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The terms minimalism and zero waste have come into focus in the past few years due to a reignited interest in climate change, as well as pop culture phenomena, like Marie Kondo and The Minimalists.

In the spirit of being completely honest: If you asked me ten years ago what minimalism or zero waste was, I would have been clueless. But while those labels meant nothing to me, I did live by those ideals.

But it’s one thing to be zero waste or a minimalist when single. It seems like most zero-waste bloggers are unburdened by marriages, kids, and mortgages.

From a Bilingual American Living in Spain

Over the past week, I’ve been devouring everything about the Hilaria Baldwin scandal. Why? Because I’m a bilingual American living in Spain. You know, the country that Boston-born Hilaria Baldwin managed to make people think she was from. That Spain.

After reading and digesting everything the Internet had to say, I started to think we were being too hard on her for certain things — and appropriately appalled by others.

In the past fifteen years, I’ve lived in Spain for a total of six and counting. I know where to draw the line between appropriation and appreciation of Spanish culture…

Jennifer Webb

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