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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

What Got You to Get Better? Reasons for Change

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks.

Inexpensive kitchen island from Ikea Akurum

Danielle fits in a kitchen island with some handy hacking. "When we bought our home 6 months ago the kitchen was a total mess without much storage or work space. I love to cook so this just wasn't going to work for us. The budget was tight so we obviously thought: Ikea!

Reducing unnecessary distractions from colleagues at work

Mark at Productivity501 has some great tips for keeping office distractions to a minimum in his post this week “People Who Come to Distract You.” I have found that his second point works extremely well: 2. Stand and come out from behind your desk — If you conduct your conversation standing, it will likely be much shorter.

Brogan and Smith’s Ballsy Move

Lot’s of authors make claims. But, this is different... On Monday, online giver bar none, Chris Brogan, and his writing partner, Julien Smith, released their new book, Trust Agents. It’s a good book. Strike that.

Interview with Founders of Envato Collis and Cyan

One of the best things about working here at Envato is that we have an awesome team of people building, managing, writing, reviewing and working on our sites. Yep, things have come a long way since the early days when there was just a few of us trying to do everything!

How to Write When You Think You Can't

A couple of great tips for getting over the writer's block hump.

A Plea for More Critical Thinking in Design, Please

John Barratt asserts that the field of design should focus more on analysis, and less on creative subjectivity.

Seth's Blog: The Scientific Method

Seth Godin explains that we should be doing more analyzing, and less reacting.

Get a happier life!!!

One of the things I did not expect when I lived as environmentally as possible for a year was that I would end up, in many ways, happier.It makes sense: More sustainably produced food is healthier. People who get around by leg power instead of car power are more physically fit, and on and on.This discovery prompted the beginnings of a non-profit project called the No Impact Project.

So You Want My Job: Actor

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Eitan Loewenstein is a professional actor who has been seen on “Ghost Whisperer,” “iCarly” and Lifetime’s “Final Justice” in addition to his commercial work for “Saturn,”

How to Let Go of Hyperparenting and Learn to Relax With Your Kids

“If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” - C.G. Jung Post written by Leo Babauta.

Perspective

Recently, a brilliant little article popped up over at Five Cent Nickel, outlining the idea that one’s take on long-term investment performance is often a matter of perspective. I go even further: almost every assumption that you base your money decisions - and even your other life decisions - on is a matter of perspective. Take me.

5 Tips for Happiness Reinforced by My Family Vacation.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: my family vacation reminded me of these 5 tips for happiness. I just returned from a wonderful family vacation. Beautiful weather, mostly cheerful children, and no major mishaps (no travel disasters, bicycle crashes, poison ivy, etc.) Being on vacation reminded me of several things about happiness – the first being, remember to take a vacation!

Colbert Report presents primer on climate change

So Bill McKibben of 350.org went on Colbert the other night and explained how we can save our planet. Watch Bill below and join 350's October 24 day of action here.The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cBill McKibbenwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Protests

How to Take Advantage of Free Extended Warranty from Your Credit Card Issuer

By Xin Lu A couple weeks ago my husband and I were watching a movie on our Playstation 3, and suddenly the disc stopped spinning. After some investigating it seemed like the entire Blu-ray player stopped functioning.