The Evolutionary Reason Why You Should Be a Minimalist

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One of my favorite anecdotes ever is from a book on alternative economies called Sacred Economics. The book describes a situation where the missionary-turned-linguist Charles L. Everett was studying an Amazonian hunter-gatherer group called the Pirahã. The linguist noticed that when a Pirahã hunter returned with a large kill, he would throw a big feast.Read more

How to Succeed in a Buy Nothing New Challenge

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There are a multitude of reasons why you might abstain from buying new stuff, and opt for secondhand instead. For financial reasons. To live simpler. For environmental reasons. Buying secondhand has the double benefit of reducing the amount of materials entering the waste stream, and reducing the volume of resources being transformed into stuff. What’sRead more