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The Minimalists
The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside their podcast cohost, T.K. Coleman, this simple-living trio helps millions of people eliminate clutter and live meaningfully with less. Learn More.

The Reason Shopping Makes You Miserable

In this short video, The Minimalists are joined by Michael Easter, author of The Comfort Crisis and Scarcity Brain, to talk about why retail therapy makes people unhappy. This is a standalone highlight from episode 422 of The Minimalists Private Podcast.

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