Being mindful of digital life has become important for anyone living in a world of constant stimulations. Here are great articles from researchers, thinkers and experts on the topic.Continue reading “Best Reads About Mindfulness, Decluttering Digital Life and Attention Habits”
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Part of decluttering digital life, especially social media addiction, is figuring out why we have the addition in the first place. “Forming habits” is the gold standard in many product developments. And “designing a product that could link a user’s emotion to it to form habits” is key to a successful product. Social media, specifically, use this to gain sticky usage. Feel bored? Scroll funny videos. Feel frustrated? Brag about the latest weekend getaways. When you have a specific emotion, the product team wants you to link the emotion to their product.Continue reading “A Simple Way to Figure Out the Emotional Link to Your Social Media Addiction”
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I was aware of the excessive time I’ve spent on my phone. But I didn’t have a big motivation to change the digital lifestyle until I turn on Screen Time on iPhone. I highly recommend it. Literally looking at the time I spent on the phone is educational. It screams “you need change” right on my face.Continue reading “Declutter My Digital Life – Challenge #1 Cutting Back Social Media”
When Groota team was discussing about tagging brands and publishers with specific “search motivations” (examples are: BOGO, free shipping or vegan), fair trade is on the list. Tagging brands with certificates will beef up our search engine, and supporting sustainable brands by making them searchable is part of Groota’s core value. To celebrate World Fair Trade Day in May, we thought it was a great idea to tag existing certified brands in Groota.
At Groota we have continued to feature brands with impressive quality and socially responsible practices. Here are all the certified b corps brands in Groota. Pick thoughtful gifts for your beloved ones or for yourself. Let’s support the business that makes our planet a better place to live.
Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. For more information click here.
Buzz words at Instagram and searches these days are: vanlife, speed cleaning and declutter. Simpler lifestyles are taking off. When I started to get rid of old and unused stuff, recycling is a big part of the process. I wrote about retailers giving rewards for those who recycle old garment in this post. Now here are other cool recycling programs and recycling information you should know about. Continue reading “Cool Recycling Programs and Recycling Information You Should Know About”
Children’s books are expensive! To make things worst, my kid is a bookworm. Find cheap children’s books is a priority. I started to search cheap online bookstores, and discovered many great ones. Here are websites that sell books at cheaper price (usually cheaper than Amazon). Some of them focus on used books, and others offer both used and new. I also include some newsletters that you should subscribe to. They provide great information on limited time deals, even free downloads, of books. Continue reading “Is Your Kid A Bookworm? Cheap Online Bookstores You Should Know About”
Over the past few months, one of the trending email topics is re-purposed and recycle clothes. Inspired by contents from The North Face, Patagonia and more, here are ways you can declutter your closet by re-purposing and recycling clothes with sweet rewards. Continue reading “Declutter Your Closet with Sweet Rewards!”