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Look Into Your Mind

"Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes." - Alan Watts My goal in this post isn't to act as some...

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Repetition, Bubbles, and Immune Systems: Why We Must Start Dreaming Again

All living organisms, including the human race, are creatures of habit. That is to say, we train ourselves, again and again, in order to better ourselves. If not, the skills we have come to rely on...

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The Other Side of Polyphasic Sleep

About a year ago I found myself with a lot of free time on my hands. So I decided to cheat on sleep. An internet meme knocked on my door called 'polyphasic sleep' and rumour has it that by switching...

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How To Transcend Duality And Think Within Paradoxes

I read a few years ago somewhere that a hallmark of a genius is being able to hold opposites...

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How to Learn & Enjoy Life More: The Power of Audio Learning

A few months ago, while living in Australia, I was given an assignment by my boss I was not at all thrilled about: drive 5 hours into the country, meet with a client for 2 hours, and drive back that...

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The Science of Meditation

Over the past few hundred years the power of organized religion has steeply declined in the west....

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Imagine a World

Need some motivation or a quick change in thinking? Check out this new graphical motivator :) Imagine a world where... well I'm not going to tell you about the world in this excerpt! You have to click...

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It’s All In Your Head: How to Take Advantage of Neuroplasticity

How do you talk to yourself? Do you find fault with most aspects of your life? Do you talk to others like that? Would let anyone talk to you like that? When we stop to listen to what our minds are...

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8 Ways to Get a Morning Headstart

Getting up early every day to start the day off right has a huge effect on the rest of our day. Unfortunately we can not always completely trust our morning selves, especially if we are lying in a...

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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...

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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,...

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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....

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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...

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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)....

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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...

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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...

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