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10 ways to be happier: and none of them involve making more money!

Imagine if you got everything you ever wanted?

Would everything you ever wanted – having endless money, great house, awesome car – really make you happier? 319 more words


Washington Irving, “Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle Gent.” (1802–1803)

There is nothing that seems more strange and preposterous to me than the manner in which modern marriages are conducted. The parties keep the matter as secret as if there was something disgraceful in the connexion.

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Twisted priorities

Don’t you think sometimes we humans have our priorities a little twisted?

Image seen on and snaffled from the awesome Eco Crap blog.


Face our fears...then do it anyway

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

We need to change to solve our climate and ecological crises. 472 more words

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Five Christmas toys I'd buy again - and ten I wouldn't

I’m a mother of a nine year old boy and a seven year old girl.

I’ve made plenty of toy-buying mistakes. But now we’re coming up to Christmas and the toy buying season, here’s my list of five great options I’d happily put on Santa’s list again – and the list of ten toys I’d happily lose on the way to the mail box! 1,209 more words

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Kids don't make it complicated!

My boyfriend and I were looking at a tiny house that I admired online.

He said: “It’s all very well, but have you noticed how all these people in tiny houses don’t ever have kids? 358 more words

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How much are those tech toys costing us?

Planned obsolescence is expensive, to the environment and the consumer.

According to the website PCPro, the lifespan of an iPad is two years, and similar lifespans for MacBooks, iPhones and iPods are estimated at. 485 more words

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