This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Twice a year, the Federal Reserve’s Chair gives what amounts to the “financial state of the union” address to Congress, and it’s a good thing for everyone concerned with their finances to take five minutes or so to find out what the Federal Reserve is seeing, thinking, and about to do.
If you enjoyed today’s post on the surprising benefits of stress, and want to start intentionally adding some healthy stress to your life, a regular cold shower is a great place to start. Here’s a video that covers the many benefits of this mind-steeling, body-rejuvenating habit.
This story is about the launch of Harry’s, a new men’s grooming brand.
Specifically, it will explain how they gathered nearly 100,000 email addresses in one week (!). This post includes all the email templates, open-source code, and insider tricks that you can use to replicate their success.
As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m hard at work on Better Than Before, a book about how we make and break habits. Sign up here to be notified when it goes on sale.
I’ve noticed an issue that often arises when people are trying to change a habit.
When people want to get into a habit, they often set themselves a juicy goal and pursue that goal with special intensity.
Thoughts on unexpectedly becoming blind after surgery.
“Shit happens … nobody said life would be fair, so I just try to move on and be happy.
Do you ever see those people who sit around and bitch about something that happened 20, 30 years ago? I could have sued, but I didn’t want to bother with that … I’m going to concentrate on getting back to nirvana.”
The idea was make to a little bit higher bed that works also as a bookshelf. Our child is two years old and the size of the bed is optimized for that. We started to look at different IKEA products to make proper bed and this is the end product.
First there is two Kallax 77cm 59.00,- (euros) as bookshelf under bed (pink). Then sides of the bed are made from two Lack 110cm 9.99,- stands (white).
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
This series poses questions from readers. You’re invited to answer! You can also send in a question for a future post.
Today’s question comes from Maria in Italy. Ciao, Maria!
One year ago I lost my job, and instead of looking for another I decided to try working independently.
Getting organized is valuable but it doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many ways to create customized organizing solutions with a small budget.
I often look around the house to see what items can be re-purposed. We use chewing gum containers to keep office supplies organized. It is easy to see what is in them.
For anyone who is not acquainted with the trend, let me give you a quick overview. In recent years a crowd of authors and bloggers revived this very old philosophy, which is based on the principle of living more conscious with less possessions and distractions.
What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question.
1. Credit cards and miles
2. Buy it for life: backpack
3. Lending Club?
4. Unexpected $5,000 windfall
5. Completed journals and identity theft
6. 2-for-$3 deals and other bargains