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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 (partially) wrong. Here's why.

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Charles Eisenstein Perfectly Sums Up What America Needs to Do to Move Forward After The Election

"What I do know, though, is that the vast majority of ordinary people are not the cartoonish caricatures of human beings that political rhetoric has made them out to be."

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Mary Oliver’s Magnificent Short Guide to a Life of Wisdom

"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting."

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s Stunning Meditation on the Tragedy of Conformity

"... the law that every man is a unique miracle; they dare to show us man as he is, uniquely himself to every last movement of his muscles..." — Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844—1900

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Alan Watts’ Jaw-Dropping Explanation of Mankind’s Deepest Nature

If you love Alan as much as we do, you won't want to miss this extraordinary revelation of humanity's deepest nature.

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18 Rare Aldous Huxley Quotes to Upgrade Your Grey Matter

These uncommonly cited Aldous Huxley quotes will broaden your mind, melt into your soul, and stir the depths of your being.

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Sam Harris’ TED Talk on Artificial Intelligence Will Show You Why We Might Be Building Our Own Exterminator

"I'm going to describe how the gains we make in artificial intelligence could ultimately destroy us." — Sam Harris

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