Spreading the Word: Comedy For Weekend

It is short and simple today: a stand-up comedy video to add some laughter to our weekend 🙂 Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAULsoAQn2g Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video I've seen and considered to be inspiring and insightful. I feel it is …

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Spreading the Word: “Philosopher of the Arabs”

Considered the first philosopher in the Islamic tradition and the first to write philosophy in Arabic, 9th-century thinker al-Kindī held that philosophy can help solve Islamic theological dilemmas. Philosophy professor and a life-long researcher of al-Kindī's works, Peter Adamson has written a book on this pioneering Islamic thinker (my review of it is coming soon) …

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Spreading the Word: Getting Stuck (and Unstuck) in the Negatives

Psychological research has shown that our minds are naturally more inclined to tilt towards the negative, the loss. Negative news, negative information sticks in our thoughts and it takes more mental effort on our part to get unstuck from that frame of mind. But it is not impossible. In this short, insightful and, in my …

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Spreading the Word: New Year’s Eve Ambience Video

Happy New Year! May this Hobbit inspired ambience music video bring magic to your New Year's Eve celebration!

Spreading the Word: Christmas at Hogwarts Ambience Video

This is a special weekend for many of us around the world. To those who celebrate, I wish you a very Jolly Christmas! To those who do not, may your weekend be peaceful, warm, and filled with love! We all can use a little magic in our lives sometimes. I hope this Harry Potter inspired …

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Spreading the Word: Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

The value of self-knowledge lies partly in our ability to consciously understand ourselves and then develop more integrated personalities. The opposite of this implies having elements that are somehow disconnected from what we identify with when we think of 'who we are'. These elements are in our blindspots, obscured from our self-knowledge. If so, internal …

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Spreading the Word: “Does Consciousness End?”

The topic of Nothingness has always captivated human minds. Death, darkness, void, abyss, no-thing, no-sense, no-experience, oblivion. However, our talk of nothingness as a state betrays an ancient misconception, one discussed by Parmenides ~2.500 years ago in his teaching that Being Is and Non-Being is not. We fall for the myth of nothingness when we contemplate …

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Spreading the Word: Interesting Facts About Blood

So, when was the last time you thought about blood? It's one of those things, I suppose, that we don't pay attention to unless something goes wrong. Here is a short recent video by BBC Ideas on The curious world of blood. Enjoy! Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to …

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Spreading the Word: Effects of Reading

Today I share with you an interesting short video by BBC Ideas on how reading affects us. The video covers both on-screen and physical book reading, offers some insightful data, and, finally, ends with an important takeaway message about our potential future depending in part on our reading habits. Enjoy! Link to the video: What …

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Spreading the Word: How to Live in Absurdity?

Sometimes we need a little reassurance amid all the chaos. Here is a video with a selection of quotes from the French philosopher Albert Camus. An expert on the absurdity of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22cV7MvC2_k Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video …

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