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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 …

Meditation

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> …

45 Questions To Guarantee You’ll Never Have A Boring Date Again

I have a secret game that I play in every conversation I have. Until now, no one knew about it… but I’m about to dish the deets. ;)<p>I try to get every …

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

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 only options, though. "Developing the …

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

• shares<p><i>The real skills of dating are about intimacy, not seduction.</i><p>The search for love is one of our greatest life-tasks. Unfortunately, the quality …

12 Men Reveal What They Look for in a Girlfriend

Proof that no two guys have the exact same dream woman<p>Smart, funny, sexy—it’s men’s standard Mrs. Right wish list. We’ve heard it way too many times, and if you ask us, it feels a little…generic.<p>So we asked 12 guys what they <i>really</i> look for in a woman (or, for the ones who are already paired up, …

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 …

Oscar Wilde

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 …

Austrian Economics

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

Since the time of Socrates and Plato, humans have pondered the origin of our words. Now we’re closer to an answer<p>How did all the various things in the world get their names?<p>And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought <i>them</i> unto Adam to …

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

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>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 …

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 …

Scientific Discoveries

The continuing relevance of Immanuel Kant

Monday, November 24, 2014<p>The continuing relevance of Immanuel Kant<p><b>by Emrys Westacott</b><p>Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is widely touted as one of the greatest …

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 …

Artists

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 truth about free will: Does it actually exist?

Acclaimed philosopher Daniel Dennett explains why free will is much more complicated than many people believe<p><b>David Edmonds: One way to exercise my freedom would be to act unpredictably, perhaps not to have a typical introduction to a "Philosophy Bites" interview, or to cut it abruptly short</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 …

A Scientist’s Defense of Free Will

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

Consciousness

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. …