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Hypergamy, Incels, and Reality
This is a story about a big untruth. When Alek Minassian, a man bitter about his lack of sexual contact with women, mowed down pedestrians on a sidewalk in…
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20 hours ago
Archbald, Daley, Kilmer, Chad Wilson & Cartel Dope | Breaking The Code
This is an extensive update to my previous blog about Dan Archbald and Ryan Daley . That said, let’s get one thing straight from the beginning. The evidence…
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3 days ago
The Koch Brothers’ Covert Operations | The New Yorker
David H. Koch in 1996. He and his brother Charles are lifelong libertarians and have quietly given more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes.…
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4 days ago
Ten Conservative Principles
B eing neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata. So far as it is…
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4 days ago
The Great Lie of Conservatism
Photo Illustration/Getty Images The philosophical foundation of conservatism is a template for exploitation, argues Drew Magary, and it's time to stop treating…
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5 days ago
Chapter 11. THE REAGAN YEARS: Death Squads for Democracy
written by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick… In 1987, President Ronald Reagan threw down the gauntlet in Berlin: “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace,…
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9 days ago
Haldane, On Being the Right Size
Haldane, On Being the Right Size This paper was originally grabbed from the reading list of a course Prof. Kurose taught at UMass. Note: This essay was…
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12 days ago
Why Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson are Both Wrong About Morality
Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson recently engaged in a debate at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on June 23rd (the first night) and June 24th (the second night)…
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14 days ago
Irrational Change: You Can't Reason Your Way Out of Something You Didn't Reason Into
“Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy” (CBT) is one of the most popular forms of therapy, and it’s shown to be effective for a wide-range of mental conditions and…
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14 days ago
Mac mini review—a testament to Apple’s stubbornness
A desktop system without desktop-class performance As much as the internals of the Mac mini are greatly improved, the exterior is almost unaltered. The size and…
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15 days ago
The Ultra-Boring Diet That Actually Works
I’m not sure when I decided to make the leap, and I didn’t think the decision was all that crazy at the time. I’d always been a skinny guy, hovering around 145…
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15 days ago
Resolved: Debate is stupid
Challenging those faux-profound bits of knowledge so often taken for granted I still remember the first debate I ever did. It was in a high school classroom…
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15 days ago
Understanding Ayn Randianism - LewRockwell LewRockwell.com
Written in 1972, this was the first piece of Rand revisionism from the libertarian standpoint. In the America of the 1970s we are all too familiar with the…
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17 days ago
Perspective | Liberals are terrible at arguing with conservatives. Here’s how they can get better.
If you want to argue with people who don’t think like you, you have to figure out how they think. (iStock) Worries about “political polarization” and of our…
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18 days ago
Beavers Are Responsible for How We Coexist and Communicate
Having gnawed their way across the Bering Land Bridge with their iron-glazed teeth, beavers by the tens of millions straight-up built North America. They worked…
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21 days ago
How populism became the concept that defines our age | Cas Mudde
Ilustration: Eva Bee “P opulism” as a term was rarely used in the 20th century; it was limited to US historians describing, in highly specific terms, the…
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22 days ago
The Molyneux Problem | David Gordon
[ Universally Preferable Behavior: A Rational Proof for Secular Ethics • By Stefan Molyneux • Freedomain Library, 2007 • 134 pages1] Stefan Molyneux is a…
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23 days ago
A Brand New Interview with David Foster Wallace – Electric Literature
This discussion of postmodernism, translation, and the internet has never been published in English Photo by Matador the First E ighteen years ago, writer and…
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24 days ago
Analysis | Blame Fox, not Facebook, for fake news
Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by Fox News host Sean Hannity. (Richard Drew/AP) Yochai Benkler, Rob Faris and Hal Robert, three scholars affiliated with…
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24 days ago
The Myth of Harper's Economic Competence
The Harper government has managed to convince many Canadians that it is a "steady hand" when it comes to the economy. This, of course, is a falsehood. The…
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24 days ago
No matter how you add it up, Harper's fiscal record is a catastrophe - iPolitics
More from Scott Clark and Peter DeVries available here On April 8, Finance Minister Joe Oliver stood up before the Economic Club in Toronto and delivered what…
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24 days ago
Freud versus Jung: a bitter feud over the meaning of sex – Sam Dresser | Aeon Ideas
Aeon Video On 27 February 1907, at Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Sigmund Freud fell in love. The object of his affection was Carl Gustav Jung: 19 years younger than…
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28 days ago
Why do people find Jordan Peterson so convincing? Because the left doesn't have its own house in order
The wide popularity of Jordan Peterson, a once-obscure Canadian clinical psychologist and university professor who has become beloved of the alt-right, is a…
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29 days ago
The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens
Credit: Robert Drózd, Wikimedia Commons In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad's touchscreen,…
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29 days ago
Why would Apollo make positive statements about Judaism? – Pieter van der Horst | Aeon Essays
In the early 3rd century BCE, the biblical book of Genesis was translated from Hebrew into Greek in order to be read by the Jewish communities of the diaspora…
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4 weeks ago
Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy
