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By Leo Babauta

The Surfer’s Guide To Entrepreneurial Bliss

I spent a good chunk of the last week looking out over the ocean from a vacation house in the Outer Banks, reconnecting with the water, the sun and sand. But, I never expected a set of killer business and marketing lessons to be revealed by surfers catching early morning waves. 1.

Lazy productivity

There are many reasons why I have chosen to live an uncluttered life, and one of those reasons is that I’m lazy. If I need to do something I’m not super excited about doing, I want it to take the least amount of time possible and I want it to cause me little or no stress.

Besta small entertainment unit

Dez hacks a floating entertainment unit from the Besta. "I haven't really done anything revolutionary here, but I thought I'd share how I used a Besta extension and hung it as a floating entertainment unit. It makes for a nice a clean installation for a master bedroom and gives it a hotel kind of feel.

Reader Mailbag #78

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. The cost of education is increasing at an alarming rate. At some point it will come down to a cost benefit thing.

How to Stop The Raging War Inside Yourself

So much of our life is spent battling against ourself that we begin to forget who we really are.

Freelance Freedom #120

The Truth About Taxes

Note: Although I try to keep GRS a politics-free zone, today’s topic is inherently political. I’ve stayed as neutral as possible in the article, but I know that there’ll be some political discussion in the comments. Please keep conversation civil, as always. Because I was frustrated with my own ignorance about the U.S.

Deadheading for the future

Professional organizer extraordinaire Monica Ricci gives a grounded perspective in her guest post on the process of uncluttering and organizing. You can follow Monica on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog for more organizing tips. Deadheading. It sounds like either a grisly ritual or a summer vacation following your favorite band on tour. But it’s neither.

Why I'm fond of saying wisdom trumps science

When one group of scientists first said smoking was bad for you, the tobacco industry funded another group of researchers to say the science was inconclusive.

Ze Frank on Imaginary Audiences

We chat with the Internet's most notorious mass collaboration instigator Ze Frank about idea execution and how to build our own armies of sportsracers

Multitaskers Bad at Multitasking

A new study asserts that those who regularly consume multiple forms of media do worse on multitasking tests than those who do not.

The 18-Minute Management Plan

"We start every day knowing we're not going to get it all done." So what do we do? Get ritual. It only takes 18 minutes.

Eye Candy Is A Critical Business Requirement

A great Slideshare detailing the importance of design, especially in the context of usability.

The Importance of Paying Your Dues

As a member of a Generation Y, I’m always on the look out for articles about people my age. While many sociologists and employers have very positive things to say about my generation, they also make critiques.

Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head

“Our culture lies. They say they want to encourage and reward individuality and creativity, but in practice they try to hammer down the pointy parts, and shame off the different parts.” – Sandra Dodd Post written by Leo Babauta.