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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

Should work be fun? Not if you want to be successful

Look, I agree that if you are not feeling jazzed much of the time then yes, you are probably not in the right place at the right time for your talents. But what I am talking about here is a more nuanced look at the situation; which is that you have to have some “un-fun” in the mix to make special accomplishments. Let me repeat.

Want to See Your Credit Report for Free? FreeCreditReport.com vs. AnnualCreditReport.com

Mark Frauenfelder (founder of the awesome Boing Boing) has a piece at PC.com that asks: When is a free credit report not a free credit report? The answer, of course, is: When it comes from FreeCreditReport.com.

Best Buy takes electronics recycling program national

You can now take your broken or out-of-date electronics to your local Best Buy for recycling. From their site:

Make Sure Your Facebook Profile Doesn't Lose You A Job

Do you use Facebook?

GraphicRiver - A Graphic Art Department At Your Fingertips

Today I’m very excited to announce that we’re taking the lid off our newest Envato Marketplace: GraphicRiver, a marketplace for premium design components like Layered Photoshop Graphics, Vector Illustrations, Icons, and Adobe Add-ons like Brushes, Patterns and Textures at very affordable prices. You could almost say it’s like having a graphic art department at your fingertips!

The Power of Less: Book Review

Recently I watched a funny, quirky Japanese film called Kamikaze Girls. The movie centered on the theme that it takes courage to be happy. With so many responsibilities and demands on our time, we can often find ourselves missing the whole point of life - enjoying it.

Let the World Pass You By

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” - Bertrand Russell I was sitting outside my new home yesterday (we just moved last week, and we love the new place), watching the world go by.

Get Rich Slowly on Frugal Coast2Coast Tonight!

Just a quick reminder! Tonight (Monday night, for those who get the morning e-mail) I’ll be a guest on Frugal Coast2Coast, the BlogTalkRadio program:

Where Can You Turn If You Lose It All?

I received a long email recently from an utterly despondent woman (that I’ll call Ellen) who was caught in a devastating situation. A year ago, she was a stay-at-home mother with three preschool-aged children. Her husband worked at a high-paying job that seemed to have great long-term potential and it seemed as though their life was set.

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.