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Best of Personal Finance: How to Make Coconut Milk Kefir

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we give you stunning detail into how to make your own coconut milk kefir, some tips for saving money when you move, and 3 easy ways to create a greener kitchen! Top 5 Articles How to Make Coconut Milk Kefir — If you wanted to know about Coconut milk kefir, this is the article to read.

Unitasker Wednesday: Specialized steak branding irons

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! When March rolls onto the calendar, I begin preparations for the coming warmer weather months. I plant seedlings for my garden, wipe down the patio furniture, and clean up the grill.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Can a person clutter up his time by constantly uncluttering?What can we learn from Sisyphus and the economic law of diminishing returns about decluttering and organizing? Spherical minimalist livingCould you take up residence in a minimalist sphere? RSS feeds: A primerIf you don’t know what an RSS feed is, then this post is for you. Increase productivity with voice recognition software

The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities. – Benjamin Franklin Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist. Ask any physician and they will tell you that rest is essential for physical health. When the body is deprived of sleep, it is unable to rebuild and recharge itself adequately.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Single Weekend Edition

A weird sequence of events has caused me to find myself all alone over the coming weekend. My wife is visiting her sister, while my two children are visiting their grandparents.

Four steps for making more time for what matters most to you

Today we welcome a guest post and many terrific suggestions from Annabel Candy who regularly blogs about productivity and self improvement at Get In the Hot Spot. How often do you hear people say they don’t have enough time?

Storytelling and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I confess, I’m obsessed… Strike that. Possessed. With the art of storytelling. It’s why I’m about to spend four 10-hour days in a NYC workshop led by Robert McKee called simply Story next week.

The Hidden Cost of Spending While In Debt

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, who recently released an 83-page guide entitled Unautomate Your Finances. Courtney and I are big fans of what we call “mental filters”. These are simple little tips and tricks that we can use to increase our financial awareness. (J.D.

5 Keys to Successful Living

“The Good Life” courtesy of Architects 51N4E Today I want to talk about five keys that will help you live a successful life.  These are five keys that I’ve learned over the years from studying successful people.  These lessons separate those who succeed from those who fail. We’re all capable of greatness; however, we’re all not willing to reach for it.  This article contains

Thoughts I come back to when thinking about environmentalism 2.0

1. Happier planet = happier people. 2. You make a difference. 3. Our culture is broken. 4. The personal is political. 5. Economic growth ≠ Life satisfaction growth. 6. Jobs are paramount but we should work to make our planetary home better not worse. 7. The concept of zero sum game is for people with zero sum brains. 8. There is a better, happier system out there.

Manly Slang from the 19th Century

While writing our first book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man, we decided to throw a few old-time 19th century slang words into the text just for fun. While scouring old dictionaries for some words that would fit in the book, we came across many others that were beyond awesome but didn’t make the cut.

Our Latest Book: How to Write Great Copy for the Web

Last week I introduced you to the latest collaboration between Rockable Press and FreelanceSwitch, How to Write Great Copy for the Web by Donna Spencer. I am happy to announce that the book has been launched today and Rockin’ List members get a $5 discount on the digital book, bringing the book’s price down to just $10.

Awesome New Ebooks on Simplicity

Post written by Leo Babauta.

2010 Consumer Action Handbook and Unautomate Your Finances

Last autumn, I shared a list of essential personal-finance e-books. These books covered a variety of topics, and many of them were free. Today I want to draw your attention to two new e-books that you may want to consider. Consumer Action Handbook First up is the 2010 edition of the Consumer Action Handbook. I’ve mentioned this book before, and I’ll mention it in the future.

Where Do You Want to Be In Five Years? How Do You Get There?

I’m going to share with you excerpts from seven different emails I’ve received from readers in the last few days. Kenny: I listened to your radio discussion with Vicki Robin and I was really intrigued by the whole five year plan. I have a big dream I’d love to accomplish (being a radio host) but I feel like it’s so far from my life that I’ll never get there.