We all have that trinket drawer in our kitchen — the one full of rubber bands, extra batteries, coupons and more. It’s easy to collect things here and there because we might need them at a later time, but how often does that moment actually arise? If this sounds like something you struggle with, it’s time to challenge yourself to live more minimally.
For the next 50 days, challenge yourself to sort through (or dispose of) each of the items on this list. By spreading the challenge out over time, your cleansing process will be manageable and you’ll avoid feeling discouraged by the number of tasks.
Some of us have tiny ticks that can be seen as negative or annoying. Others struggle with bigger problems that can hinder their health, finances, career and more. Though they vary in severity, we all have bad habits — you also have the power to break them. We’ve found some simple and universal techniques you […]
Breakfast is commonly referred to as the most important meal of the day, but how crucial is it? It turns out the fuss is worth it: Skipping breakfast has been linked to increased heart disease, weight gain, impairment of cognitive abilities, increased risk of diabetes and bone density loss.1 Even if you actively strive […]
You go to work, you come home, you eat. When free time comes around, many of us resort to two options: spending money going out or staying in and streaming videos. What is a way to break up the routine without spending too much? Perhaps a new hobby! Recent studies have shown a positive link […]
Everyone suffers from stress in some regard, whether it’s work-related or personal. In a world where we’re expected to juggle tight timelines at work, complete an overwhelming amount of tasks at home and maintain steady relationships, it’s no wonder we feel pressured. Stress can take a toll on us emotionally and physically over time. Get […]
One of the very best ways to experience a new culture when you’re travelling is experimenting with street food. The flavours tell the story of local agriculture, climate and cooking — it’s a wonderful way to absorb different cultures. Street food is also a great way to eat on a budget, allowing you to sample […]
If you find yourself drowning in stuff and unable to see your carpet through all of your possessions, then you are most likely a clutterer of sorts. However, you don’t have to be endlessly tripping over things piled around your house to be deemed a clutterer. In fact, some hoarders stash everything away out of […]
The demand for meat is outgrowing our ability to supply meat and has a negative impact upon the environment. At present, 30% of the Earth’s surface is used for livestock production, and an alarming 44% of the world’s grain harvest is diverted to industrialized meat production. Not only that, but the livestock farming industry is […]
Modern life can be chaotic, so it’s no wonder that science and commerce have teamed up to provide us with no-fuss products to help the day pass smoothly. Unfortunately, the environmental toll of some of these innovations can be enormous. It’s no wonder that eco-conscious governments and municipalities are using legislation to temper the damage […]
Anyone can achieve a tidy closest with a little time and determination. All it takes is three easy steps to take your closet from “Oh no!” to “Oh wow!” Step 1: Clean It out Before you start sorting, know where your castoffs will go. Will you donate them? Toss them in the bin? Or could […]