50 Things I’ve Learned Since Adopting a Vegan Diet

By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter. I’ve been eating a plant-based, vegan diet (or whatever you want to call it) for the best part of the last two years now. No meat, dairy or eggs, and only small amounts of processed foods now and again. And in their place: lots of fresh fruits […]

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you need less than you think

It’s amazing what our culture has done to us: we have been conditioned to believe that luxuries are a necessity, that we need things that most of the world doesn’t even dream of having. Look around your home right now (or when you get home). What do you see that’s really a necessity? What could…

8 Things People Never Tell You About Having Kids

Photo courtesy of RIPizzo. Post written by Sherri Kruger. Follow me on Twitter. The joys of parenthood: the cuddles, the coos and the I love you’s. Watching your little one grow and learn and meet significant milestones like walking, talking, running, reading, singing and dancing. Kids are fun and parenting is so rewarding there’s no…

the only thing you can change

You can’t change your entire life. You can only change your next action. — You can’t change a relationship with a loved one. You can only change your next interaction. — You can’t change your entire job. You can only change your next task. — You can’t change your body composition. You can only change…

The Two Okinawan Diet Rules (or How I’m Getting Leaner During the Holidays)

Like many people, I tend to overeat during the holidays, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. It’s kinda part of the tradition to consume huge amounts of food, you know? And like many others, I also tend to gain weight during the holidays — some people can gain 5 or more pounds (though for most it’s…

Beat the Sugar Habit: 3 Steps to Cut Sweets (Mostly) Out of Your Life

Editor’s note: This is a guest post in Zen Habits written by Mike O’Donnell of the IF Life. It is frugal in the sense that you need to stop buying those expensive sweets that are no good for you. Sugar, sugar, sugar. It’s everywhere. It’s in our drinks, it’s in our foods, and it’s hidden in…

Freegans are frugal people

I just found this video about freegans – and must admit that my upbringing was a bit in the way. But when the initial disgust settled, it is a good idea, and very frugal too. In Denmark it is not allowed to go through other peoples / stores garbage. No garbage is left outside, but…