Work–life balance
Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). Related, tho...
This four-letter word is the Swedish key to happiness at work
Can short coffee breaks spell the difference between loving and hating work? In Sweden, where workers are among the least stressed worldwide, the secret to happiness is a four letter word: fika. The w...
The Simple Technique To Fit A 40-Hour Workweek Into 16.7 Hours
This incredibly simple time management system changed my workday.I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor . . . I loved telling people how "...
The Compact

The Compact is a social and environmental movement whose members promise not to buy anything new for a year. It was started in San Francisco. The movement began as a challenge among 10 friends in...
Back-to-the-land movement
The back-to-the-land movement calls for occupants of real property to grow food from the land on a small-scale basis for themselves or for others, and to perhaps live on the land while doing so.The co...
Work–life balance in Germany
There are different approaches, to define the term work–life balance. At the one hand work–life balance (WLB) is seen as a popular, but also imprecise term that covers from a scientific perspective, n...
Slow Movement
The Slow Movement advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. It began with Carlo Petrini's protest against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986 tha...
Degrowth
Degrowth (in French: décroissance, in Spanish: decrecimiento, in Italian: decrescita) is a political, economic, and social movement based on ecological economics and anti-consumerist and anti-capitali...
Commodity money
Commodity money is money whose value comes from a commodity of which it is made. Commodity money consists of objects that have value in themselves as well as value in their use as money.Examples of co...
Gift economy
A gift economy, gift culture or gift exchange is a mode of exchange where valuables are not sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. In contrast to a bart...
Work–family balance in the United States
Work–family balance in the United States refers to the specific issues that arise when men and women in the United States attempt to balance their occupational lives with their family lives. This diff...
Low-impact development (UK)
Low-impact development (LID) has been defined as "development which through its low negative environmental impact either enhances or does not significantly diminish environmental quality".The interpla...
Anarcho-primitivism
Anarcho-primitivism is an anarchist critique of the origins and progress of civilization. According to anarcho-primitivism, the shift from hunter-gatherer to agricultural subsistence gave rise to soci...
Happiness at work
Despite a large body of positive psychological research into the relationship between happiness and productivity, happiness at work has traditionally been seen as a potential by-product of positive o...
Work-life balance
Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). Related, tho...
Slow living
Slow Living is a lifestyle choice. Authors Beth Meredith and Eric Storm summarize slow living as follows:Jason Drebitko, a U.S based business development consultant and former CEO of fine furniture, p...
Frugality
Frugality is the quality of being frugal, sparing, thrifty, prudent or economical in the consumption of consumable resources such as food, time or money, and avoiding waste, lavishness or extravagance...
One World Cafe
111°52′56″W / 40.768194°N 111.88222°W / 40.768194; -111.88222One World Everybody Eats (OWEE) is a nonprofit community kitchen and foundation, originally based in Salt Lake Cit...
Car-free movement
The car-free movement is a broad, informal, emergent network of individuals and organizations including social activists, urban planners and others brought together by a shared belief that large and/o...
Telecommuting
Telecommuting, remote work, or telework is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work. A person who telecommutes is known as a "telecommuter", "teleworker", and so...
Barter
Barter is a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money. It is distinguishable from gift economi...
Duane Elgin
Duane Elgin (born 1943) is an American author, speaker, educator, consultant, and media activist.
Duane Elgin grew up near Wilder, Idaho. He attended the Sorbonne in Paris for one semester in 1963...
Downshifting
Downshifting is a social behavior or trend in which individuals live simpler lives to escape from the rat race of obsessive materialism and to reduce the “stress, overtime, and psychological expense t...
Trinity study
In finance, investment advising, and retirement planning, the Trinity study is an informal name used to refer to an influential 1998 paper by three professors of finance at Trinity University. It is o...
Financial independence
Financial independence is generally used to describe the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively for basic necessities. For financially independent people, ...
Heinrich Funck
Heinrich Funck (c. 1697-1760), was the first Mennonite bishop in America and an author. He is the father of Henry Funk and grandfather of Joseph Funk and of the original owner of the historic Ja...