One of the least likable characters in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Count Vronsky, has a habit that I really like: every now and then he has a “laundry day” where he puts all his affairs (financial, career, etc.) in order, and completely clears his mind.
Jon Bon Jovi is a legendary rock star from next-town-over-from-me New Jersey. At the same time he’s a songwriter, actor and accomplished entrepreneur. To put some frosting on the cake, Jon went from sweeping floors at a recording studio to selling over 120 million records world-wide.
About 9 months ago, we launched our paid freelance job board here at the ‘Switch. As you may know it’s an unusual job board because we actually charge the freelancers a subscription fee. At the time we caught a bit of flak for it but proceeded anyway believing in the idea.
$7 a Month for 5 Jobs a Day
Written on 7/21/2008 by Jason Womack, who writes about travel, exercise, and productivity at his blog jasonwomackblog.com.Students (of all ages) might have more on their minds now than ever before — from work, to school to all of the other distractions pulling at them.
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There are only a few movies that break the norms and become something special because they didn’t do what everyone else did before them. The latest Batman movie The Dark Knight is just one of those movies.
“Being conscious of having done a wicked action leaves stings of remorse behind it, which, like an ulcer in the flesh, makes a man’s smart with perpetual wounds; for reason, which chases away all other pains, creates repentance, shames the soul with confusion, and punishes it with torment.” -- Plutarch
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Based on reader suggestions, Kris and I made a trip to Costco on Friday to buy bulk yeast and a fifty-pound bag of bread flour. (We’re serious about this whole home-made bread thing.) While I waited for Kris to pick up some other groceries, I leafed through Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills edited by Abigail R. Gehring. “Wow,” I thought.
Reader question: How to dispose of old electronics?The best ways to dispose of old electronics.
So you think you’re uncluttered?If you’re looking to check your uncluttered status, you might want to try rearranging the furniture in a room. Even if you end up putting your furniture back in its starting space, the act of handling an item can help you to evaluate it.
Over the last week or so, I’ve seen and heard a lot of parents grumbling about the exorbitant cost of buying school clothes for their kids for the upcoming year. A few parents are at least putting all of their eggs in the basket of the upcoming tax holiday on clothes in Iowa - and they’re quite proud of this, certain that they’re getting a better deal than everyone else.
Ever have one of those days when you can’t seem to write anything?
This is especially disheartening to the freelancer, since no work done means no billable hours. Here’s a personal account of an approach that I started using about seven years ago that really helped with my writing productivity — though it’s adaptable to other types of cerebral freelance work.