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Snowflakes and the Illumanati: How Chaos Theory Debunks The New World Order

Place yourself in a completely empty space, pitch black; no indication of walls, ceilings, or floors. Suddenly, a mass appears before you, somewhat cloudy, and vibrating to a resonance you can’t...

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The Quest for the Ultimate Brain Booster: a TruBrain Review

A new revolution of ‘smart drugs’ is underway. These brain boosters promise everything from better memory to unlocking your brain’s full potential. Are these the chemical keys we...

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This One Time I Took Acid At A Festival

I saw the band Phish over the weekend. They had 3 nights in a row of music. The experience in its entirety was noteworthy (my first train trips, getting lost in downtown Chicago, walking miles and...

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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 18 months, give or take. Why am I asking this? Because at that time, 18 months ago, I decided to be...

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How To Follow Your Bliss [VIDEO]

How To Follow Your Bliss “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”  ~Joseph Campbell Following your bliss is part of the heroes...

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Happiness in a Pill: The Ethics of Biohappiness

Imagine you could press a button and experience a boost in your subjective well-being, or happiness. More realistically, what if you could take a pill that would improve your mood? Or genetically...

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Sex, Esoteric Material and the Hypocrisy of Censorship

Once again the spectre of internet censorship has reared its ugly head. On January 14th 2014, an appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communication Commission’s “net...

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Be The Change, Be The Hero

Life is a dance Where we had the waltz in earlier times, a slow-paced and fixed dance we have dubstep in modern times, much faster and chaotic. In the same way the pace of life has gone up a notch or...

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The Amazing Ways Science Inspires Empathy

Einstein famously said that science in our time is like “a razor blade in the hands of a three year old.” Science has unleashed the power of technology, but we ourselves haven’t developed...

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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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Altruism 2.0: How to Do 1,000 Times More Good by Donating Effectively

Effective Altruism is a movement that is radically re-imagining what it means to be an altruist.

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Cutting Edge Law in New Zealand Can Mean The Beginning Of Cognitive Liberty and Kickstart the Psychedelic Renaissance

A recently passed law in New Zealand opens up the possibility of legalizing and regulating designer drugs. Politicians are trying to control the new substances that are flooding the market. Every time...

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Challenging Cocky Certainty: Why I Am No Longer An Atheist

British comedian Ricky Gervais recently summed up one of the mistakes made by atheists when he tweeted the following message: “I think people hate atheists because we give away the...

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Bruce Lee : Badass, Philosopher, Stoner

Bruce Lee is famous for his amazing martial arts skills, rock-hard body and insane workout regiments. Before I delve into what other feats he should be known for, watch these videos. He just...

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The Mystery of “Deja Vu”

Meaning “already seen” in French, ‘déjà vu’ is the eerie sensation that you has already experienced something before when consciously know that you have not. For example, you...

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The Human Capacity for Boredom & Its Implications on Happiness

We humans have this great evolutionary trait that allows us to quickly adapt and become accustomed to new environments and scenarios. For prehistoric man, I’m sure this helped a lot. For...

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Food For Thought From Eisenstein: Humanity’s New Story

This is the third article of an extended series that dives into powerful insights from Charles Eisensteins’ latest book, ‘The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible’.In this book...

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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 at the same time he was an educated scholar of religion and philosophy. However, most people (myself included until recently) have never heard of him, or his teachings, despite his impressive reputation (I highly recommend reading up on him). I recently stumbled across a succinct work that Musashi wrote shortly before his death, called the Dokkodo or ‘The Way to be Followed Alone’. It consists of twenty-one precepts aimed at personal development and encapsulates the knowledge he had gained throughout his epic life...

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