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You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.

Today’s college students desperately want to change the world, but too many think that living a meaningful life requires doing something extraordinary and attention-grabbing like becoming an Instagram celebrity, starting a wildly successful company or ending a humanitarian crisis.<p>Having idealistic …

Two hours with Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

MachineGames’ highly anticipated sequel has a lot of potential ... and some familiar problems.<p>After around four hours with <i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i>, I have concerns, and a bit of a case of déjà vu.<p>Let’s take a step back for a minute, back to the release of <i>Wolfenstein: The New Order</i> in 2014. …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Before neuroscientist Leanna Standish drank the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca for the first time, she was a steadfast scientific materialist. She was trained to believe—and she did—that everything could be explained by science. Then, much like the pioneering psychedelic researchers who came before …

25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

3 Signs You Will Be Fine (Even If You Don’t Feel Fine Right Now)

You start your day, and you’re immediately worried about all the things on your plate, all the things you have to do, and all the people you will …

7 Habits That Will Help You Find Strength During Tough Times

There are many instances in life when we feel disconnected with our inner strength. An unexpected event, a loss of a friend or a loved one or even …

Self-help

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

Self-help

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

5 Key Steps to Finding True Happiness and Peace, According to Zen Buddhism

If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and …

Creation vs. Big Bang

August 13, 2016 by Jonathan MS Pearce<p>I have been reading a lot of Thomas Paine recently. I just finished “Age of Reason.” I know that Robert …

Putting the magic back into magic in fantasy games

There are few things less surprising about most fantasy games than how they portray magic, which is a pretty depressing state of affairs given that …

These Beautiful New Photos of Mars Will Make You Cry A Single, Solitary Tear

Space is pretty cool<p>Thanks to a $720 million spacecraft called the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which maps the landscape of Mars, NASA has just released an incredible 1,000 new images of the red planet.<p>The reason for such a big haul is that every 26 months Mars and the sun are on the opposite sides …

The Porous Boundary Between Science And The Mysterious

Sometimes things seem to happen for a reason. Some people call these events happy coincidences, others call them the work of God, or of many gods, while yet others see them as manifestations of one's karma.<p>I prefer the happy-coincidence choice, finding supernatural maneuvering a far-fetched …

This Is How to Find Happiness: 6 Proven Secrets From Research

We all want to know how to find happiness. And the internet is chock full of advice on how to get there — but most of it is based on studies done on …