What Is Extreme Minimalism? Fulfilling vs. Changing Material Needs

The minimalist trend in its current shape and form has been going strong for some years now. It is obviously closely related to, but should not be confused with, the architectural ideals of Bauhaus and De Stijls and their disciples – straight lines and clean, rough surfaces devoid of ornamentation. Instead, many influential minimalists of […]

A Giant Leap Closer to Living in Spain

We have little reason to complain about living in an amazing, fairly priced rental apartment in central Gothenburg while pursuing meaningful careers. We like our jobs, friends and everyday habits. We’re also privileged enough to be embedded in a well functioning society offering public transport, libraries, parks and recreational areas, social service, health care, central […]

Will Screen Time Deep Fry Your Brain? Emails, Roaring Lions and the Monkey Mind

The research on the effects of using smartphones, watching TV, playing video games and the like is far from conclusive. While mounting evidence suggests that it impairs our perception, focus, sleep quality, impulse-control, emotional state and general well-being, some researchers believe that it’s premature to attribute such effects to screen time alone. Spending too much […]