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Saving myself by saving the world

In my  my last post, I suggested that readers, as a personal experiment, try getting actively involved in our democracy by calling their Congressional representative just to see how it felt. The results were amazing and I'm not talking numbers of people who made the call.

The 15 Greatest Man Cries (Plus 5 Dishonorable Mentions)

On Friday we discussed when it is appropriate for a man to cry. In short, a man should only cry when something truly significant happens. The less frequently something occurs, the more weight given it. Thus the rarity of male tears lends to them true potency. When a man sheds tears, particularly in the public eye, people sit up and take notice. We know something truly consequential is occurring.

Freelance Freedom #58

How I Paid Off $35,000 in Debt, and How You Can Too

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from J.D. Roth, who writes about saving and investing at Get Rich Slowly.

Art of Manliness and Digg.com

Some of you may have noticed that starting several weeks ago, if you tried to submit an AoM story to Digg.com, it would be rejected. Digg has labeled the Art of Manliness as spam, and blocked submissions from our site.

Review: Ready, Fire, Aim

Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity, personal development, or business/entrepreneurship book of interest.

Picking Stocks with The Motley Fool’s CAPS

The Motley Fool is a web site devoted to helping average people make better investment and financial decisions. Recently, GRS forum administrator (and resident economist) Jericho Hill got a chance to visit The Motley Fool headquarters. This is part one of a report on his experience.

A year ago on Unclutterer

Surround sound without the cable clutterLooking for a surround sound system, but you really don’t want all those wires running around the room to every speaker? The load thingWe’ve been on a big charging station kick here lately, so reader Leigh sent in this way cool design. 10 Places to find hidden clutterTen places to start looking for hidden clutter in your home.

Giving Now Versus Giving Later: The Gospel of Wealth Versus Everyday Charity

We only have a limited amount of time on this wonderful Earth, and there are almost countless people around the globe who have far fewer opportunities for a pleasant life than we have.

Submit To This Week’s Manival at Night Writter

The Night Writter Blog will be hosting this week’s Manival: the blog carnival for men. If you have a blog and have written a post that you think men would find helpful or interesting, please submit it using this form. Submissions are due on Monday at 4PM. Download Your Free Guide to Being a Gentleman in 2008.

20 Hot Client Industries That Hire Freelancers

With the coming recession, I get a lot of questions about whether it will be increasingly difficult for freelancers to get new clients and, more importantly, projects that pay appropriately. Over the past eight months, the following industries have proved extremely lucrative for freelancers. I categorize them into Spheres. The Extreme Sphere

Happiness quotation from Elizabeth Gaskell.

I never knew what sad work the reading of old letters was before that evening, though I could hardly tell why. The letters were as happy as letters could be—at least those early letters were.

The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: The Return of the Roundup Edition

So, when I first started Art of Manliness, I would include a weekly post highlighting some of my favorite finds on the web during the week. The idea was to provide some useful information to AoM readers and also help other bloggers out there get some exposure to new readers. I started to slack off and stopped doing it. However, I’m bringing it back today.

Addiction and Personal Finance

I’ve watched one of my childhood heroes throw his life away to a methamphetamine addiction. I remember him surging with vitality, going to school full time while simultaneously working at a full time job to make ends meet.

Some light reading

Reader Peter brought the following Time magazine articles to our attention: Ask the Experts: 5 Steps to Clutter-Free Living How to Live With Just 100 Things From the 100 Things article: