Digital decluttering: an introduction

Clutter is stuff that gets in the way of other valuable stuff and it might stress you out. Digital clutter might not take any real space, but it does take space in your mind. It can be a burden on your life without you realizing it. All the files, downloads, documents, photos, music, videos, and …

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Breaking through the noise

There is a lot of noise on social media, and it’s hard to break through it. It uses our curiosity and our fear of missing out to keep us on the platform. It mines for our attention with highly adaptive algorithms. And forces us to share every moment and aspect of our life. But who’s …

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Why nobody is going to save you

Everyone has a different approach to climate change. So do I. Watching the YouTube channel “Our Changing Climate” explaining the different approaches from celebrities, and wondering if they can create the change we need, is pretty interesting. But, I don’t think it is an important question to ask. And I don’t think the answer matters. …

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Why Celebrities Won't Save Us (From Climate Change)

The case for empathy

People mean different things by empathy. Some people use the term as a catch-all term for everything good—compassion, love, morality, wanting to make the world a better place, and so on. […] Others use it in a narrower sense to describe what people think and the understanding of what people think and feel, sometimes known …

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17 Sustainable Lifestyle Goals

In a previous post, I talked about how you can contribute to the 17 SDGs from the United Nations. They are important to lift humanity out of poverty and put the planet back on course towards sustainability. But every big change starts small. And making this world a better place starts within yours. That’s why …

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17 Sustainable Lifestyle Goals

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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Change your life

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 …

#marsmission #nasa #pandemic #space #sustainability #technology

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 …

#documentary #fishery #netflix #ocean #oceancleanup #seaspiracy

Seaspiracy

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 …

#art #artist #drawing #health #healthissues #hobby #kid

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, …

#bcorp #climatechange #ecolabel #ethicalbusiness #fairtrade #greenwashing #sustainability

Fairtrade at Soap Box Project

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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Game Quitters' Hobby Tool