With Orwell’s guidance, I will show you how politicians distort facts and deceive listeners with their word choices, how our constant exposure to political speech dulls our sensory acuity, and how learning to write well (a subject on which Orwell will soon instruct us) is the best practice for thinking well, and, ultimately, reforming the world.

My goal in writing this article is not to dryly list lucid dreaming techniques for you to glance over. I want you to have a lucid dream — tonight or this week. The more your unconscious is filled with thoughts of lucid dreams, the more you’re likely to have one. So before I provide you with the best scientific lucid dreaming techniques, I want to tell you quickly about one of the greatest dreamers ever to have lived.

"When I'm finished, I always wonder what would have happened had I made different decisions along the way." - Brent R. Laycock That painting of a 30-year-old Leonardo da Vinci is a self-portrait. And if you're wondering why it doesn't look as perfect as the Mona Lisa… That's because it's unfinished. Leonardo has lots of unfinished works. When I visited [...]

There are pharmacological treatments for acne that do work. Isotretinoin, also known as Accutane, is one of them. Accutane is the biosynthesised form of vitamin A. It works by closing down the sebum production in your skin. But like most drugs, there are side-effects. Bad side-effects. Hair loss, suicidal depression, dry eyes, dry lips, red and flaky skin [...]

We don’t want to be healthy. We want to be SUPER healthy. We don’t just want to score well on our medical tests; we want to be the best the doctors have ever measured. Good enough just isn’t good enough anymore. We all want to be OPTIMAL. This need to be optimal is just a [...]

In this article, I will teach you how to track everything you do and then restructure your activities in the optimal way. You will learn the best way to end procrastination and develop the right habits such as meditation, exercise, and learning so that you can grow every day. You will learn how to work diligently on that which gives you meaning and reward yourself accordingly with pleasure. In this way, your habits will truly stick and fundamental changes in your day-to-day experience will be inevitable.

To be happy should never be our end goal. Striving to be happier, however, is healthier and more attainable. Attractiveness is much the same. It is best viewed as a continuum, not an either/or. The desire to be more attractive, or at least fend off unattractiveness, is a normal and healthy component of high self-esteem. "Nature to be commanded must be [...]

I have a confession to make… I know meditation is meant to be good for you, but I don't meditate every day. I go through cycles of meditating 20 minutes a day and then slowly 'forget' and slide into not meditating until I feel I need to — until I feel like crap. Sound familiar? But recently [...]

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