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By Leo Babauta

Leslie Koch: Think Big and Act Small

About this presentation As the fearless leader of Governors Island, Leslie Koch put a forgotten little 172-acre island off the coast of Manhattan on the cultural map. In just a few years, she increased island visits from 8,000 people to over 275,000 and got New York City onboard with ambitious development plans, including a potential NYU satellite campus.

Review: The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. Daniel Solin’s series of The Smartest X Book You’ll Ever Read have turned me off for their title alone, and thus, to this point, I’ve not read them.

Why We Should Contradict Ourselves

— Because the true self is never a fixed thing — There are successful entrepreneurs and there are what I call Entrepreneurial Thinkers, people who don’t necessarily start new enterprises, but who consistently pursue opportunity regardless of resources currently controlled (more on this in upcoming posts). Kuniyasu Sakai is both. Almost unknown outside Japan, the remarkable Mr.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Peter Walsh provides organizing tips for Microsoft Office usersPeter Walsh has created a 15 minute video for Microsoft talking about how he recommends using Microsoft Office to organize three specific areas of one’s life (family, finance, and health). Unitasker Wednesday: Lightning Reaction ExtremeAre you so bored that you can’t think of anything better to do than send an electri

Setting Goals with Your Partner

As I’ve said many times on here, my wife and I have a small handful of major goals that we share going forward in our lives. We both want to eventually live in the country with some wooded area and a small barn. We both want to focus on raising our children as well as we possibly can. We both want to achieve complete debt freedom (we currently just owe on our mortgage) to give us even more c

Linkswitch #26

The Evolution of The Logo Logo design has been a controversial subject in the design press lately. One branding professional recently claimed that logo design is not that hard to do and another said that logos are dead; some rebutted while others concurred.

Suspended Besta Bookshelf

Materials: Besta Shelf Unit, Besta Suspension Rail, Inreda Ladder, self-drilling heavy-duty Nylon wall anchors, multi-position extension ladder Description: Problem For the longest time I've been meaning to make use of the over head space in the stairwell of our home. With 1100 square foot of living area, space is at a premium.

Reader Story: Learning to Spend

This guest post from Meg is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general “how I did X” 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.

Manvotional: “Yellow” by Robert W. Service

Yellow By: Robert W.

Money and Basic Math: Some Thoughts and Six Quick Tips

Lately, I’ve been reading the very enjoyable book Stop Getting Ripped Off by Bob Sullivan of The Red Tape Chronicles (a full review will come in a week or two). The first section of the book discusses at length how people are often stymied at personal finance due to basic math skills.

The Manly Art of Arnold Friberg

Last Thursday, a favorite artist of mine passed away. Arnold Friberg was an American artist and illustrator who was famous for his paintings depicting religious, western, and patriotic scenes. Some of his most well-known work include the movie posters for Cecil B.

5 Strategies for a Happy Marriage: Secrets every bride and groom should know

‘The Marriage of Figaro’ courtesy of TheIntelligencer Despairingly, he looked at her, shook his head, and asked, “Whatever happened to us?

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: July 10, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. I call it … the Time Machine. One Year Ago (July 4 – July 10, 2009) How Low Can You Go?

"True Life Is Lived When Tiny Changes Occur."

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur." --Leo Tolstoy * A friend told me to check out The Blah, Blah, Blahg (love the name). When I went there, I saw why -- the writer was writing about her thoughts about a happiness project. * There's been a lot of interest in the one-page discussion guide for book groups.

Business Catalyst Review

I have a dirty little secret. I hate ecommerce design. In my history as a designer I’ve always found ecommerce design equivalent to trying to wrestle with a five-hundred-pound greased gorilla. At best it is a big hassle, and at its worst it is blood and carnage flowing down the streets. My biggest complaint is usually how unwieldy and annoying it is to work with most ecommerce backends.