Introduction to the Minimalist Lifestyle

For some time now, I’ve been inspired by the podcasts, blogs, and documentaries of The Minimalists. Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things, so we can make room for life’s most important things, which actually aren’t things at all. Joshua Fields Millburn, Less Is Now, 2021 After watching the first documentary featuring …

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Dare Mighty Things

The origin of the phrase “Dare mighty things” dates back to a speech by Theodore Roosevelt in 1899. It’s a hidden (and not so hidden) message still used by Nasa when embarking on a new space mission. Unfortunately, our space dreams are under much pressure from many skeptics. With only scientific reasons of why we …

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Protecting the source of all life on earth

The ocean is home to up to 80% of all life on earth, produces 50-80% of the oxygen on earth, and absorbs 4 times the amount of CO2 as the Amazon Rainforest. Protecting our oceans should be our main concern. But we treat it as a piddling dump. It’s a place where we seemingly can …

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Everyone can draw

In need of some distraction? Start drawing! People have always been drawing. We start in our early years as a toddler. But when we get older, we tend to give up. Not enough talent, not enough time. Whatever the reason we find it a useless pastime. Drawing however can be therapeutic, comforting, and can stimulate …

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Non-fungible art

Can non-fungible tokens boost the art world? In a previous post, I discussed how the art world is rigged. The price of fine art is manipulated. Galleries and auction houses drive up the price in all sorts of ways. The question remains if this will be different in the NFT art community. Looking around on …

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Cryptocurrency and energy consumption

Despite increasing mainstream adoption of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, there are major concerns about their carbon footprint. And even though it is debatable how concerned we need to be, the fact remains that cryptocurrencies use a ton of electricity without any improvement in the future. The problem is visible because it seems easy to measure …

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TechCrunch's debate on crypto and energy

Greenwashing, the fight against eco as a brand

The year 2020 is almost coming to an end, and it might set a new record as the hottest year recorded in history. It’s not an achievement we need to celebrate. The need to make a change is long overdue. Every individual can do their part in the fight against climate change, discrimination, oppression, slavery, …

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Get a life, get a hobby

Whenever you feel stressed out about your daily routine, it might be a sign you need some well-deserved me-time. But before you crawl into your personal space, make sure you address the root of the problem. Because a more sustainable way of dealing with stress is dealing with the cause of it. Of course, some …

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Eat (your) green(s)

A plant-based diet is without a doubt still the greenest option. You can reduce your impact on the environment and slash your carbon footprint by skipping meat and dairy products from your diet. However, there is no diet that can be 100% eco proof. Some popular foods within the vegan culture can still be environmentally …

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Misinformation, a fight against fake news

We need to distinguish two terms in fake news. Misinformation and disinformation. That one consonant makes a difference. They both mean false information, but the latter is set to deliberately mislead. People doing their own research online will easily fall into a web of deception. So it’s hard to combat fake news. As it goes …

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Cybermasks

Once Cyberpunk predicted how fashion would evolve. They were inspired by metropolises, technology, and a dark future. Now that future doesn’t seem so far fetched as it used to. The big question now is, will face masks disappear again from the street scene?

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Gift-giving during the holidays

If the holidays make you feel anxious, gift shopping will probably be one of the reasons why. However, you don’t need to abandon gift-giving this Christmas. But some awareness around our consumer behavior might be necessary to survive another holiday season. Buying new stuff should always be about one thing. How can this product or …

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Minimalist Christmas