End of Space – Creating a Prison for Humanity

Philosophy
Space travel is the most exciting adventure for humanity, but in an irony of history we may stop ourselves from going into space the more we do it.

How far would you have to go to escape gravity?

Philosophy
Every star, black hole, human being, smartphone and atom are all constantly pulling on each other due to one force: gravity.

What Is A Paradox?

Philosophy
A paradox is a statement that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to an apparently self-contradictory or logically unacceptable conclusion.

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place

Philosophy
Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away?

Should You Eat Every Day?

Philosophy
An intermittent fasting diet is one of the hippest new nutrition and fitness philosophies, based around the idea that going hungry can be good for your health.

Open offices are overrated

Philosophy
If you work in an office, there's a good chance it's an open one. How did we get here? And why is it so bad?

Optimistic Nihilism

Philosophy
The philosophy of Kurzgesagt.

How to use rhetoric to get what you want - Camille A. Langston

Philosophy
How do you get what you want, using just your words? Aristotle set out to answer exactly that question over two thousand years ago with a treatise on rhetoric. Camille A. Langston describes the fundamentals of deliberative rhetoric and shares some tips for appealing to an audience's ethos, logos, and pathos in your next speech.

LITERATURE - Voltaire

Philosophy
Voltaire was one of the wisest, funniest and cleverest people of the 18th century. He continues to have lots to teach us about toleration, modesty and kindness.

Who am I? A philosophical inquiry - Amy Adkins

Philosophy
Throughout the history of mankind, the subject of identity has sent poets to the blank page, philosophers to the agora and seekers to the oracles. These murky waters of abstract thinking are tricky to navigate, so it's probably fitting that to demonstrate the complexity, the Greek historian Plutarch used the story of a ship. Amy Adkins illuminates Plutarch's Ship of Theseus.

The philosophy of Stoicism - Massimo Pigliucci

Philosophy
What is the best life we can live? How can we cope with whatever the universe throws at us and keep thriving nonetheless? The ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism explains that while we may not always have control over the events affecting us, we can have control over how we approach things. Massimo Pigliucci describes the philosophy of Stoicism.

PHILOSOPHY - Nietzsche

Philosophy
Nietzsche believed that the central task of philosophy was to teach us to 'become who we are'. Find out more by reading our book 'Life Lessons from Nietzsche '

The economics of beard popularity in the US

Philosophy
We may have reached "peak beard."

Would you sacrifice one person to save five?

Philosophy
Imagine you're watching a runaway trolley barreling down the tracks, straight towards five workers. You happen to be standing next to a switch that will divert the trolley onto a second track.

Post-Truth: Why Facts Don't Matter Anymore

Philosophy
Why we can't seem to agree on what's true when it's easier than ever to check.

Plato's best (and worst) ideas

Philosophy
Few individuals have influenced the world and many of today's thinkers like Plato. He created the first Western university and was teacher to Ancient Greece's greatest minds, including Aristotle.

The Illusion of Truth

Philosophy
If you repeat something enough times, it comes to feel good and true.

You live in the past!

Philosophy
Is it possible to live in the now?

4 Logical Paradoxes!!

Philosophy
4 Logical Paradoxes That Will Boggle Your Mind

Why We Do What We Do

Philosophy
Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that make us do what we do -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

How a Bout of Depression Led to Dwayne Johnson's Career-Defining Moment

Philosophy
After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson was passed over by the NFL. While he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders, and sent packing. At 23, Dwayne found himself living in his parents' small apartment, battling depression