Aly Walters, Michigan State University
Having many possessions doesn’t have to be a bad thing; personal collections often hold sentimental value and showcase our unique interests and personalities.
Maggie Habermas, University of Texas at San Antonio
Living in luxury versus ostensibly simple living — the contrasting lifestyles born of a single consumerist ideal.
Beth Nipper, University of Iowa
With mobile devices, anyone can interact with online spaces in novel ways — a fact that web and graphic designers must keep in mind as they work.
Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Wanderlust can be romantic, but dropping everything to visit foreign countries doesn’t necessarily make you more authentic, and it’s an opportunity that not everyone has.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
Instead of villainizing technology just because it’s trendy, Cal Newport makes a compelling case for satisfaction that runs deeper than pings and pixels.
Brian Xi, University of California, Berkeley
While minimalism is all the rage, throwing out those ‘unnecessary’ items may be one of your biggest regrets in the long run.
Alicia Furlan, University of Pittsburgh
The trend is attractive because it promises freedom and simplicity. But even in a tiny house, life can still be pretty complex.
Kate Carter, Middle Tennessee State University
White walls, sleek design, plants and neutral color schemes are all hallmarks of the style, but what happens once we get tired of it all?
Kali Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus College
Wanting too much has been linked to problems with depression, anxiety and relationships. Is going minimal the answer?
Katherine McLaughlin, The New School
Having too much clutter in my physical space directly translated to my mental state.
Vanessa Le, Chabot College
If your monthly rent is outrageously high, and you want to save thousands of dollars annually, the van life may be the right fit for you.
Molly Flynn, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
After moving two suitcases of makeup I hardly wore, I decided to declutter my life and have been reaping the benefits ever since.
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