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Legend has it the sleep schedules of humanity's most creative are totally out of whack. But is it true? This infographic shows the sleep schedules of...

Sleep Schedules of 27 of History’s Most Creative Minds

Well, it turns out that some of history’s most creative geniuses actually weren’t as eccentric as previously thought. At least when it comes to their sleeping schedules, anyway. The popular idea of the tortured creative genius slaving away all night and basically giving no thought to their sleep hygiene in general could be somewhat of …

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It is said that the common worker accomplishes 3 hours of actual work in the average 8 hour day. So why the 40hr workweek...?

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The 40hr Workweek)

Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of traveling. Because I had been living quite a different lifestyle while I was away, this sudden transition to 9-to-5 existence has exposed something about …

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Roald Dahl & Shel Silverstein on Thinking Beautiful Thoughts

“When I was a young man and was prone to speak critically, my father would say: ‘Cynics do not contribute, skeptics do not create, doubters do not achieve’.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley Everyone knows, intuitively, that art precludes science. Everyone knows the poet is better at distilling the truths of the universe than a team of …

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Native American Tribes By Region: A Breathtakingly Expansive History

Native American Tribes By Region: A Breathtakingly Expansive History

Prior to the inception of the internet, it was basically impossible to find any realistic depiction of the Native American, First Nations, Metis and Inuit people anywhere, let alone any kind of map of the many historical Native American tribes by region. (Even well after the dawn of the information age, it remained quite a …

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The general of an invading army confronts a solitary monk refusing to leave the monastery. Who holds the power? The tale of the monk and the general...

A Tale of True Power: The Monk and The General

During the civil wars in feudal Japan, the ferocity of the invading armies was a thing of legend. Calculated and ruthless, they would sweep through entire towns and take control in a matter of hours, systematically handicapping the village’s defences, plundering their valuables, and killing any and all dissidents without question. As a point of …

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In "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah", Donald Shimoda carries the keys to the universe with him in 'The Messiah’s Handbook'...

Just One More Reluctant Messiah: 25 Reminders For The Advanced Soul

In Richard Bach’s best-selling book “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah“, the mysterious hero Donald Shimoda seems to carry the keys to the universe with him as he barnstorms the Midwest in a Travel Air biplane. Shimoda’s secret is a small book, bound in what appears to be suede, called ‘The Messiah’s Handbook’. This slim volume, which the hero …

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Dismissing the idea of the 'noble savage', the Native American understanding of ownership was nonetheless very different than our current notions...

10 Quotes on the Native American Understanding of “Ownership”

Before the Europeans arrived in North America, the Algonquian peoples that lived there — otherwise known as the Native American, First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures — knew very little of the idea of “ownership” as it is currently understood. To be sure, many different tribes existed, and territory was defended, but the approach to the …

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More therapist rooms than we can know of are filled, most likely, with people whose deepest issues come down to sex. Yet the fact remains that sexual expression is one of the most natural, uplifting and empowering functions we are capable of as humans... Here are 10 quotes about human sexuality sure to...

10 Quotes About Human Sexuality That Will Turn Your Ideas About it Upside Down

Or should we say, “right side up”, because if there’s one thing we’ve gotten backwards on this planet, it’s our ideas about human sexuality. Needless to say, it is a touchy subject– pun intended. Very few people are able to talk about it openly and honestly, let alone use the proper terminology for it, so …

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In love relationships, there is often a BIG difference between the type of love experienced. At the top we have unconditional love; at the bottom, toxicity.

How To Explain True Love: 14 Rare Points To Consider

Everyone wants true love, and while there remains no single, solid definition across the myriad relationships we can experience, there ARE certain universals that have materialized over the ages we’ve been searching.  And the first of these, indisputably, is where that true love is to be found. The answer? Look to the steadily-stormed gates of …

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"There is a story I would like to tell you about a woman who practices the invocation of the Buddha Amitabha's name..." An anecdote from Thich Nhat Hanh

The Drum, the Bell and the Buddha: A Short Story From Thich Nhat Hanh

“There is a story I would like to tell you about a woman who practices the invocation of the Buddha Amitabha’s name. She is very tough, and she practices the invocation three times daily, using a wooden drum and a bell, reciting, “Namo Amitabha Buddha” for one hour each time. When she arrives at one …

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Our world is built on an architecture of language. Here's 17 fascinating Greek words you've (probably) never heard before, and their beautiful meanings...

17 Fascinating (Mostly Greek) Words You’ve Never Heard Before, and Their Beautiful Meanings

Words. The building blocks of reality. How writers paint and how speakers cast spells. Capable of creating entire worlds, of climbing across millennia to fall into our minds, of making us laugh so hard that tears run down our faces, and, of course, waxing poetic with enough power that we shed tears for an altogether …

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At a large meditation retreat, one of the pupils is caught stealing. The story of The Pupil Who Would Be Cast Out: A Zen Tale of Right and Wrong.

The Pupil Who Would Be Cast Out: A Zen Tale of Right and Wrong

“In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.” ~ John O’Donohue In Ancient Japan there lived a great Master, Bankei, who was known across the land for his teachings. Whenever he held his meditation retreats, students …

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10 Quotes From Jane Roberts' 'Seth' on 'The God Within Each of Us'

10 Quotes From Jane Roberts’ ‘Seth’ on ‘The God Within Each of Us’

From 1963, up to the time of her death in 1984, the American writer Jane Roberts channelled a massive body of work by the ‘entity’ known only as Seth, breaking open the floodgates for the New Age Movement and presenting a profound, intricate and ground-breaking philosophy that had never before been heard in such detail, …

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