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Dominator vs. Partnership Cultures: A Profound Re-Telling of Human History

In this essay you'll learn the troubling history of society's evolving culture — how we ditched our empathetic "partnership" system for one founded on domination, and what hope there is looking...

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8 Books on Zen and Taoism to Liberate Your Mind and Heart

These eight books can help you to liberate yourself from day-to-day drama and the ebb and flow of mental states.

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The Poet Rilke’s Uncommon Wisdom on Love & Relationships

An inquiry into the meaning of love that combines a personal story with a poet's timeless wisdom.

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Cosmic Orgasm: An Enlightening Story of the Great Mystery of Existence

The reality in which you exist is an oceanic living mystery. Where are we? Who are we?

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We Are Verbs: Human Existence as Perpetual Becoming

Question: are you the same person going to bed as you are waking up? Are you the same person now as you were when you were 5-years-old? In this post we explore this difficult question.

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5 Major Philosophers’ Dizzying Ideas Translated into Matrix Morpheus Memes

What would happen if some of history's most famous philosophers were alive today and tried to condense their ideas into Internet memes?

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6 Destructive Ideas Commonly Perpetuated in Western Culture

Since the day you emerged into this bizarre, sparkling universe, you’ve been conditioned to...

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Install a Swing in Your Living Room to Make Life Significantly More Awesome

It's one of those things that 99.9999% of people never realized would imbue their living space with an all-permeating aura of playfulness and awesomeness.

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Altruism 2.0: How to Do 1,000 Times More Good by Donating Effectively

Effective Altruism is a movement that is radically re-imagining what it means to be an altruist.

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

Whether you're new to Zen or a devotee, these stories will be funny, interesting, and instructive.

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Kill Anxiety & Radically Improve Your Life With Conscious Breathing

We all must breathe in order to live, but not many of us know how to really BREATHE. This article will show you how to kill anxiety just by breathing a certain way.

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7 Comical & Subversive Religions You’ve Never Heard Of

“I would only believe in a god who could dance.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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