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Have You Really Experienced Burnout? Maybe Not

0 Comment burnout, health, stress<p>As you read this article, I’m sure some of you are feeling stressed due to your daily work life. Some of you might …

Burnout

Bullshit jobs: why they exist and why you might have one

And why this professor thinks we need a revolution.<p>Do you have a job that you secretly believe is pointless?<p>If so, you have what anthropologist David Graeber calls a “bullshit job.” A professor at the London School of Economics and a leader of the early Occupy Wall Street movement, Graeber has …

London School of Economics

An Animated Aldous Huxley Identifies the Dystopian Threats to Our Freedom (1958)

20 years after Aldous Huxley published <i>Brave New World</i> (1931), he was still the media's go-to futurist. Let me cite two examples:<p>In 1950, <i>Redbook</i> …

Aldous Huxley

Can a Thirst-Trap Selfie Lead to True Love?

I created my Instagram account in 2014, under a handle too pretentious to admit, back when I was 18, when both the platform and I were different …

Social Media

Are You a Creature of (Bad) Habits?

Consider these two experiences:It’s a crisp early autumn day as you begin walking through the woods, sensing fall in the coolness of the air on your …

Mindfulness

When the Mind Goes Dark

As nearly 10,000 freshmen and transfers arrived on campus at the University of California, Los Angeles, last fall, they were invited to try something …

Mindfulness

The Difficult Art of Giving Space in Love: Rilke on Freedom, Togetherness, and the Secret to a Good Marriage

“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”<p><i>“Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls,”</i> the great Lebanese-American poet, philosopher, and painter …

Creative Work

5 Ways Sadness is Good for You

Sadness is not usually valued in our current culture. Self-help books promote the benefits of positive thinking, positive attitude, and positive …

Mindfulness

Five Marks of Authentic Mysticism (Underhill)

In her introduction to Orbis Books’ Essential Writings of Evelyn Underhill, Emilie Griffin notes that Underhill delineates five marks or …

Why your desk job is so damn exhausting

One of the great mysteries of adult life — and psychology.<p>This is the greatest mystery of my adult life: How can I spend all day typing at a computer and go home feeling exhausted? How could merely activating the small muscles of my fingers leave me craving the couch at the end of the day?<p>This …

Psychology

Here’s what happens to your body when you’re lonely

Independence is an ideal. In American culture, few things seem as prioritized as the freedom of the individual. Loneliness, though, feels like a …

Loneliness

How to stop overthinking—and start living

Last year, I started experiencing symptoms such as bloating, gas and loss of appetite. It turned out to be an unusually long bout of sickness for a …

Self-help

Two Reasons Why You Might Still Be Single

Two Reasons Why You Might Still Be Single<p>The common-sense explanation for long-term singlehood directs the blame firmly outwards, it isolates the …

Common Sense

The cure for insomnia is to fall in love with sleep again – Rubin Naiman

In Evelyn De Morgan’s numinous painting, <i>Night and Sleep</i> (1878), Nyx, the mighty Greek goddess of night, hovers across a dusky sky with her beloved …

This Is How Russian Propaganda Actually Works In The 21st Century

TALLINN, Estonia — The Russian government discreetly funded a group of seemingly independent news websites in Eastern Europe to pump out stories …

Russia

34 years ago, a KGB defector chillingly predicted modern America

President Trump was almost universally panned for the press conference that followed the meeting with Russia’s President Putin in Helsinki, Finland. …

Donald Trump

Psychedelics Can Fundamentally Change the Way You See Yourself

'Dissolving your ego' could help improve mental health.<p>Psychedelics are having something of a resurgence in medicine, with researchers finding them useful for treating addiction and lowering suicide risk. Ecstasy shows potential for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, and LSD has been used as …

Mental Health

The self-driving car that will never arrive

Self-driving cars are delusional tech optimism rooted in greed, sorry<p>Optimism about self-driving cars has sustained a fever pitch for so many years, …

Autonomous Cars

Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone

If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap.<p>It's drinking a cup of coffee and <i>then</i> taking a quick nap. This is …

How Far Are You Willing to Go to Wake Up?

Some nights, after we close our eyes, we soar over vast, moonlit deserts or tiptoe through strange city streets slickened with ice. Other evenings, …

Spirituality

The Five Types of Avoidance

It’s normal for human beings to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Some of the ways in which we seek to avoid pain are adaptive or healthy. For example, …

Self-help

Brutality is common in video games, but not sexual violence. Why?

Tearing out an opponent’s still-beating heart, ripping out his spine, and impaling him on sharp spikes – these are just a few of the colourful …

Metta: An Introduction to Loving Kindness

I once had conversations with two different people, one right after the other, with both commenting that they tried to be kind in life. What struck …

Quartz

FACEBUCKSFacebook wants your banking information, tooAugust 6, 2018Quartz<p>SEARCH HISTORYWithout Sergey Brin, Google has lost its healthy fear of …

The Terror Within and the Evil Without: James Baldwin on Our Capacity for Transformation as Individuals and Nations

“It has always been much easier (because it has always seemed much safer) to give a name to the evil without than to locate the terror within.”<p><i>“The self,”</i> the poet Robert Penn Warren observed in his immensely insightful meditation on the trouble with “finding yourself,” <i>“is a style of being,</i> …

Why 'getting lost in a book' is so good for you, according to science

Wellness<p>“Transportation” — or the act of losing yourself in a book — makes you more empathetic, more creative and (hello!) it’s an escape.<p>Whether you’re the reader who rips through a new book each week or the one still slogging through that bestseller your friend recommended months ago, …

Lifestyle (Canada)

The Nature of Experience

<i>This essay by Rupert Spira explores the origin of the idea of the separation of the self from the world it experiences. It explains how the unveiling</i> …

How to Break Up with Donald Trump

Pop quiz: On average, who do you spend more time thinking about?<p>A. Your best friend<br>B. Donald Trump<p>A. Your mother<br>B. Donald Trump<p>A. The person you love …

Instruction For Women On Attaining Enlightenment Without Abandoning Daily Activities ⋆ The Yogini Project

The great master known as Padmasambhava, untainted by a womb, was born miraculously from a lotus flower. The mighty king of Tibet invited him to the …

Is The Internet Killing Creativity?

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …