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The Pursuit of Happiness Does Not Require Feet (A Brief Thought About Life)

Those of us living in the United States have enshrined in our founding documents the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness, a concept that has older roots in European philosophers such as John Locke.  These documents, of course, provide not the slightest bit of instruction about how to embark upon this pursuit, wisely leaving …

Addiction to Noise and Stimulation (A Brief Thought About Life)

Stephan provides some interesting insights about the ability for overstimulating food to dull our senses and contribute to addiction, in which he expands the concept to stimulation from other sources such as drugs and video games, and notes the powerful effect that meditation can have in reversing these effects: Simple Food: Thoughts on Practicality I …

What Grad School and Professional Research Should Be Like

Melissa McEwen has a great new post on why we’re all too busy. Mvar _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-22004430-1′]); _gaq.push([‘_trackPageview’]); (function() { var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true; ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘https://www’) + ‘.google-analytics.com/ga.js’; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); As I was …

Thanksgiving, A Source of Eternal Joy

by Chris Masterjohn Sandrine Hahn, a Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader, created a wonderful Thanksgiving illustration, found here.  It contains a beautiful quote from Konrad von Gesner: Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. Gesner was …