The empty promises of Marie Kondo and the craze for minimalism
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From the ‘KonMari method’ to Apple’s barely there design philosophy, we are forever being urged to declutter and simplify our lives. But does minimalism really make us any happier? By Kyle Chayka. Help support our independent journalism at
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Frank Fisher, now 90, was a traditional high street butcher his whole working life – as were three generations of his family before him. How does a man dedicated to serving his community decide when it’s time to hang up his white coat? By Tom Lamont. Help support our independent journalism at...
Published 09/25/20
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