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 thought back to American History when I learned about indentured servitude and it all came together. According to Wikipedia, an indentured servant was “typically a young […]
Work: Would you rather drown or have sex? In his book, Happier, Tal Ben-Shahar has two models of motivation: Drowning and sex. If you force someone’s head underwater, they are going to feel discomfort and pain. If, at the last moment, you release their head, he will gasp for air and experience a sense of […]
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…
Yes, you do. I’ve caught myself whispering this in my own ears frequently during the last few days. And it worked. It worked because it is true, despite how everything seems to indicate just the opposite. Let me explain. I am currently in the process of moving and it is amazing to see what little, […]
The second installment in a series highlighting the most mind-blowing, inspirational and flat-out awesome TED Talks. TED is a conference that allows people to come and share their unique insights on a wide variety of topics, including human consciousness and how the universe works. You will learn something new with every video, guaranteed.
My top 25 favorite, relatively unknown movies of all time. Some highlights include Midnight in Paris, Sin Nombre, The Fountain, Waking Life, Garden State, Boogie Nights and Rubber. Posts some of your favorites in the comments; I will add the top 5 suggestions to the article :)
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 :)
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 upon a long journey called Separation. It was not a blunder as some, seeing its ravages upon the planet, might think; nor was it a […]
Once in a while a book comes along that rocks your world so hard that you’re never quite the same after. Here are 7 of those books, ordered by how hard they’re going to rock your skull! On Happiness…. Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss Of all the books & articles I have […]
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 that resulted. Here are 15 meditation mantras to explore during your next mental break: I honor the place in […]
Marijuana is not illegal because it is unhealthy (it’s not) or because it has negative effects on the mind (it doesn’t). There is no logical or sound reason why marijuana cannabis is illegal in the United States. This ignorant legislation was the result of lies, corrupt motives, vague wording and demonization. This is the real […]
‘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 :) The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when […]
Through the centuries, many have named language as the primary barrier to complete harmony among the world’s many nations. There are estimated to be between 3,000 and 8,000 different languages spoken around the world; certainly they can be considered as a great source of division among man. On top of the tremendous differences in morals, […]
A thin blue line shoots across the horizon and that is the mark. You know the sun will eventually set underneath that line, but until then, the moment where it crosses that line, you are witness to one of the most beautiful sights in the Universe. Here are a few things these earthly wonders called […]
In the early 1990s, three psychologists began studying the habits of a two groups of violinists at the Universität der Künste.
The first group was hand-picked by the music teacher as advanced violinists — those who had a future in professional performance. The second group was comprised of average violinists — those passionate about playing but falling short of skill level in the advanced group.
The researchers asked each violinist to keep strict diaries of how they spent their time — each 24 hour period divided into 50 minute segments.
Their goal was to answer one question: Why are the advanced players better than the average players?
The Last Answer by Isaac Asimov Murray Templeton was forty-five years old, in the prime of life, and with all parts of his body in perfect working order except for certain key portions of his coronary arteries, but that was enough. The pain had come suddenly, had mounted to an unbearable peak, and had then […]
Note: we do not encourage you to take DMT or any other drugs. This information is presented in the interest of harm reduction and education, to promote the safety and mental health of those who are already committed to using the drug. For more information, please see the disclaimer on the Psychedelic Frontier. Hello friends. So you’ve decided […]
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 anger, sadness, guilt, excitement, happiness or nervousness, each separate emotion releases its own flurry of neuropeptides. Those peptides surge through the body and connect […]
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 world and/or beautiful things, this is a must-watch. TED talks never fail to amaze. JR has setup a website where you can submit you own […]
There is a logical fallacy that psychonauts tend to make called the Appeal to Tradition. Just as it sounds, this is when someone describes a particular method or system as superior because it is traditional. The truth, of course, is that a solution’s stature as a tradition has no bearing on its effectiveness. A tradition may be […]