Kevin Bales | Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World | Spiegel & Grau | January 2016 | 34 minutes (9,162 words) Below is…
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4 weeks ago
Blame Modern Life for Political Strife - Quillette
It’s hard to argue against the comforts of modernity. Avocado toast , fiber optics, Roombas. What’s not to love? Technological innovation and trade…
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5 weeks ago
Meet Yourself | Angela Chen
Henry Murray yearned to go to war. The Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor, and the Harvard psychologist started working out, rowing every morning to get himself…
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5 weeks ago
The Left’s Contempt for Jordan Peterson Is Perfectly Rational
A contrarian snowflake in his ideological safe space. Photo: Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images Identity politics will be the death of the…
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august 2018
The brutal mirror
When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride. Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating,…
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june 2018
Scientists have found the genes that make magic mushrooms magic
Long before magic mushrooms became a way for hippies to turn on, tune in, and drop out, and well before ancient mesoamerican mystics employed them in religious…
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june 2018
Why Psychedelic Psychotherapy Works
Are YOU an Optimist? Solution-oriented? The Optimist Daily might be perfect for YOU! Learn more about The Optimist Daily OPTIMIST ORIGINAL ARTICLE SUMMARY:…
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june 2018
Are mind-altering magic mushroom retreats the future of wellness travel?
Good Sweat Good Looks Good Advice Good Food Good Travel Good Home The Council Sephora's Clean Beauty Essentials Read More Video W+G Talks W+G Retreats Subscribe…
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june 2018
Eight Psych Albums from ’68
1967 is the year that psychedelic music really took off on both sides of the Atlantic, thanks to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and the Doors, among others.…
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june 2018
Work-life balance is an issue not limited to only working mothers
Workplace flexibility bias not just a mother's problem Work-life imbalance affects all equally Most of us spend at least one-third of our day working and hence…
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june 2018
The Psychology of Money
Let me tell you the story of two investors, neither of whom knew each other, but whose paths crossed in an interesting way. Grace Groner was orphaned at age 12.…
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june 2018
Why Socialism? | Albert Einstein | Monthly Review
Albert Einstein is the world-famous physicist. This article was originally published in the first issue of Monthly Review (May 1949). It was subsequently…
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may 2018
Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development by Charles Eisenstein
In George Orwell’s 1984 , there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the…
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may 2018
The 34 Biggest Innovations in Pickup Design
Ever since George Beauchamp and Paul Barth worked out the mechanics of pickup design, the device has been subjected to seemingly countless improvements and…
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may 2018
What Happened When I Took a Year Off From Having a Personal Life
The first time I realized I was entirely by myself, I was sitting on the floor of my apartment eating frozen pizza and drinking wine out of a coffee mug. It was…
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april 2018
Why marriage is both anachronistic and discriminatory – Clare Chambers | Aeon Essays
What distinguishes marriage from other relationships? It is not set apart by its durability: unmarried partnerships can be more permanent than married ones.…
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april 2018
How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution - Issue 30: Identity - Nautilus
F or the microbiologist Justin Sonnenburg, that career-defining moment—the discovery that changed the trajectory of his research, inspiring him to study how…
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april 2018
The slow death of the electric guitar
By The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention…
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april 2018
Is your gut keeping you awake at night?
‘We know that people who live with depression and people who sleep poorly both have abnormal microbes in the gut.’Photograph: Getty W hen we lie awake at night,…
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march 2018
The Secret to Selling More Units This Year | Auto Training Academy
Can you imagine selling 1,582 units in one year? I know it’s possible because my close friend Ali Reda did it. Ali recently broke Joe Girard’s record for most…
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march 2018
'Smart mushrooms' toe the line between legal and completely not
Vices March 06, 2018 By Will Brendza If there existed a totally natural, nutritious supplement that promoted brain health, neural-regeneration and even mind…
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march 2018
Researchers discover how the brain turns chronic stress into pathological anxiety
In a new study, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have described how two important molecules in the brain work together to trigger intense…
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march 2018
LSD produces a new type of 'harmonic' order in the brain, according to neuroimaging study
New brain published in the journal Scientific Reports sheds new light on how LSD produces its psychedelic effects. The drug resulted in the “emergence of new…
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february 2018
Why I am NOT Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry
Why I am NOT Going to Buy a Computer - Wendell Berry Field Observations: An interview WHY I AM NOT GOING TO BUY A COMPUTER by Wendell Berry Like almost…
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february 2018
Never Die Easy: The Dag Aabye Story
Watch in our app LIVE 00:07 00:00 Like Add to Watch Later Add to collections Share Never Die Easy: The Dag Aabye Story 2 weeks ago Plus 125 16 At 76 years old,…
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february 2018
Opinion | The Tyranny of Convenience
Hudson Christie Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the…
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february 2018
Hey, things:/// - Things Blog - Cultured Code
Things 3.4 has just hit the store with three fantastic new features: Linking to Things, Powerful Automation, and Handover from other apps – all made possibleby…
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february 2018
Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?
