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The Defining Question Of Your Life

Is there a cause you would die for? Something that, if it was successful, would change the world in an enormous, seemingly magical way? Something that goes far beyond you as an individual, the...

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The Virtual Body Ideal: Why We Feel More Insecure Than Ever

For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a...

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Unger and the Sorites Paradox

If someone empties a 50-pound sack of beans onto the ground, those beans will form a heap (or a pile, or a mound, or whatever term you want to use to indicate a large grouping). Suppose someone then...

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An Homage & Call to Women In The 21st Century

Confession: I am a reformed sexist. For a long time I held the view that on average, women are not as capable as men. This view was based on my experience; it was what I saw around me. So many...

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8 TEDtalks That Will Change Your Life Forever

1. Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? Juan asks in this compelling TEDtalk 'can we upgrade ourselves?' His answer immediately puts humankind in perspective. So far, there have...

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A Long Lost Letter From Your Innate Creative Self

You are created by two human beings making love through the beat of their bodies. For nine months you are a tiny organism feeding onto a chord that connects you to your mother's womb. Then you pass...

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The Philosophical Morality of the 1%

Peter Singer is arguably one of the most influential philosophers alive today – he has published over one hundred academic articles, dozens of books, and was recently named a “Companion of the...

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5 Most Common Regrets of the Dying

It is very rare for HE to repost content from other websites, but this one cannot afford to be missed for originality's sake. Bronnie Ware spent her life working with elderly people who were close to...

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Schopenhauer’s Big Mistake: The Pleasure of Ephemeral Satisfaction

This is a response to an article posted earlier this week concerning Arthur Schopenhauer’s...

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The Universe As Will: Schopenhauer’s Pessimism

Arthur Schopenhauer’s philosophy challenges our conviction that life is inherently good. Life,...

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Stop Dieting

If you are a breathing, functioning human being, you’ve probably realized by now that our senses control us. Perhaps what I am about to reveal is a product of my own bias as a budding art historian,...

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This Will Mindfuck You: Simultaneity Is Relative

When Einstein first published his special theory on relativity people were flabbergasted. It couldn't be right, they thought. How can the sequence of an event differ if you observe it from a different...

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7 Books That Will Violently Shift Your Perspectives

Once in a while a book comes along that rocks your world so hard that you're never quite the same after. Here are 7 of those books, ordered by how hard they're going to rock your skull!

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How & Where To Educate Yourself Online

Generation after generation the human species stacks knowledge upon knowledge. This intricate web of symbols acts like a map for our inner and outer world. We use math to trade goods and we use words...

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A Short and Sweet Insight About Human Nature

For some reason or another, I found myself in a funk over the last few days. I was lacking passion and drive. The world wasn't quite as vibrant as it usually appears. Little things were going wrong...

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Why Avoiding The News Makes You Smarter

Some time ago I stopped reading and watching the news. No newspapers, no news programs and no...

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