made me smile | instead. the app that helps you buy less

this news made me smile yesterday night.

what about not having the third coffee of the day, but instead giving that money to a nonprofit? that would help someone that needs it, and probably your heart too…

instead is an app that encourage people to live within or below their means. it’s a software designed at ovenBits studio in dallas. micah davis, one of its creator, hopes it helps change behaviour for the better.

“Instead of eating at the Cheesecake Factory, how about eating at Chipotle and giving the difference?” Davis suggests. “Or, instead of going to the movies, use Redbox, and give the difference.” Nonprofits have long been asking people to forgo a cup of coffee or a newspaper subscription and donate the difference and now technology allows for a facilitator right as you stare the desert menu in the face or consider the impulse to order another Manhattan. “Albeit they are small, one-off [actions],” Davis says, but “they could really add up to some big collective good.”

and you, are you doing your bit? would you skip the dessert or the cab for making some good?

what about me? well… i’ve recently adopted a panda! so the answer is yes! no dessert for me [… once a week …]!

{ via GOOD }


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  1. Swag Valance ha detto:

    The fact that an app like this even exists confirms that humans are no better than dogs when it comes to behavior.

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    1. Monica Pianosi ha detto:

      I’m not sure what you mean with this. I truly believe most people are good and have postitive intensions. They just sometimes lose direction or motivation and they needs to be reminded what their motivations are. I do have many values, but sometimes I forget about them. Of course I am talking of the amall things, not the big. We all sometimes forget how lucky we are and need a little memorandum.
      Am I too optimistic? Hope I’m not.

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