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 "...
Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral
"Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral" ("Anecdote concerning the Lowering of Productivity" in Leila Vennewitz' translation) is a short story by Heinrich Böll about an encounter between an enterprisin...
Small house movement
The small house movement (also known as the "tiny house movement") is a popular description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes.
In the United Sta...
Appropriate technology
Appropriate technology is an ideological movement (and its manifestations) originally articulated as intermediate technology by the economist Dr. Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher in his influential ...
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...
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...
Eco-municipality
An eco-municipality, (also known as an eco-town) is a local government area that has adopted ecological and social justice values in its charter. The development of eco-municipalities stems from chang...
Harrowsmith Country Life
Harrowsmith Country Life was a lifestyle magazine geared to countryside or rural living. Originally just called Harrowsmith, it was founded as a back-to-the-land and environmental magazine in the smal...
Urban homesteading
Urban homesteading can refer to several different things: programs by local, state, and federal agencies in the USA who work to help get people into city homes, squatting, practicing urban agriculture...
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...
Minimalism
In the visual arts and music, minimalism is a style that uses pared-down design elements.Minimalism in the arts began in post–World War II Western Art, most strongly with American visual arts in the ...
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...
The Good Life (1975 TV series)
The Good Life is a British sitcom, produced by BBC television. It ran from 1975 to 1978 and was written by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde. Opening with the midlife crisis faced by Tom Good, a 40-year-old...
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...
Fellowship of the New Life
The Fellowship of the New Life was a British organization in the 19th century, most famous for a splinter group, the Fabian Society.It was founded in 1883, by the Scottish intellectual Thomas Davidson...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...