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Art of Manliness

By Brett McKay

Can a person clutter up his time by constantly uncluttering?

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was an arrogant and deceitful man who tricked the gods. Displeased at being duped, the gods sentenced him to spend eternity pushing an enormous boulder up a hill. He pushes it most of the way up the hill, then the boulder rolls back down to the bottom of the hill, and he has to do it all over again and again and again and again.

Freelance Freedom #95

LVGRN: The knife at my throat

Last week on this blog, a man--namely me--dared to suggest to suggest that a reusable "feminine hygiene" product--namely, the menstrual cup--might keep billions of tampons out of the landfills. It only seems fair, therefore, to suggest a product for men that would keep millions of plastic razors out of the landfill.According to Grist, 2

How The Economic Crisis Challenges Our Financial Beliefs

By Silicon Valley ...As the economic crisis deepens, I'm seeing more people beginning to challenge the conventional wisdom espoused in personal finance.  This economic recession is now in its 15th month, and is pegged as the third longest slump since World War II.  From my neck of the woods, everyone I know has either been laid off, or is afraid of the prospect of joining the ranks of th

Great Lessons From Great Men

This is a guest post from J.D. Roth, who runs and writes for one of the biggest and best personal finance blogs on the net: Get Rich Slowly. Be sure to check out Get Rich Slowly for lots of solid advice on saving money and living a financially sound lifestyle.

Happiness Quotation from Bertrand Russell.

"Anything you're good at contributes to happiness." -- Bertrand Russell * New to the Happiness Project? Consider subscribing to my RSS feed.

A Guide to Starting Out in Triathlon

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Brett Cornwright of TriathlonJones.com. Many people consider triathlons to be one of the great tests of human endurance. A lot of sports-minded folks have seen or heard about the Ironman World Championships in Kona through the tape-delayed broadcast shown around the first week of December on NBC (the race is actually in held in October).

Review: The Net Worth Workout

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book.

A Candle in the Dark

This is the second of a five-part series about the “stages” of personal finance. Last Sunday, I shared part one: “Fumbling in the Dark”.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Organized interior design advice from Decor8 editor Holly BeckerSince this is the month of sharing at Unclutterer, Holly agreed to share some of her gifted design advice with us on the topic of organization.

The Frugal Laptop

Lately, my lust for gadgets has been going utterly crazy. I want one of those nifty netbooks. For those unaware, a netbook is a very small laptop (think a nine inch screen or so) that focuses on efficient energy use rather than power.

How to Create Memorable Business Cards

At a time when networking is extremely important, freelancers can’t afford to have a business card that isn’t eye-catching. My rule of thumb is if people aren’t complimenting you on your cards, then it’s time to make a change.

How to Build Motivation for Your Workout

The hardest part about starting or continuing an exercise regimen is maintaining motivation. If you're the type of person who can wake up at 5:00 every morning and go to the gym, then that's great. But if you're like me, you may need a little help to get started.Everyone who has been on an exercise program for any amount of time has their own favorite techniques for staying motivated.

The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Legal Ethics Edition

This morning I had to take the MPRE. It’s a legal ethics exam all wannabe attorneys have to pass before they can practice. You’d think ethics would be pretty simple. Just do the right thing, right?

What Do You See?

One of the most cherished children’s books at our house for years has been Eric Carle’s classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Both my son and my daughter fell in love with the book around eighteen months of age - now, my son (who is a bit over three) is actually able to read Brown Bear to his little sister.