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Sarah Rich is a freelance writer and editor who lives in the Greater Boston area with her husband and houseplants. During evenings, on weekends and in the wee hours of the morning she edits ebooks, proofreads academic texts and writes about religion and 21st-century American popular culture. Sarah holds a Master's in Theological Studies with a focus in religion, literature and culture from Harvard University, and a BA from Stonehill College where she double majored in English and religious studies.
June 22nd, 2011
The downside of all the non-consumption advice

Blogs on “minimalist living” clutter the internet these days with suggestions on how to pare down one’s possessions, work commitments and daily routines. The minimalist motto? Thoreau’s famous quip: “Simplify, simplify.” Like the 19th-century American minimalist, these bloggers praise a life stripped to its essentials — but in a kind of modernized, Mac-friendly fashion. From Leo Babauta’s blog Zen Habits, one of Time Magazine’s Best Blogs of 2010, to Miss Minimalist, whose owner boasts an eBook ranked among Best Books of 2010 by Amazon.com’s editors, minimalist bloggers often scoff at collections of fancy cars and cavernous homes…

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