There are two kinds of identity politics. One is good. The other, very bad.

Why free thought has died on university campuses.

  • Freedom is speech is being eradicated on college campuses in favor of identity politics and "snowflake" culture.
  • Rather than be open to new ideas, differing opinions that might make students "feel bad" are shut out.
  • This creates a cycle of negativity between not only the colleges and the students but also the very idea of college being a place of higher learning.
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6 essential books on existentialist philosophy

Wander into the deep recesses of the mind and never return the same with these existentialist books.

  • Existentialism deals with the search to find meaning through free will and choice, among other things.
  • Philosophers considered are existentialists who hailed mostly from Europe in the 19th and 20th century.
  • Many existentialists believe that humans should make their own worth regardless of rules, laws or tradition.
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If you have this condition, you’re more likely to believe “pseudo-profound bullsh*t"

Researchers find out why some people believe utter BS.

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  • Scientists discover that people who have high apophenia are more likely to believe "pseudo-profound bullshit".
  • Apophenia is a tendency to see patterns and connections that aren't really there.
  • The condition could be a precursor to more serious mental illness.
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How 'creativity sprints' can get your creative brain going

Need to kick-start your creativity? This technique can really help.

  • The best way to become more creative? Exercise your creativity like you would your body.
  • Set realistic expectations. Nobody is going to become the best immediately and write an amazing novel, or what have you, in a week.
  • Curiosity is the fuel that drives creativity. Pick a big goal and find out every small aspect about it to break it down.
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4,000-year-old termite mounds are so vast they're visible from space

Long hidden under trees, it's utterly massive.

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  • This 4,000-year-old structure can be seen from space and wasn't built by humans.
  • The mounds are made up of 200 million mounds of earth.
  • They're still under construction today.
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