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Are You Stressing Out Again? 3 Easy Steps to Help You Relax

April is National Stress Awareness month, when the U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urges Americans to refresh and recharge their bodies and minds for a healthier lifestyle. The HHS website suggests a number of simple activities like taking a walk, doing yoga, having a cup of tea, or …

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p>Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p><i>It’s becoming more popular but, to the uninitiated, mindfulness practice can seem daunting. Here, a</i> …

Mindfulness

400+ First Date Questions: Everything You Need To Ask The First Time You Go Out With Someone (And More)

Genuinely Interesting Questions For You To Ask Your Next Date<p><i>It’s really, REALLY attractive when people ask well thought out questions on a first</i> …

The Dating Advice You Need to Hear (From a Woman Who’s Interviewed 200+ Happy Couples)

We’ve all spent plenty of time asking friends, family, even the little voice in our head, “How will we know when we’ve found the one?” But Ellen …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

Seduction Strategies Don't Lead to Love—These Skills Do

Shares 0<p><i>The real skills of dating are about intimacy, not seduction.</i><p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p>The …

12 Men Reveal What They Look for in a Girlfriend

“My ideal woman is unique. She doesn't stand out from a crowd, but her humor, smile, and interests separate her from everyone else. Someone who’s not afraid to be a complete goof around me. She enjoys being sociable, while still staying in sometimes. Lastly, she understands when to give me some …

Churchill's Advice on How to Be an Adult | The Art of Manliness

As we discussed at the very beginning of this series, Churchill’s schooldays formed “the only barren and unhappy period” of his life. Bright and …

Ayn Rand is 110 and still in your face after all these years

Modern-day capitalism has no shortage of heavyweight scholars—names such as Milton Friedman, Adam Smith, Friedrich von Hayek and Murray Rothbard are …

The secret philosophy of language: Searching for the origins of human thought

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Since the time of Socrates and Plato, humans have pondered the origin of our words. Now we’re closer to an answer<p>Daniel Cloud<p>January 11, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Domestication of Language”<p>How did all the various things in the world get their names?<p>And out of the ground the …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

How Martin Luther King, Jr. Used Nietzsche, Hegel & Kant to Overturn Segregation in America

The influence of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel on the revolutionary philosophy of Karl Marx and Frederich Engels is well known. Marx wrote a critique …

The continuing relevance of Immanuel Kant

<b>by Emrys Westacott</b><p>Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is widely touted as one of the greatest thinkers in the history of Western civilization. Yet few people …

Stoicism: Practical Philosophy You Can Actually Use

When most people think of “philosophy,” their eyes glaze over. It’s the last thing they want, let alone something they need.<p>But this, as you already …

The philosophy shortlist: Our top 10 articles

You have now reached your limit of 3 free articles in the last 30 days.<br>But don't worry! You can get another 7 articles absolutely free, simply by …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The truth about free will: Does it actually exist?

<b>(Warner Bros.)</b><p>Acclaimed philosopher Daniel Dennett explains why free will is much more complicated than many people believe<p>David Edmonds • Nigel Warburton<p>December 28, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The following interview is excerpted from “Philosophy Bites Again”<p><b>David Edmonds: One way to exercise my freedom</b> …

Nine Quotes From Stoic Philosophers For Happier Days

Philosophy can be practical. Throughout history, some of the world's greatest minds used stoic philosophy to endure high pressure situations and make …

Success

A Scientist’s Defense of Free Will

Why scientists should not jump to the unwarranted conclusion that free will is just an illusion.

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Breakthroughs

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World

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The philosophy of perception

Parmenides, in the <i>Way of Mortal Opinion</i>, envisions the sensible world to be governed by Fire and Night, understood as cosmic principles. As a …

Greek Philosophy

A Comprehensive History of Philosophy

<b>Share this infographic on your site!</b><p>We’ve learned a lot through out three-part history of philosophy graphic series. What started out as a look at …

Locke: Knowledge of the External World

The problem of how we can know the existence and nature of the world external to our mind is one of the oldest and most difficult in philosophy. The …

Consciousness

Descartes: An Introduction

I always like reading philosophy, and I'd never read straight up Descartes before, so I thought I'd go for it with this interesting audiobook, …