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Take it from the insiders: Silicon Valley is eating your soul

One source of angst came close to being 2017’s signature subject: how the internet and the tiny handful of companies that dominate it are affecting both individual minds and the present and future of the planet. The old idea of the online world as a burgeoning utopia looks to have peaked around the …

Silicon Valley

This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time) | Inc.com

Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at SEAL Team 3--Willink intimidates not only with his extensive military career, but also physically. …

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We ignore what doesn’t fit with our biases – even if it costs us

We can’t help but be more welcoming of information that confirms our biases than facts that challenge them. Now an experiment has shown that we do …

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Merging our brains with machines won't stop the rise of the robots

Tesla chief executive and OpenAI founder Elon Musk suggested last week that humanity might stave off irrelevance from the rise of the machines by …

Physicists Have Detected a Friction-Like Force in a Perfect Vacuum

Without breaking the fundamental laws of physics.<p>One of the most fundamental tenets of modern physics is that in a perfect vacuum - a place entirely …

NASA Just Discovered Seven New Exoplanets... So What?

On Wednesday, the scientists at NASA <i>kind of</i> freaked out. They announced the discovery of some seemingly Earth-like planets outside of our solar system, a group of rocky globes they’re calling ‘TRAPPIST-1.’<p>How far away are these newly-discovered worlds? They’re about 40 light years from Earth. That …

Astronomy

How to Stop Sucking the Joy out of our Creativity.

Sometimes, I want to be a full-time writer so badly, it makes me crazy.<p>Not just a little, grassroots, hippie blogger. A legit, published author. With …

Creativity

How this woman funded her record-breaking trip to every country in the world

Giving it all up to travel the world is a dream for many; for Cassie De Pecol, it's reality. Not only did the former corporate worker quit her job to hit the road, but she just set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for visiting all the countries in the world in the shortest amount of …

The roots of technological singularity can be traced backed to the Stone Age

Subscribe to WIRED<p>Four thousand years BCE in the ancient Near East, a region we have come to describe as the cradle of civilisation, Sumerian scribes …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Physics

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Forgetting These 7 Little Things Makes Every Day More Stressful

It never ceases to amaze me when I’m faced with the reality of how easily I lose sight of the truth – I catch myself stressing out over something …

Handy

Seven incredible adventures you can have in a weekend

Have your weekends been a little lacklustre of late? You don't need to use up all your annual leave to have a real adventure – you'd be surprised how much you can squeeze into a couple of days.<p>From bear watching to bobsledding, these trips will do the trick. They start on a Thursday or Friday and …

Travel

Bosch and Bruegel review – more gripping than a thriller

Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder work like antagonistic muscles in the imagination, pulling with and against each other. Bosch is a painter of medieval hellfire whose fantastical creations exceed our nightmares. Bruegel, most memorably and wonderfully, shows us a recognisable world …

Books

Matthew McConaughey Taught Me How to Be a Man in 10 Minutes

A life-affirming encounter with the most charismatic actor in Hollywood, the very moment Donald Trump was sworn into power.<p>It's a grey day in London, and several journalists are huddled anxiously around a TV as Donald Trump steps up to deliver his inauguration address.<p>In the room next door, Matthew …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Transforming Your Reality

In his Dharma speeches Son Master Songdam makes the extraordinary claim that the entire universe is actually a mirror.<p>He claims that everything we experience as external events and objects are actually the reflections of our own mental activity. Our states of mind are reflected back to us from this …

Steve Jobs and the Rediscovery of Zen

Five years ago, on October 5, 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer. Among the millions mourning the death of this unique …

Meditation

Shiv Of The Week: Cuckservatives Left Bleeding Out Of Their Wherever

Pseudonymous author Publius Decius Mus wrote the equivalent of a pig-roast of #NeverTrump cucks. “The Flight 93 Election” is a great piece of …

I-DEAS

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Coconut

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

The man who never grew up

The late Roald Dahl, who was born 100 years ago this month, had many qualities that made him an outstanding children’s writer, including an eccentric …

10 Proven Ways To Help Learn Anything Better

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5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Are We Living in a Simulated Reality?

<b>Categories</b>Consciousness, Esoteric, Multidimensionality, Nanice Ellis, Our Universe, Recommended Reading, The Matrix, Wake Up4th August 2016 By Nanice …

Economist says uploaded brains will take over all jobs within 100 years

Robin Hanson predicts in "The Age of Em" that we'll develop cheap technology for emulating brains on computers in the next 100 years.<p>He expects emulations, or ems, to be like human brains but able to run 1,000 times faster and be copied. He predicts they will quickly put every human out of work and …