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By Brett McKay

How to Prioritize by Importance – And Stick to It

Is your to-do list overflowing with tasks? Do you end up rushing from one thing to the next, dealing with whatever’s most on your mind at the time – and shoving everything else aside for another day?

What if I'm right about climate change?

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about what I'd say if I turned out to be wrong about climate change and we'd erroneously made a huge effort to prevent it.Well, a couple of years ago, I was messing around with Photoshop and I made the below. It pertains to what we might say if I'm right about climate change and we erroneously don't make a huge effort to prevent it.

Your Life, Simplified

“Our life is frittered away by detail … simplify, simplify.” - Henry David Thoreau Post written by Leo Babauta.

A New, Quick, Easy Way to Keep a Non-Journal.

My happiness project has convinced me of the tremendous value of reminders that help prompt happy memories. Studies show that recalling happy times helps boost happiness in the present. Also, when people reminisce, they focus on positive memories, with the result that recalling the past amplifies the positive and minimizes the negative.

Saving Money on Cooling Your Home

Dealing with the summer heat can be pretty expensive.  The colder you need to keep your house, the more it costs.  Here are some tips to help you stay cool at home more efficiently. Dress light - Make sure you are wearing cool clothing in your home.  Wearing long sleeves and warm pants is going to force you to keep the temperature colder to stay comfortable.  If dressing in cooler clothes l

Display your art under the shelf

Sarah tips me on her friend, Lee Meredith's shelving hack, which was featured on Threadbanger. It's about using the space under a shelf as a art display area. Pretty neat. I mean, who says you can only put stuff on a shelf?

Are You Your Own Worst (Financial) Enemy?

Let’s face it - it’s not always easy to make well-informed financial decisions. The world of personal finance can be complex and often times extremely overwhelming.

How to Use Couchsurfing to See the World

This is a guest post from Baker, who writes about personal finance at Man vs. Debt. Baker is a potential Staff Writer for Get Rich Slowly. Along with his wife and 15-month-old daughter, Baker has recently moved overseas to New Zealand, where his young family is passionately continuing their own personal “war” on debt. What if I told you there was a different way to travel?

"Collecting Birds' Eggs and Meditating on the Flight of Time."

“In solitude I used to wander about the garden, alternately collecting birds’ eggs and meditating on the flight of time. If I may judge by my own recollections, the important and formative impressions of childhood rise to consciousness only in fugitive moments in the midst of childish occupations, and are never mentioned to adults.

Introducing the Candidates for the GRS Staff Writer Position

After a month of preparation, I’m finally ready to announce the seven candidates for the Staff Writer position at Get Rich Slowly. This is exciting for me.

The Best of Get Rich Slowly: July 2009

I had a blast around here in July, and I’m very proud of the articles I produced. After several months of writing what I thought you wanted me to write, I loosened up and just wrote about the things that interested me. I felt like I was taking a risk — what if you’re not interested in the same financial stuff I am?

The GRS Garden Project: July 2009 Update

Every month, my wife and I track how much time and money we spend growing food. This is the report for July 2009. (Here are the results for 2008.) Welcome to Oregon, where for the past week it’s been hot. How hot? Here’s the temperature graph from the National Weather Service for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: The heat hasn’t prevented us from working in the garden.

Imagine That Something Good Never Happened.

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.

9 Useful Strategies to Dealing with Difficult People at Work

Ever encountered someone who frustrates you so much that you feel like you want to pull your hair, jump around the room and just scream out loud? You're not alone.Over the years, I've encountered my fair share of difficult people.

What We Wish We Knew When We Were Younger

Kris called me at seven o’clock last night, just as I was sitting down to write the Friday “Ask the Readers” post. I was sorting through this week’s questions when the phone rang. “Are you busy?” she asked. “Can you do me favor?” “Maybe,” I said.