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By Leo Babauta

Questions and Answers on Compassion with the Dalai Lama

Editor’s note: The following is a report on a recent talk by the Dalai Lama from reader Noah Well, who generously decided to take notes and type them up to share with me and with all of you. Thank you, Noah, for sharing this with us.

Sensible Ways to Raise Cash for a Wedding

By Xin LuBefore I got married last year, I wrote a post ranting about how my wedding would cost more than my college education . There is no doubt that a wedding is an extremely expensive affair, and recently I read that many people are taking out loans to pay for their weddings.

PearBudget: An Effective Way to Dip Your Toes into Budgeting

As I mentioned before, when I first began my financial turnaround, I constructed a tight budget and stuck to it like glue for the first few months. That tight budget was invaluable - it taught me how to ride the proverbial bicycle that is personal finance management.

Tip: Taking A Team’s Temperature

The chemistry of a creative team is absolutely critical for making ideas happen. What goes unsaid can erupt into a great fiasco. When a problem is brewing, our tendency is to block it out. After all, who wants to be confrontational or take time out when stress and deadlines are looming?

The happiness of stopping my daughter’s tantrums.

The Little Girl is a charming, ebullient, sweet-natured three-year-old. She also had a habit of throwing MASSIVE tantrums. Kicking, screaming, throwing things, pulling glasses off people’s faces…it was bad.

Improve your Chances of Success in Business with These 10 Simple Tips

Written on 5/19/2008 by Shilpan Patel of Success Soul.I am an engineer turned entrepreneur. With that said, I've had my share of stumbles along the way but I've learned a lot. One of these lessons is that business means risk.

One bag travel

Traveling light is what I prefer. Traveling with one carry-on can make such a difference in your airport experience. The beginning and the end of your trip will be much more relaxed. To help you figure out how to travel lightly take a look at the site One Bag. It is a great resource that simplifies what and how you pack. From the site:

10 Strategies to Masterful Food Preparation in Minimal Time

Written on 5/19/2008 by Melanie Thomassian, author of the award winning Dietriffic.com.There’s no doubt about it, finding time to cook healthy meals has become a major challenge for most families.Many people feel swamped with the immensity of their daily tasks, and often cooking is seen as a ‘luxury!’ The good news is that sitting down to a home cooked meal even on the busiest of days, isn

Reader Mailbag #11

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.

Cheap and Simple Sunburn Remedies that Really Work

By Linsey KnerlOops, I did it again. Thinking that just one unprotected hour in the sun would be alright, I fried my fair Danish skin. I really know better, but it can happen to the best of us. Here are some very useful home concoctions and common sense tips for easing the pain and feeling better quick.

The Informational Interview: A Job-Hunter’s Secret Weapon

This article originally appeared at I Will Teach You to Be Rich in a slightly different format.

How to live simply in a 39 foot RV — From Louise Hornor

The following guest post is from Unclutterer reader Louise Hornor. When I discovered that Louise lives full time in a RV, I asked if she would be interested in sharing her unique perspective on simple living. Thank you, Louise, for writing such a truly inspiring guest post for us!

Never take “I don’t know” for an answer

I knew it was bad the moment it happened… Three months ago, I was running on a little trail in the woods nearby my apartment (yes, we DO have woods in NYC). I hit a muddy patch on the train with a steep downward slop, wiped out, rolled over my foot and heard a loud crunching sound, before being sent abruptly to the ground. It hurt like hell, but I made my way back home.

7 Pleasurable Ways to Improve Your Reading Ability

“There is a total incompatibility between the joy of reading, a vagabond experience, and the experience of reading in order to answer questions, and explain what you understood.” - Rubem Alves, Brazilian educator.

Brand New Site by Cranking Widgets

There are times in life when you decide “enough is enough“. This past week was one of those times.