Web Favorites


I started using a new fitness and nutrition tracking website this week (Daily Burn) and was quite shocked when I found I had consumed 3,200 calories one day. To be honest, I know I’ve been eating horribly lately. Trying to treat my stress with fat and sugar apparently. But I had no idea my diet had gone that far out of control. I guess that’s why it’s good to keep a food journal. It would be even better to not eat 3,000 calories in the first place, but now I know what I need to work on.

Favorite Quote:

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. Better to assume you are a moron and occasionally surprise yourself.” Funny Quotes by Quotes for Idiots

Favorite Links:

  • The Source of Frugal Misery [from The Simple Dollar] When you spend money, spend it on things you value. Spend as little as possible on the things you don’t value.
  • How to Network With Busy People – Part 11 [from Steve Pavlina dot com] Don’t begin your first contact with an apology (like ‘sorry to bother you’). Just because someone is busy doesn’t mean you’re not an equal.
  • On the Proper Use of ‘Me’ and ‘I’ [from Foldedspace] It may be something simple, but this is a nice overview and good for reference in case you forget.
  • Planning Fallacy [from Less Wrong] Great read if you’re a project manager or if you make plans for the future…yeah, that should be everyone. It’s an important concept to understand.
  • Google Opt Out Feature Lets Users Protect Privacy by Moving to Remote Village [from The Onion] This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen for a while (it’s a video by the way). Of course it’s just a parody, but it’s not really that great a stretch to imagine this in our future.

*As always, you can find all of my ‘weekly web favorites’ and many more links on my StumbleUpon page and my Delicious Bookmarks.

I’m really struggling with my diet and exercise lately. I’ve realized that I first turn to food when I’m feeling stressed or depressed. The only healthy replacement I can think of is exercise so I’m going to work on making exercise a priority, even when I don’t feel like it.

Favorite Quote:

“One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. Unless you’re a raccoon. Then it’s basically all one category.” – Funny Quotes by Quotes for Idiots

Favorite Links:

Carnivals

I was fortunate enough to be included in the Carnival of Personal Finance: Famous money quotes edition, hosted by Christian Personal Finance and the Festival of Frugality #189, Extreme Heat Edition, hosted by Modern Tightwad. Many thanks to the carnival hosts for the hard work they put this week!

*As always, you can find all of my ‘weekly web favorites’ and many more links on my StumbleUpon page.

I have a little side project going, called Quotes for Idiots. The idea behind it is humorous takes on the usual, boring quotes we hear all the time, as well as some wacky stuff that someone crazy comes up with. Traffic to Quotes for Idiots has recently taken off so I want to start working harder at promoting it. I’ll be including some quotes in my weekly web favorites post from now on. Enjoy!

“He who hesitates is lost. Unless he hesitates before walking in front of a moving bus, that might save his life.” – funny quotes by Quotes for Idiots

Favorite Posts:

Carnivals

I was fortunate enough to be included in the Carnival of Personal Finance: House of Rose Edition, hosted by Good Financial Cents and Carnival of Pecuniary Delights #18, hosted by My Life ROI. Many thanks to the carnival hosts for the hard work they put this week!

*As always, you can find all of my ‘weekly web favorites’ and many more links on my StumbleUpon page.

Sharing some of my favorite links from the past week or so.

Teach yourself to cook [from Wise Bread] – Great look at how and why you should be cooking at home (I completely agree).

Benefits of Homemade Household Cleaners [from Five Cent Nickel] – Why you might want to make your own household cleaning products.

the four(ty) hour workweek [from brip blap] – In-depth look at the popular book (The 4-Hour Workweek
) and figuring out what freedom from work really means.

FDIC Steps In to Keep Ally Bank’s Interest Rates Lower [from Consumerism Commentary] – Too much government interference in the private sector? I certainly think so.

Note – I add all of my weekly web favorites (as well as many more links) to my StumbleUpon page, which you can visit at any time to see all of my favorite links.

There were many great posts written in the blogosphere over the past week. Below are a few of my favorites.

The thing about goals [from Seth Godin] – Life would be easier if you didn’t bother to set any goals…but you’d be lagging behind your goal setting colleagues.

When Your Financial State Improves, Do Your Frugal Standards Change? [from The Simple Dollar] – Nice look at why we are doing this frugality ‘thing’, what is truly important, and how to progress as your financial life improves.

Ask the Readers: How Much Money Would it Take For You to Compromise Your Principles? [from Get Rich Slowly] – Very interesting discussion on money, values, and ethics. Lots of great comments.

5 Time management tricks I learned from years of hating Tim Ferriss [from Brazen Careerist by Penelope Trunk] – This is an interesting one, with an obviously negative tone, but it touches on some important points on building personal relationships and how to keep the proper perspective.

The Single Secret to Making 2009 Your Best Year Ever [from Zen Habits] – Great article with one simple thing to focus on this year.

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