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The Unreality Bubble

“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them […]

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A beginner’s guide to fitness

Fitness is not something that people after instant gratification achieve easily. Being fit and healthy requires dedication and commitment. Adopting a lifestyle that is characterised by such qualities does not yield results overnight. For example, you can’t have a junk-food-free one day and expect to look like a supermodel the next day. In order to […]

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The sugar industry paid scientists to demonize fats in food

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine. The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s possible role in heart disease. […]

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What Defines The Quieter Life

One way to guarantee you will never find what you are looking for is to have no have clear idea what you are seeking. Imagine stopping by the supermarket for something as common as butter. Imagine too that  you had only heard about this butter thing and had no first hand experience with it. You […]

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How to delete your social media accounts

Social networks walk a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. Whether you want your free time back or don’t like your information scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some accounts. Wanting to delete your account is one thing, but actually being able to hit the delete button […]

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The Illusionary Rule of Law

 Artisanal Toad wrote a lengthy comment on my last post that was thought provoking enough for me to riff off of as a new post rather then responding to him in the combox. I’m sure it’s an unpopular opinion, but I see a real problem with the widespread civil disobedience encapsulated in your post because […]

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Pieces Of The Quieter Life

A life is a big thing to clean up. It’s easy to get confused about what goes where. When I was younger, I struggled with this. I suffered from terrible anxiety my first two or three years of college. At times, it was so intense I would become physically ill, sometimes vomiting from the free-floating […]