Becoming a Bodhisattva: 4 Vows to Take on the Road to Enlightenment Pt.3

Dear Traveler, Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a bodhisattva? Are you ready to live...

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From Casino to Monastery: A Story of Finding Oneself

My name is Martijn, and I’m a 22-year-old student at the University of Amsterdam. I’m...

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10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that...

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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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If You Don’t Follow Your Dreams You Might Just Get What You Deserve

Most of us spend a lot of our lives negotiating for things we want. You negotiate with your boss...

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Why You Should Be Judgmental

Do you cringe when you see the words “you should be judgmental” in the title of this article? If so, you may be setting yourself up for a painful wake-up call.

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9 Sketching Techniques Leonardo da Vinci Used To Achieve Artistic Mastery

To become a master artist Leonardo Da Vinci used several sketching techniques. In this article we explain all 9 of these drawing exercises.

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Short Meditations on Utopia Pt. 1/3

In the next few posts, I want to discuss the human tendency to get lost in imagining ideal states of affairs. I often find myself getting lost in utopian vision on many levels. There’s the...

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The Open-Source Revolution Is Here

I recently signed up for an online class on game theory offered by some professors at Stanford University. Unlike most online classes, this one is completely free, does not count towards any degree...

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Skateboarding

I have a lot of fun playing with my four children, and while skateboarding with one of them...

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Why YOU Can Run A Marathon

I never imagined myself running a marathon, a grueling 42.195 meters of putting one feet after the other. Most of all because I never saw myself as the athletic type, let alone one of those...

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Contentment vs. Complacency: Running a Friendly Race With Yourself

A couple of years ago, my friend dropped in with a proposal for a multilevel marketing scheme....

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How Technology Has Created the Illusion of Socialization

… and why our minds and bodies could use a real friend.

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