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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 some truly amazing innovations thanks to the internet. The introduction of the world-wide web has...

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Global Happiness Through Space and Time

Recently there have been several  studies comparing the overall satisfaction of people in different countries and overtime. Life is more or less a struggle for happiness so I think these results are...

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Act Now and Take Your Freedom Back – Repeal the Surveillance State Act

”Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.” -Benjamin Franklin The United States has some of the most fearful citizens in the world.  It’s no wonder with the media spewing...

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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 that, someday, we will acquire it.  We not only pursue success, we crave it desperately as we climb the ladders and jump the hurdles that present themselves along our paths. The question is: How do we achieve and appreciate success?

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I Challenge You. Right Here. Right now.

Hey you! I have a few blunt questions for you. This is your life we’re talking about here, so listen up! Are you the best version of yourself that you could possibly be? Are there things you...

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Short Meditations on Utopia Pt. 3/3

**If you missed the introduction to this post, click here** 5) Questioning Bliss Is following your bliss some kind of Mickey Mouse, New Age advice? What if you find yourself living in a society with...

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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 third dimensional existence. If you're prepared for some mind-warping hypotheticals, read on!

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Transcendental Meditation: How I Paid $2,500 For a Password to Inner Peace

Humans are anxious, tired and distracted; but we don’t need to pay big bucks to learn to relax.

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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 motivation: Drowning and sex. If you force someone’s head underwater, they are going to feel...

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TED: Awesome Talks on Every Subject Matter

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), is a an annual conference held in Long Beach, California that brings the brightest minds from different fields and gives each 18 minutes to share their idea...

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Wireheading: The Conundrum of Uber-Hedonism & Simulated Bliss

Imagine, for one second, the ultimate bliss.Ecstasy + that first kiss + the climax of your favorite song + winning the lottery + your best orgasm ever * 1,000,000,000.Pleasure so fantastic that is almost hurts.What if you could experience that 24/7 and never get bored of it?Enter wireheading, a term coined by author Larry Niven for implanting a chip in the brain which constantly stimulates the pleasure center, yielding pleasure as described above. Sounds like science-fiction, no? Not completely.

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Six Time Mr Olympia Winner Talks About DMT: “I Realised Everything is One”

What we need is a massive coming out of people who have done psychedelics and accomplished a lot. -Rick Doblin, Founder of MAPS. Dorian Yates, six time Mr. Olympia winner is such a person. He just...

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What Will You Do As Death Approaches? A Meditation on Aging

During his twilight years, author Mark Twain once said that, “life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.” The ancient Greek poet Homer...

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Bye Bye Homo sapien, Hello Homo evolutis

Juan Enriquez's TED assertion that we are evolving into a form of man that can control his own evolution and that of other species. When will technology catch up with nature?

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Best of TED Conference: Part 1

If you do not know what TED is, refer back to the original article. Otherwise, enjoy the awesomeness that these talks have to offer! Paul Moller – The Flying Car In the Near Future Just like in...

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Coolest Sports in the World: Part 2

“Sand Dune Backflipping” Break Dancing Extreme Gymnastics + Parkour Roller Suiting (SUPER) High Diving Insane Mountain Biking Trampoline Dunking Streamlining Reverse Bungee Jumping

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Esperanto: The Universal Language

Through the centuries, many have named language as the primary barrier to complete harmony among the world’s many nations. There are estimated to be between 3,000 and 8,000 different languages...

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Reckless Bliss Followers: Greg Hartle – $10 and a Laptop

This is the first installment of what is to become a longstanding series of interviews with individuals who are following their bliss with reckless regard. These people have figured out what they love...

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Nostradamus: 2012 and Beyond

Nostradamus (1503-1566) was a astrologer, astronomer and practicing physician who specialized in predicting the future in the latter part of his life. Those predictions were written by Nostradamus in...

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The Large Hadron Collider

Never before has their been a project with more implications on the world of physics than the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator...