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Working Nine to Five: Is It the Only Way?

Working Nine to Five: Is It the Only Way?

I’m sure there are people who are happy working nine to five (or similar hours), but I’ve met very few of them. All too often, working 8+ hours a day seems to make us tired, stressed and irritable. But why? I don’t think long hours themselves are explicitly the problem. Many people who are starting … Read More

Does Frugality Bring Freedom?

Does Frugality Bring Freedom?

I’m currently reading a book called Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell. Early on in the book, she quotes Christopher Lasch, a cultural historian. Lasch says, “The tired worker, instead of attempting to change the conditions of his work, seeks renewal in brightening his immediate surroundings with new goods and … Read More

How to be Happy: What’s the Secret?

How to be Happy: What’s the Secret?

Ultimately, happiness is what most of us are searching for in life. We make decisions based on what we think will make us happiest in the long term. But all too often, things don’t work out the way we planned. We get that job we wanted, only to find we’re stressed all the time. Or … Read More

Is Veganism Expensive?

Is Veganism Expensive?

When doing vegan outreach, I often hear people say that they couldn’t go vegan because it’s too expensive. It astonishes me that this is still such a widely held viewpoint, so I thought I’d try to dispel it. Here goes. It depends what you eat Imagine if I said to someone, “Being a meat eater … Read More