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the barefoot philosophy

“Empty-handed I entered the world Barefoot I leave it. My coming, my going – Two simple happenings That got entangled.” ~ Kozan Ichikyo Post written by Leo Babauta.

The Care and Feeding of Subcontractors

There will come a time in your freelancing life when you’ll tackle a project that’s too big for you to handle alone. Which may make you feel like the project is tackling you. You can eliminate that tackling-you feeling when you think of those extra-big projects as extra-big opportunities for you to bill higher than ever before.

Going Renegade: Daily Practices That Fuel Epic Journeys

Did you ever notice that certain people seem to consistently excel in business and life on a level that trumps everyone around them? It almost doesn’t matter what comes their way or what profession they are in.

Sliding panel curtain door

I love this idea from Rafaela - replacing the curtain panels with fabric of your choice. Would be great as a room divider, wardrobe doors or to shield away a messy work station. She says "I did a panel for my closet door using Ikea fabric. I love Ikea's fabric and I wanna to do everything with them!" The Kvartal hangs the Inger fabric beautifully. See more of her fabric wardrobe panel.

Your Money: The Missing Manual — On Sale Now!

Things may seem calm and quiet on the surface of the blog, but behind the scenes here at Get Rich Slowly, everything’s a whirlwind. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but blogging doesn’t scale. That is, one man (or woman) can handle a small blog with a few hundred readers, but the bigger a site grows, the more demands there are on your time.

How to Get Back Into Your Routine After a Break

At various times, we take breaks from the normal run of life. Sometimes, this is due to work itself (e.g. a conference) and sometimes it's a vacation.

Bad Day? 5 Tips to Keep Your Motivation

A couple of weeks ago I had a bad day. Actually, it was a terrible day. Every piece of news I got was disappointing. Did it affect me? I still have bruises from the rock I tried to hide under. Guess what? In the coming weeks you will have a bad day, too.

A Man’s Guide to Dining Etiquette and Proper Table Manners

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” -Clarence Thomas Why Table Manners Matter Share As a young Marine Corps Officer, I was dumbfounded one afternoon when after training on the Mark19 we transitioned into a class on proper table manners.  Taught by a petite older woman, the class covered the basics of dining etiquette.

Some Thoughts on Predicting the Future

So many personal finance choices are based on what might happen in the future. Will the stock market be strong? Or will it fall again? Will the dollar retain its value? Will we have high inflation? Or perhaps even deflation? Will Social Security remain intact? Or will I receive little or no benefits from it when I retire? Will my health remain good? Will I have children?

"Talk Rapidly, Learn Something New Every Day, and Contemplate a Fun, Multi-Colored Skull Screensaver."

From time to time, I post short interviews with interesting people about their insights on happiness. During my study of happiness, I’ve noticed that I often learn more from one person’s highly idiosyncratic experiences than I do from sources that detail universal principles or cite up-to-date studies.

Reducing Email Overload

Email is one of those things that can be both a great time-saver and a huge waste of time. The idea of being able to send a message to someone across the country and get a reply back in hours or even minutes is amazing, even though we take it for granted.

New Art of Manliness Email Newsletter Format

Note: I’ve sent this out in our new email newsletter to our email subscribers, but it’s been brought to my attention that the new email was being sent to some people’s junk box. So I’m publishing this on the main site and through Feedburner email to let people know. We’re always looking for ways to improve your experience with The Art of Manliness.

Improve your productivity at work

Glen Stansberry, productivity blogger and the brains behind the LifeRemix network (a network Unclutterer proudly belongs to), authored “80 Ways to Steal Valuable Minutes for Your Work Day” Tuesday for American Express’ OPEN Forum website.

Reader Mailbag: Cycles

I find that my passions are cyclic. I have about three or four things I’m deeply passionate about, but the time I have in my average day doesn’t afford me the space to follow up on each of those things to the level I’d like. So I cycle a bit. I’ll go on a reading binge where I’ll read as much as four or five hours a day.

Can You Settle Your Old IRS Debts?

By Tisha Tolar Tax time is never a fun time. It requires a lot of organization and numbers, and if the numbers don't jive you could find yourself owing a nice chunk of change to the state, local, and federal governments. In some cases, people fall behind in filing their annual returns.