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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Clearing Mind Chatter

A few quick tricks for turning off your racing mind...

Making Art in Triplicate

Broadway producer Brian Swibel ("Xanadu") outlines the unsung benefits of having many irons in the fire and doing triple the work.

Friday People Angrier than Monday People, Study Says

A look into time perception and its relationship with your emotional state.

Idea Attack: The Merits of Multiplying Your Options

Broadway producer Brian Swibel ("Xanadu") outlines the unsung benefits of having many irons in the fire and doing triple the work.

How to Apologize Like a Man

Source: Life “I’m sorry.” Two simple words and yet two of the hardest to say. We easily utter them in response to trivial matters like accidentally jostling a stranger on the subway or giving the cashier the wrong change. Yet in important matters and to those who mean the most to us, we can find ourselves practically choking on the words.

The Personal Finance Hour, Episode 17: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

We’re back! After a six-week hiatus, The Personal Finance Hour returns Monday afternoon with an easy-going episode in which Jim and I discuss what we’ve been doing since you last heard from us. (Short answer: Jim’s been trekking across Europe; I’ve been walking and biking all over Portland.) We would love to have you call with questions and share your own experiences!

"The Cause of Happiness May Be the Cause of Misery."

"There is no gift of nature, or effect of art, however beneficial to mankind, which, either by casual deviations, or foolish perversions, is not sometimes mischievous. Whatever may be the cause of happiness, may be made, likewise, the cause of misery.

Review: Escape from Cubicle Nation

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or career book. Several months ago, I wandered upon Pamela Slim’s excellent blog, Escape from Cubicle Nation. In a nutshell, the blog covers the transition from working in a cubicle (i.e., a traditional job) to self-employment - and all of the issues in between.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Say goodbye to perfume clutterBuy only sample sizes of perfume to keep large glass bottles from piling up on your shelves. Unitasker Wednesday: Kool dogz ice treat makerWith the Kool Dogz Ice Treat Maker a dog owner can now make a huge ice block for their pooch with this six piece ice making set up. Avoid baby gates that require screwsWhen my wife and I were looking for a baby gate we were s

Eating What You Have On Hand

As I’ve discussed many times before, eating at home is a huge money saver. Even if you use expensive ingredients all the time (like saffron or morel mushrooms), it’s still cheaper to cook at home than it is to consistently eat out (assuming you’re eating better than the McDonalds Dollar Menu).

How to Find Time to Cook Healthy Meals

Real food guru Michael Pollan recently penned an article in The New York Times Magazine about the decline of the art of cooking and the rise of food television.

Personal Finance on Film: The Up Series

“Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man.” — attributed to Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order Though there are many fine books about money available for the general reader, I’ve always been disappointed that there are so few movies about money. Anything directly about finance tends to be sensationalist in one way or another.

Manvotional: Difficulties

We all face difficulties in our lives. Some big, some small. When I look at the lives of great men who overcame great obstacles, one common thread between them is the attitude they took towards the challenge. They didn’t mope around and let whatever happen happen. The ones who conquered their difficulties took action and persevered.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: August 22, 2009

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, as well as the five best posts from two years ago this week.

How to Shop at an Estate Sale

At 10am yesterday morning, Kris and I climbed into the Mini Cooper and to head for the county fair. We’d only been driving for a few minutes when Kris pointed at a sign. “Look! An estate sale,” she said.