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Awe, Insight, and Flow: The Keys to Breaking New Ground

As a species we’re intent on pushing the limit. There’s really no telling how far we’ll go — to the edges of space and time itself? Or to a self-inflicted oblivion? Whatever the answer, we’re not going to stop trying to push forward anytime soon. We like innovation and creativity, we thrive off of it,…

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Do Meditators Exist? What Neuroscience Has To Say

When Rene Descartes declared “I think therefore I am,” what type of thinking do you suppose he meant?  Marcus E. Raichle discovered the default mode network, and in 2005 showed that the human brain is intrinsically organized into dynamic, anti-correlated systems. The default mode is deactivated when we use the task positive network — which, unfortunately, is…

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What Does Selling Out Do To The Band?

The Motivation to Create In an artists search for creative expression and endeavor comes the thought of value and worth. That value can come in many forms, anchored mostly in the artists reasons for creating it–Is it a means of creating social change? An act of rebellion? To raise awareness of the artists views towards…

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A Healthy Mind Requires Mindfulness and Daydreams

You don’t need to look far to find support for Mindfulness. Whether you’ve tried it or not, the benefits are unmistakable. With a plethora of both endorsements and scientific studies to back it up, mindfulness meditation is fast becoming the recommended exercise for our brains. Mindfulness is an act of being in the moment, focused…

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Find the Time for a Wandering Mind

Mindfulness helps us meditate, focus, and rid ourselves of stress and anxiety. But at what cost? Focus is an in demand commodity today, we all want it, if only our easily distracted minds would play ball (or maybe that’s the problem). As you might know by now, we get distracted at rather inconvenient times—during exams,…

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