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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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Boost Your Brain with the Japanese Way of Life

Learn how to generate new neurons, boost your happiness and live 100 years by following the Japanese way of life!

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The Spiritual Nature of Virtual Reality

There is a new phenomenon from the world of virtual reality (VR) that is unspeakably exciting. It’s called ‘presence’ — the visceral feeling that what you’re seeing is REAL (even though...

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Schopenhauer’s Big Mistake: The Pleasure of Ephemeral Satisfaction

This is a response to an article posted earlier this week concerning Arthur Schopenhauer’s dismal theory on the life’s futility. In short, he postulated that man is in constant struggle to...

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“Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules for Living” Expanded

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. Risk is involved in every great opportunity in life. It it isn’t risky, then everyone would be doing, thus making...

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This Will Mindfuck You: Simultaneity Is Relative

When Einstein first published his special theory on relativity people were flabbergasted. It couldn't be right, they thought. How can the sequence of an event differ if you observe it from a different frame of reference? How is it possible that I see event A happening before event B, but someone else can see it the other way around?

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Oh It’s Delicious, This Thing Called Life

"Oh it's delicious, this thing called life. It's a scrumptious experience, no? Are you not allowed to experience everything? The tears, the joy, the pain,the gladness, the exaltation, the massive depression, the win, the loss the draw? What more is there?"Here's a short and sweet post aimed at reminding you of one thing: that life is an experience. Even the low points are all apart of a grand adventure of ups and downs, twist and turns. A roller coaster of experiences! Buy the ticket, take the ride :)

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Not Your Typical New Years Article

While your feeds and inboxes are being flooded with articles about new years resolutions, take a quick moment to reflect on 2012.Can you remember where you were in life at this time last year?What has changed since then? How have you changed?Chances are your world has shifted in ways that you never even considered when planning for 2012 a year ago. Perhaps those changes turned out to be even more fantastic than you could have imagined...

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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 6am... to make get to work on time.Is mistaken for an employee... but helps them anyways.Notices it's your birthday while on Faceook... and actually calls you.

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The Extropian Principles

** The following is a manifesto that fits the ideals of HighExistence quite nicely. As with any manifesto, it’s a bit dogmatic at times but I do think much can be gained from reading and living...

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30 Reasons Why Russell Brand is Wrong and We Don’t Need No Revolution

30 pictures that prove Russell Brand is wrong about us needing a revolution.

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5 Simple Steps To Find And Follow Your Inner Wisdom

If you find yourself over-thinking situations, being unconfident or stuck in your head, use this guide to set yourself free and start acting according to your inner wisdom.

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A Treatise on Psychedelics Pt. 1/3: The Stigma

Some time ago I was in the right place at the right time by attending the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research in Amsterdam orchestrated by Stichting Open. For those who don't know, psychedelic is Greek for “manifesting mind” and is commonly used to indicate consciousness altering plants and chemicals like, to name a few of the more popular, DMT, Psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, Ketamine and Ayahuasca. The conference featured a wonderful mix of researchers, philosophers, health care workers and students that had a genuine interest in the positive power these plant teachers can have on their users.

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25 Best Books on Self-Improvement You Need to Read Before You Die

I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could become my own drill master and coach. The books I...

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How A Single Question Changed My Life Forever: My Ulysses Bucket List

When I was 15 years old, I ran away from home because I was pissed off at my parents for a reason I cant remember. I didnt have much money, so I decided to hop onto the skytrain (public transport...

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100 Possessions: How Giving Up Everything Can Make Your Life More Full

It was seven years ago and I was tired when it happened. I don’t remember what put me on tilt. I had spent too much time in one place. All the stuff I had collected was holding me down. No...

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My Vow of Silence (And Why You Should Try a Silent Vacation)

If you have ever thought about taking a vow of silence and wondered what you might need to consider, then you’ve landed on the right heli-pad. So let’s jump right in, shall we? First things first...Why would anyone want to stop talking?The answer is simple: to awaken awareness.Most of us fall through our days in a kind of trance-like state. We don’t notice the details of what’s going on around us, because we’re so busy living in the past and the future that what’s happening right now simply becomes a technicality that needs to be dealt with in order to get to our next destination...

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6 More EPIC Quotes from “Conversations With God”

Here are six more empowering quotes from “Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue” by Neal Walsh. I just couldn’t fit them all into one article :) 1“So-do you want your...

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7Life System: The Simple Structure That Will Change Your Life

Today I have been given the honor of sharing with you a simple system that I have found to be an excellent way of structuring goals into an achievable format. It’s easy to follow, doesn’t take long to implement and is flexible enough to work around your life. If you keep an open mind, commit to trying the system for a few weeks and are diligent in its application, I am confident it will help you greatly... it might even change your life.

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22 BEAUTIFUL Bits of Wisdom

Here are 22 gorgeous designs from photographer/graphic designer Julian Bialowas :) You can see the complete collection of designs on Julian’s Tumblr.