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    Living with less. A lot less.

    Graham Hill
    The New York Times, March 9, 2013

    An op-ed I wrote about my personal journey and the universal struggle many of us have with too much stuff.

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    The Story of Stuff

    The Story of Stuff Project, December 2007

    Start with the original 'Story of Stuff' video and check out numerous other videos and resources that illustrate how our stuff comes into being and where it goes when we’re done with it.

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    The Impossible Hamster

    David Friedlander
    LifeEdited, March 20, 2013

    A funny, short and simple video illustrating the perils of perpetual economic and material growth.

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    Don’t Indulge. Be Happy.

    Elizabeth W. Dunn and Michael Norton
    The New York Times, July 7, 2012

    This op-ed goes into some of the misconceptions that fuel our choice to buy more stuff than we need. It also goes into the alternative, where experiences trump goods as the purchase that is most likely to make us happy.

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    Consumerism and its antisocial effects can be turned on — or off

    Association for Psychological Science
    Science Daily, April 9, 2012

    This article talks about the deleterious emotional impacts of materialism.

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    Your Money or Your Life

    Vicki Robin et al.
    Penguin Books, 2008

    This simple little book succinctly describes the American trap of acquisitiveness and consequential debt. Most importantly, it provides a way out.

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    Fair Companies

    Kirsten Dirksen has taken it upon herself to video document some of the world’s coolest small spaces.

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    Apartment Therapy

    A great resource for small space living, especially geared towards making your small rental apartment look and function great on a budget.