222: Achieving work-life balance on vacation. Tech lessons from Hutterites and the Amish. Conflict minerals in our tech devices.

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This week on Spark - bringing attention and intention to our tech. Tips for managing work-life balance this summer. Two plans to make tech that doesn't use conflict minerals. And, tech lessons from Hutterites and the Amish.

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Ask A Hutterite
Kenny Wollmann, who writes the "Ask A Hutterite" blog, with an insiders perspective on the Hutterite approach to technology.

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Not so Anti-technolgy
Tech guru Kevin Kelly on what we can learn from the Amish approach to technology, which is less anti-tech and more mindful than we may think.

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Conflict Minerals
A look at the minerals used in our tech gadgets, sometimes called "conflict minerals" depending on how and where they were mined. MP Paul Dewar, the NDP foreign affairs critic, on the Conflict Minerals Act and Tessa Wernink on Fairphone, a smartphone that aims to be conflict-free.

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Work-life Balance
Linda Duxbury has been studying work-life balance in Canada for decades. We talk about how that balance has been significantly altered now that we live in a corporate and social culture of being 'always on'.

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