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  • Minimalism

    Why I Drive An Ugly Car

    My car – a 2002 Honda Civic EX coupe – is ugly. While I would prefer the ugliness to be less pronounced, it’s over thirteen years old. It’s reliable, rarely needs repairs,…

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    Why I Am a Minimalist

    There’s something you should know about me: I consider minimalism to be a big part of my life. I’m not the kind of minimalist who counts her possessions, but I’m aware of…

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    The Minimalist in Me

    I would say I’ve had minimalist tendencies for most of my adult life — I’ve never been one to collect a bunch of stuff — but in the past few years I’ve…

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    Cars: A Convenience/Hate Relationship

    I live in Washington, DC. I park on the street because it’s free. Sometimes it’s annoying when I arrive in the area late at night because it’s difficult to find parking close…

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    This Christmas Giving Thing

    Janet from Slice of Pink said that instead of spending their Christmas-present budget on charity and regular gifts this year, she and her husband will have to choose one or the other.…

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    There are people out there who call themselves Compacters. A group of them resolved, for an entire year, that the only things they would buy brand-new were essentials. The key phrase is…