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Fascinating and pragmatic article about the complexities of "willpower" and why that is a problematic and perhaps useless term.


http://m.nautil.us/issue/45/power/against-willpower

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This is great advice.

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Interesting idea. "Even if it were possible—and I still maintain, with 24 House Republicans and 19 Republican Senators needed, that it is highly unlikely—the absolute stupidest, most self-defeating thing Democrats can push for right now is the impeachment and removal of President Trump."

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"What do dreams and video games have to do with Tibetan Buddhism? For one thing, they all introduce us to 'dereification' — the creeping feeling that reality isn’t as solid as we might think. For another, they will all come together at a workshop led by Buddhist teacher and lucid dreaming expert Andrew Holecek at Shambhala Mountain Center next week, where new research on the subject will be unveilled.

"Holecek will explore 'dream yoga,' the Tibetan Buddhist practice of meditating in a lucid dream. In his 2016 book, Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep, Holecek blended traditional Buddhist teachings with modern sleep science research. Now he’s looking at how to further incorporate Western knowledge with the ancient tradition by exploring the potential of virtual reality..."


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"be it the voice of a loved one, a special song lyric, or a poignant quote, soundwave tattoos let you immortalize meaningful sounds in tattoo form. the interactive body art is the first product by LA-based startup skin motion, and work with an app that creates tattoo designs from audio clips. all you need do is record the sound of your choice in the app, which then translates it into a scientific piece of body art. once inked up, the augmented reality tattoos can then be scanned and played back using the same application, recreating the sound exactly as it was recorded."

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This is a really cool idea.

"Marketing firm Y&R launched a new campaign called "The Whole Story Project" this week. The app that allows users to see, share and add virtual statues of notable women along existing public statues of men.

"The app, which uses augmented reality and GPS technology, lets users find where statues are located and learn about women's contributions. Users must be at the location of the statue to see the woman appear next to it."

+Elizabeth Honer, this is already working for NYC.

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HELL TO THE YEAH!


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