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By Brett McKay

A Guide For When Your Day Has Been Blown to Pieces

Photo by laszlo-photo Ever have one of those days where everything you touch seems to break? I had one of those last week.

The Benefits of a Gap Year

From age 5 to age 22, most men ride a non-stop conveyor belt of education.  Until a man graduates from college or graduate school, he is expected to faithfully show up each fall with pencils and textbooks in hand. Have you ever taken a step back and wondered why? Why must schooling be a non-stop process until you are done?

IF Mode folding bike

We love following trends in folding bikes because regular bicycles hog up so much space in our homes. This week, we’ve found Areaware’s IF Mode folding bike: The clean and striking IF Mode is aimed at commuters of the mobile generation who, until now, may have not considered cycling or folding bikes to be an option.

Reader Mailbag #68

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments.

Ikea strainer Wi-Fi antenna

Worth catches more than you think possible with an Ikea strainer.He says, "It's certainly nothing new as it's been done before, but I'm still kinda proud of it. It involves the Idealisk strainer.I bought one at the Ikea here in Moscow where I'm studying abroad for the summer. I made a Wi-Fi booster antenna with a USB Wi-Fi adapter.See more of Worth's parabolic strainer Wi-Fi booster.

Freelance Freedom #110

Remnants of Things Past

I did a little time traveling yesterday, and I didn’t like it. “I’m going to clean the workshop,” I announced at breakfast. “I know I should write or mow the lawn, but I’m going to clean the workshop.” “Sounds good,” Kris said.

How To Write a White Paper to Attract Clients

Do you have a new idea, business model, product or service? Do you want to get noticed by using a marketing method that might only cost you time? Try writing a white paper to attract people to your door.So, What’s a White Paper?

All-in-One Card Stamp

Ji Lee, creative director for Google Creative Lab, created an “All-in-One Card Stamp” to make card sending simple. Why buy many cards for different occasions if you can have an “One Card for All Occasions Stamp”?

THE NEXT BOOK: From Rapid Fat Loss to Strongmen: A Guide to Becoming Superhuman

(Photo: vramak) It finally time to tell you all. My next book will be a hacker’s guide to the human body.

The new No Impact Project

Hey Folks, I thought you'd like to hear from the Associate Director of the new No Impact Project, which will promote citizen engagement in our environmental and lifestyle crises.

30 Days to a Better Man Day 22: Improve Your Posture

They are the battle cries of moms and elementary school teachers all over the world: “Sit up straight!” and “Stop slouching!” Despite what our third grade minds may have thought, sitting up straight wasn’t a stress position used to break unruly children. Believe it or not, our parents and teachers had a reason for issuing these demands.

Where Do You Turn in a Time of Indecision and Desolation?

“In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried…nothing is so warming and companionable.” --Elizabeth Goudge It's one of my Secrets of Adulthood: the best reading is re-reading. * Over on Gimundo, I saw a little piece about miracle fruit -- I'd read before about this berry, which makes sour

Review: Mindset

Every other week, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or entrepreneurship book of interest. At first glance, Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck seemed to be one of those pop psychology books that I usually avoid - another The Secret or The Power of Positive Thinking.

Review of the Art of Manliness Comment Policy

The Art of Manliness has from the beginning been designed as an open forum and gathering place for men of all backgrounds and beliefs, a place for all men who are interested in every aspect of manliness, from the fun to the serious. AoM’s mission is to provide content that both entertains and inspires, all with an eye towards ultimately helping men become better.