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VANESSA FAR­QUHAR­SON (Writer, “The Quest to Buy Less,” page 40)

Home base: Toronto. Pre­vi­ously pub­lished in The Na­tional Post and Chate­laine.

I con­sider my­self a con­sci­en­tious shop­per, even a min­i­mal­ist. But the sub­jects I in­ter­viewed made me re­al­ize how much I’m still buy­ing. Of­ten, we’re hap­pier spend­ing money on ex­pe­ri­ences rather than things, but that’s eas­ier said than done in a world of mar­ket­ing al­go­rithms and Ama­zon. LISA FIT­TER­MAN (Writer, “Im­passe at Dou­ble Trou­ble,” page 44)

Home base: Toronto. Pre­vi­ously pub­lished in The Wal­rus and The Globe and Mail. Work­ing on this story re­minded me about the im­por­tance of trust­ing the peo­ple you’re with and never giv­ing up—not even if you’re soaked through and shiv­er­ing in the pitch­black un­der­ground. I was in­spired by the cavers’ abil­ity to sur­vive in dire cir­cum­stances. STEVEN TWIGG (Il­lus­tra­tor, “Recipe for Dis­as­ter,” page 76)

Home base:

Toronto. Pre­vi­ously pub­lished in The Globe and Mail and Men­tal Floss. The height of my culi­nary tri­umphs oc­curred when I was pan-fry­ing a pork chop. I eyed some fruity tea next to the stove, and I dar­ingly sprin­kled some on. It turned out to be amaz­ing, so I’d say I’m a pretty good cook. Plus, I burn things less than 30 per cent of the time. SALINI PER­ERA (Il­lus­tra­tor, “The Quest to Buy Less,” page 40)

Home base:

Toronto. Pre­vi­ously pub­lished in The Wal­rus and The Globe and Mail. I own way too much kitchen­ware and art sup­plies, so this story felt very rel­e­vant to me. It was com­fort­ing to read that many other peo­ple’s habits are sim­i­lar to mine. I try to con­sume less, but I don’t al­ways suc­ceed. I’m a bit of a max­i­mal­ist at heart.

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