philosophy

Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens

Sometimes help can come from where you least expect it… like, REALLY least expect it.

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Famous philosophers reimagined as cute anime boys by Japanese student cramming for entrance exams

Would anime-style Descartes say “I think, therefor I super deformed am?”

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Philosophy with numbers: The math problem that stumped the Japanese internet

If a notebook costs 100 yen, 20 yen cheaper than a pencil case, then how much is an eraser? 

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Video game lessons to help you succeed at work and life

Remember when you were young and you’d sit around in your pajamas playing video games all Saturday, your blood packed full of sugary cereal goodness and your parents telling you to go outside? ”They’re just a waste of time! Go play baseball!” your father would yell before giving up and heading out to go “fishing” with his friends. Well, here’s your chance to yell back “Nu-uh!”

After a few decades of reflection and life experience, Japan’s gamers have compiled a list of some of the life lessons–related to work, of all things–to be found in video games!

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You Can Do It! A Collection of Inspirational Quotes and the Famous People Who Made Them

With the start of the Olympics just around the corner, we bring you a collection of quotes from people of varying degrees of fame and glory, some sure to make you think.


Prayer alone doesn’t give you courage. You need to make the effort and pray.

Evander Holyfield, boxer who, among other achievements, unwillingly fed Mike Tyson his ear.

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