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By J.D. Roth

When Should a Little Notion Get Big?

Several days ago, I made coq au vin and from-scratch French baguettes for dinner for my family. It took about three hours of work, all told, and required some things to be done the day before (starting the dough for the bread and chopping the vegetables). To put it simply, it turned out fantastic.

Proof of Income: A Freelance Problem

If you’re renting an apartment or buying a new home, you’ll probably be asked to provide proof of your income. In some cases, the same goes when starting a new service or opening a line of credit.

Ask The Readers: What Is Your Appetite for Risk?

This is a guest post from A.J. Clark, a long-time lurker at Get Rich Slowly. A.J. is a potential Staff Writer for GRS. He is a recent college graduate who writes software in the financial services industry, while trying to find his financial footing in the Real World. In his first post, A.J.

Keeping your personal brand organized: An interview with Dan Schawbel

I’ve written a short article about office organizing that appears on page 25 of the August 2009 issue of Personal Branding Magazine.

A craft pod that hides a sewing machine

Liz hacks a craft pod with 2 Billy bookcases. Open to craft. Close to hide the clutter. Perfect. She says, "I used two Billy bookcases, a piano hinge, two hinges for the sewing machine fold out shelf and 8 wheels also from Ikea. The piano hinge holds the two Billy bookcases together, and the sewing machine shelf has two 5.5cm hinges to hold the fold out shelf.

When what you have beats what you want

I thought I'd repost some of the thoughts I had during the No Impact year itself, so here's one that suits the season...Lest I get too heady with all my talk of radical political acts and trusting wisdom before science, I thought you might like to know where No Impact Man goes body surfing while the rest of NYC wrestles their cars out the Long Island Expressway to the Hamptons.

So You Want My Job: Peace Corps Volunteer

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. Today we feature a different sort of job; it’s not something you can do as a career.

Random 4: Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose on Y-Combinator, Language Learning and More

This pre-China trip includes the below: - Personal experiences with Y-Combinator, demo days, and pitching new ideas through avenues like YC. - Five things you can do as a new startup to get your ideas, app, or product in front of influencers. - Tweaking your website: per-user metrics, cost per acquisition, lifetime value of the customer, etc.. - The iPhone 3GS, talking some about the new updates

The Minimalist Principle: Omit Needless Things

“Omit needless words.” - William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style While minimalist aesthetics and products and the minimalist lifestyle appeals to a lot of people, they find it easier to like it than to live it. Minimalism is something people might strive for, but they don’t know where to start. I’d start with the advice of William Strunk Jr.

Buying Experiences in Your Twenties

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the kind of advice that I would give high school graduates. Two children that I watched grow up are going to graduate this coming May. What could I possibly tell them that would be of use in their life?

An Introduction to High Yield Reward Checking Accounts

By Xin Lu Reward checking accounts are currently some of the highest yielding accounts available at FDIC and NCUA member banks. These accounts currently have yields of up to 6% and that is much higher than yields of 2% to 3% paid by CDs and savings accounts.

Interview: Home Office

Despite the popular misconception that working from home is simple, creating an effective work environment in your own home can be quite a challenge.

F2 | Fire Fly Manifesto: Remixed – Released by ChangeThis.com

On November 20, 2008, the original Fire Fly Manifesto was released to the world… My intention was to offer it as a catalyst to change the conversation from one of despair to one of hope.

Unitasker Wednesday: Chef Stack

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Interview with organizing legend Julie MorgensternUnclutterer interviews Julie Morgenstern about her latest book. Brando 4-in-1 desk lampWhen I first read about the multifunctional Brando 4-in-1 desk lamp I was a bit intrigued, but then I looked at the thing and its functions, and I was underwhelmed. Keep the stroller at homeHaving to lug a car seat and stroller through the airport isn’