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Navy SEAL Commander Jocko Willink Explains Why He Rejects Suicide

"It seems like the storm is everything. But the storm is not everything. And it won’t last forever."

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18 Disturbing Drawings of Mental Illnesses and Disorders

An artist brings to life 18 mental illnesses and disorders with amazing artwork.

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How to Practice Mindfulness to Gain Enlightenment: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide

"Be mindful" is such a cliché in spiritual circles, but what does it really mean?

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François de La Rochefoucauld’s Short Essay on the Tyranny of Self-Love

One of the greatest philosophy writers of all time shares his pessimistic views on the nature of the human ego.

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50 Aphorisms from Alain de Botton That Reveal Harsh Truths About Human Nature

Philosopher Alain De Botton reveals 50 hard-hitting maxims for living the considered life.

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Alone in Thailand: How I Built a Meaningful Life From Scratch in 8 Days on a New Continent

"I truly entertained the thought that I would die here. I felt isolated, cut off, as if I were oceans away from everything I knew and loved — and I was."

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30 Days of Challenges to Transform You From n00b to Demi-God

We devised 30 completely unconventional one-day challenges to level up your existence. Complete even a few of these idiosyncratic tests to take your self-knowledge to the next echelon.

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