Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us.
The world we live in is not friendly to the pursuit of minimalism. Its tendencies and relentless advertising campaigns call us to acquire more, better, faster, and newer. The journey of finding simplicity requires consistent inspiration.
For that reason, I hope you will make an effort this weekend to find a quiet moment with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some of these hand-picked articles to encourage more simplicity in your life.
Technology is not ruining our kids. Parents (and their technology) are ruining them. | Quartz by Jenny Anderson. Many of us worry what technology is doing to our kids. So we parents set timers, lock away devices and drone on about the importance of actual real-live human interaction. And then we check our phones.
TV Ads Are About to Get Personal With New Targeting Tools | Bloomberg Business by Gerry Smith. As brands shift more of their spending to the Web where ads are more precise, the TV industry is pushing back.
The Money Spent Selling Sugar to Americans Is Staggering | The Atlantic by James Hamblin. Why do we eat what we eat?