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Bye Bye Homo sapien, Hello Homo evolutis

Juan Enriquez's TED assertion that we are evolving into a form of man that can control his own evolution and that of other species. When will technology catch up with nature?

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Graphic: Ancestral Knowledge

Check out this awesome graphic explaining the origins of consciousness with beautiful illustration and comic-book style storytelling. You will love it. You will want to share it with your friends. You will smile while reading it :)

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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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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.

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Understanding & Growing Your Creative Mind Pt. 1/3

This is a very difficult and abstract topic. Even though it’s one we know well, there is no question the core aspects of this concept are difficult to grasp. Creativity is a foundational and highly celebrated part of our reality and a critical factor of many modern-day careers, passions and hobbies. Many of us desire and celebrate this phenomenon, but the foundational aspects can be elusive. How does one become creative? What is creativity, and how do we build the creative part of our mind? How do people find “flow”? Is it a natural gift or is it something that can be learned? I’m going to try and help you answer some of these questions.

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Why YOU Can Run A Marathon

I never imagined myself running a marathon, a grueling 42.195 meters of putting one feet after the other. Most of all because I never saw myself as the athletic type, let alone one of those superhumans that run a marathon for fun. I played some soccer when I was young, did a few years of judo and a few months of tae-kwando. Then puberty happened and you could find me in the gym a couple times a week. Probably had to do something with the opposite sex. But it never was much really, definitely nothing that even remotely comes close to something as brutal as a marathon...

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John Keats on Creativity, Mastery and The Art of Practice

John Keats on overcoming set backs and developing his poetic mastery through dogged determination and persistent practice.

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The Complete Guide to Not Giving a FU@!<

Do you care what other people think about you? Here's how to change that...

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Slaves With White Collars

I was watching ‘Fight Club’ for the billionth time yesterday and the following scene got me thinking… “Slaves with white collars” was the phrase that struck me. Then I...

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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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How to Deepen Your Meditation to Achieve Altered States of Consciousness

An ancient technique to deepen your meditation process and attain higher states of consciousness.

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The Simple Secret to Enjoying Meditation

Meditation is not easy.Many people read about the benefits of meditating for 20 minutes each day and try to do just that, resulting in discouraging failure.Meditating for 20 minutes the first time is like trying to bench 450lb on your first day at the gym. Or attempting a black diamond course your first day on skis...

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Your Life-Changing Montage

This is the first of a new graphical type of post that I'm going to be trying out. I was trying to think of a way to grab people's attention when they stumble across HE so that they will get the chance to see how awesome our community has become. The answer was make the posts more fun to look at! Let me know what you think.

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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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How a password changed my life.

“How could she do something like this to me?” said a voice in my head. All the time. Everyday. Back in 2011, when everything had gradients, iOS icons made sense, and people used deodorants, I was...

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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 Simple Truth that Love Can’t Flourish Without

My friend said something pretty interesting to me the other day. She said that amongst all our friends, I am the one who seemed to pretty much have my “shit” together. She pointed out that I have...

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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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The Science of Meditation

Over the past few hundred years the power of organized religion has steeply declined in the west. State & church and science & religion are separated and free inquiry is now more encouraged...