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COMING IN 2013: SUSTAINABLE HAPPINESS WEEK

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The cause of sustainable consumption got a big boost this past April when the United Nations held its first “high-level meeting on happiness and well-being.” Bhutan's prime minister, Jigmi Thinley, set the tone, calling for “a ...

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Random Roger: Your Own Utopia

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Over the weekend I read a very long article by Australian economist John Quiggin. The primary intention seemed to be to explore how close we are or aren't to John Maynard Keynes' idea of a technology induced utopia where work weeks are much shorter and people have more time to engage in leisurely pursuits.


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For years we have been trying to do more with less. We, as employees, entrepreneurs, and parents seek to multitask and get more done in less time. The Great American Dream was to increase productivity and leisure time – but that hasn’t worked out so well. We thought we could systematize industry and agriculture, and allow ourselves shorter work weeks and more time to pursue self actualization.


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The New Green: Cooperative business model rules the year - UConn Daily Campus

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One of the most hopeful movements toward a prosperous, human and environmentally responsible economy is the rise of the cooperative business model. Cooperatives, or “co-ops,” are businesses in which ownership of the company is shared, and since the Great Recession, they are rapidly rising in popularity. Last year was officially dubbed “The Year of the Cooperative” by the United Nations, and co-ops were the feature topic of the Spring 2013 edition of *Yes!* magazine. The magazine explained that there are four major types of co-ops: consumer cooperatives, owned by the people who buy goods or services from the business, a local example would be theWillimantic Food Co-op, producer cooperatives. Companies or individuals joining together to market their products, a local example is the Farmer’s Cow cooperative for dairy farmers, purchasing cooperatives (in which small businesses band together to compete with large corporations, examples include Ace and True Value hardware stores), and worker cooperatives, an example is the Massachusetts-based Equal Exchange. Many people may be surprised to know that co-ops already play a major role in the global economy – they have operated for about two hundred years alongside traditional corporately owned businesses, and today they account for over 100 million jobs worldwide, which is 20 percent more than multinational corporations. In the U.S. there are over 300,000 co-ops that provide 2 million jobs and $75 billion in wages and benefits.

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10 Tips For Small Space Living

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As we leave kitchen and bathroom month we'll be diving headfirst into our 5th Annual Smallest Coolest Contest and a month full of inspiration and tips for small spaces.
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COMING IN 2013: SUSTAINABLE HAPPINESS WEEK

COMING IN 2013: SUSTAINABLE HAPPINESS WEEK | A Better Way... | Scoop.it
The cause of sustainable consumption got a big boost this past April when the United Nations held its first “high-level meeting on happiness and well-being.” Bhutan's prime minister, Jigmi Thinley, set the tone, calling for “a ...

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The 21 hour work week: Anna Coote at TEDxGhent

As a prominent member of the London New Economics Foundation, Anna's controversial talk about the 21-hour work week stirred public opinion heavily. Moving to...
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Storytelling 101: What Makes a Good Story?

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Storytelling is the future of digital marketing, plain and simple. If you aren't on board yet, you are living in the past and each day you are "advertising" your products instead of "storytelling" about your business is another day your competitors are getting ahead of you. But before we jump into some ideas about what makes a good story, let's look at the evolving digital marketer.

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Efficient Frontiers: Will the Sharing Economy be Cooperative or Co ...

What do 3D printing technologies, social lending platforms and co-working spaces have in common? It is tempting to answer that they are all part of the new sharing economy – a playground of possibilities including open source and peer-to-peer endeavors in a new creative commons. Yet if history repeats (or at least rhymes), the democratizing effects of these developments may be overrated. What they do share for certain, though, is a impressive and praise-worthy shift toward increased efficiency and (consequently) resource sustainability.


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