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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

Get the 30 Days to a Better Man eBook!

This past June, The Art of Manliness ran a month long series called 30 Days to a Better Man. We got a very positive response from it and many of you told us that you found it very helpful.

Toss It or Not? 5 Organizational Tips from a Chronic Clutter Bug

By Linsey Knerl Some might say that I have no business giving out organizational tips. My desk is always a mess, I usually look for things for a very long time before finding them, and my neat-and-tidy husband often wonders where he went wrong.

Does uncluttered have to mean symmetrical?

I recently devoured Muriel Barbery’s book The Elegance of the Hedgehog. The novel, originally penned in French, follows a woman and a child who live in the same building in Paris.

8 Great Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Just Don't Feel Like It

Motivation is a tough thing, especially if you're in the midst of some difficult circumstances. If you're at all like me, and things aren't going the way you planned, you might have a tendency to fall into a funk.

What is the Value of a College Education?

This is a guest post from Jason Barr, who writes about personal development at Start Being Your Best. Jason is a potential Staff Writer for Get Rich Slowly. His first post described what he learned from failure. Jason is 32 years old, has been married for seven years, and has a 2-1/2 year old son.

Health care and the environment

You'd think that the environment and the debate over universal health care weren't connected, right? But what I've been thinking is that for all of us to begin to choose lifestyles that might be both better for us and better for environment, we have to be able to unplug from the Matrix.

Reader Success Story: Debt Free on $2,000 a Month

We interrupt this series of Staff Writer auditions to bring you a brief success story from a Get Rich Slowly reader. I receive several of these a month (often several a week), and sometimes wish that I had a place to share them all. Instead, I just make the time to share a handful every year. This morning, Jay wrote to share his own tale of dedication: Hey JD!

Being Decisive

Source: Life Decisiveness is an essential aspect of manliness. No soldier wants to be under the command of an officer who stands flat-footed in the midst of crisis. No woman desires a beau who cannot decide what he wants in a relationship. No boss appreciates an employee who cannot make decisions on the fly.

Beyond Frugality: What I Learned from Failure

This is a guest post from Jason Barr, who writes about personal development at Start Being Your Best. Jason is a potential Staff Writer for Get Rich Slowly. He’s 32 years old, has been married for seven years, and has a 2-1/2 year old son.

Manvotional: The Navy Seal Creed

The Navy SEALs are the elite of the United States Military. As the Special Operations Forces of the Navy, they are charged with carrying out some of the most dangerous and important combat and reconnaissance missions.

The Benefits of Starting a Side Business

This is a guest post from Neal Frankle, a Certified Financial Planner and the blogger at The Wealth Pilgrim. Neal is a potential Staff Writer for Get Rich Slowly. For background on Neal’s personal story, check out his recent article about how he went from homeless to homeowner. You can start a business even if you don’t have any money.

The Art of Manliness Weekly Link Round-Up: Help an AoM Reader Get on Mad Men Edition

Long time AoM reader Leo M. Mulvihill has a chance to score a walk on role to the AMC series Mad Men. But he needs our help. Click here and give him 5 stars. You can vote once a day until August 11. So vote early and often. I think it would be pretty dang cool if we can help Leo win this. Just look at him!

How to Live Without the Clock

“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” - William Faulkner Article by Zen Habits contributor Jonathan Mead; follow him on twitter. Have you ever wished that time would just go away? I don’t mean time or “existence” in the literal sense.

Take a Vacation.

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.

Fewer Choices Result in Better Efficiency

There was a study published in 2003 by the Journal of Psychology that attempted to measure how helpful time management training was for employees.  They sent a group of employees to a 1 and 1/2 day seminar on time management and then compared their self-assessment one month later with a control group. The study showed that individuals who had been through time management training believed that