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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

Train Yourself to Correctly Guess the Time, Every Time

photo credit: monkeyc.net Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Rico of My Dear Friends.

Creative uses for velcro cable ties

There are the obvious uses for velcro cable ties: But, you also can use them to wrap belts for storage or when traveling: Keep pens and pencils grouped together in your purse or briefcase: Use multiple ties together to bind larger objects: Join flip-flops when heading to the pool: You could even use them to tie up tomato plants.

Wake Up, The Medium IS The Message!

The details are not the details, they make the product” Charles Eames Not too long ago, I was at one of those giant book marketing events and a string of speakers included some variation of the message… “Your book is the medium, not the message.”

Review: You’re Fifty, Now What?

Each Friday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book.

What I'd say if I was wrong about climate change

Yesterday, a reader calling himself "Richard Miller" left behind a critical comment about my meeting with Congressman Nadler in which I will ask him to sponsor a "Sense of the House" resolution calling for climate change policy based on what is scientifically necessary rather than just politically possible.

Ask the Readers: Can College Students Save Money?

Stephanie wrote with a common question: How can a college student save money when she doesn’t make enough to make ends meet? Here’s her story: I am a full-time college student living on my own for the first time. I moved out of the house about nine months ago, and have found that even though I have a great job, I’m not making enough to support myself.

So What Really Is The Meaning of Life?

Written on 5/30/2008 by Michael Miles, writer of effortlessabundance.com. You can subscribe to his RSS feed here.Miguel Torga, the great Portuguese writer, said that 'life has the meaning we give it -- our richness, our enthusiasm, our pride -- or our cowardice.’ The search for meaning is a constant theme in our lives and we try to find it in many different ways.

Workspace of the Week: Parent and child office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Yellow Fence’s parent and child workspace:

YOUR Happiness Project: Throw away some magazines.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you should have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in -- no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Motivate Yourself? (& Book Giveaway)

Motivation is a strange beast. When you have it, life seems great and the world is your oyster. When you are unmotivated, however, even the simplest of tasks can be a struggle to complete. Lack of motivation is something that I often have to deal with, and I know I am not alone (one of our biggest sources of traffic comes via people Googling “motivation“).

Is It the End of 6% Real Estate Commissions?

By Xin LuThis week the Justice Department reached an antitrust settlement with the National Association of Realtors that is meant to spur competition and bring down the standard 6% commission that comes with each real estate transaction. Basically, the NAR is no longer able to withhold the information on multiple listing services from discount online brokers such as Redfin and ZipRealty.

How To Score a Baseball Game With Pencil and Paper

Photo by Go Cubs!

8 Frugal Tips for Legal Matters

“The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

How to Earn More and Play More: Getting Started With Personal Outsourcing

Please note: if you like this article, stay tuned: Kristen Fischer will be interviewing Ed tomorrow! — Skellie I remember it like it was yesterday. We were new parents and our newborn baby boy had a severe case of reflux. He was constantly crying and was waking up 6 to 8 times every night.

The Art of Speed: Conversations with Monster Makers

The “Art of Speed” panel at SXSW: Evan Williams, Cali Lewis, Mike Cassidy, Tim Ferriss (Photo: vantan) I had a blast organizing and moderating the “Art of Speed” panel at the incredible SXSW conference a few months ago. It was standing room only (at least from what I could see), and I learned a ton from some of the best at creating monster hits.