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I’m 32, and Last Week I Retired – Chapter 3: Going Tribal with the Mentawai of Indonesia

Four months after I retired I took an adventure with the Mentawai of Indonesia. I share with you my experiences, and what I took away from this beautiful culture.

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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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8 TEDtalks That Will Change Your Life Forever

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...

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This Comic Will Make You Wonder What “You” Even Means

An absolute mindfuck of a comic on personal identity and existentialism.

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6 Magnificent Meditation Illustrations To Improve Your Practice

Meditation is reminding ourselves of what we already know. Our innermost Buddha nature, our loving goodness, can easily be forgotten. Here are 6 Magnificent Meditation Illustrations To Improve Your...

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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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Look Into Your Mind

"Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes."- Alan WattsMy goal in this post isn't to act as some sort of New Age Zen evangelist or claim that Zen practice will solve all your problems or instantly help you achieve the goals aforementioned. But it will help you out.Why? Well, to start, here's what we're working with when it comes to 'tenets' with Zen. These are the highest-valued qualities..

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Schopenhauer’s Big Mistake: The Pleasure of Ephemeral Satisfaction

This is a response to an article posted earlier this week concerning Arthur Schopenhauer’s dismal theory on the life’s futility. In short, he postulated that man is in constant struggle to...

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3 Killer Tips for Changing Yourself

Change is HARD.You've probably read more than a few articles on this site, become excited and tried to implement some new habits. Chances are those changes didn't stick. Just like your computer-illiterate grandmother, your body and mind hate change. Or at least the transformation process. Here are 3 unconventional techniques for completing that metamorphosis for which you've been aching.

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How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

Now you know what we're missing, and the best ways to incite REAL change. So what can you do about it? Right now?In the grand scheme of things, not much. Sure, you could attempt to see your friends more often, make conversation with strangers and/or spend less time in faux-communities online. You could even place an ad for a roommate or two. But I believe this issue is something deeply engrained in the global consciousness, and requires more radical action in order to be truly remedied.This is why I am extremely excited to announce a new initiative: the creation of true community on a global scale.

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How to Read Eye Movements

For the majority of the population, the map above indicates what kind of imaginative process is going on in someone’s brain when their eyes point in a particular direction. NOTE: This is for...

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I Meditated For 10 Days Straight… The Result Wasn’t What You Would Expect

I vowed that when I got back from my 10 day Vipassana meditative retreat in Ontario this past weekend that I would immediately write down all of my experiences. Our ten days consisted of meditating,...

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Life Experiment: An Alien on Your Own Planet

Would you like to try something different today? Here is a perception-experiment that will surely give your day an interesting twist. If you're skilled at placing your brain in a desired state, this experiment is perfect for you.Imagine that you're an alien who has just arrived on Earth. You're seeing everything for the very first time. If you've ever experience culture-shock, you know exactly what I mean. Do your best to observe all of the small nuances in your environment and in the actions of the people around you. Experience everything as if it is all completely foreign to you. The goal is to un-do all of the familiarity your brain has built up around your surroundings...

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Think Long And Hard About Your Own Death If You Want To Live

Tonight a good man died, and I don’t use that adjective lightly. When I met him he had a plump nose, a frizzled patch of thin grey hair, and drooping, peach-grey ears. He wore no glasses, and his...

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Changing the World: Art as a Catalyst

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...

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Albert Einstein’s Incredible Work Ethic: Lessons on Creativity and Contribution

A look at the working process of one of the greatest geniuses to ever walk the earth.

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Reaching for the Stars

Some time ago, a boy named Christopher was in the fifth grade. One day, his teacher told the class to go home and make a collage of who you want to become. “Don’t limit yourself” he said....

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I Took The Red Pill

I’ve never believed in God. Not fully. I was open to all options, and didn’t tackle the big questions or dwell on them too often, because when I did I couldn’t stop. They set my mind spiraling...

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The Reluctant Jihadist: My Views on Religion, Ingratitude, and the False Ego

The word religion comes from the Latin re-ligare, it means to re-align, man to man, man to his source.

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The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join

Are our most valuable qualities being exploited at work to form bad habits that — if we don’t change soon — just might kill us?