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The Secret to Artistic Excellence: This 2-Minute Video Will Radically Invigorate Your Creative Self

This video about the artistic struggle between taste and talent offers some of the best advice for creatives I've ever heard.

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8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic

What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that...

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A Quick Note On Kony 2012 And Confirmation Bias

"It is a habit of mankind ... to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy." - Thucydides 431 BCE Who would have thought that a video portraying the war crimes of a...

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A Shade of Red: My Healing Ayahuasca Experience

Read about my weekend-long Ayahuasca Experience and how it deeply changed my life in unexpected ways. If you've ever considered doing Ayahuasca, read this!

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The Science of How to Consciously Control Your Immune System

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Wim Hof” On March 23rd, 2013, twenty-four scientific...

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A Philosopher’s Guide To Facebook Envy

Have you ever gone on Facebook and felt angry, sad or depressed? You're not alone, 1 in 3 people feel Facebook envy. But this isn't always a bad thing...

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Carl Jung and the Artistic Impulse: Madness in the Creative Spirit

A brief look at some historical examples of artistic geniuses and it is tempting to believe that...

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The Dis-Ease of Busyness: Why We Desperately Need to Slow Down in a Non-Stop World

The cult of busyness is dangerous. Silent and insidious, it infects our lives with stress and kills enjoyment. Here's why we need to take a step back.

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The Non-Conformist Samurai & A Cage Full Of Monkeys

Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) was a Japanese Buddhist, Kensei*, Rōnin**, and all-round badass. He was a legendary dualist, unrivalled in his skills with a blade, and highly respected by his peers, yet...

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The Dreamer of the Dream: Why I Am a Writer

What makes a writer a writer? I have been asking myself this for some time now; I’d estimate about...

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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,...

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5 Most Common Regrets of the Dying

It is very rare for HE to repost content from other websites, but this one cannot afford to be missed for originality's sake. Bronnie Ware spent her life working with elderly people who were close to...

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Get Creative: A Guide to Beating the Zombie Apocalypse

WARNING: Zombies are infiltrating the planet, and I’m not talking about what’s on the box or the...

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Mozart as Medicine: The Health Benefits of Music

Turn up the volume and turn down the stress...

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20 Things I Should Have Known at 20

3 New York Bestselling books later, I look back at my younger years and share what I wish I had known then.

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The Internet Revolution: It’s Much Bigger Than You Think

Google. Facebook. StumbleUpon. Amazon. Email. Skype. LOLCATZ. The last 20 years have been witness to...

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