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By Trent Hamm

Frustrated at Work? Make a Case for Change

Have you ever sat at your desk, quietly cursing your boss for failing to understand your untapped creative gifts? Or maybe just biding your time until she intuits that life would be 1000% easier for you if the company had more interns? We are often guilty of waiting – particularly when it comes to innovating within our own job description or work culture.

What to Carry on a First Date: The Gentleman’s Arsenal

Share The First Date with a woman is your chance to display your charming and chivalrous side. While most acts of chivalry (like opening a door for your date or helping her to her seat) require only your thoughtfulness, moments will arise when you’ll need a tool to assist in your kindness.

No Impact Organ by Linda Ravenswood

Linda Ravenswood wrote to me. She said she had written a "fairy tale" after seeing my movie. I thought it would be fun to share.Once upon a time there was a man who didn’t wish to hurt anything.

Rockstar Presentations: Tips, Techniques and Terrible Truths — Out Now!

Rockable Press has just released Rockstar Presentations: Tips, Techniques and Terrible Truths by author Joseph Lewis.

Tim Ferriss Scam! Practical Tactics for Dealing with Haters

Brute force seldom works with haters. Redirection does. (Photo: Deadstar 2.0) I recently spent a week in Amsterdam enjoying bicycles, canals, Queensday, and… ahem… coffee shops. For real. Honest.

Beam me up Scotty

Materials: Ikea Mobile+Ikea cable light parts Description: An old IKEA mobile is Transformed into a light by the simple addition of wires and two IKEA 12 volt cable lights. ~ Vlasis Albanis, USA

The Realities of Dropping Cable

Over the years, I’ve made a strong case for abandoning television watching as a good move for financial and career success. Not only does television offer up a lot of advertisements glorifying unnecessary material stuff and rampant consumerism, but many programs glorify it through product placement within the programs.

Borrow from your IRA

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Empire Building and the Art of Small Steps

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from world traveller and remarkable writer Chris Guillebeau. For a long time, I focused on starting big projects. And for a long time, I had a hard time finishing any of them. Sometimes I got overwhelmed, other times I just looked at the faraway goal and thought: what comes next?

Empire Building Kit: Behind the Launch

Today, my friend Chris Guillebeau is doing a one-day launch of his new Empire Builder’s Kit.

Video: Use Cues to Cultivate Mindfulness. (If You're Not Very Mindful, You'll Need Reminding.)

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month’s resolution is Mindfulness. Mindfulness can bring many benefits. It brings clarity and vividness to present experience. It may help people end unhealthy habits and patterns.

Book up top, rail below

Materials: Ekby Valter brackets, Dignitet curtain rail system Description: Spanning about 5m, this is a practical book shelf at head height with an integrated rail for clipping photos, postcards or basically any signiciant tosh lying around your flat. I used 7 Ekby Valter brackets spaced at about 0.8m centres.

How great leaders inspire action

Check this fantastic TED video from 99% friend Simon Sinek.

Happiness Interview: Larry Smith

SMITH Magazine Editor's happiness advice: "write drunk, edit sober, drink coffee while reading the paper."

Are you an Asker or a Guesser?

Battling between the impulse to "just say no" and the "disease to please."