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Guide to responsible shopping


While looking for a manufacturer where I can buy a new leather purse, I found this website. It’s very informative, and in the “search” field you can look how the manufacturing conditions for different brands are (“Responsible shopper profile”) http://www.greenamerica.org/programs/responsibleshopper/

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Ratio vs. intuition


The battle of the brain sides Many decluttering and simplifying websites suggest you to start with your wardrobe. But why is this? Is it because success will be achieved immediately (after all, how difficult is it to randomly drop stuff … Continue reading

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way too much stuff


So a funny thing happened. I was just packing for our vacation to Mexico tomorrow (for 10 days). I put together some outfits for different activities that we planned 1, sporty stuff: hiking, looking at ruins, kayaking, swimming (Bikini, longsleeve … Continue reading

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Minimalism fail?


I think I have the perfect shoe wardrobe now. But is it minimalistic?…well, rather not, coming from an extreme point of view, i.e., compared to folks who are content with only one pair of vibram five fingers or such. I … Continue reading

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The allegory of the cave


Disclaimer: Most of my information about this story comes from what I anecdotally knew before, spiced up with info from the web – I haven’t read the original “Republic” myself yet. In the cave allegory by Plato (he lets his … Continue reading

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Choice conflict


I’m just reading a book about behavioural economics (Why smart people make big money mistakes — And how to correct them by Belsky & Gilovich), and a passage about “choice conflict” stuck with me. They write about decision-making of customers … Continue reading

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How to be beautiful


Only eat crackers with diet cheese every day, until your body doesn’t look a day older than twelve. Use lots of make up and spray-tan, and botox from the age of 29. Read lots of advice books on how to … Continue reading

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