American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
Historian Joseph Ellis examines the relationships between the men we call "the founding fathers" of our country. His new book sheds light on how our constitution and political systems began not always as well-reasoned and carefully-planned ideas, but often for more quirky reasons that came out of the friendships and rivalries between Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Washington, and others.
- Joseph Ellis author and historian
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