Editor’s note: This article first ran on July 13, 2012, but we’re running it again because the topic is timeless. IT was like one of those magical blind-date…
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february 2018
Things on iOS: The Complete Guide to Automations and Workflows
In a significant update to Things 3, Cultured Code has added deep linking features that allow for new levels of automation and workflows for Things on iPhone…
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february 2018
Why Politics and Religion Make Everyone Crazy and What You Can Do About It | Refine The Mind
Politics is a notoriously inflammatory topic of conversation. It’s often impossible to have a calm, rational discussion of political issues. Why is this? In…
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february 2018
The Unsexy Truth About Millennials: They’re Poor
If you’re wondering why millennials don’t have much sex, and don’t buy cars, forget social theorizing: the harsh truth lies in their near-empty wallets. IStock…
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february 2018
Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand
I f you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand . If you’re interested in how our current cultural anxieties – climate…
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february 2018
Drunk on genocide: how the Nazis celebrated murdering Jews – Edward B Westermann | Aeon Ideas
An einsatzgruppen murder in Kursnik, Poland in 1939. Photo courtesy the German State Archives It was noon in early 1942 as Johann Grüner approached the ‘German…
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february 2018
Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion
Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at…
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february 2018
11 Takeaways From 8 Months of Unemployed Nomadism | Refine The Mind
One year ago, I was an English teacher in South Korea. My days were spent preparing PowerPoint-supplemented lesson plans and playing English games with groups…
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february 2018
How to make learning to draw a whole lot easier.
Why do you want to start drawing? Wait, let me rephrase that — you probably don’t want to start drawing. You want to be be really good at drawing. To pick up a…
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january 2018
Immersion. Experimentation. Leverage. – Praxis
A thesis on software eating the world This is an unauthorized summary of the 30,000-word blog series Breaking Smart , by Venkatesh Rao of ribbonfarm , which I…
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january 2018
Season 1
Breaking Smart is a technology analysis site. We aim to produce a binge-worthy collection of essays approximately once every 2 years. Season 1, comprising 20…
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january 2018
How to Make Wealth
Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator . May 2004 (This essay was originally published in Hackers & Painters .) If you wanted to get rich, how…
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january 2018
Advice For Job Applicants? - Wait But Why
People who do a lot of hiring know exactly what the Do’s and Don’t’s are for the job application process—how applicants can best get themselves in the door, and…
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january 2018
Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs
W ork is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – especially…
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january 2018
Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?
Depression The Observer In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach • Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I…
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january 2018
The Trip Treatment
Psilocybin may be useful in treating anxiety, addiction, and depression, and in studying the neurobiology of mystical experience. Illustration by Stephen Doyle…
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january 2018
How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” | RyanHoliday.net
The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the great Athenian general Themistocles. Before the battle of Salamis, he…
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january 2018
Improving Ourselves to Death
Self-help advice reflects the beliefs and priorities of the era that spawned it. Illustration by Nishant Choksi Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more…
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january 2018
Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign
On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign…
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january 2018
The Psychedelic 'Drugs Wizard' Who Ran One of England's Biggest LSD Labs
Casey making 2C-D in 2001 in the back of a school bus he lived in for seven years. All photos courtesy of Casey William Hardison In the grand scheme of things,…
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december 2017
Why do pick-up truck drivers insist on backing into every parking space? - DVD Talk Forum
04-21-12, 05:33 PM # 1 GoldenJCJ DVD Talk Legend Join Date: Oct 2000 Location: Colorado Posts: 11,365 Why do pick-up truck drivers insist on backing into every…
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december 2017
The ‘Appeal to Nature’ Fallacy: Why Natural Isn’t Always Better – Effectiviology
An appeal to nature is an argument that claims that something is either good because it is considered ‘natural’, or bad because it is considered ‘unnatural’.…
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december 2017
When Evidence Says No, But Doctors Say Yes — ProPublica
F irst, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood pressure was a bit high, but everything else looked…
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december 2017
Why Your Brain Hates Other People - Issue 55: Trust - Nautilus
A s a kid, I saw the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes . As a future primatologist, I was mesmerized. Years later I discovered an anecdote about its filming:…
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december 2017
Don’t mix business with pleasure
New research shows that blurring the boundaries between work and personal life can lead to exhaustion Heidelberg | New York, 12 December 2017 In working life…
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december 2017
dick
The Psychedelic Shakespeare Solution presents : I UNDERSTAND PHILIP K. DICK by Terence Mckenna 1991 Afterword which appeared in the book : In Pursuit of Valis:…
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december 2017
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