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Is minimalism classist? and 7 other criticisms of minimalism, analyzed

Minimalism is a growing movement and a fulfilling lifestyle, but it definitely faces some criticism. There are a lot of people out there who think they could never be a minimalist—or that they wouldn’t want to be—for reasons that are worth discussion, but usually a misconception of what the lifestyle is all about. Here are… Continue reading Is minimalism classist? and 7 other criticisms of minimalism, analyzed

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Minspiration Monday: The “Reclaim” Project

  All last month, HuffPost ran a series of articles aimed at “Reducing the World of Waste.” The project touched on responsible clothing shopping (and donation), food waste, poverty, anecdotes from minimalists, pollution, ways to repair or revitalize worn-out possessions, and sustainable alternatives to current processes. It’s inspiring but uncomfortable at points–which is exactly why… Continue reading Minspiration Monday: The “Reclaim” Project

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5 lessons from accidentally owning only one pair of pants

I’ve been thrust into an accidental extreme-ish capsule experiment. Last Thursday, I noticed that two holes had opened up, seemingly out of nowhere, in the inner thighs on my jeans. (Note that this is my ONLY pair of blue jeans.) This put me in a bit of a dilemma: I wear those jeans probably 4-6 times a… Continue reading 5 lessons from accidentally owning only one pair of pants

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Minspiration Monday: Drawing connections between olive oil and election campaigns

Believe it or not, this week’s Minspiration Monday post is about olive oil. (And yes, the title of this post will be fulfilled!) Check out this post about Primitive Cypress olive oil, recently recognized as one of the best olive oils in the world. (Also, did you know there is a whole website dedicated to… Continue reading Minspiration Monday: Drawing connections between olive oil and election campaigns