Why Do We Still Work So Much?

Why Do We Still Work So Much?

“Work,” wrote Lord Bertrand Russell in 1935, “is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the Earth’s surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so.”   The great philosopher’s words remained more or...
6 Shortcuts to a Longer Life

6 Shortcuts to a Longer Life

A version of this article first appeared right here on my blog. Then Paleo Magazine published it in November of 2015, and I sheepishly removed the original post. Since then, I’ve written less on primal living and more on topics such as philosophy, meditation, spooky...
5 Strategies for Consistently Terrific Sleep

5 Strategies for Consistently Terrific Sleep

10:30 PM:  You flip off the TV and reach instinctively for your iPhone, jabbing the email icon. Reading the subject line of the first message, you let out an audible groan. “POWER POINT UPDATE v6.”  V6?  I can’t even remember getting v5!  Annoyed, you snap off the...
Writing in the Age of the iPhone

Writing in the Age of the iPhone

My laptop is open on the coffee table; I am striking away at the keys. Within reach are a few journals, some books on philosophy, my iPhone, and an arsenal of spices. This is not all. Headphones come and go. Pens, placemats, keys, bottles, and dollars all vie for...
The Place That Cures Stress

The Place That Cures Stress

I have a cure for stress. No incense is burned. No chants to Hare Krishna are uttered. I simply close my laptop, slip on my Merrells, and leave for the woods.   The moment I enter the shaded canopy, my eyebrows relax and the industrial ice begins to melt from my...

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