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Did you know that a single two-second distraction can cost you 15 minutes of your day? When your concentration is interrupted, it takes up to 15 minutes to get your focus back. Our ambient sounds help reduce the amount of noise distractions in your workplace.

Low Calorie Food and Long Term Costs

Over the past few weeks, I’ve read dozens of articles that repeat the same refrain: healthy, low calorie meals cost more than high calorie meals. Fresh, healthy foods with a low caloric density are more strongly affected by inflation and carry a higher cost per ounce than processed foods with a high caloric density.

The 7 Most Motivational Quotes Ever Spoken

Today I want to talk about the seven most motivational quotes ever spoken (or written). Why? Because motivation is the key to success! I like what Zig Ziglar said about motivation, he said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”Motivation is something you need everyday.

Renegade Health Care Reform

Stores: Stop selling stuff like this Mortals: Stop eating stuff like this Savings: $1,000,000,000,000 Politicians: Next!

Incredibly obvious tips to save you time

I don’t watch the television show Celebrity Apprentice, but I recently saw an advertisement for it that stunned me. In the commercial, show contestant and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is sitting at a computer attempting to type.

How’s Your Follow-Through?

You’ve undoubtedly heard the old adage that it takes ten times as much effort to convince a stranger to buy as it takes to convince a devoted customer of yours to do the same.

Asker hanging liquor bar

Here's one from a contributor who rather not be credited. He says, "I used Ikeahacker for ideas a lot when I moved, and thought I ought to at least contribute what I came up with." Thank you! :) Constrained for space and renting (so not wanting to make big holes in the wall) I decided to hang everything I could in the kitchen.

Roth IRA Conversions Made Easy

This is a guest post from Steve Juetten, a fee-only certified financial planner in Bellevue, Washington, and long-time Get Rich Slowly reader. He has written a book for consumers on the topic of 2010 Roth IRA conversions.

At the intersection of environmentalism and KY Jelly

I know. You were not expecting to see a picture of KY Jelly on my blog. Me either! But the thing is, I have this eco-celeb friend named Stephanie Soechtig. She made the excellent film called Tapped, about bottled water.

Truth and Secrets in Memoir Writing

When you’re nine years old, Aunt Jessie presses her powdered face to yours and whispers, “Now don’t you ever tell anyone what you saw. Your mother would just die.” This is a scary thing to a child—to be entrusted with a secret that has so much power if could kill someone. Aunt Jessie probably didn’t mean to scare you like that, but words have power.

The Menaissance: The Death of the Metrosexual and the Rise of the Retrosexual

ShareBack in February I gave an Ignite Talk in Tulsa called “The Menaissance: The Death of the Metrosexual and the Rise of the Retrosexual.” If you’re not familiar with Ignite Talks, here’s the jist of the concept from the Ignite Tulsa website: A dozen or so speakers present on a variety of topics, but they only get 5 minutes and 20 slides.

Need Some Manliness? There’s an App for That: The AoM iPhone App

For the past few months, we’ve been getting requests for an Art of Manliness iPhone app.

13 small things to simplify your workday

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu Post written by Leo Babauta.

Oh My Goodness! I Forgot My Blog Anniversary -- #4!

It's funny -- all day long, two days ago, I kept having the feeling that the date was significant for some reason, but I couldn't remember why. Well, I knew March 27th was my parents' wedding anniversary, and also my in-laws' wedding anniversary (strange coincidence, right?), but it felt like there was something else special about the day, too. I just figured it out!

You’ll Never Get Ahead With Resentment, Jealousy, and Hate Inside You

When I was younger, I used to have a great deal of resentment towards rich people. I often felt like they were greedy. I believed that they had somehow “cheated” to get where they were at. Yet, at the same time, I desperately wanted what they had, too. Today, I no longer feel that way.