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25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 3

Mr. Nobody Who would you have been when, at crucial moments in your life, you chose to walk a different path? That thought experiment is explored brilliantly by this amazing science-fiction movie as...

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The Quest for Autonomy: Nobody Is Smarter Than You Are

Striving for conscious awareness and truth in our daily lives is analogous to navigating a maze of illusions. From our first day in the classroom, we are told what to do and how to do it. Avoid risks, take the easy and comfortable path, don't make too much noise, and you'll be fine. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why? All too often we are told what is right, wrong, politically correct and even taboo; but who decides these things?

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4 Toltec Life Secrets to Expand Your Consciousness

In his book The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz outlines four simple principles, or “agreements” that one can practice to radically change one’s experience and perception of the human...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Think Like an Optimist

Having a cheery disposition can influence more than just your mood.   “People who are optimistic are more committed to their goals, are more successful in achieving their goals, are more...

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Treat Everyday Like a Work of Art

I believe in treating everyday like a work of art. Does this mean I walk around with paintbrushes and spray cans and make a colorful mess over everything I come in close proximity with like a...

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Fitness: Men’s Edition

If you’ve read Tim Ferris’s “The 4-Hour Body,” then you’re familiar with the term “Harajuku moment.” He defines it as the single, definitive moment when we decide to make a dramatic shift with our lives to improve our mental and physical health. Mine took place a few months ago. Long story short: I was loaded with stimulants and thought I was having a heart attack. In reality it was a mere panic attack, but in my mind I was dying. During those few dense moments I saw my life’s substance – the meaning I’d given it through the choices I had made. Surprisingly enough, it wasn’t the thought of imminent death that bothered me; it was the realization I hadn’t lived up to my potential that made me sick to my stomach...

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An Open Letter to President Obama: End the War on Drugs

February 21, 2013  The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, It is with great honor and dignity...

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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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What is Love? Swami Giten Speaks

Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person; love is the quality that arises when we are in contact with our inner being, with our authentic self, with the meditative quality within, with the inner silence and emptiness. This inner emptiness is experienced by others and is expressed on the outside as love. This love is not addressed to a specific person; it is a presence and quality that surrounds a person like a fragrance.The human heart is a healer, which heals both other people and ourselves. The open heart is like a fountain, which no longer make any distinction between:”I like you - I do not like you”. The open heart does not make...

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Best of TED Conference: Part 1

If you do not know what TED is, refer back to the original article. Otherwise, enjoy the awesomeness that these talks have to offer! Paul Moller – The Flying Car In the Near Future Just like in...

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Coolest Sports in the World: Part 2

“Sand Dune Backflipping” Break Dancing Extreme Gymnastics + Parkour Roller Suiting (SUPER) High Diving Insane Mountain Biking Trampoline Dunking Streamlining Reverse Bungee Jumping

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10 Unconventional Insights From 3 Months in Thailand and Laos

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 :)

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The Nature of Duality

As you read these words, multiple layers are at work to generate what you currently experience. These layers exist independently of each other and yet interact almost directly. The first layer, the...

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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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How to Overcome Perfectionism: Life Lessons from Kubrick to Picasso

Learn creative lessons from Picasso, Kubrick, Spielberg, Woody Allen, and leading psychologists to overcome perfectionism and improve your productivity and wellbeing.

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Top 5 Videos Of Alan Watts

Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or...

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Best of TED Talks: Part 2

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.