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Category Archives: Minimalism

Is there a perfect toothbrush?

I’ve always gotten a free toothbrush when I went to the dentist for a cleaning, but I missed my last cleaning due to moving across the country. Left to my own devices, I tried to find a toothbrush that was cheap, easy to aquire, and — most importantly — not too environmentally offensive. I used… Continue Reading

How I tamed “that time of the month”

Note: I’m talking about menstruation in this post. If you are uncomfortable with it — and I understand, because hemophobia and gender dysphoria used to make me uncomfortable with it, too — then please feel free to read something else today. Here is a picture of a lamb to help you think of other things. Everyone… Continue Reading

The shower experiment: one week in

Last week I stopped using soap and shampoo as an experiment, and now that I’m well into my novel for Camp NaNoWriMo, I thought I’d take a break and let you know how it’s going. As of last night, I hadn’t used soap for eight days, and I hadn’t used shampoo for twelve days, since… Continue Reading