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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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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....

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Why We Argue

WIthin the animal kingdom, if you’re a lion, and another lion encroaches on your territory, you roar and growl to let the other guy know this is your space. Testing the water, he roars and growls right back at you. Often, after a series of traded threats, the outsider will stand down, and the argument dissipates. Occasionally, the other lion does not back off and a bloody fight ensues until one is mortally injured or submits. Sound familiar? How often do we argue with our significant others, our siblings, our parents, our friends with the overwhelming need to be right, to be the victor? And what’s wrong with that? Well, wrong is a matter of perspective, but I will say that we are not lions...most of us, anyway.

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Carl Jung and the Artistic Impulse: Madness in the Creative Spirit

A brief look at some historical examples of artistic geniuses and it is tempting to believe that there is something approaching madness in the creative spirit. The artistic impulse permeates...

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8 TEDtalks That Will Change Your Life Forever

1. Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?Juan asks in this compelling TEDtalk 'can we upgrade ourselves?' His answer immediately puts humankind in perspective. So far, there have been 29 upgrades of humanoids. Multiple versions co-existed. And he convincingly argues that this may be the case today. He wants us to ask ourselves 'are we really all identical?' New evidence suggests we are not and that big differences are coming into our horizon. Juan explores trends of current technology and brain evolution to give us a taste of what may be coming our reality and which big questions we face today...

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How to Get Better Sleep: The Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

Do you struggle to maintain energy throughout the day? Do you feel really groggy and awful waking up? If so, you're probably sleep deprived. But after reading this article, you can change that

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The Wim Hof Method *Revealed* – How to Consciously Control Your Immune System

We previously published an article about Wim Hof, holder of 20 Guinness World Records for withstanding extreme temperatures. He has climbed Everest and Kilimanjaro in only shorts and shoes, stayed comfortably in ice baths for hours, and run a marathon in the desert with no water.Wim is able to accomplish these feats with ease through the use of 'The Wim Hof Method' -- a breathing technique that allows you to control the autonomous systems of the body...

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Why Single-Tasking is Surprisingly Sublime

I’m going to take a big risk here and guess you’re probably doing something else while you read this post. You’re listening to a song, you’re talking with your roommate, you’re tabbing back...

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A Brief Note on Tremendous Desire

What do you want? Enlightenment? Success? Love? A sexy body? Well how badly do you want it? I’m sure your immediate answer is “Really bad!” Napolean Hill once said, “When your...

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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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26 Scientifically Proven Superhuman Benefits of Meditation

I have a confession to make… I know meditation is meant to be good for you but I don’t meditate every day. I go through cycles of meditating 20 minutes a day and then slowly ‘forget’...

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How To (Temporarily) Experience A Phantom Limb

I placed a coffee cup in front of John and asked him to grab it [with his phantom limb]. Just as he said he was reaching out, I yanked the cup away. “Ow!” he yelled. “Don’t do...

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The Real Meaning Behind Your Dreams

I have encountered many conversations with people where they tell me about a dream they had, and shrug it off as if it were nothing. “It’s just a dream,” they’ll say. To which I immediately respond, “Oh no it’s not!!” Here’s why.Dreams are a very interesting feature of the human mind. Every dream you have ever had has the very same roots, causes, and components that, if you are aware, can be seen and traced back to your daily life...

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For The Love Of God – The Divine Art Of Alex Grey

Visionary mystical experiences are humanity’s most direct contact with God and are the creative source of all sacred art and wisdom traditions. -Alex Grey One  Visionary Origin of Language The...

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Microexpressions: Almost Undetectable Facial Language

Micro Expressions are split-second muscle changes in the face that indicate that a person is either conscious or unconsciously supressing their true emotions. These changes are constantly occurring on...

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25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 2

Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping,...

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15 MIND-EXPANDING Mantras to Ignite Your Next Meditation

I began this article by scouring the internet for the most amazing meditation mantras. I found 3. So I turned to HEthens and Facebook friends to gather more and was blown away by the beautiful words...

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The True Nature of Happiness

Ultimate happiness is a tricky mistress, always hanging just around the corner with promising smiles and wiles. Or at least it seems this way until you realize that...Happiness does not come from a state, but from a change of state.In other words, happiness does not come from the prize, but in the process of attaining that prize. It's a journey, not a destination.Once that end goal is achieved, the satisfaction quickly degrades until we're left looking for the next high.You might be thinking - but WHY? Why does everything so rapidly lose its luster?

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Food For Thought From Eisenstein: The Three Seeds

The following a story from Charles Eisenstein’s book, ‘The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible‘. — The Three Seeds Once upon a time, the tribe of humanity embarked...

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From Sex to Sensuality – Restoring Balance in a Sex-Obsessed Culture

You’d have to be blind to have failed to notice how obsessed with sex the contemporary cultural landscape has become. Living in a capitalist, consumer-driven society where “sex sells”, our...