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The Medical Gaze: Why Depression Should Not Be Reduced To Chemical Imbalance

I’ve been battling depression off and on since adolescence. A few months prior to getting...

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25 Documentaries Everybody Should Watch

A list of 25 hand-picked documentaries that will make you re-evaluate many of your strong-held beliefs. All of which you can watch online for free! Ready for some learning?

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Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours!

Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up...

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A Recipe for Epiphanies: 5 Steps to “Aha!” Moments

The stories of famous ‘aha moments,’ are awe-inspiring… Percy Spencer invented the...

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Yes, We Actually Can Judge Right from Wrong

Moral philosophy seems a pointless and obvious topic. We know what's right and wrong… don't we? Actually, there is no moral consensus -- until now.

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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...

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A New Paradigm of Happiness

From the rise of Buddhism, the positive psychology movement and critical thinking of the extreme...

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Food For Thought from Eisenstein: Doing VS “Non-Doing”

This is the first mini-article of an extended series that dives into short but powerful insights...

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Why Open-Mindedness Should Go Hand In Hand With Skepticism

De omnibus dubitandum est Doubt everything The World Our stream of consciousness is constantly...

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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...

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How do we achieve and appreciate success?

Success is the topic of a thousand clichés, songs, and inspirational quotes; it’s conquering the proverbial mountain, or winning the proverbial foot race. It is elusive, yet we cling to the hope...

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7 Words For Starting Your Day Off Right

A few months ago, a friend shared their favorite mantra on Facebook and I immediately took it on as my own. The phrase was 'I am letting go of all resistance' (FYI those aren't the 7 words)....

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A PLURfect World

The music is a drug. It speaks to you. It dances through your ears and dives deep into your heart. A...

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The Follies of Perception: Why We Should Admit We Know Little

Perception is reality, or so they say. Actually, reality is way more sophisticated than your perception will ever grasp. How could your perceptions fool you? Should we be less cock-sure of our...

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It’s All In Your Head: How to Take Advantage of Neuroplasticity

How do you talk to yourself? Do you find fault with most aspects of your life? Do you talk to others like that? Would let anyone talk to you like that? When we stop to listen to what our minds are...

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