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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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HE Podcast #4: Tim Urban Talks Virtual Reality, Elon Musk, Free Speech, Cryonics, and More

We interviewed Tim Urban, creator of Wait But Why. It was amazing. He's awesome. Don't miss this.

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10 Ways to Avoid Becoming Just Another Fool on the Internet

Unfortunately, there are a lot of clueless Internet users. Here's how to be smarter than most, both online and in real life.

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5 Unexpected Reasons the Internet is Making People Dumber

You will never view Facebook and Google in the same way after reading this.

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Culture is Your Sorta-Trustworthy Friend: Why I Disagree With Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna famously said, "Culture is not your friend." This is a powerful idea. It's also wrong. Here's why.

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