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Motivational Posters: George S. Patton Edition

George “Old Blood and Guts” Patton was a four star generally who ably led American troops during World War II. In his 36 years of distinguished service to the military, he earned the Purple Heart, 2 Distinguished Service Crosses, 3 Distinguished Service Medals,  2 Silver Stars, and several other decorations as well.

Review: The New Global Student

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or other book of interest. The New Global Student by Maya Frost is one of those books that takes what you think you know about a subject and flips it on its ear.


Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Breathe. Breathing can transform your life. If you feel stressed out and overwhelmed, breathe. It will calm you and release the tensions. If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe.

When I Give Someone Flowers, What Message is the Color Sending?

Flowers have long been used to convey our innermost feelings. Say it with flowers and you have a good chance of declaring your undying love and devotion to the woman or man of your dreams. These days it is common to gift flowers for Valentine's day, birthdays or anniversaries.But who says we only have to gift flowers for obvious occasions.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2008 Pitfalls of creativity clutterLifeDev blogger Glen Stansberry addresses how to be creative and organized. Unitasker Wednesday: Peanut butter and jelly spreaderThis breakthrough in spreading technology can not be overlooked. Make those giant speakers into storageIf you have a couple of old school floor standing speakers taking up space in your basement or attic, you may want to consider retro

Can You Actually Earn Reasonable Money from Mechanical Turk?

Over the last month, tons of readers have written to me asking me about Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service. Can you actually earn reasonable money with it, or is it a scam? What is it? For those unaware, Mechanical Turk is a service from Amazon where you can complete simple tasks in exchange for a tiny payment. For example, you might look at an image and describe it in ten words for $0.08.

Linkswitch #1

Web Worker Daily writer Celine Roque asks the question, Do Email Newsletters Have a Place in Freelancing? The short answer is yes. Read the article to find out how to make it work for you.

Financial Serenity – The Missing Ingredient

This is a guest post from Neal Frankle, a Certified Financial Planner and the blogger at The Wealth Pilgrim. Please stand up if you read Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek. Now sit down if you work less than 40 hours per week. Still standing? I thought so.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine - July 4, 2009

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, as well as the five best posts from two years ago this week.

Scanned Signatures and Handwriting

Annie - use the second image in this post to make the smaller files from for the images that show up on the front page. (then delete this note) Previously we’ve looked at how to create a scanned signature that you can use to sign documents without printing them out. Today we are going to look at how to get your signature and handwriting into a font that you can use on your computer.

The Total Money Makeover: Debt Myths

This is the second of twelve parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, where this book on debt reduction is teased apart and looked at in detail. This entry covers the third chapter, finishing on page 51.

That’s dirty!

The humor website Cracked.com ran a crass article last week about the dirtiest places you encounter in a day.

The Land of the Free

It’s Independence Day in the United States, and that means time with family and friends. I don’t have any financial tips from the Founding Fathers today. Instead, I have three fine performances of the U.S. national anthem. First up, a traditional rendition from Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. (This group is virtually forgotten today, though popular enough in their day.

How to Have a Great Relationship With Your Grandparents

Some of us are lucky enough to have a naturally great connection with our parents’ parents. Perhaps you had a lot of contact with your grandparents as a child, or you see them on a very regular basis.

How to Stop Acting Like Such a Big Baby

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” —Dale Carnegie Article by Zen Habits contributor Jonathan Mead; follow him on twitter. If we really want to be happy, why do we act like such babies? We can claim to be proactive in our life by settings goals and going after what we want.