activism

2020 Earth Overshoot Day has been calculated

I first came across the concept of Earth Overshoot Day in October 2019, when I was doing research for my ecological footprint post. It was both fascinating and terrifying. I was fascinated by the idea and impressed that someone came up with it and managed to calculate it. But it was terrifying to see how… Continue reading 2020 Earth Overshoot Day has been calculated

minimalism

How will this crisis affect minimalism?

I haven’t written too many posts related to the current situation. I wrote about finding focus during a pandemic and challenges that make staying home easier. And like everybody else on Twitter, I learned how to bake bread. Unlike a lot of people, I’m incredibly fortunate: “I can comfortably work from home and neither my… Continue reading How will this crisis affect minimalism?

money

Commercial origins of “National Days” and holidays

President Ronald Reagan declared July 1984 “National Ice Cream Month” and more specifically July 15, 1984, National Ice Cream Day. He was looking for a way to help the dairy industry, and at the time he was already trying to get rid of 500 million pounds of cheese. James Hamblin pointed out in The Atlantic:… Continue reading Commercial origins of “National Days” and holidays

minimalism

What it was like to stay offline for a whole day

As I’m staying at home during the pandemic, I decided to try different things to keep myself occupied and motivated. This weekend, as we celebrated Easter in a rather subdued way, I decided to try being less digital. Unlike the last time I didn’t have my laptop, this time I wanted it to be a… Continue reading What it was like to stay offline for a whole day