, and on your psyche.

All the Advice on Happiness You’ll Ever Need in One Post

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Daily Links: Money and Power Edition

It’s been a long time since I pimped my fitness blog, Get Fit Slowly. To be honest, I haven’t been writing there very much. I’ve been busy with this site. But I’m sort of proud and amused by the righteous indignation I mustered in my latest post: “Walk off 15 lbs by July 4!”.

Some Thoughts on the “Lake Wobegon” Effect

Where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and all the children are above average. - Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion Sure, that line is used for laughs on NPR on Saturday afternoons to describe the placid, fictional Lake Wobegon, but the humor points to a rather serious matter: people constantly overrate their own achievements and capabilities in relation to others. Here̵