Nick Arensdorf

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Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s. It unfortunately …

Easy dinner recipes: 25 ideas for National Beer Day

It's National Beer Day and there's no better way to celebrate than with, well, beer. While it's easy to imbibe in commemorating this most sacred of days, we've got some other ideas you might find fun as well.<p>Now you can have your beer and eat it too. Because whether you're looking for something …

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong

What to do when you just can't quit--no matter how many times you've tried.<p>I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. …

Self-improvement

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Eight Strategies for Reducing Financial Dependence

One of the biggest themes that I write about here on The Simple Dollar is the concept of financial independence. I define financial independence as …

Personal Finance

How Much Are Your Habits Costing You?

Making a Starbucks run on your way to work probably doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. Your soy caramel latte costs, what, $4?<p>That isn’t enough …

The 7 Best Home Improvements for $500 or Less

Give your home's look a makeover without breaking the bank.<p>When it comes to upgrading our homes, there seems to be a never-ending list of things to …

Home Improvement

5 Surprising Strategies for Securing Your Financial Future

<b>Increase your retirement-plan contributions each year.</b><p>"If your employer matches contributions to your 401(k), you should do whatever you can to take …

Places to Request Brand Name Freebies and Samples

Where to Get Brand Name Freebies and Free Samples<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated October 03, 2016<p>The best kind of freebies you can get are brand name …

How to Deal with Frugal Burnout

• Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated October 27, 2016<p>Suffering from a case of frugal burnout? Here's how to deal with it:<p>01<p>Set a Goal that Excites You<p>Skrimping …

Personal Finance

Our Epic (Almost) A-Z Guide to Organizing Your Kitchen

What do you need to organize in your kitchen? Is your bakeware crammed in a drawer, in need of a new solution? Is your junk drawer junky? Your knives …

Get more battery life on the go

Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like a red-flat battery icon: how will I finish off that text, email, presentation, photo or ebook? The tricks below will let you power your devices and gadgets while travelling without adding much bulk to your baggage – but the best way to avoid a battery …

Gear & Gadgets

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Ireland

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Hot Springs

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Loneliness

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

California

Iberia

• <b>Author:</b> James A. Michener and Others<p>Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. <i>Iberia</i> is Michener’s enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Italy

America's Top Free Attractions (PHOTOS)

Imagine seeing masterpieces by van Gogh, entertaining your kids with activities, and strolling a hilltop garden with waterfalls and beautiful views at sunset.<p>Now imagine doing it all for free. That's how your day could play out at the Getty Museum in L.A., where admission doesn't cost a …

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Loneliness

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

The world's best places to see autumn colours

The dog days of summer are over. But despite the chill in the air, there’s no need to be downhearted. Autumn is the most spectacular season, a last hurrah before the bitter winds of winter take hold.<p>Pull on your walking boots and head to one of these stunning destinations to witness glorious autumn …

Hiking

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

City Halls