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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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A Poignant Comic on Why You Should Never, Never, Never Give Up

Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been."

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3 Essential Attitudes for a Fulfilling Life from a Buddhist Monk Turned Millionaire

The expert's expert when it comes to mediation shares his three biggest gems of wisdom.

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25 Best Psychology Books From Derren Brown You Must Read Before You Die

Every single person in the world is confident that what they see and hear is true. Humans have a...

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How to Overcome Perfectionism: Life Lessons from Kubrick to Picasso

Learn creative lessons from Picasso, Kubrick, Spielberg, Woody Allen, and leading psychologists to overcome perfectionism and improve your productivity and wellbeing.

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