Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The October Edition of The Better Life Blog Carnival

Welcome to the October edition of The Better Life Blog Carnival. It has been a while since I published and edition of The Better Life Blog Carnival, so the submissions piled up. There were over 400 submissions! As I prepare for The Holiday Spirit Blog Carnival, I hope to publish a few more of our various blog carnivals before then, we'll see what time permits. This edition includes over 40 articles all to help you live a Better Life, so there is bound to be something for everyone.


William Womack presents Obstacles vs. Obstuckles posted at Conscious Growth, saying, "An article for helping you get through obstacles faster, with less stress, and with your life goals in mind."

Cody Butler
presents OverComing fear And Overwhelm. posted at Dream Life Coaching Blog. Ask your questions, saying, "5 tips of dealing with and overcoming fear and overwhelm."

Douglas Spencer
presents Confidence and Self Esteem posted at The Life Centre, saying, "Here are self improvement articles about principles and practices related to areas of my personal development expertise and interests. Words and phrases that describe this expertise include self improvement, self development, personal growth, self growth, personal change, inspiration, and empowerment."

Finance Tips 101 presents Scholarships Come In All Shapes And Sizes posted at Finance Tips 101.

Emma Taylor presents Online Journal Tools for Your Self Improvement & Discovery Psychology Degrees posted at Psychology Degrees.

Lucky Balaraman presents Finding Unshakable Happiness: The 5 Pristine Pillars posted at Calm and Cool.

Jirel presents Reviewing the day positively posted at
Positive and Successful Lifestyle tips

Matthew Paulson presents New Lifestyles Don't Need New Purchases posted at American Consumer News.

Lisa Taylor
presents 50 Best Productivity Blogs for Students posted at Online Degree.

Arswino Sonata
presents 85 Ways to Motivate Yourself posted at Inspiration & Motivation Blog.

Jon Beebe presents Quick-Start Guide to Overcoming Fear and Developing Courage posted at Blog, saying,
"How to overcome fear and develop courage for a better life."

Health And Diet

Cory presents Overview Of Yoga. Basics Of Yoga. Eat Healthy, Live Healthy posted at Eating Healthy, saying, "The basics of yoga."

KarenE presents Low Carb Diets posted at at Loss 4 Idiots Review.

Nate McGraw presents Fit-Life Online > Articles > 10 Nutrition Tips posted at Fit-Life Online, saying, "10 Easy Nutrition Tips for Everyone to Follow".

Vegefood presents Spicy Chicken with Green Chillies Vegetarian Culinary Recipes posted at Vegetarian Culinary, saying, "Great vegetarian culinary recipe for spicy chicken with the delicious green chillies. Mmm!"

$Your Budget$

presents 25 Debt Reduction Tips For Your Immediate Action Plan posted at Money Ning, saying,
"There's no time to waste. Get your act together and fix your debt right away."

Debbie Ducker presents Your Children and Grandchildren Must Learn to Save Money posted at Ducker Promotion Ezine, saying, "Teach your children how to save money at an early age and you will save them a lifetime of heartache."

Jack Schmidt presents How to Save Money on Your Food Bill posted at NSectorMatic Money Journal, saying, "Saving money on groceries can be one tough task. Let's face it: you have to eat. Food ranks right up there with oxygen, but unlike air, free food is tough to come by... unless you're still living with your folks. If you want to manage to have money left over after a trip to the market, you need to plan exactly how to use what you've got. Some people think budgeting is a real pain in the neck. If you're one of those people, why not just give over? Loosen up... smile more. Let's have some fun with this. After all, you're the one holding your purse strings, right?"

Condo Blues
presents How I Slashed my Electric Bills without Moving into a Yurt posted at Condo Blues, saying,
"My goal was to reduce the amount of electricity in my 1500 square foot free standing Condo used for 2008 by 20%. I wanted to do it without alternative energy generators, by keeping of my current non-Energy Star appliances, and as inexpensively as possible. I didn't meet my goal - I beat it. Here's how I did what I did."

Leave Debt Behind
presents What is the Envelope Budget Method posted at Leave Debt Behind.


Katy Unitek presents Boots on the Roof posted at Boots On The Roof, saying,
"Boots on the Roof is the Green Degree training and certification division of Unitek, a long-running private school with a proven track record of certification-based and degree-based education programs in various technical and health care fields. Having successfully partnered with professional organizations nationwide to train tens of thousands of students, Unitek opened the Boots on the Roof division specifically to cater to the immense training demands in the Renewable Energy sector. To get a better grasp of our business, and to learn more about us, you can visit We have partnered with other “Green” businesses to spread the word on Boots."

