Category: Type-Video

A ritual for the later years of life: give away what you have treasured

A ritual for the later years of life: give away what you have treasured

VIDEO: We use rituals to mark the early stages of our lives, like birthdays and graduations -- but what about our later years? In this meditative talk about looking both backward and forward, Bob Stein proposes a new tradition of giving away your things (and sharing the stories behind them) as you get older, to reflect on your life so far and open the door to whatever comes next. SOURCE: TED ...
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The population bomb has been defused -- Malthus was wrong

The population bomb has been defused — Malthus was wrong

VIDEO/ INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: In order to put the dire prognostications of Malthus and Ehrlich about population growth outstripping the capacity of the Earth to feedits people, inally to rest, an important component is needed - lower fertility rates. Overall world fertility has fallen. There's a strong association between fertility and income levels - once a country passes about $5,000 in per capita annual gross domestic product, it almost never has a high fertility rate. Overpopulation concerns have shifted from global to regional. Countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo still have very high fertility rates. SOURCE: Bloomberg ...
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The brain-body connection is more than we think it is

The brain-body connection is more than we think it is

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS/ VIDEO: An all pervasive “cerebral mystique” creates a false dichotomy between the brain and the body and ignores bodily influences on our psychology, from chemicals in the blood to bacteria in the gut. What’s outside the body also influences the mind. The environment floods the brain with the equivalent of about 10 megabytes of information per second SOURCE: National Geographic ...
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3 myths about the future of work

3 myths about the future of work

VIDEO: "Will machines replace humans?" This question is on the mind of anyone with a job to lose. In this video, Daniel Susskind confronts this question and three misconceptions we have about our automated future, suggesting we ask something else: How will we distribute wealth in a world when there will be less -- or even no -- work? SOURCE: TED ...
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There is no scientific basis for homeopathy

There is no scientific basis for homeopathy

VIDEO: Homeopathy is one of the most popular systems of alternative and complementary therapy. Its effectiveness has been repeatedly questioned. This is a carefully constructed, objective look at homeopathy. Based on what we know from modern Science, there is no support for its use other than as a placebo. Homeopathy doesn't work. Its claimed success may well be the result of a placebo effect derived from the routine of analysing a patient's complaint and prescribing a long and arcane set of do's and don'ts.The video explains many principles about drug testing and therapeutic usage. SOURCE: Kurzgesagt ...
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Don't look to YouTube for getting rich: only the top 3% make worthwhile money

Don’t look to YouTube for getting rich: only the top 3% make worthwhile money

VIDEO/ ARTICLE: YouTube stars are cult heroes. Some of them make six figure incomes from ad revenues on their channels. You can have a million views a month and still not be able to make rent. Breaking into the top 3% (more than 1.4 million views per month)  of most-viewed channels could bring in advertising revenue of about $16,800 a year,  Hold on to your day job. SOURCE: Bloomberg Technology ...
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A rich social life is the key to living longer

A rich social life is the key to living longer

VIDEO: The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to longevity researcher Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders alive so long -- it's their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. SOURCE: TED via YouTube ...
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How compassionate architecture can create dignity for all

How compassionate architecture can create dignity for all

VIDEO: This video takes to task the lack of diversity in design that leads to thoughtless, compassionless spaces. Design has a unique ability to dignify and make people feel valued, respected, honoured and seen. The speaker, John Cary, calls for architects and designers to expand their ranks and commit to serving the public good, not just the privileged few. "Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a questions of aesthetics," he says. "They literally shape our ideas about who we are in the world and what we deserve." SOURCE: TED ...
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