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By Tim Ferriss

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.


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.

Upper, Lower and Middle Class Tax Breaks

Many people feel that rich people don’t pay enough taxes. The question of what type of tax structure is best for the economy isn’t something I want to address in this post. Instead, I’d like to talk about the idea that rich people pay less in taxes than the poor and middle class. Part of this view is rooted in what people see as the purpose of taxes.

Best of Personal Finance: 41 Financial Calculators for Major Life Decisions

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. If you've ever wanted to make a million bucks from eating lunch, learn how to raise a $221,000 baby (not from the black market, either), or cook over 4 dozen different ramen dishes, we've got the goods for you! Top 5 Articles of the Week Life or Debt?

Who You Go to for Advice Will Determine Your Success

If you go to your mom for advice every time something goes wrong then I hate to tell you, but you have a problem. Your mom may be a genius, but she isn’t a genius in all areas of life. It’s time to expand your advisors in order to help you in every aspect of your life.The ability to create a great career depends greatly on your support systems.

Unitasker Wednesday: Lem-O Saver

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! So you have a lemon, and you only want to use half of it? Wow. Now that is a conundrum. If you only use half a lemon, what will you possibly do with the other half?