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Artgasm: Why You Ought to Make Some Art

What is art for? In the post we cover the 10 most important reasons art exists and why you ought to start making it.

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Why You Should Be Judgmental

Do you cringe when you see the words “you should be judgmental” in the title of this article? If so, you may be setting yourself up for a painful wake-up call.

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Stop Overdosing on Celebrity Gossip, The News, and Low Quality Information

The low quality information you get from the news, gossip and social media is polluting your brain, and the worse part is, it's made out to feel 'normal'. Here's why you should stop focusing on such low quality information, and what you should replace it with.

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I’m 32, and Last Week I Retired: Musings on Money, Monotony and Madness

I'm rich, I'm successful, I have it all, and I'm miserable. Read my story on why I quit my job and made the crazy decision to travel the far corners of the world… indefinitely.

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The 10% Rule: How to Read More Than 42+ Books a Year

Reading is bar-none, the best habit you can develop. In this article you'll learn a simple trick to read more books, much faster, with less effort.

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How to Overcome Perfectionism: Life Lessons from Kubrick to Picasso

Learn creative lessons from Picasso, Kubrick, Spielberg, Woody Allen, and leading psychologists to overcome perfectionism and improve your productivity and wellbeing.

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6 Destructive Ideas Commonly Perpetuated in Western Culture

Since the day you emerged into this bizarre, sparkling universe, you’ve been conditioned to think in certain ways. And that’s damn wonderful most of the time. It’s a blessing that...

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Why Free Writing Is Better Than Meditation

Meditation is awesome. It’s pretty much the simplest, cheapest way to improve your life that has ever been invented. The only problem with meditation is that it’s just too simple. I can’t get...

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HE Podcast #2 with Tom Shroder & Nicholas Blackstone: Finding Your Inner Healer with MDMA

In our second episode of the HighExistence podcast we talk with Tom Shroder and Nicholas Blackstone. Tom is the author of Acid Test, LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal, a truly phenomenal book about...

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An Artists Attempt To Revolutionize Portrait Painting – A Personal Story By David Kassan

David Kassan (born 1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas) burst onto the scene in 2010 when the media caught tail of his hyperreal iPad paintings (like the one to the right.) Yes, that was painted with...

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Why You Should Find Your “X-Spot” If You Want To Succeed

In 1884, Clark Hull was born in a log house in Akron, New York to an impoverished family. This would be the least of his concerns: For much of his childhood and adolescence, he would be plagued with...

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Masters of Habit: Rituals, Lessons, and Quotes from Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. Known as the last of the “Five Good Emperors,” Aurelius was not born into power, but rather was adopted (his biological father died when he was...

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A Philosopher’s Guide To Facebook Envy

“It’s a real taboo to mention envy, but if there is one dominant emotion in modern society, that is envy…” – Alain de Botton Do you ever feel negative emotions while browsing the web? If...

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The Rule of Five: How to Achieve Your Goals Faster

In 1993, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen had a goal: to get their book Chicken Soup for the Soul to the top of The New York Times  bestseller’s list. [1] They sought out the advice of 15...

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Social Media is Distorting Your Creative Vision, and You Don’t Even Know It

What drives your creative work? Money? Fame? Success? If you’re an artist, you’re probably answering “no way”— meaning drives you. Finding purpose or making your life meaningful is your...

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The No Bullshit Guide to Vitamins: 8 Supplements You Actually Need

We don’t want to be healthy. We want to be SUPER healthy. We don’t just want to score well on our medical tests, we want to be the best the doctors have ever measured. Good enough just isn’t...

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5 Simple Steps To Find And Follow Your Inner Wisdom

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” ~Allen Ginsberg One of the most painful realizations I ever had was that I’d become the sum-total of the expectations of everyone around...

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A Recipe for Epiphanies: 5 Steps to “Aha!” Moments

The stories of famous ‘aha moments,’ are awe-inspiring… Percy Spencer invented the microwave after a candy bar melted in his pocket while he was fixing a radar Isaac Newton discovered the...

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This Will Revolutionize Your Work Day: The 7P Productivity System

I've experimented with dozens of sleep schedules, efficiency tricks and life hacks over the last 6 years in search of the perfect productivity system. This is the result.

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100 Hours of Meditation in 10 Days — My Stay in Buddhist Prison

I just returned from meditating for over 100 hours in the span of just 10 days. Meditation is one of those habits that has officially entered main stream consciousness, and now everyone feels they...