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the frugal indulgent manifesto

July 22, 2007

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It’s easy enough to live it up, given infinite amounts of cash; there are even expensive consultants to ensure you have a good time. It’s much more challenging to get out and enjoy entertainment, nightlife, fine foods, and other indulgences when you’re acutely non-prosperous (“poor”). If these things are to your taste, you will have […]

quiz: do you worry too much?

July 18, 2007

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Your Worry Factor is 43% While you’re not a worrywart, you worry more than you should. Maybe you don’t have enough to keep your mind occupied at times… Or perhaps you’ve trapped yourself into some bad thinking patterns. Try to worry less and enjoy life more. There’s no point thinking about things you can’t change! […]

the asparagus test

June 28, 2007

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Sometimes it’s hard for us to know when something that used to be a harmless habit is sliding gradually into the area of becoming a real problem. This simple test from Caroline Knapp’s book Drinking, A Love Story, can help you decide if you need to take action and change a few things. She tells […]

the gift of desperation

June 20, 2007

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This is heartlessly stolen from the late Caroline Knapp‘s brilliant and beautiful book on alcoholism, Drinking, A Love Story. (ebook for purchase here; sample chapter here). Whether or not you’re an alcoholic, you’re a human being and this book is a work of art and a work of true insight into human nature. It is […]

staying hyped – momo

June 14, 2007

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Yes, it’s another trip into the momo zone! This one is an interesting video about letting inspiration into your life and what to do with it once it’s there. Think about that for a second: what good is inspiration going to do you if you don’t take the actions that it inspires? Linked to this […]

bob dylan on the cycle of life

June 11, 2007

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  He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

tips: the end of rational thought?

June 11, 2007

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If you’re here it’s probably because you don’t mind and even sometimes like reading tips that are designed to help you improve your life in some way. Well this interesting article (in a blog dedicated to tips) has a very interesting point to make about how limiting tips are in the first place. Here’s a […]

are you a fattist?

June 8, 2007

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This, my friends, is the most fascinating site on the entire Interwebs; at least, it is if you’re as self-centred as I am! It is a site from Harvard absolutely bursting with psych test goodness. These tests, all built along more or less similar lines, are cleverly designed to suss out the prejudices you never […]

when to be a quitter

June 6, 2007

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The PositiveSharing blog has an interesting post on knowing when to quit your job. Actually, this has a much wider applicability; you can use these principles to decide when it’s high time to quit just about any situation that you find yourself in at least partly voluntarily, even unemployment. The ultimate question is: how is […]

quote: the six mistakes of man

June 4, 2007

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The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and studying. […]

interview: the happiness myth

May 28, 2007

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This is a very enlightening interview with Dr. Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of The Happiness Myth: Why What We Think Is Right Is Wrong, from Psychjourney Podcasts (and welcome to the blogroll; it’s a very helpful site, especially for those who like to listen rather than read). There are a lot of good points in […]