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Minimalism Show

May 16, 2018
Minimalism is trendy nowadays. Blogs, podcast, videocasts and lots of articles on specialized web sites are easy to find. Twitter, Facebook or, even, Google+ have communities built around this topic. Not just minimalism. Habits, meditation, happiness and other related topics appears in a natural way whenever you get more into minimalism. It seems that there is no limit. It is amazing. As said, the more you dig into minimalism the more resources you find. Read more

Green vs Organic

May 5, 2018
Organic is the new black. Everybody love organic food [1] . It's healthy, natural and green?. Well, that is not always true. People are prone to think that organic and green food are the same. Me too. But that is, in many cases, far from being real. In my pursuit of keeping a low contaminant profile I've been incorporating some green products to our food basket. At the very beginning, I just checked if EFSA label was shown on the envelope as a guaranty of the organicity of the product, but when I tried to apply my buying rules I noticed that most of those products were insanely wrapped or came from a place so far that couldn't be considered ecological at all. Read more

Don't give stuff that much power

Apr 24, 2018
I listen to some podcasts that discuses minimalism and related topics. In many of them their hosts answer questions from the listeners and I've realized that it is quite frequent that people ask for advice about decluttering and getting rid of their stuff. It seems reasonable, to some extent, but in many of the questions you can feel how that people are struggling with their possessions. And, to me, that is way far from being understandable. Read more

Debranding

Apr 18, 2018
Most of us put quality in value when we need to acquire a new product. It's a quite common thought that quality of the items we buy is strongly linked to well known brands that make those products. And, in many cases, that is true. But is quality so valuable that we have to show everybody who has manufactured our stuff? I don't think so. Brands like you to show their logos to the rest of us and claim that you should be proud of wearing them. Read more

Plastic

Apr 3, 2018
It's hard to believe how deep is plastic involved in our lives. Plastic has been a huge improvement in terms of manufacture. It's cheaper than metal or wood and can be molded in every shape you can imagine. That implies a decrease in prices and availability as well. But plastic, as pretty much every human invention has a not so nice side. We have been seduced by its properties but have overlooked the problems that can rise due it is quite eco unfriendly. Read more