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    How to Become A Social Badass

    I'm tired of being a little girl when it comes to meeting new people.To rid myself and others of this pathetic habit, I've put together a step-by-step guide on overcoming social anxiety taking from other articles, books and my own experimentation. So what is a 'social badass,' you ask?

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    5 Lessons We Can Learn From Children

    Children possess brilliance in their simplicity. They may not know much about the world, but in some ways this is their biggest strength. Growing up greatly expands our views of the world, but there...

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    “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...

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    How to Live in Accordance with Your Atheistic Belief

    Atheists are often viewed as a more self-righteous community of people. It is unfortunate because the adoption of atheistic belief is frequently driven by the desire to be the opposite of many things including judgmental and self-righteous. Sometimes in the quest to gain and share knowledge we can develop an air of arrogance. This is not exclusive to the atheist community but in this article I will offer a perspective, which is in accordance with the core concept of atheist belief, that I believe would be beneficial for all atheists to consider rather than the arrogant and narrow-minded one they have become known for which can contradict and undermine the atheist view entirely...

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    How Your Thoughts Program Your Cells

    Some “Basic” Cellular Biology There are thousands upon thousands of receptors on each cell in our body. Each receptor is specific to one peptide, or protein. When we have feelings of...

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    FreeNet: The Underground Internet

    The Freenet Project is essentially an internet within the internet, but with absolutely no censorship. The information hosted on Freenet is encryted and routed through many different nodes, which...

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    4 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Attention

    “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung I just came back from a holiday (holy-day) with my parents...

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    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...

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    The Surprising Way Language Imprisons Us in Time

    “The ‘here’ is everywhere, and the now always. Go beyond the ‘I-am-the-body’ idea and you will find that space and time are in you and not you in space and time. Once you have understood...

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    Copernicus & Goldilocks: Doubting Our Horizons

    We are coming up on the end of the Copernican Revolution – which in typical human fashion we prided ourselves as having finished a few centuries early. “Everyone knows” that the Earth revolves...

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    3 Killer Tips for Changing Yourself

    Change is HARD.You've probably read more than a few articles on this site, become excited and tried to implement some new habits. Chances are those changes didn't stick. Just like your computer-illiterate grandmother, your body and mind hate change. Or at least the transformation process. Here are 3 unconventional techniques for completing that metamorphosis for which you've been aching.

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    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...

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    10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

    Note: This was originally published by blogger Steve Pavlina and is the first “guest post” on HE. If you would like to write an article for HighExistence, click here It’s funny that when...

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    A Treatise on Psychedelics Pt. 3/3: The Implications

    What are the larger implications of the mystical experience? One aspect of the mystical experience is what psychology calls “ego-death”. If we use the self as an anchor to base our world-view on and use incessant thought to keep a sense of control in the stream of experience we are blinded to see our interconnection with everything around us. This privatized perspective is utterly destructive to everything alien to it...

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    17 Ways to Achieve Instant Happiness

    The first thing to realize is that happiness is in the eye of the beholder. It is not a result of the people, places or events around you; happiness is completely internal. Example: Man #1 is a...

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    The Last Question

    ‘The Last Question is another brilliant short story by Isaac Asimov which makes you think. I’m not sure of the exact meaning of the end so please leave your thoughts in the comments. Enjoy...

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    Sex, Esoteric Material and the Hypocrisy of Censorship

    Once again the spectre of internet censorship has reared its ugly head. On January 14th 2014, an appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communication Commission’s “net...

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    How To Follow Your Bliss [VIDEO]

    How To Follow Your Bliss “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”  ~Joseph Campbell Following your bliss is part of the heroes...

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    Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

    One year ago I moved from California to Montreal to co-found the Valhalla Movement. We started off with the 5 founders living together in a 4-bedroom house, just 5 minutes from our 60 acre plot of...

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    Changing the World: Art as a Catalyst

    This video documents renowned artist JR’s global project of injecting art into places where there is no art, and how this positively impacts those communities. If you’re into changing the...