230 Bruce Lee : Badass, Philosopher, Stoner

Bruce Lee is famous for his amazing martial arts skills, rock-hard body and insane workout regiments. Before I delve into what other feats he should be known for, watch these videos. He just can’t be human: Yes, he is using nun chucks, not a paddle. 2 Finger Push-Ups??? Sidenote: In that last video where Lee […]

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4325 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 my best to explain them in this post. The one that I don’t mention is that elephants are INCREDIBLY uncomfortable to sit on. They are also much more hairy and leathery-feeling than you would expect. Anyways, continue reading for some actually useful insights :)

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1054 Global Happiness Through Space and Time

Recently there have been several  studies comparing the overall satisfaction of people in different countries and overtime. Life is more or less a struggle for happiness so I think these results are extremely relevant to anyone who considers themselves human. (If you doubt that statement please feel free to state your opinion in a comment […]

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3198 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 two aswell and life isn’t fixed anymore, it’s faster and more chaotic. Where once you […]

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2777 “The Paradox of Our Age”

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but […]

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3351 Civilization: A Saga

we all reside in self-inflicted purgatories

guided by the light coming from the fire we set

a flame

walking, rather tip toeing carefully

along a tight rope we strung tightly

eyes focused along a narrowing path

missing the grandeur and openness surrounding us

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206305 What Freedom Are We Fighting For? Pt. 4/4 – The Dogma of Advertising and Consumerism

As the call for freedom in the Middle-East cements itself into Western activist culture, some of us continue to question the extent to which a culture so consumed in consumerism is able to make such a call. This is considered in light of major and more nuanced social and psychological problems that arise from such ‘freedoms.’ In what follows I wish to highlight a few of these disturbances, which are often overlooked…

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follow-your-bliss A Story of a Girl Following Her Bliss

“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” -Joseph Campbell I was at a crossroads. Each time I would visualize this in my head, I saw two paths. The path to my left was a well-paved road, one that would lead to a college […]

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be-happy This is the Simplest, Most Effective Thing You Can Do to be Happier

As a human race, we’ve come far from our beginnings several thousand years ago. We’ve explored space (both inner and outer), carved out a comfortable existence for ourselves and come closer to understanding the fundamental question that has been at the heart of our race – “What makes us happy?” From the carving on the […]

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160343 Ego Gets The Boot: Letter Found On Kitchen Table

[Creative Piece] This is a breakup letter with my ego. It’s been a good ride, but I think it’s time we finally go our separate ways. We’ve had our ups and downs, but ultimately we aren’t meant to be together. We’re through.

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214740 5 Epic Community Initatives From Around The World

Our world is changing rapidly, and some of the most exciting are being seen in the spaces in which we live together. There are some very ambitious groups around the world seeking to completely redefine how we live. These movements are extremely exciting because changing such a basic element of our society will have more far-reaching implications than most any other change.

Here are a few of examples of such movements.

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Burning-Man-2013-060 25 Reasons Why You MUST Go To Burning Man Once In Your Life

Burning Man is the biggest and most bizarre party in the world, comprised of 60,000 people camping in the desert of Nevada for a week. It’s utter insanity that will rock your world forever. photo by Duncan Rawlinson Here are 25 reasons why you won’t be able to stop yourself from going after reading this […]

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3596 This Will MindFuck You: Videogame-ism

The following is a completely plausible explanation of the nature of our reality. The point is to get you to think outside the box and understand how we can never be 100% sure of what is REALLY going on in this universe…

The real year is something around 14,500. Technology has advanced to an insane level beyond even our wildest imaginations in the present. Video games as we know them today have become super-realistic, to the point of being able to be immersed in the game and not know the difference between reality and digital reality…

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2772 Spoiler Alert: You Do Not Exist

I would like to start this article gently, but the truth is. No matter how I put this, it will seem odd. No matter how I say this, it will rub someone up the wrong way. No matter how delicately I handle this it, will challenge the foundations of your entire life.

If moving towards the truth is not what you want. If breaking free of the ties that have bound your life. If a rejection of the very reason you are here now, searching for freedom is not what you are after, stop reading now.

I’ll assume whoever is left only wants one thing: the cold and ruthless truth. Now to dispense with the pleasantries…

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woman-in-meditation *This* Is Why You Have Trouble Meditating

A wise man once said, “Meditation is f*cking hard.” Just like exercising, meditation is meant to push your limits and inevitably involves discomfort. Your body will ache. Your thoughts will stray. You will try to rationalize that 5 minutes is good enough. You will wake up late and just want to skip to the ‘important […]

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129165 5 Most Common Regrets of the Dying

It is very rare for HE to repost content from other websites, but this one cannot afford to be missed for originality’s sake. Bronnie Ware spent her life working with elderly people who were close to death. In this thought-provoking piece, she pieces together the most common regrets of the hundreds of people she stayed with until the end. The implications of these insights are incredibly vast and sobering…

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bodhisattva_by_meddlerinc-d5kb6nj[1] Becoming a Bodhisattva: 4 Vows to Take on the Road to Enlightenment Pt.3

Dear Traveler, Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a bodhisattva? Are you ready to live in Truth for the benefit of all sentient beings, even if there is no Truth to serve and no others to serve it to? Do you think you can handle your family for a week straight without […]

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326 Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours!

Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout […]

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587 Educate Yourself Without School

School isn’t for everyone. There are just too many required classes that you must take in order to get to the stuff you actually want to learn. Plus the whole homework and testing system… I’ll just stop there. There are tons of ways to educate yourself quickly and for much less money than with a […]

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what-is-a-bodybuilding-competition Real Muscles, Fake Breasts and Superiority Complexes

It was my second day at the Arnold Sports Festival. I had just lost my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu match to my opponent. I wasn’t upset. I had not been as prepared as I should’ve been. That’s a fact. But I was learning an important lesson. No, it’s not that you should be a good sportsman […]

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