Jack Schmidt presents Here's Your Stress-free Job Hunting Guide posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, "Hunting for the perfect job takes time, effort and knowledge. For a painless job search, first consider the following pointers before starting your job hunt".

Rose King presents 100 Great Social Sites to Boost Your Career and Brand posted at - Job Descriptions and Online Schools to Start Your Career.


Sean Reynolds presents European Motorcycle Trip posted at Creativity. What a trip!

America001 presents Visiting Wine Country in Beautiful Traverse City, MI America 001 posted at Traveling In America, saying, "If you happen to be in the Midwest, a nice trip to take is to the wine country in Traverse City, Michigan."

Caterina Christakos presents German Wine Grades - Becoming an Expert posted at Wine Clubs Worldwide.

Jack Schmidt presents There's No Bear Statue On Wall Street posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, "You probably know that in terms of market trends, the Bull is the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, and the Bear stands for the lean times."

Jack Schmidt presents Can You Really Travel For Free? posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, "Getting away from it all should be a breeze, not a source of tension. You work hard, and you mind your money. Yet somehow there's not much left over for the fun stuff. Hey, even machines need regular maintenance. Have you ever stopped to think that you could get away to a glamorous tropic locale, dance the night away shipboard, or jet to a suave European city without paying a dime? Sure you have! There are ways of doing exactly this - efficiently, morally - and all you need is a little planning and the right kind of footwork. With a little activity, you really could travel for free, or even get paid while doing it."

Jack Schmidt presents Be Roadtrip Ready With These Great Online Tools posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, "let me take you on a scenic cruise. Let's say you're planning to take a quick trip, and you're not sure if you should fly or drive. You think driving would be cheaper, but you're just not sure. A 5-hour jaunt could lead you through some unknown territory, and the price of gas could really cut into your hotel budget. Next thing you know, you're on the edge of town with some buzzing neon for a nightlight and a curler-bedecked smoker named Madge handing you a greasy key. Take heart, wary Traveler, and check out the tool below."

$Money & Finance$

Cody Butler presents What Is A Money Market Account And How Does It work? posted at Investment-For-Beginners Blog, saying,
"An introduction to money market accounts, what they are and how they work."

Apply4-credit presents How to Keep Credit Card Charges LowE posted at Apply4-Credit.

Cody Butler presents How Do Mutual Funds work? posted at Investment-For-Beginners Blog, saying, "Article on the basics of Mutual Funds, what they are and how they work."

Debbie Ducker presents Baby Boomer And Retirement Age posted at Ducker Promotion Ezine, saying, "baby boomers and retirement age, money generation tips, instant businesses, budget marketing tips and more..."

Cody Butler presents What Is A Traditional IRA posted at Investment-For-Beginners Blog, saying, "What is a traditional IRA and who is it for?"

Debt Freedom Fighter presents Looking for a Quick Way to Reduce Personal Debt? posted at Discover Debt Freedom!.


GrrlScientist presents Meme: My Earth Day Resolution posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Frugal living is earth-friendly living. This is a list of Earth Day Resolutions made by a former country girl who lives in one of the biggest cities in the world."


Nui Loa presents 67 Cheap Date Ideas for the Recession-Era Romantic posted at Love Hacks.


Jack Schmidt presents 10 Really Fun Things You Can Do Today on the Cheap posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, "Personal Finance Everything for the Big Spender on a Budget. Now you can live like a fat cat, even if you're on a moeny diet. Laugh all the way to the bank with Jack Schmidt and SectorMatic Money Journal. It's for you!"

Kerry Fletcher presents City or suburbs posted at Houston Interior Decorating Examiner.

Jack Schmidt presents Change Is Inevitable - Spending Money Is Optional posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, "SectorMatic Money Site - Personal Finance Everything for the Big Spender on a Budget."

Margaret Garcia presents 100 Awesome iPhone Apps to Organize Your School Life posted at Online Bible Colleges.

Jay Pavlina
presents Intro to Conscious Homelessness posted at Freedom Artistry, saying, "I was homeless for about three weeks, and I wrote about my experiences."

That concludes the October Edition of The Better Life Carnival. Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming blog carnivals in addition to normal articles found here. You can submit your blog article to the next edition of The Better Life Blog Carnival using our "Submit an entry to “The Better Life Carnival” carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our "Blog Carnival index for “The Better Life Carnival”blog carnival index page.

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