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    A Brief Note on Tremendous Desire

    What do you want? Enlightenment? Success? Love? A sexy body? Well how badly do you want it? I’m sure your immediate answer is “Really bad!” Napolean Hill once said, “When your...

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    How A Single Question Changed My Life Forever: My Ulysses Bucket List

    When I was 15 years old, I ran away from home because I was pissed off at my parents for a reason I cant remember. I didnt have much money, so I decided to hop onto the skytrain (public transport...

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    Poetry Slam: Art of the Spoken Word

    A Poetry Slam is a competitive event where poets perform their own poetry on stage. Performances are judged on how much the poem moves the audience.

    During open slams, poets perform one piece of original work that will be scored 1-10 by five different judges, dropping the lowest and highest score. Before the first competing poet, there is a 'sacrificial poet', who performs to warm up the judges scoring. After the first round, low scores are eliminated and the top few poets slam again. Eventually, two poets are left in the finals.

    Slam poets pour their hearts and souls on stage while communicating their deepest thoughts. Some slams are powerful enough to change perspectives and they never fail to include a line or two that gives you goosebumps.

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    Stop Dieting

    If you are a breathing, functioning human being, you’ve probably realized by now that our senses control us. Perhaps what I am about to reveal is a product of my own bias as a budding art historian, yet I believe that the sense of sight is the most unique in its power over our minds. I recognize that all five senses are equally important and interconnected, becoming the sum of our experiences (merci, Roland Barthes). Yet sight is different in its volatility, for how we perceive something can change depending on its context. Also, no matter how distant or proximate we are from what we are viewing, our other senses instinctively seem to know how to respond to what we see, for our bodies are capable of experiencing physical sensations without direct, tangible contact...

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    The Quick & Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Website

    This is a step-by-step guide to creating your own website. There is a lot of information to cover here but I’ll try to make it as simple and information-rich as possible. Before starting, you...

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    The Dark Side of Self Improvement

    We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And...

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    Redefining Passion: How To Avoid The Fate of the 64%

    Earlier this year I contemplated writing a graduation speech. I wanted to inspire, but I needed inspiration myself. I watched some of the most memorable graduation speeches ever — Steve Jobs,...

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    The Age of Revolution: 10 Lessons for Leaders of the Change Generation

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams 1) Follow Your Internal Compass and Empower Others to Do The Same Deep down...

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    50 Life Secrets and Tips

    Fifty useful life tips & tricks that you can implement this instant. Increase your efficiency and ability to succeed by modifying or adding these little habits into your daily existence.

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    How To Maintain That Post-Meditation Glow

    It's happened to all of us.You start off your morning with the perfect meditation. Thirty minutes of mindfulness goes by in no time. You open your eyes feeling present, loving and at one with the cosmos. You are SO ready for today.Two hours later the magic has all but evaporated.Bad traffic, a rude encounter or a stressful assignment has thrown you off course. You're back to feeling anything but zen.What happened? More importantly, how can you get that feeling back and keep it there?This is the challenge with meditation: it's not a permanent solution. True meditation is much more than a 30 minute session twice daily -- it's a constant state of mind.How can you achieve that state of mind without spending all of your waking hours in Lotus?

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    Microdosing: The Revolutionary Way of Using Psychedelics

    “Microdosing of 10 to 20 micrograms (of LSD) allow me to increase my focus, open my heart, and achieve breakthrough results while remaining integrated within my routine. My wit, response time, and...

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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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    Microexpressions: Almost Undetectable Facial Language

    Micro Expressions are split-second muscle changes in the face that indicate that a person is either conscious or unconsciously supressing their true emotions. These changes are constantly occurring on...

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    How To Bulletproof Yourself from McDonalds & The Fast-Food Temptation

    When we look back through history, there are some things our predecessors did that makes no sense at all now. Trying to cure diseases through blood-letting? Hunting for witches? Denying women the right to vote? That stuff was non-sense.In 50 years, I predict that our grand-children will look back at our “Fast Food Era”, and wonder “What the hell were they thinking?!”Let's think about it for a second. We know fast-food is terrible for us, we know it makes us feel like crap, and we know it's the enemy of the rocking body we desire. Yet, fast-food sales are going up each year, and McDonalds achieved record revenues last year.I believe that as a society, we are failing big time...

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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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    Of Artists and Entrepreneurs: The Renaissance 2.0 Is Here

    “Autonomy, adventure, imagination: entrepreneurship comprehends all this and more for us. The characteristic art form of our age may be the business plan.” - William Deresiewicz Imagine you are a...

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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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    Bye Bye Homo sapien, Hello Homo evolutis

    Juan Enriquez's TED assertion that we are evolving into a form of man that can control his own evolution and that of other species. When will technology catch up with nature?

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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.