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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

"Happiness Does Not Consist in Things Themselves But in the Relish We Have of Them."

“Happiness does not consist in things themselves but in the relish we have of them; and a man has attained it when he enjoys what he loves and desires himself, and not what other people think lovely and desirable.” -- La Rochefoucauld Along the same lines, one of my Secrets of Adulthood: Just because something is fun for someone else doesn't mean that it's fun for you -- and vice versa. *

Review: Hot (Broke) Messes

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. One of the best parts about writing The Simple Dollar is the opportunity I have to hear from people who have turned their life around due to better financial choices.

The Great Pyramid of Khufu and The Greatest Secret of Achievement!

Entering the Great Pyramid of Khufu—the most magnificent and only remaining monument of the seven wonders of the world—was a strange and wonderful experience, and one of the major transformational points in my life. The journey inside the pyramid is divided into three parts. Come along with me… First I go through a very narrow passageway that angles up between huge stone blocks.

6 Simple Ways To Live Like No One’s Watching (#4 is FUN!)

Are you guilty of letting other people’s moods directly impact how YOU feel? Are the rules you live by your own? When do you feel best about yourself? What makes you feel loved or happy? Does it take a sunny vacation day on the beach for you to feel great? Take control of your life.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Extreme minimalist livingVoluntarily living in less than 175 square feet permanently is a skill. It is not a skill I possess or necessarily wish to possess, but I have a respect for the people who do. They find a way to do without traditional conveniences of a home. They sacrifice a great deal of comfort to pursue whatever it is that matters to them more.

Out With The Old, In With The New: Set Up a Truly Useful Calendar

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 12. Set up a truly useful calendar. For the longest time, I used a tiny pocket planner to keep track of my appointments.

Linkswitch #47: Personal Mission Statement, Happiness, Late Payments

“Sometimes You Have To Work Through Pain To Get To Happiness.” Through a group of great writers that I’ve gotten to know, I “met” (virtually) Theo Pauline Nestor. I immediately wanted to read her book, How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed, because it’s a memoir of divorce — and one of my happiness-project resolutions is to Read memoirs of catastrophe.

Reader Story: My Year Without Clothes Shopping

This guest post from Jill Chivers is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. Hi. My name is Jill, and I’m a recovering shopaholic.

Sir, Please Put the Phone Down. 5 Tips to Free You From The Shackles of your Phone

Are you similar to many other people and a little too attached to your cellphone? Does it seem only appropriate that when your cellphone rings you should answer it the vast majority of the time regardless of who you are with or what you are doing? Are there Twitter or Facebook alerts popping up every three seconds?

Manvotional: Habit

Habit From Ethics for Young People By Charles Carroll Everett, 1861 In speaking of the influence of companions, I said that a man tends to imitate the persons by whom he is surrounded; and we saw that while this tendency may work harm, it may also work much good: and that in fact the development of civilization has been largely dependent upon this tendency. Most of all, a man tends to imitate hims

Out With The Old, In With The New: Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 11. Make your home more energy efficient. Almost everyone who has a roof over their head has an energy bill that they have to face. Electricity. Heating oil. Natural gas.

Engineering a “Muse” – Volume 2: Case Studies of Successful Cash-Flow Businesses

The “LapDawg” earns $10,000-$25,000 per month for Tonny Shin. In the last four years, I’ve received hundreds of successful case studies via e-mail, and more than 1,000 new businesses were created during a recent Shopify competition, but I’ve presented only a handful of a case studies. In this post, I’ll showcase three successful muses inspired by The 4-Hour Workweek, including l

7 Things Your Body Needs Right Now

How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Chances are, if you’re like most people, you probably didn’t get enough. In our efforts to do it all and have it all, combined with our ever-increasing responsibilities, most of us aren’t taking care of ourselves. Not only are we not getting enough sleep, but we’re also short-changing ourselves in other areas in our lives. Be

Greek Pi shelf

Materials: 3 Lack shelves, glue, saw. Description: Building this small book shelf requires three Lack shelves. The first step is to decide the height of your book shelf. Keep in mind that books and magazines are 25 to 30 cm tall. Cut one of the Lack shelf (starting from both ends) the two pieces that will form the pillars of the book shelf.

Simple steps to save you time

These tips aren’t revolutionary, but they’re simple ways to save time when working around the house. Open kitchen cabinet doors before putting dishes away, and then close all of them when you’re finished. You won’t waste time opening and closing doors. If you have a dishwasher, wipe crumbs off the counter into the open dishwasher.