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By Jay White

Gwyneth Paltrow's Interesting Insight on Happiness.

Yesterday’s New York Times had an article from Bob Morris, Martha, Oprah…Gwyneth? about Gwyneth Paltrow’s emergence as a lifestyle guru.

Collegiate Time Management

College is one of the most exciting and activity-filled times of a person’s life. Making new friends, developing new skills, and shouldering many more responsibilities take up a lot of time, let alone the ever-present studying that needs to be done. Time management is so important for students that many Freshman Experience classes focus on the subject.

Scaling Talent: Simplicity-Driven Entrepreneurship

Something’s been bugging me about the E-Myth…

Four Reasons Why Fear is a Creative’s Friend

“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt Post written by Cath Duncan. Photo by brewedfreshdaily

Your version?

Aah, what's life without the "New and Improved!" Over the months I've been receiving different takes on some hacks featured on this blog. Some are prettier, some just different ways of achieving the same results. I'll be uploading a few throughout the week. Check out this first batch. Scroll down the original post to see the new versions. A prettier helmer cluster

Screen printing exposure unit with a Vika Artur leg

An Ikea trestle leg makes a useful tripod for Carolina's home screen printing unit.

Reader Mailbag #51

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags.

Accomplish More Each Day: Four Steps to Easy Delegation

You could spend two hours every evening reading tips on efficient working. You could then implement every last one of them so that you’re working as efficiently as possible, every minute of your working day.And, all too often, you’d find that you’ve become very good at Getting Things Done.

Empower Other People To Help You Achieve What You Want

  Image courtesy of *sweetcaroline “You can only get what you want, if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar One way to help other people is to empower them because by empowering them you could literally change their lives for the better.

Outside Looking In: How Others View Our Spending

Last week, I went running with my friend Mac. As we ran, we talked. Mac asked me how it felt to be out of debt, to actually be saving money. Like many of my friends, he’s watched my financial turnaround with interest.

Never again

It is a wise person who can learn as much from failure as success. I try my best to gain what I can from mistakes and botched attempts, but there are times when it takes me more than once to learn a lesson. Until last week, it never crossed my mind that I could track these failures and learn from them in a more systematic approach. Then, I learned about these:

What should you do when you are asked to repay an overpayment of severance?

By Xin LuTechCrunch recently reported that the software giant Microsoft made mistakes on the severances it paid to its laid off workers. As a result, Microsoft sent out letters to an unknown amount of employees asking for a repayment of the overage.

Pregnant with potential

Click on the image to enlarge.A friend told me today how, when traveling in Tuscany, she stopped in a chapel in Monterchi and was inspired by this painting by Piero della Francesca of the pregnant Madonna (La Madonna del Parto or the Madonna of childbirth).Francesca's is the only known depiction of Madonna in pregnancy from the Italian Renaissance period (though others came later), and it was

Freelance Freedom #93

101 Tax deductions for bloggers and freelancers

By Paul MichaelAnyone here like doing taxes? Didn’t think so. We all have to do them; we all have to pay money to Uncle Sam (although some get away with paying much less than others).  But as a freelancer and/or a blogger, are you overlooking dozens of legitimate deductions that could save you a whole lot of money?