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By The Behance Team

Getting your child out the door in the morning, on time

If you have school-age children, you’re well aware that some mornings can be difficult. Even highly organized children have a few mornings each month where there is a melt down and things fall apart. Here are a few tips to help get your children (and you) out the door on time: Is your child getting enough sleep?

Disclose This!

Last year, the blogosphere lit up when the FTC issued new disclosure guideliness. “OMG,” everyone said, “This is soooo unfair! Now everyone’s going to know when we’re pimping other peoples’ stuff.

A mirror fit for a Princess

Materials: Myken table mirror, a plier, a 1m silk ribbon, rose corsage, plastic princess crown, hammer and  nail Description: So I hacked an IKEA mirror (Myken table mirror) which has been under-utilized at home, took out the centre leg, tied some ribbons and hammered a hook on the wall. I finished it with details of a rose corsage and a princess crown.

Capitalist Kids: Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs

Saturday, I posted what I thought was an amusing anecdote. I told how I’d bought some treats from a young girl’s bake sale, but she’d been woefully unprepared to take my money and give me change. I meant the story to be comic relief, but quite a few GRS readers found it unamusing — and, in fact, thought I came off as something of a jerk.

The Pocket Notebooks of 20 Famous Men

A few weeks ago, we published an article on the Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebook. For that piece, we dug through old books to find references to how pocket notebooks had been used this past century by men in different walks of life.

7 Instant Ways to Boost Your Energy

It’s three pm. You’re feeling undeniably sluggish. You keep trying to focus on what you’re supposed to be doing … but somehow you’ve ended up looking at amusing pictures of cats. Again. At least you’ve got your eyes open. Just about. It’s a warm afternoon and you wish you could take a nap. In fact, your desk looks quite inviting.

Elle Muliarchyk: The Allure of Executing the Impossible

Belarus-born artist Elle Muliarchyk was named a finalist for Miss Czech Republic at age 14, “discovered” by famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier at age 16, and disillusioned with her modeling career by age 21.Fortunately, reinvention comes naturally to Muliarchyk.

Elle Muliarchyk: The Allure of Executing the Impossible

Taking great photographs is like being in combat: you've got to take risks, improvise in bad conditions, and inspire the troops.

Review: The Art of Non-Conformity

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. Reviewing a book like this is a difficult challenge. The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau is one of those books that’s intentionally narrowed its audience.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Stuff versus relationshipsPeople often choose the comfort of stuff over relationships because relationships can be scary. People can reject you. People are sometimes critical and judgmental. People can be mean, insensitive, and heartless. People can leave you, abandon you, and disappoint you. But your stuff never will.

Meditation, Prayer, and Personal Finance

Once or twice a day, I go into my bedroom, turn down the lights, lay on the bed, and look up at the ceiling. I start off by reflecting on a small handful of things that have really brought me significant joy in the past few days. After a few minutes of that, I focus entirely on emptying my mind for a while, and once that’s done, I just drift without anything in my mind.

"Bees, by the Instinct of Nature, Do Love Their Hives, and Birds Their Nests."

“Bees, by the instinct of nature, do love their hives, and birds their nests.” --John Bramhall * I really enjoyed a visit to So Be Organized.

Linkswitch #35: Sales, Marketing, and Customer Retention

55 Ways to Relax After Work Do you ever feel like a zombie after a long day at work? You feel so depleted and tired. You hardly have any energy left at all. The only thing you want to do is eat comfort food, pop open a brewski and watch television until bedtime. Sales and Marketing Tips for Freelancers Sales is a four-letter word. Wait a minute, it’s five letters.

Reader Story: I Got a 20% Pay Cut — and Loved It!

This guest post from Tim Stobbs is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. Tim Stobbs is the writer behind the blog, Canadian Dream: Free at 45.

Manvotional: The Power of Personal Influence

The Power of Personal Influence from Self Control, Its Kingship and Majesty by William George Jordan, 1905 The only responsibility that a man cannot evade in this life is the one he thinks of least,—his personal influence. Man’s conscious influence, when he is on dress-parade, when he is posing to impress those around him,—is woefully small.