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The Multitasking Virus and the End of Learning? Part 2

In this continuation from Part 1, Josh Waitzkin further explores the “multi-tasking virus” and learning. At the end of this post, he also responds to readers’ comments and elaborates on his own experience.

Freelance Radio, Episode 15: Secret Words

The fifteenth episode of Freelance Radio, the official FreelanceSwitch podcast, is now available!

Aunty Entity #13: Team Infighting

Dear Aunty, We’re halfway through a project and I think the Art Director is going to kill the Technical lead. We can’t get through a day without constant sniping, terse words or snippy emails cced to the whole office.

Tomorrow Boxes

If you were to take a peek inside of our closets or on the shelves in our garage, you’d find a lot of sealed boxes with a prominent date on the outside and a label of some sort. I call these boxes our “tomorrow boxes,” and they all serve a similar purpose - they’re storing something to be utilized or re-evaluated on a certain date.

What happiness books have been recommended to you -- or do you recommend?

I love getting suggestions for reading. I’ve found some of my favorite books on happiness through reader recommendations.

Reader Mailbag #12

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.

Documentary defends the clutter lifestyle

Journalist, author, and filmmaker, Josh Freed, directed and starred in My Messy Life. The film documents his messy lifestyle and defends his “cult of clutter.” From the CTV article:

another way to hang your stolmen

here's another way to skin the stolmen. instead of using the little fixtures to hold the shelves, this idea from pavel of israel works out pretty well too.he used:3 laminated wood boards 1800 x 300 x 30 mm 2 stock stolmen posts and 6 end fixtures12 screws 30 х 4 mm 24 washers 3 x 15 mm 24 washers 1 x 15 mm

A Short Holiday

It’s Memorial Day in the United States, a national holiday to commemorate those who died in military service to our country. Many Americans also view Memorial Day as a sort of unofficial “beginning of summer”. It’s a time to enjoy the company of family and friends.

Best of the web: the only 8 personal finance books you'll ever need

By Will ChenWelcome to Wise Bread's Best of the Web roundup! The only 8 personal finance books you need. After reviewing hundreds of personal finance and productivity books, only these 8 were interesting enough and reference-worthy enough for Trent to keep around. The Simple Dollar: The Complete Tightwad Gazette The Lazy Person’s Guide to Investing Your Money or Your Life

Failure, It’s The New Success!

Hat tip to Brad Feld for pointing me to this great video on failure…

The Virtuous Life: Humility

This is the 13th post on living the virtuous life like Benjamin Franklin.

Fund Raising Dos and Don'ts

By Nora DunnRecently and quite accidentally, my boyfriend and I found ourselves hijacking our vacation through Southeast Asia to become an International NGO on the fly.

The 5 Types of Failure You Should Make Friends With

I believe it is important to separate good failures from bad failures. Good failures happen when, even though you made the correct decision, you still lost. Bad failures happen because you made bad decisions, or worse, didn’t make a decision at all. Although the two feel the same, they have a completely different long-term impact.