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By John Wesley

Drive-by Book Reviews: The Bounce Back Book and Escape From Corporate America

It’s time for another every-other-Wednesday drive by book review! This wednesday, I’ve got two new books on tap for you: The Bounce Back Book by Karen Salmansohn Escape From Corporate America by Pamela Skillings Now, for the drive-by details: The Bounce Back Book by Karen Salmansohn (disclosure - Karen’s a friend):

medicine cabinet turned booze hound

i love this tongue-in-cheek use of the medicine cabinet - emergency booze supply.eviedee says, "have you seen the bjorken medicine cabinet?

Part two of the Unclutterer Precision Change podcasts

Live now is the second half of the interview with Precision Change I recorded titled What is Your Clutter Costing You? You can download the 21 minute podcast or listen to it by clicking on the “Play Now” link at the beginning of the article. In this episode, I talk about: Which books to definitely get rid of first, and which to hold on to. Two sexy ebook readers worth considering.

Behavioral Economics on Why We Buy What We Buy

Money is more about mind than it is about math. Our financial decisions are often based on psychology and emotion rather than on pure numbers. Nearly everyone understands intellectually that credit card debt is bad, for example, but for millions of people, this understanding isn’t enough.

Altering advice to find the best solution for you

When I was studying for my master’s degree in education, the buzz phrase was differentiated instruction. I could plop those two words into any paper and a professor would inevitably scribble “great!” next to them in the margin. Professors threw the phrase around in lectures the way that politicians are using the words on the table this election cycle.

Debasing not just the currency

By Philip BrewerI eat lunch at a local fast-food place occasionally.  My usual order runs to just over $4, so I was annoyed when I realized while walking over there yesterday that I'd forgotten to pick up a nickel or dime--I was going to end up with a pocketful of change.  In fact, though, I needn't have given it a thought:  My order cost $4.60.

Up All Night? How to Recover from Entrepreneur Insomnia

Written on 5/21/2008 by David B. Bohl, the author of Slow Down Fast.Do you toss and turn all night? Do you feel groggy upon awakening? Does your energy crash in the middle of the day?

Obtain the Desired Result by Making the Right Kind of Effort

Written on 5/21/2008 by Michael Miles. Michael maintains a blog on creating abundance by the proper use of your subconscious mind.

No Schedules, No Meetings—Enter Best Buy’s ROWE - Part 1

(Photo: yum9me) Managers often ask me how to use 4HWW within corporate environments. I now have a new recommendation to add to the previous list: read the new in-depth description of Best Buy’s Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE).

Sustainable living as a practice rather than morality lesson

I had coffee today with a fabulous blogger from Melbourne, Australia named Gala Darling who is in town in hopes of eventually transferring her life here. I'd never met her before except by email. We connected some time ago because my blog software told me she had linked to No Impact Man and I wrote her to thank her.

Rediscovering the Barbershop

Photo by LemonSunrise

How to Live a Life of Inner Peace

“You cannot buy peace; you must know how to manufacture it within, in the stillness of your daily practises in meditation.”

The Essential Bookshelf: The Only Eight Books I’ve Kept (After Hundreds of Reviews)

Over the last two years, I’ve reviewed in detail more than a hundred (actually approaching two hundred) personal finance and personal productivity books on The Simple Dollar - for more than a year, I reviewed two a week. Over that time, many readers have asked me what I’m doing with all of those books.

7 Ways To Have The Greatest Day of Your Life

Written on 3/15/2008 by Alex Shalman, creator of the Practical Personal Development blog.When I ask someone how their day is going, the response I get most often is, "Fine." Most people settle for fine, are happy when things are fine, but can't fathom the possibility of creating the greatest day of their life -- whenever they want!I believe that people are scared of achieving greatness.