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    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

    What this is not: A wishy-washy, positive thinking, pie-in-the-sky idea about changing the world. I will not be advocating the power of group meditation, overthrowing the powers that be or anything else that can be easily scoffed at.What this is: A three-part series covering logical AND tangible ways to instigate awesome change on a global scale. I will cover the following concepts in order:The single change the world needs most dearly How real change occurs The specific mission I think will bring about those changes. This has been formulating in my mind for the better part of 4 years, culminating in the last few months. It's suffice to say that I am very excited to be sharing this with all of you.

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    Turning The Problem Around: Mental Health In A Sick Society

    The rise of people who are diagnosed with mental illnesses, especially children, has been unprecedented. ADHD, ADD, bipolar, depression are some of the current labels we slam on people who don't quite fit our standards. The newest version of the psychologists bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V), includes "psychosis risk syndrome" for teenagers who are a bit too eccentric and "hypersexual disorder" for men who show are too interested in sex. When is too much? That is up to the 'experts' to decide.

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    Amazing Artist Goes Dumpster Diving, Builds Homes for the Homeless

    Here you see Artis Gregory Kloehn going dumpster diving. Instead of selling his art and trying to get rich, he feeds the ones who have no material possessions to give in return. This is how the...

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    Declare Your Radicalness

    **The following is an article posted on the Harvard Business Review, written by Umair Haque. I don’t normally re-post articles from external sites, but this one is a must-read. ** Consider what...

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    The Love Experiment: Introduction

    On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 I am going to start a 7-day experiment with love and I invite all of you to try it with me. Before I tell you what the experiment consists of, I need to tell you how I...

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    Readers! What do you want out of this site?

    Hey everybody! I know it’s been a while since my last post and before I explain I’d like to ask you 3 simple questions: 1) What do you want out of HighExistence? 2) What do you like most...

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    Are you determined to achieve free will?

    You can do what you will, but not will what you will. Or can you?Free will and determinismFree will is ones ability to make choices without hindrance. One of the common hindrances to argue against free will is determinism and the question would be as followed: How can I be a free agent if everything around me is determined which in turns determines me? For example, I didn't choose to be born in this city, with these parents, these genes and this environment but somehow I did, and these factors have determined the being which I am now. Where is my free will in that? Or in yet other words, did the big bang cause me to write this?

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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 night.At first, all I could think was "wait, whaaat? You want me to drive 10 hours to meet a guy for 2 hours? Can't I just call him or something?!?"It seemed like a gigantic waste of my time, but he was the boss and I, the employee, so I had to obey. (Note: I have since kissed the corporate life goodbye)That night, I sat at my desk. I decided I had to find a way to make this trip somehow productive, entertaining, and even memorable…There had to be a way…

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    The Power of Protest: 15 Methods to Make Yourself Heard

    What do youth in Egypt, Syria, Britain, Spain, Greece, Italy, China, Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, France, Russia and the United States have in common? They are all protesting.  Since the Sixties and the...

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    Be The Change, Be The Hero

    Life is a dance Where we had the waltz in earlier times, a slow-paced and fixed dance we have dubstep in modern times, much faster and chaotic. In the same way the pace of life has gone up a notch or...

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    The Real Secret to Making People Like You

    I used to have unbearable social anxiety. And paranoia. It wasn’t quite so bad back in the Ukraine when I was a kid. Back then, I was just like the other little Eastern European children –...

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    Abuse The System! — 24 Hacks for Maximizing Time Within the Corporate World

    The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a...

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    Focus on the ‘Negative': Exploring Emotions as a Spiritual Experience

    This is not your usual self-improvement article. I’m not going to tell you to focus only on the positive. I’m not going to tell you to find the silver lining in everything. I’m not...

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    How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day (Even If You’re Single, Heartbroken, and Jaded)

    I know how you feel. I’ve been there. Standing in line at the coffee shop, innocently awaiting your beverage, and surrounded by glittery heart confetti, oversized red candy, and plushy toys with...

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    An Homage & Call to Women In The 21st Century

    Confession: I am a reformed sexist.For a long time I held the view that on average, women are not as capable as men. This view was based on my experience; it was what I saw around me. So many vapid women with as much substance as the reality TV stars they watched each night. But a relatively recent realization brought this view crashing to the ground: possession of two X chromosomes does not render a person less capable, but our culture does an excellent job of it.Last year I was conversing with a gender issues expert who opened my eyes to the world from a woman's perspective. She explained what is was like to be constantly objectified, to be treated differently because you are a woman, and what is was like to grow up with different expectations and values thanks to cultural conditioning...

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    Transcendental Meditation: How I Paid $2,500 For a Password to Inner Peace

    Humans are anxious, tired and distracted; but we don’t need to pay big bucks to learn to relax.

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    Parkour: The Art of Movement

    Parkour is by far one of the most amazing sports and/or art forms out there. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s probably because it originated in Europe and hasn’t gotten that big in...

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    How to Achieve Every Goal You Set

    Research suggests that 50% of people who make new year’s resolutions fail by the time April rolls around.  I am part of the 50%. Let me explain.  When I graduated from high school, I had sort of...

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    The Secret to Life in 2 Words

    Who knew that the secret to life could be summed up in two words? :)This oh-so-simple two-word mantra can impact your life more so than any other. I've alluded to it in many ways across past posts but never in a direct way way as this. Plus it's so important that even if you've heard it before, perhaps you need a reminder ;)

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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 warm cozy bed and there is no immediate pressure to get up (Or we can delude ourselves with pressing 'snooze'.) To combat this, a healthy and balanced morning routine works wonders, and especially doing it for 30 days to make it a habit. A morning routine sets the tone for the whole day to come. The goal is to work on what's important instead of reacting to what's being asked of you. Such a personal ritual will put us in the right mindset and help to avoid morning procrastination.