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By Tim Ferriss

Find a happier, more eco-friendly life

Hey Folks, the website for the No Impact Project is up. Designed by Free Range Studios (who did Annie Leonard's Story of Stuff), NoImpactProject.org will be an entry point for those who want explore the principle that a happier planet makes for happier people in their own lives.This is just the beginning. You'll see more and more on the site with time.

Social Ecosystems Presentation

Reviewing the most appropriate ways to interact with hierarchically different social systems. Applies to both social media and offline marketing.

Learn Something Everyday

A simply visual site with tons of little-known facts.

Scientist Writes 'Ideal' David Bowie Song

Through extensive analysis, a psychologist claims he has cracked the code on creating a Bowie hit.

So You Want My Job: Professional Wrestler

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’s interview is quite a departure from our usual fare!

Never Eat Alone: Don’t Keep Score

This is the first of sixteen parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz’s Never Eat Alone, where this book on building a lifelong community of colleagues, contacts, friends, and mentors is teased apart and looked at in detail.

Twelve Tips to Create a Happier (and More Productive) Workplace.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 12 tips to create a happier (and more productive) workplace. I just finished First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman.

Buying a Home Without the Money

By WC Porter Buying your first place is stressful enough, but trying to buy it when you don't have the money is even worse. I recently confessed that I don't have the 20% down payment for the place M and I want to buy.

Best of Personal Finance: Recession Gives Rise to Bad Haircuts

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. This week brings a brief explanation of yard sale litigation, how the recession is bringing in some bad hair business, and the top ten places to relocate or retire.

Unitasker Wednesday: Thumbthing

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! It’s the Thumbthing!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 August 2008 wrap upThese are the things that made August 2008 an incredible month at Unclutterer. Do you have the messiest master bedroom in America?Are you the owner of the messiest master bedroom in America?

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Mad Men Edition

Recently, I dug out a copy of Mad Men: Season 1 on DVD that I’d received for a gift a long time ago and never watched. And now I’m thoroughly hooked. For once, the hype was right on. The only problem now is that season 3 is airing on television and I’ve yet to see season 2.

Are Most Businesses Going Green Just to Save Some Green?

By Paul Michael I heard an interesting story the other day. A radio DJ was annoyed because when he went to pick up his boarding passes from the check in counter, he was handed them without any kind of ticket wallet to keep them together.

The Art of Changing Easily & Gracefully

As technology continues to advance, nobody can deny that were living in a faster-paced world with more change than previous generations have ever experienced.

When Should a Freelancer Barter?

Every once in a while, I have a prospective client ask me if I’d be willing to accept payment in barter, rather than in money. Most of the time, my response is ‘no.’ My landlord doesn’t accept payment in barter — I checked — so, I have to bring in cash in order to pay my own bills. But there are some barter deals I have taken, and they’ve really paid off for me.