07.03.12
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Go Exploring (185/365)

During the first few summers of my marriage, Sarah and I would go camping roughly every other weekend. We loved going to a new park,

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The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Big Groups Edition

My natural tendency when I’m in a big group is to clam up and avoid people. I often remember going to professional conventions in my

07.03.12
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Teach Yourself a Skill You’ve Always Wanted to Learn (184/365)

About two years ago, I decided that I wanted to learn how to play the piano. I didn’t do this for any other reason than

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Actively Opposing Personal Change

Recently, I’ve been exchanging emails with Lisa, a reader who came to me with a story that’s achingly famililar. Rather than quoting twenty paragraphs of

07.02.12
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Learn a New Card Game (183/365)

One interesting phenomenon I’ve noticed over the years is that many extended families, when they all congregate, have a card game that many members of

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Reader Mailbag: Swimming and Hair

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

07.01.12
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Play Games for Free Online (182/365)

I’ve been an electronic gamer most of my life. I was playing games on my older brother’s Atari when I was four. I mastered Super