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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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The Inadequacy of Mass Education & the Case for Autodidacticism

Why you should educate yourself rather than rely on the school system.

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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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Everyone Should Read This Profound Life Advice From A Person With Terminal Cancer

In the face of death, this man is seeing things clearly and wants to tell you what he thinks life is about.

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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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‘The Ungrateful Son’: A Poignant Folk Tale Warning Against Callousness & Greed

'The Ungrateful Son' is a beautiful old European folk tale that will penetrate to your core and reside there forever.

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This Comic Will Make You Wonder What “You” Even Means

An absolute mindfuck of a comic on personal identity and existentialism.

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10 Reasons You Really Ought to Make Some F**king Art

What is art for? In the post we cover the 10 most important reasons art exists and why you ought to start making it.

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4 Toltec Life Secrets to Expand Your Consciousness

In his book The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz outlines four simple principles, or...

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s Guide to Conquering Your Existence

In Nietzsche’s most popular book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he described what would become one...

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