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By The Wise Bread Team

Why I Don’t Read Reviews of My Books or Profiles of Myself.

Yay! Better Than Before was reviewed this weekend in the New York Times, in a  piece by Hanna Rosin. You can read it here. Here’s the illustration that accompanied it — flossing seems to be one of the paradigmatic habits-that-everyone-wants. I was thrilled to included — these days, very few of the books that are published get a review there.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2012 Using timers to improve productivityTimers help you to stay focused and complete tasks — specifically the not-so-fun ones and the ones that have to get done — in reasonable amounts of time. 2011 Keeping book clutter off the bookshelfWhen packing up our bookshelves for our move, these are the standards I used for deciding what moved and what didn’t. 2010 Ask Unclutterer:

5,000 Word Travel Hacking Resources Page Now Available

Over the past ten years I’ve used millions of Frequent Flyer Miles & Points to go everywhere—literally, everywhere. I write a lot about travel hacking in the archives and also through our paid service, the Travel Hacking Cartel, which has served more than 16,000 members and counting.

9 Little Things Happy People Don’t Do

Have you ever noticed that the happy people in this world seem to do things, or rather not do things that differ to what the majority of unhappy people would do? Sure they may only be small things, but they great factors in the overall happiness someone has in their life.

5 Steps To Following Your Heart

“I don’t have any interest in taking care of people; my interest is in teaching people how to take care of themselves.” – Larry Winget So there I was eight months into business following what the “guru’s” said to do.

Podcast #109: Underground Strength With Zach Even-Esh

For the past year or so, I’ve gotten tweets and emails from AoM readers telling me to check out a book called The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning. I finally got around to it, and after giving it a read, I knew I had to get its author on the podcast. Zach Even-Esh is a strength and conditioning coach and creator of the Underground Strength program.

Is It Better To Be Held to an Action By Habit, Than Not To Be Held at All?

“The things that we are obliged to do, such as hear Mass on Sunday, fast and abstain on the days appointed, etc. can become mechanical and merely habit. But it is better to be held to the Church by habit than not to be held at all. The Church is mighty realistic about human nature.” –Flannery O’Connor, letter to T. R.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: April 10, 2015

Last week’s winner was Dennis from Langhorne, PA. He chose a Tsovet watch. My Picks This Week I’ve always got to give Criquet shirts a shoutout when they come around. Modeled after the founder’s grandfather’s 1970s golf shirts, Criquet polos combine a vintage vibe with modern style. They’re my go-to warm weather shirts.

Buying an Investment Property? Here’s What You Should Care About

A lot of people consider investing in real estate a great investment option. And why not? The ultimate aim of buying an investment property is to increase your wealth and safeguard your financial future. However, if you think property investments are devoid of any risk whatsoever, you’ve set yourself up for something else.

4 Ways Traveling the World Makes You a Better Person

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably tried a host of self-improvement strategies. Meditating, exercising, journaling… but what about traveling? Did you know traveling can lead to great things? Personally, it’s been the most influential factor in my life. I’ve been traveling around the world since 2008, and without a doubt, my experiences have made me a better person.

Weightlifting Shoes and Barbell Training [VIDEO]

If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video. Mark Rippetoe, author of Starting Strength, discusses why you should wear weightlifting shoes if you decide to get serious about barbell training. For more information about Mark and his books, check out his YouTube Channel and his site startingstrength.com Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Filmed and edited by Jordan Cr

How to Earn Your Freedom

This post shares two short essays that have had a profound impact on my life. They explore “lifestyle,” world travel, practical philosophies, and much more. Disclaimer: These might make you quit your job… even if you’re the boss. I’m not kidding, as I’ve seen it happen.

When Others Frustrate You

By Leo Babauta There’s a way of being that I’m trying to cultivate in myself — to let go of wanting others to be way. Here’s the problem: we all get frustrated with other people.

Computer or monitor stand

Found this Förhöja magazine rack in Ikea (new for 2015 I think) I simply placed it on its side and use it as a stand for my second monitor. I also use it to store my laptop computer and table computer when I am not using them. Unfortunately its a little bit too tight for me to charge the laptop while inside the rack, but you can pull th middle shelf out to charge a laptop if you like. The pos

10 Practical Ways to Find Your Passion

Podcasts Podcast are an emerging form of media that allows you to hear conversations between some of the most interesting and influential people in the world on any given subject.  Podcast have been the most profound resources I have ever found for uncovering new interests and passions of mine.