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By Chanpory Rith

Drive-By Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life–The Kaizen Way

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since our last Drive-By Book Review. But it’s Wednesday, so it’s time for another book. For those who are new to Drive-By Reviews, these are fast and simple reviews of book and only books I can recommend reading are reviewed. So, away we go. Today’s book is: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

Don’t Raid Your 401(k) to Make Mortgage Payments

What’s worse than not being able to make your mortgage payments? How about tapping into retirement savings to make ends meet? National Public Radio’s Morning Edition ran a story on Friday about the growing number of people making “hardship withdrawals” from their retirement plans. From the story:

Money Magazine’s “7 Investments You Need Now,” Portfolio Theory, and My Own Plans for the Future

The most recent issue of Money Magazine had a blaring cover story: “The Only 7 Investments You Need Now.” Those were some tall words, and I was intrigued about what they had to say. Their seven investments: 1. A blue-chip U.S. stock fund 2. A blue-chip foreign stock fund 3. A small-company fund 4. A value fund 5. A high-quality bond fund 6. An inflation-protected bond fund

The Costa Rica Heist (Remix) A case for T.I.

By Jabulani Leffall Diss-Claimer. (Yes, Dis with another "S." And as for those who actually followed the first time, I apologize LOL:)  (Back by popular demand for the great grammarians who frequent this site: This is the Re-Mix!) 

Unitasker Wednesday: Spinning cone

Summer is right around the corner, and the warmer temperatures are bringing on cravings for ice cream. Unfortunately, eating ice cream increases the risk of the dreaded ailment “ice cream wrist.” Ice cream wrist can be attributed to constantly turning the cone to lick up the droplets of melting ice cream. What does one do to combat such a problem? Well, buy a Spinning Cone of course!

The 60-Second Guide to Healthy Living

Written on 6/04/2008 by Alex Shalman, creator of the Practical Personal Development blog.Please join me on a quick 60-second journey as we look into what's possible for you and your health.

7 tips to avoid watching a crappy movie.

By Paul MichaelHow many of you do your research before you rent a movie or go to the cinema? I usually read a bunch of reviews and ask friends. Sometimes I’ll see a movie without reading any reviews, but those ones are usually adorned with independent film awards. Which makes me wonder…why did I just waste my time on one of the worst movies ever made?

Not all charities want your stuff

Imagine for a moment that you’re a 20-something female who lives in downtown Chicago. You live in an apartment that was big enough for you when you moved into it, but over the last year you’ve accumulated so much stuff that it’s starting to feel too small. You decide to get rid of clutter and you head to your closet to see what can be purged there.

A year ago on Unclutterer

What causes clutter in your life?Get clutter under control in your life by discovering why your home and life are cluttered. You may be a hopeless cluttererIf you own one of these items and justify their existence in your home, then you may be beyond help. Collapsable collanders save kitchen spaceRegain some cupboard space by switching to a collapsable silicone colander.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: My Hidden Agenda Edition

Most writers and speakers have a hidden agenda, and I’m no different (be patient, I’ll let you in on my agenda in due time).

salvage an old fjord dresser

after fixing his daughter's ikea fjord dresser drawers (discontinued) for the umpteenth time, mike gives up and decides to turn it into shelving.he says, "we removed all the drawers and took the back off. then, we used the back as the bottom shelf. we hammered in some 1 by 2's to the inside of the side panels to hold another shelf. then, we purchased cloth bins to hold our daughter's clothes.

Current Deals and Contests from Online Banks

The Get Rich Slowly online banking thread lay dormant for several weeks, but recently has bubbled back to life, with plenty of comments and feedback regarding the best internet banks.

Web-accessible project management tools

Most businesses I’ve worked for have had monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that include project management modules. In only one situation can I remember actually using the project management tools, and that was because company policy dictated that we use it.

Eight tips for making yourself happier IN THE NEXT HOUR.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Eight tips for making yourself happier in the next hour. You can make yourself happier – and this doesn’t have to be a long-term ambition.