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By Leo Babauta

M.A.P.S.: The Four Pillars of Creative Job Fulfillment

Don't fall asleep at the wheel when it comes to your creative future. A quickstart guide to developing the career you want from the ground up.

M.A.P.S.: The Four Pillars of Creative Job Fulfillment

Don't fall asleep at the wheel when it comes to your creative future. A quickstart guide to developing the career you want from the ground up.

Review: Confessions of a Butcher

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. I didn’t expect that I would like this book. A few weeks ago, I got an email from Vickie Smith, the wife of John Smith (the author of Confessions of a Butcher). She had stumbled across The Simple Dollar and had read through some of the site’s archives.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Free time-tracking applicationsLifehacker recently reviewed and rated the Five Best Time-Tracking Applications and awarded Klok (free and usable on all platforms) as the top application Unitasker Wednesday: Even more elaborate butter cuttersI am 100 percent serious when I say that I don’t understand why someone would prefer to use one of these butter cutting devices instead of a knife.

The Value of the Golden Rule

Brian writes in: You write in all the time about the “value of building community.” I think that’s pointless.

"We Always Get Dirty Again, To Be Sure..."

“Man’s good intentions, resolutions that always succumb to ingrained habit, are like the cleaning, scrubbing and adorning that we practice on Sundays, holidays, and feast days.

Linkswitch #36: Web Typography, Web Apps and HTML 5

Expressive Web Typography: Useful Examples and Techniques Wherever we turn online, typography jumps out at us — sometimes literally, with the assistance of some clever coding. And now more than ever, we are seeing greater focus on this design element and its varied implementations around the Web.

Reader Story: How I Purchased Private Health Insurance

This guest post from Jaime Tardy is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. Jaime writes about her financial journey at Eventual Millionaire.

30 Ways to Make TV Watching More Productive

Do you ever hear yourself saying "I just don't have time" yet find yourself plopped in front of the TV for the better part of every evening?As our to-do lists grow so does our stress and anxiety over getting everything done. While we can't add any more time to our day (unfortunately) we can use the time we do have in a more productive manner.

Manvotional: Heroic Education

“Heroic Education” From Courage by Charles Wagner THE old stoics had this saying among themselves, Nihil mirari, — “Do not be astonished at anything.” The sense of it is plain; it means that we must not allow ourselves to be overawed by men or things, to be frightened or disconcerted.

The Roles of Attitude and Aptitude in Success

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar Success is something that every individual strives to achieve. Every single person in the world has their own goals and dreams. Young or old, male or female, black or white, rich or poor, all have the same drive and desire to live life in the best way they see possible.

How to Organize and Host a Gaming Evening

As I’ve mentioned before on The Simple Dollar, one of our favorite social activities is to host a “game night” with several of our friends. We do this on a rotating basis with them, with roughly two “game nights” happening per month.

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: September 25, 2010

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, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week.

Setting Goals to Succeed: Lessons from a Freelance Classical Musician

I never cease to be amazed by the number of players I meet who still believe in playing the classical music equivalent of corporate cubicle nation – clinging onto the notion that an orchestral job is fundamental to reputation and survival.

Binder clip hack for your wire shelving

Making the rounds on Reddit this week was a great refrigerator hack by Muteboy on Flickr: Muteboy, a.k.a. Matthew Petty, created an adjustable beverage rack in his refrigerator with a simple binder clip. The clip can be moved to the left for more beverage storage, or to the right for less.