TED: Luis Vargas

This week’s talk is a TEDxTalk filmed during the 2017 TEDxPortland that took place on April 15 in Portland, OR, under the general title of Spectrum. We live in a world of consumption. Before you buy your next item for your “man cave” or “she shed,” think again. In his talk, Luis Vargas defends that adventure and […]


Can you even remember what your life was like before you had a smartphone? Depending on your age probably not. And if you do you probably wonder how we could survive without Google Maps, Whatsapp or a camera in our pocket, always available for the perfect photo op. Funny, because smartphones have been around for […]

storage boom

The average home size in the U.S. is 2,687 square feet (250 square meters, for those used to the metric system), which represents a 1,000 square foot increase since 1973, when the average home size was 1,660 square feet (154 square meters). At the same time, the average family size has declined to an all […]

beyond digital files

So you look around your place and find nothing to sell, donate or throw away? Uhm. Weird. Nothing to apply the 1-year rule to? Uhm. Even more weird. Okay then, let’s try something else: take a look at the hard drive in your computer? Can’t find anything there to minimize, to throw away? The hard […]

one at a time

For the last 30-40 years we have been sold the idea that technology allowed us to multitask (do more than one thing simultaneously) and be more productive: technology allowed us to take a phone call while we were browsing the web searching for information while we were downloading a presentation to our computer while we […]

social media diet

A study published last year made headlines when it stated that many of us check our smartphones an average of 150 times a day. 150 times a day: that’s about 10 times an hour (if you don’t check it during your 8 hours of sleep); that’s about once every 6 minutes -which means that whatever […]

digitize your life

So you read all about the 1-year rule and went, uh-huh, that could work for me too! -but then wondered if it would with things other than clothes. In other words, you wondered what to do with many, many other things in your home that clutter your life but that would/may not “respond” that well […]