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Get Rid of the Stuff You Don’t Need

There is no right or wrong way to live. There is only life, experience, and the wisdom gained through living. But by nature, we are designed to seek comfort, become bored with comfort, seek adventure,…

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Our Obsession With Shiny Objects

Bill Sims, Jr. shares how giving thanks instead of getting stuff leads to a more fulfilling life. Ours is a world focused on "shiny stuff". An endless parade of shiny new things that will supposedl…

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Do You Have Too Much Junk in Your Home?

In this very instant, right where you are, you have everything you need to create the life of your dreams. In fact... You Have Too Much. We live in the most abundant times in human history. We'r…

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The Story of Stuff and Why We’re Addicts

By Erica Sofrina, author of the book†Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. I recently wrote about Tips for Downsizing your Living Space and it got me thinking about the H…

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Give Gifts Without Spending A Penny

Iím not a shopper. Itís just not my thing. So when I heard that Black Friday sales were starting at midnight the night of Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to puke. Like puh-lease retailers. Can I at l…

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Teach Our Children To Care For The Planet

Having been a teacher for most of my adult life, I've watched the pendulum of educational trends swing back and forth, in philosophical terms and in methodology. Should we teach children to read u…

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No More Stuff – Give Experiences

Buy this. 25% off. Spend that. Discount this. You need that. Buy 2, get 1 free. Free shipping today only.† Expires tonight. Donít miss out. Get more stuff. And more stuff. And even more extra-glitte…

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Waste Less This Gift-Giving Season

With the holiday season upon us (or so the circulars tell me) I thought I'd devote today's column to gift giving. Let's face it folks, for a lot of us, its not going to be the big present year that…

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Sexy Sustainable Stuff

We consumers are savvy, and we love DIY. While we are more conscious about what we consume, when we do open our wallets, we're discovering the value and virtue of purchasing used and repurposed items…

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Black Friday and the 10 Commandments

Warning: Today's piece may be a bit dark. I've been trying to write up the piece I had planned for today and I just can't do it. It's tough to talk about a little pink mouse when there is a huge w…

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