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By Tim Ferriss

The 5 Signs Your Diet Plan Will Last

If you’re ever going to achieve your ideal weight, you’re going to have to develop a diet plan that you can do “forever.” Of course, people often get excited when they first start a new diet plan, but this excitement often wanes within a few weeks. They say “success leaves clues;” people who consistently follow their diet plan have several things in common.

How to Write a Great Novel

Several noted writers, from Kazuo Ishiguro to Margaret Atwood, share their approaches to writing.

The Science of Success

Do you have the genes of an orchid, or a dandelion?

The Little Rules of Action

A nice list of tips to get yourself going (instead of just thinking about it!)

Ikea multi lamp design

I'm loving what Steve and his friend put together using the Not lamp. "Here's a couple pics of a lamp design I put together with a friend for my art studio… using Ikea lamps and a leg of a shelving unit I had lying around … plus a few various odds and ends. Fun project, hangs in my art studio and works really well."

Uncluttering a London museum

The University College London’s museums are purging most of their 250,000 items in their collection.

The Simple, Ridiculously Useful Guide to Earning a Living from Your Passion

Post written by Leo Babauta.

Reader Mailbag #89

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. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. I’m 34 years old; live and work in Washingon, DC for a non-profit organization I’ve been with for 10 years.

It’s Official: Entrepreneurs Have Better Personalities than Managers

Developing the Innate Index got me wondering if there was a link between personality and success as an entrepreneur. My business partner is a behavioral Psychologist who has spent a few decades coaching executives and entrepreneurs, so naturally I asked him about it. As it turns out there is actually a lot of research!

Freelance Freedom #131

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

This article is the eighth of a thirteen-part series that explores the core tenets of Get Rich Slowly. One reason I got into financial trouble during my early twenties was that I wanted everything right now. I looked at what my parents had, and it didn’t occur to me that they’d been working their entire lives to get to that point.

Listen up!

If you have access to a Sirius/XM radio, tune in Monday at 10:30 a.m. eastern to hear me live on Martha Stewart Living Radio (channel 157). I’ll be the second guest on the show Whole Living with Terri Trespicio. During the segment, I’ll be talking about my book Unclutter Your Life in One Week and dolling out advice on how to be uncluttered and organized for the holidays.

The 40-30-30 Rule: Why Risk Is Worth It

Many of the strategies employed in competitive and recreational sports are applicable in business and our personal lives. One lesson I learned from alpine ski racing was the "40-30-30 Rule." During training, early on, I tried to go fast, and I also focused on not falling. On a ride up the ski lift, my coach told me I was missing the point.

50 Best Books for Boys and Young Men

Share As a boy, one of my favorite times in school was when we’d get a new Scholastic News book “catalog.” I would pour over the pages picking out which books I wanted and filling out the order sheet. And as soon I got them, I was lying under the covers with my nose buried in a book. Unfortunately, not all boys have that kind of enthusiasm for reading.

"We Are Never So Much Disposed to Quarrel As When..."--What?

“We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.” --William Hazlitt Yet another reason why we have a duty to be happy. I know I'm less quarrelsome when I'm happy. * I'm not a foodie, so I don't often explore the wild, delightful world of foodie blogs.