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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

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The Most Powerful Way to Presell Any Product or Service: “Preselling is the art of conditioning potential customers and making them more likely to buy products/services. It is usually performed at your website before you send the visitor over to the vendor’s store or landing page.

Is Your Work Too Important?

“One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdowns is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.

Five Great “Don’ts” of a Happiness Project.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Five great “don’ts” of a happiness project. Several people have said to me, “When you’re making a resolution, it’s better not to say ‘No’ or ‘Don’t’ to yourself. You should keep it positive. Find ways to say 'yes'!” I think there’s some merit to thinking about resolutions this way – but I don’t agree completely.

A brief word on political banner ads

Many readers have emailed us today to complain about the content of some political banner ads running on this site over the last few days. Most of the banner ads and all of the RSS ads for this site are served by Google Adsense without any direct overview by us.

Free Word Processors

AbiWord This word processor was developed by SourceGear Corporation as an alternative to other office software.

Leadership Traits

If you work in a leadership position, you’ll probably appreciate this article that looks at leadership traits from the perspective of what followers desire in a leader. Follow Productivity501 on Twitter.. ---Related Articles at Productivity501:Within ReachWe Have a Winner!Manly ContestMan of the Year ContestTuesday’s Tip: Asking Yourself Questions

Unitasker Wednesday: The Egg Cuber

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I think that this week’s unitasker may actually be a non-tasker.

Best of Personal Finance: How You Can Help the Unemployed Today

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. This week, we're offering encouragement for those around you with no job, a better way to buy used online, and 10 ways you can actually improve yourself with no money to your name. (Oh, and did you hear the news about Hulu.com no longer being free in 2010?

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 When previous decluttering can come back to haunt youWhen purging papers from your home or office, let me recommend that you keep a list in a file in your filing cabinet or on your computer of all your previous addresses and addresses of your former places of employment. How much of your mortgage is going toward clutter storage?If there is a room in your home that is off limits because of th

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Third Child Edition

I’m pleased to announce that we’re expecting our third child. The baby is due in late April.

The Renegade Employee: Coming Alive with a J-O-B

Ever wonder if you could truly come alive while working for someone else? By the time I finished writing Career Renegade, the book ended up with a decidedly entrepreneurial bent. But, truth is, it didn’t start out that way.

Making exceptions to your uncluttered standards

We all make exceptions to the uncluttered standards we have in place. In my closet are one or two pieces of clothing that don’t fit me right, but for some reason I haven’t been able to give them away to charity. There is a chipped mug in my kitchen cupboards that we got as a wedding gift and the sentimentality of the object pulls at my heartstrings.

10 Tips for Navigating the Waters of Life

While some of us might fit the stereotype of Jeff Spicoli beach bums who don’t care about anything other than riding waves, there is an entirely spiritual and zen side to the sport of surfing that gives us a chance to really understand how to navigate the waters of life.

The Van Gogh Letter Sketches

"I think that delving deeply into something is better than letting it go." Little seen (and insightful) letter sketches from Van Gogh.

A Society of Fear

By Philip Brewer There are people out there whose livelihoods depend on the fact that most people go every day to some job or another.