Donald Hoffman: Do we see reality as it is?

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is ...?

The “God Helmet” Can Give You Out-of-Body Experiences

Neuroscientist Steven Kotler explains that a new device and its imitators can trigger "mystical" experiences in the brain.

The WETA Effect, or, Why Special Effects Peaked in the 90’s.

A lot of people have said that Special Effects in movies feel hollow compared to the movies from 10 or 20 years ago...

Why Being A Loner Is Good For You

New research proves it's better to do things alone!

How to Never Feel Embarrassed Again

Hank wonders at some stories of his own humiliation, and why he feels it sometimes, but not other times.

Woody Allen about meaning and truth of life on Earth

My favorite filmmaker Woody Allen on the meaning of life.

PHILOSOPHY – Soren Kierkegaard

Soren Kierkegaard is useful to us because of the intensity of his despair at the compromises and cruelties of daily life.

RIP Nathaniel Branden – Self Esteem

Nathaniel Branden died late last here. This is Brad Branson's tribute on why you should read his books.

30 Days of Yoga

I really love this woman's videos -- helpful, clear instruction from a genuine person.

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion

Sam Harris describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices can be used to transcend one's ego.

What Does the Accumulation of Every Human Idea Look Like?

Personal Philosophy Journal Series, 'I Wonder' Ep. 5 - Doodling Epistemology.

Why We Should Draw More (and photograph less)

To really appreciate what's around us, we might need to learn a weirder, less technologically-advanced skill: drawing.

Composer James Horner at Work: Genius Unfolding

Tragically, James Horner died earlier today. Here is a glimpse into his working process and why he was so revered.

Wearable Mood Controller — Mind Blow #96

Scientists prove the future affects the past, energy from evaporation, robotic arms, and more!

Jon Stewart’s Candid Diatribe on Race Post-Charleston

If you haven't seen it yet, Jon Stewart's comments on the Charleston shooting and racism in America are powerful.

Jeremy Paxman Confronts Bill Gates on Tax Avoidance

Bill Gates discusses wealth inequality, international aid and the thorny issue of corporate taxation with Jeremy Paxman.