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The Meeting of Science and Mysticism: A Mind-Melting Essay by Robert Anton Wilson

“The universe may be, not only queerer than we think, but queerer than we can think.” — J.B.S. Haldane

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We’re Living in the Most Peaceful and Prosperous Period of History, But There’s a Catch

Many people think the world is getting worse, but the data tell a fascinatingly different story.

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The “Can’t Complain” Philosophy: How Stoicism Can Level Up Your Life

Stoicism probably isn't what you think it is. Here's how this ancient philosophy can make your life a hell of a lot better.

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12 Books That Destroyed and Rebuilt My Mind

Some books are not books at all. They’re sticks of dynamite.

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35 Ways to Get Paid While Traveling the World

Traveling the world has never been more accessible. And earning a living while doing it has never been easier.

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The Most Celebrated Meditation on Death in Human History

In 1932, a woman named Mary Elizabeth Frye wrote a poem for the first time. Little did she know, her poem would touch the hearts and souls of millions of people.

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How to Let Go of Dark Thoughts Like a Zen Master

Thoughts don't have to be such a big deal. Here's why you shouldn't take your own mind so seriously.

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Sam Harris on Why We Need to Rehabilitate the Word “Spirituality”

Spirituality need not be at odds with scientific skepticism, and we may need the "spiritual" domain of experience more than we realize.

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