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10 Unconventional Insights From 3 Months in Thailand and Laos

I just got back from my trip to Thailand and Laos and started thinking about what I had learned the journey. Everyone says that traveling opens your eyes and changes you as a person, so how had I changed? The answers bubbled up over the last week and I've done […]

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The Dark Side of Self Improvement

We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off. -Fight Club The total self-improvement industry in the United States was worth $10.53 billion in […]

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What Would Good Guy Greg Do?

I stumbled on this hilarious internet meme while reading through a fellow HEthen's blog. It's comical, but also has some pretty deep implications when you take a step back and observe why it's funny. 'Good Guy Greg' is just that, a really good guy. For example, GGG...Calls you drunk at […]

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How To Bulletproof Yourself from McDonalds & The Fast-Food Temptation

When we look back through history, there are some things our predecessors did that makes no sense at all now. Trying to cure diseases through blood-letting? Hunting for witches? Denying women the right to vote? That stuff was non-sense.In 50 years, I predict that our grand-children will look back at […]

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7 Words For Starting Your Day Off Right

A few months ago, a friend shared their favorite mantra on Facebook and I immediately took it on as my own. The phrase was 'I am letting go of all resistance' (FYI those aren't the 7 words). Resistance being any fear-based emotion, eg. worry, jealousy, hate and fear itself. This […]

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The End-All Productivity/Meditation Technique

My name is Jordan Lejuwaan and I am an efficiency addict.I am zero days sober thanks to a recent discovery, and you can be too.I love what I do so sometimes I'll work 4-5 hours straight without stopping. As with anything, the law of diminishing returns applies after about 30 […]

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Wireheading: The Conundrum of Uber-Hedonism & Simulated Bliss

Imagine, for one second, the ultimate bliss.Ecstasy + that first kiss + the climax of your favorite song + winning the lottery + your best orgasm ever * 1,000,000,000.Pleasure so fantastic that is almost hurts.What if you could experience that 24/7 and never get bored of it?Enter wireheading, a […]