Simple living
Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one's lifestyle. These may include reducing one's possessions, generally referred to as Minimalism, or increasing self-s...
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Incredible Images Capture Lives Of People Who Chose To Live Off The Grid
If you’re reading this, you’re probably living on the grid; like me you buy packaged food someone else grew most of the time, you pay rent or a mortgage, you have a car payment or a loan payment or so...
Nurses, fathers, teachers, mothers. Why do we devalue someone the minute they care for others?
The real problem isn't about work-life balance—it's that we utterly devalue the importance of caregiving roles in our society. Anne-Marie Slaughter has come to regret that her site-crashingly popular ...
16 Gorgeous Destinations That Will Make You Want To Retire ASAP
Bonus: Most of these also have pretty nice weather. Let Principal Financial Grouphelp you visualize how you'll live your best life when you retire.
The World's 5 Most Livable Cities
Living conditions around the world are on a steep decline as of late. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) annual livability ranking — which examines the quality of life in 140 cities...
Couple Converts A Bus Into A Magical Tiny Home
This is definitely one of the most charming micro homes I’ve had the pleasure of coming across. When couple John and Mira Thompson started developing plans to renovate the inside of a big yellow schoo...
Angry Cops Post Pictures Of Homeless Online
NYPD cops fed up with vagrants making life miserable in the city are taking matters into their own hands — by snapping photos of quality-of-life decline and posting them online. “As you travel about t...
Northern Enclosure: Alaska's One-House Town, Home To Hundreds
The drive through the single-lane tunnel can feel suffocating, but it's liberating for Whittier's residents, who arrange their lives by the tunnel's timetable -- cars can only cross once an hour in ei...
The world's thinnest home has been built in a Polish alleyway
The home has been built in an alleyway in Poland's capital Warsaw and is just 3ft wide at its narrowest point and 5ft at its widest.
Millennials want a work-life balance. Their bosses just don’t get why
Everybody is working extra hard, but there’s an empathy gap between generations, a report finds. Workers around the globe have been finding it harder to juggle the demands of work and the rest of life...
World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks Happiest Countries
Since it was first published in 2012, the World Happiness Report demonstrated that well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation's economic and social development, and should be a key a...
25 Brilliant Tiny Homes That Will Inspire You To Live Small
These micro houses prove that there is a certain beauty in finding a low-impact solution for you and your family. Bigger isn't always better. Fans of the tiny home movement swear by it: when we simpli...
This Guy Started With Nothing. What He Had Just 6 Weeks Later Made Me Ridiculously Jealous
When most people imagine their dream home, they probably think of a large, sprawling vacation house that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. When Steve Areen thought about building his dream home, ...
The 10 Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life
If you're looking to improve your happiness, you might consider heading to the Midwest. According to new rankings based on a study by Nerdwallet, the top five cities in the U.S. with the best quality ...
See how they made a tiny loft feel like a spacious appartment
Specht Harpman Architects are the masterminds behind the renovation of this 425ft² (apprx 40m²) micro loft. I’d be more than happy to live there.
Hausmann Style Tiny House
At times I still wonder if 130 square feet is too small, but here is another example of a house this size that packs a lot of punch by utilizing the vertical. Today’s post was pointed out to me by a ...
Epicureanism
Epicureanism is a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, founded around 307 BC. Epicurus was an atomic materialist, following in the steps of Democrit...
Frugality
Frugality is the quality of being frugal, sparing, thrifty, prudent or economical in the consumption of consumable resources such as food, time or money, and avoiding waste, lavishness or extravagance...
Otium
Otium, a Latin abstract term, has a variety of meanings, including leisure time in which a person can enjoy eating, playing, resting, contemplation and academic endeavors. It sometimes, but not alway...
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Temperance (virtue)
Temperance is the espousal of moderation, marked by personal restraint. It has been studied by religious thinkers, philosophers, and more recently, psychologists, particularly in the positive psycholo...
Temperance (virtue) - Wikipedia
Downshifting
Downshifting is a social behavior or trend in which individuals live simpler lives to escape from the rat race of obsessive materialism and to reduce the “stress, overtime, and psychological expense t...
Financial independence
Financial independence is generally used to describe the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively for basic necessities. For financially independent people, ...
Homesteading
Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale pr...
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Slow living
Slow Living is a lifestyle choice. Authors Beth Meredith and Eric Storm summarize slow living as follows:Jason Drebitko, a U.S based business development consultant and former CEO of fine furniture, p...
Telecommuting
Telecommuting, remote work, or telework is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work. A person who telecommutes is known as a "telecommuter", "teleworker", and so...
Work-life balance
Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). Related, tho...
Back-to-the-land movement
The back-to-the-land movement calls for occupants of real property to grow food from the land on a small-scale basis for themselves or for others, and to perhaps live on the land while doing so.The co...
Car-free movement
The car-free movement is a broad, informal, emergent network of individuals and organizations including social activists, urban planners and others brought together by a shared belief that large and/o...
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