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Spending Strategies: How Frugality Helped Me Cut Costs and Gain Freedom from “Work”

A D.C. resident describes how she became financially empowered to turn down work that is not in accordance with her values.

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My Story of Frugality: Breaking My Economic Dependence on My Job

How one D.C. resident changed her relationship to money and gained just a bit of freedom from the endless demands to earn it.

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Consumed: Inside the Belly of the Beast

A new film explores the "unhealthy dose of pathos" that links us to our consumer culture.

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Consumerism, Values, and What Really Matters: An Interview with Tim Kasser

Psychologist Tim Kasser describes his work on materialism and values, and how he’s tried to resist consumer pressures in his own life.

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

A memoir of a year spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.

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Get Real: What Kind of World Are You Buying?

This teen-friendly manifesto reveals what you're really buying when you spend your money on a burger or a cell phone, and points the way to better choices.

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GoodGuide: Green Product Information at Your Fingertips

How can we be sure that we're making the right decisions before we get to the checkout line? GoodGuide is a helpful resource that puts all the dimensions of a product at your fingertips.

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