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Vinay Gupta: The Man Who is Constantly Trying to Solve Humanity’s Largest Problems and Save All of Our Lives

Vinay Gupta is the smartest human you've never heard of. He's a technologist, inventor, futurist, systems theorist, and global resilience guru whose life's work focuses on how to ensure the long-term...

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The Nomad’s Fountain of Youth: Travel as a Means of Expanding Time

Time seems to accelerate as we get older. Luckily, there are ways to make it slow down and expand, at least subjectively.

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Why Humanity Must Become a Multi-Planetary Species

With various existential risks looming, humanity must either colonize space or risk extinction. It's time to become a multi-planetary species.

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Make Your Soul Grow: 84-Year-Old Kurt Vonnegut’s Wonderful Letter to a Group of High School Students

"Practice any art... not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming , to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow."

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Carl Sagan on How Humanity Would Transform if Advanced Extraterrestrials Contacted Earth

If mankind were contacted by an alien race, how would the world react? How would people change? In...

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4 Things I’ve Learned While Living in a Cabin on a Commune in Canada

26 days ago, I arrived at a cabin on a Canadian commune, where I will be living for a total of three months...

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12 Psychological Tactics Donald Trump Uses to Manipulate the Masses

Donald Trump went from a joke to the leading Republican presidential candidate. Here's how he did it.

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The Sacred Art of Vladimir Kush: 35 Visionary Paintings That Will Awaken Your Artistic Soul

Vladimir Kush has an uncanny ability to seduce us into seeing the world differently. Do your soul a favor and soak in these 35 masterworks.

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7 More Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a Glimpse of Enlightenment

Zen can help us discover greater equanimity and perceive the simple wonders of our day-to-day lives. Savor these 7 parables that point to a wiser way of life.

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How to Escape the Rat Race and Live a Radically Free Life

If you dream of a life of no bosses, no schedules, no alarm clocks, and no commutes, you need to read this.

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Monumental Letter on How to Find Meaning and Purpose in Life

In April of 1958, 22-year-old Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter containing words so potent and prophetic that they might alter the course of your life...

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‘Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen’: A Timeless 1958 Essay by Alan Watts

“In Buddhism there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat...

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Are You the God of Your Life? — You Will Go Mad Trying to Solve the Paradox of This Comic

You might want to grab some napkins, in the event that your eyes roll back into your skull and you start foaming at the mouth from an overdose of paradox.

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How to (Not) Give a Fuck Like a Zen Master

To liberate your mind, you must learn to give a fuck and not give a fuck at the same time.

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