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Aug 11, 2011

"Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you." --Andre Gide

7 Ways to Have More by Owning Less

Stuff. We invariably accumulate it and often times develop a certain emotional attachment to it. To some extent, it's the effect of increased marketing, but it is also our own conditioning. Fortunately, new digital platforms and cloud-based tools are making it increasingly easy to have many of the things we want without actually owning them. Because, as Wired founder and notable futurist Kevin Kelly once put it, "access is better than ownership." Here are seven services that help shrink our carbon footprint, lighten our economic load and generally free us from the shackles of stuff -- all through the power of sharing.

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