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By J.D. Roth

The World Needs You to Do What You Love

Article by Zen Habits contributor Jonathan Mead. The greatest change happens because of people that are deeply passionate, and have a great love for the work they do. If you want to make a difference in the world, the single most important thing you can do is consciously and deliberately choose to do work that you are passionate about. No other choice can have a greater impact on the planet, or yo

Synergy

Many evenings, you’ll find me around my house reading a book or writing a short story or polishing a post for The Simple Dollar or working on a book of my own. I enjoy doing it – the act of writing, and even learning how to improve my writing, is very enjoyable to me. The real kicker, though, is that the more I write, the better I get.

Embrace the Update, or, Why Is It So Hard to Turn on the TV?

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. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project.

Ask Unclutterer: Trinket overload

Reader Nick submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: My full name is Nicholas, and so ever since I was a little kid, my family has been buying me figurines of St. Nicholas, Santa Claus.

Recession Journal Part IV: The Double-Dip Trip

By Jabulani Leffall Have you ever been broke as Jack's magic beans?  You know, broke as when said beans dropped on the floor because he brought home magic beans instead of food? Have you ever been that hard up for cash but anticipating a reprieve? Oh you have. Okay, well, do you remember how you felt when that direct deposit finally hit or you heard that the check really was in the mail?

Vintage Find: Le Grand Content

Jawdroppingly brilliant and funny examination of PowerPoint culture by Austrian illustrator Clemens Kogler. A tour de force of free association.

Rule #13: Improve Yourself Every Chance You Get.

A reader asked me if I could break down my ideas into a handful of principles. After some careful thought, I came up with a list of fourteen basic “rules” that summarize my money and life philosophy. I’ll be presenting these as a weekly series. Throughout my life, I’ve found that there are two kinds of people.

Should You Buy It? A Flowchart for Evaluating Potential Purchases

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. My husband and I are in the process of building a home on 4.5 acres in the Texas hill country. At the moment, we’re still in the planning phase — not quite ready for blueprints. Last month, our architect asked us to start thinking about the make and model of the kitchen appliances we want for our home.

Workspace of the Week: Portable office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is BirdDog10’s morning workspace: Summer days in D.C. are swampy, hot, and sticky, and working outside is a miserable experience for me and my computer. So, I’ve been visiting BirdDog10’s photograph in our Flickr pool the past three months and longing for the days to get cooler.

A Besta bunny hutch for Eames

Nicole and boyfriend has the cutest bunny ever, Eames, named after the renowned designers. And of course, a bunny with a famous name can't live in a shabby hole. It needs a specially designed hutch. Nicole says, "My boyfriend and I created a bunny hutch from a Besta shelving unit. We wanted something that wouldn't be an eyesore.

31 Podcasts That Keep Freelancers in the Loop

The last thing you want to do as a freelancer is get out of the loop. You want to stay up to date with your skills and the best way to run your business as a freelancer. And that’s why you’re here at FreelanceSwitch. Reading is a great way to stay in touch, and that’s the purpose of most of the articles here.

6 Smart Gmail Tricks To Help You Get The Most Out Of It

I'm sure most of you would agree that Gmail has revolutionized the way we communicate and manage information via email. If you doubt it then it means that you are yet to exploit the extraordinary features of this email app to the fullest.This article explores some of the outstanding Gmail features and tricks which make this tool a must have for anyone using email to communicate.

Infographic: Darwin's Ideas in Action

A fascinating and beautiful infographic representing the evolution of Charles Darwin's ideas in 'On the Origins of Species.'

Daily Links: Bringing the Bling Edition

An Australian credit card site has compiled a list of the top 25 most badass personal finance bloggers. What does it take to be a badass personal finance blogger? I have no idea. “Badass” is not a term I would ever use to describe myself, but I’m there — and so is new GRS staff writer Adam Baker.

How to Be a Hobo

Source: Life Am I the only boy who secretly dreamed of  becoming a hobo?