Monthly Archives: November 2014


Flying low-cost

For the past week I’ve been in Italy, the country of great food, hospitality, and a complete lack of organization. Aside from being stranded for half a day in the middle of nowhere because of a train strike, I’ve been enjoying myself. I travelled around the central-Northern region (Veneto and Lombardy), which features spectacular mountain […]

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Low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz air

Cost of renting versus buying

The hidden cost of minimalism

There are many reasons to be a minimalist: freedom, happiness, sustainability, peace of mind. One more ‘down to earth’ reason is: money. By being a minimalist you generally save a lot of money, since you don’t spend it on crap you don’t need. That means you can either work less and enjoy more leisure time, […]

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The paradox of choice

Yesterday I stumbled upon the TED talk ‘The paradox of choice‘ by Barry Schwartz, based on his book of the same title. The talk was given some years ago, but I hadn’t come across it before. In his lecture Schwartz explains how, paradoxically, having more choice isn’t better for us. In fact, it can cause […]

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The paradox of choice