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By John Wesley

Organizing the creative mind

Today’s guest post is by Scott Belsky, founder of Behance, oversees The 99% think tank, and is the author of the new book Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming The Obstacles Between Vision & Reality. Thank you, Scott, for joining us today. — Erin Perhaps you have an idea for a new business, a restaurant you want to open, or a novel you want to write?

Macbook vertical laptop stand

Another one from Shelemka.

The Perils and Pangs of a Pricey Purchase

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service.

Resiliency Part VII: Building Your Children’s Resiliency

This is the final part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI. If you’ve been following along with our resiliency series, you probably know by now that it’s much easier to read and understand these principles than it is to incorporate them into your life.

Letting Go To Succeed

Everyday I take a break from my work when I get to the point of being tired of what I am doing, and I usually go play basketball. The breaks that I enjoy the most are when I am alone on the court. Uninterrupted. I shoot, shot after shot. I enjoy trying to perfect my shot. I have an inner desire to become gifted.

Calculating Your Life-Time Income

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently released an online guide entitled, Unautomate Your Finances. J.D.’s note: According to Facebook, today is Baker’s birthday. Happy birthday, Adam! In continuing celebration of Financial Literacy Month, my GRS contributions throughout April are covering basic techniques to raise your financial awareness.

Replacing Things Early

Recently, I took a serious look at our non-stick skillet, the one we use to cook sticky things like eggs. While it was still very usable, I found that in one place a bit of Teflon was beginning to peel away. I immediately tossed the pan into the trash. A few weeks ago, I replaced a perfectly good filter on our car – or at least it seemed like a perfectly good filter.

Weekly Video: Beware of the Expensive-Gym-Membership Effect.

For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – or even if you haven’t officially joined the challenge – this month’s focus is Money. The relationship between money and happiness is one of the most complicated and emotionally charged subjects within the larger issue of happiness.

A Talk With The FBI

Do you have a backup plan for your important files? Hard drives always fail eventually. What would happen if your hard drive failed right now? Our DropBox review looks at a great free application that can help you backup and synchronize your important files across multiple computers.

Stainless steel desk tray for your work station

Shelemka made this catch all stationery tray from the Ikea Boholmen rinsing basket (discontinued, I believe), 4 Kosing knobs, and 4 -1/4" x 1/4" rubber washers.

Organizing for medical emergencies

Ten days ago I was in an accident. I fell. Hard. Since the accident, I’ve been in a wheel chair when I’m out of the house, on crutches around the house, and taking some mighty powerful pain medications. This morning, thankfully, I got permission from my doctor to use a cane and hold my son. No more wheel chair! No more crutches!

Email newsletter problem

Do you have a backup plan for your important files? Hard drives always fail eventually. What would happen if your hard drive failed right now? Our DropBox review looks at a great free application that can help you backup and synchronize your important files across multiple computers.

The People Around You

The single biggest advantage I’ve had in my life is that I’ve largely been surrounded by supportive people.

From rugs to runners

I like the clean simplicity of Clara's hack - a long runner from Ikea rugs (which reminds me that I need one for my entryway) and little patchwork accents completes the look. The rugs in question is the Signe, which goes for only $2.99 each. Three of these would set you back less than a meal in town, and they lasts longer. Ok, now to the hack.

Rules for People of the Random Resume

I am a member of a very special club. It’s a club that I’ve sometimes been embarrassed to be a part of, but at the moment, I’m quite proud to belong to.I’ve been looking for a proper name for this club.