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Cutting Out the Crap 2/3: Negative Emotions

(Link to Part 1) Simply put, these are the emotions you should banish from your life. I just picked the five worst emotions I could think of because the list would get quite lengthy otherwise :)...

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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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5 Ego Destroying Concepts That Prove There is No “You” After All

Who are you? What makes you… YOU? In this post we examine the wacky paradoxes of the ego and see the science of what makes them up. Prepare to have your ego destroyed.

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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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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 an Early Riser

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. In my early 20s, I...

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The Philosophical Morality of the 1%

Peter Singer is arguably one of the most influential philosophers alive today – he has published over one hundred academic articles, dozens of books, and was recently named a “Companion of the Order of Australia,” one of Australia’s highest honors. While Singer has an extensive moral code extending over a vast array of human affairs, I will only focus on one particular aspect of his moral code – charity. Specifically, I will explain his radical claim that we should give to charity until we are "very near the material circumstances of a Bengali refugee..."

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The Amazing Ways Science Inspires Empathy

Einstein famously said that science in our time is like “a razor blade in the hands of a three year old.” Science has unleashed the power of technology, but we ourselves haven’t developed...

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How Mindfulness Cultivates Courage

By using mindfulness you can train your brain to shut off unhelpful thoughts and find the courage within to face your deepest fears.

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How to Be A Modern Alchemist

Common knowledge: The alchemists of old sought to transmute lead and other lesser metals into gold.Scientific knowledge: Scientists have actually found ways to do this, but only on a microscopic level.Useful knowledge: You can learn a transmutation much more useful than turning lead to gold.It's not coal to diamonds or fat to muscle. Nor is it $1 to $1000 or anything truly magical. The change I'm talking about is...

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[Video]: The 5 Natural Emotions

In the past I’ve often written about cutting negative emotions out of your life. But, like every great truth, this one is a paradox. Is there a place for emotions like anger and envy in an...

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10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Use these 10 tips for being creative from the groundbreaking book 'Steal Like An Artist'. It will completely change the way you work.

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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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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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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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Thinking Within Paradoxes

I read a few years ago somewhere that a hallmark of a genius is being able to hold opposites together and transcend them. This stuck with me and over time I tried to make sense of it, because at first...

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10 Things That Will Make Your Life Better

I have a bunch of things I've been wanting to share with HE for a while, but never found a good way to go about it. So I've thrown them all in this random list! These things have greatly ameliorated my life -- I hope they do the same for you!

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The Universe As Will: Schopenhauer’s Pessimism

Arthur Schopenhauer’s philosophy challenges our conviction that life is inherently good. Life, Schopenhauer argues, is actually inherently bad. We may occasionally have good moments, but those are...

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward – A Discussion on the Future of the World

The following documentary is the most important  film you could possibly watch. It’s massive implications reach across the globe and cannot be denied. It will change the way you view the...