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A Not So Obvious Point About the Obvious.

What you are looking at is not what you think it is.

It is a galaxy being born. A billion trillion planets in a single dot.

It is a billion trillion neurons connecting themselves together in a growing human brain.

A billion trillion spores of bacteria replicating themselves in…

America is in the Middle of a Bad Acid Trip. We Don’t Know How to Come Down From It.

(*A version of this article was originally published in THE DOE Magazine in December 2020)

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t.” — Mad Hatter — Alice in Wonderland

What if you…

The supposed “love hormone” oxytocin is triggered not just when we’re cuddling but also when we’re gearing up to go to war together.

By Fred Dust & Rob Healy

Fueled by Ted Talks and Goop articles alike, oxytocin has had a great PR run in recent years. Colloquially called the “love drug” or “cuddle chemical”, oxytocin is a pair-bonding hormone that doubles as a neurotransmitter. It gets activated whenever we are cuddling with…

The Next American Decade May Rest Upon What We Do in the Coming Months

“There are decades where nothing happens, and then there are weeks where decades happen.”- Lenin

“No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.” — General George Mattis

As it stands…

The Four Stupidest Responses to CoronaVirus and Why We Need to Shut Them Up

Be honest…

How many of you actually knew this was coming? How many of you genuinely anticipated that this disease was going to uproot your life, overrun our healthcare system, and crater the economy?

If you answered yes…

Why Bali is the sexiest place on earth. Just not why you think.


sexy: [ sek-see ]

adjective, sex·i·er, sex·i·est.

1.) radiating sexuality, sensual, seductive, provocative.

2.) excitingly appealing; intriguing, alluring.


In order to understand Bali’s sexual allure, one must be loosely acquainted…

PODIEM PAPER #6: The Ramifications of our Reality-on-Demand Economy

#ThePodiemPapers are an ongoing series of short essays aimed at heightening the public conversation around core issues intersecting journalism and social media.


E.O Wilson said it best. “We are a civilization of Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology.”

In Silicon Valley, this line is now as overused as…

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