The importance of ‘wasted’ time

Olivia Goodhill in Quartz writes that Michael Guttridge, a psychologist who focuses on workplace behaviour, says “There’s an idea we must always be available, work all the time. It’s hard to break out of that and go to the park.” But the downsides are obvious: We end up zoning out while at the computer—looking for distraction on social media, telling ourselves we’re “multitasking” (a brain drainer in itself) while really spending far …

Ditte’s story on reducing landfill waste at home

Ditte shared with us a journey to reduce waste: I’ve been working in the environmental field for many years and yes, it feels good to transform a section of a drain line into a living stream but what does it really help if we still clog up our waterways and oceans with plastic and use household toxins that pollute our water and land? I felt more had to be done …