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LINKS TO EVERYTHING BELOW:

"Cosmological Principle" by Zach McCoy [VIDEO]: http://ow.ly/o2yI6
"Cosmological Principle" by Zach McCoy on iTunes: http://ow.ly/o2Al4

EXTREME HOLE BORING VIDEO: http://ow.ly/o2yH1

Genie documentary: http://ow.ly/o2ymk

VICE deprivation documentary: http://ow.ly/o2yjx

10MinutesOfYourLife channel: http://ow.ly/o2yJz

take a train across Russia: http://ru-train.appspot.com/en

Boredom Proness Scale:

1 for highly disagree 4 for neutral 7 for highly agree
http://uwf.edu/svodanov/boredom/bps.htm

Excel file download: http://ow.ly/o2yOg

Great books on boredom:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boredom-Lively-History-Peter-Toohey/dp/0300181841
http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Philosophy-Boredom-Lars-Svendsen/dp/1861892179/ref=pd_sim_b_1

"bore" etymology: http://etymonline.com/?term=bore

Jennifer Schuelssler article on boredom: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/books/review/Schuessler-t.html?_r=1&

Anna Gosline article on boredom: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bored--find-something-to-live-for

Flow: http://ow.ly/o2ESd

GANZFELD EFFECT HOW-TO: http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Third_Party_Graphic/2009/01/10/11brain2axx__1231575167_0544.jpg

Sensory Deprivation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_deprivation

More Genie links:

http://psychology.about.com/od/historyofpsychology/a/genie.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genie_(feral_child)

Thomas Silverstien: http://ow.ly/o2ykG

Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrasting_and_categorization_of_emotions

more boredom links:

http://www.reddit.com/r/philosophy/comments/e7xkr/the_value_of_boredom/
http://www.theguardian.com/g2/story/0,,1753724,00.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20080404203906/http://homepage.mac.com/doubtboy/boring.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boredom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solitary_confinement

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