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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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Got Eudaimonia?

Daniel Kahneman found out that most researchers fucked up happiness research because people respond to the 'Are you happy?' question in two different ways. The question could either mean 'Are you happy right now in this moment?' or 'Are you happy about your life?' In other words, which self answers the question? Is it the experiencing self (ES) that checks whether he feels happy right now, or is it the remembering self (RS) that looks at a picture constructed by peak and valley experiences from the past and assesses if it matches your personal idea of happiness.

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Snowflakes and the Illumanati: How Chaos Theory Debunks The New World Order

Place yourself in a completely empty space, pitch black; no indication of walls, ceilings, or floors. Suddenly, a mass appears before you, somewhat cloudy, and vibrating to a resonance you can’t...

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Nostradamus: 2012 and Beyond

Nostradamus (1503-1566) was a astrologer, astronomer and practicing physician who specialized in predicting the future in the latter part of his life. Those predictions were written by Nostradamus in...

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Not Your Typical New Years Article

While your feeds and inboxes are being flooded with articles about new years resolutions, take a quick moment to reflect on 2012. Can you remember where you were in life at this time last year? What has changed since then? How have you changed? Chances are your world has shifted in ways that you never even considered when planning for 2012 a year ago. Perhaps those changes turned out to be even more fantastic than you could have imagined...

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Awesome Variations on Meditation

Meditation is simply the training of the mind. It has been used, primarily for spiritual practices, for thousands of years. The effects are numerous. In the same way training the body gives rise to...

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On Becoming Superhuman: Using Jedi Mind Tricks To Increase Performance

September 20, 2pm- University of Western Australia, Perth. I’m casually walking into the University’s Sports Science Lab. This is my first time in a sports lab, and I feel like I’m entering the...

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My Radical Realization About Self-Love

**Note: I have written 100+ articles on this website about ways to improve yourself. Besides meditation, nothing comes close to how much the content of this article has changed my life. If...

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Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why You Doubt Your Strengths

Bertrand Russel once said, “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” With High Existence being the the blog that it is, I think I...

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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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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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The Best Stress-Relieving-Make-Me-Feel-Badass Trick Ever

You're 5 minutes away from a huge job interview / audition / date / speech / presentation / performance / [insert stressful event here]... The butterflies are flapping furiously in your stomach and none of the old tricks are making them going away. Picturing the audience naked never worked for you, stress is overcoming your ability to meditate, and you don't have nearly enough time for a round of yoga. What do you do?

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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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The More We Worry About Time, The More Time Is Lost To Worrying

“Don’t worry about the time, my friend, just be here now.” “Relax, baby, it’s good enough.” “Just dwell in the moment, no need to rush.” I’ve...

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10 Ways the Next 10 Years Are Going To Be Mind-Blowing

We are living in an extremely exciting time in terms of science and technology. Things that have always been considered science fiction are becoming normal day-to-day components of our lives. And...

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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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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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The Virtual Body Ideal: Why We Feel More Insecure Than Ever

For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers...