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4 Challenging Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late

On the day of judgment, you will be asked these questions. How will you respond?

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What a Wasp Can Teach You About the Dangers of Pornography

The story of how I turned a dangerous porn addiction into instant abstinence.

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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...

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God and His Shadow

For the last few thousand years our existence has been explained by metaphysical constructs, truths that lie hidden behind the appearances, everlasting ideas beyond what our senses can see and hear....

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Work Should Be Like Sex: Finding Meaning and Engagement in Our Work

Work: Would you rather drown or have sex? In his book, Happier, Tal Ben-Shahar has two models of...

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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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The Causal Conundrum of Time Travel

Time travel is a frequently discussed topic in the philosophy of time. One supposed problem with time travel is that it would allow for 'causal loops' -- conundrums that make little sense in our...

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8 Ways to Get Back in the Groove

We all get out of the groove every once in a while. Long days at work, fights with friends and other...

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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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The Alchemy of Suffering: How to Avoid the Temptation of Fear

I am in my sixth decade of facing fear and (as the Irish say) I have been around a few corners: this is what I have learned so far, this is what I know.

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A Treatise on Psychedelics Pt. 3/3: The Implications

What are the larger implications of the mystical experience? One aspect of the mystical experience is what psychology calls “ego-death”. If we use the self as an anchor to base our world-view on...

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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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Happiness Comes from Giving and Helping, Not Buying and Having

Materialism doesn't lead to well-being, but altruism does.

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14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

14 common ways that our minds sabotage our attempts to make positive changes.

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The Love Mindset: Why Self Love Can Turn Your Inner Enemy Into A Lifelong Friend

This is an excerpt of the The Love Mindset (An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness)...

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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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