When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the less happy we can be. (Filmed at TEDxCambridge.)
Episode 9 of Budovideos weekly podcast of This Week In BJJ. Your hosts Budo Jake and Budo Dane, with Shawn Williams, bring you the latest news from the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our guests for this show Eddie Bravo and Shawn Williams.
When he was just 17, C. W. Nicol journeyed from his homeland of Wales to the North Pole and across Canada. A decade later, he was struggling desperately against poachers as an officer in Ethiopia's Ministry of Wildlife Conservation. After a long life of adventuring and devotion to the martial arts, he settled down in the wilds of Satoyama, Nagano Prefecture. In 1986, he began to preserve and restore the woodlands on a rough patch of land on the Kurohime Plateau now known as the C. W. Nicol Afan Woodland. The author of multiple works in many languages, frequently on things natural, C. W. took Japanese nationality in 1995. His ecotourism work, including establishing the Afan Forest Foundation in 2002, aims to expand public initiatives and awareness, and he has often served as the environmental conscience of Japan's government. Particularly after the Great East Japan Earthquake, no one has a stronger desire to see people living in harmony with nature.
It is frequently discussed whether it is possible to sink in lava. Due to its high density, a person would generally be expected to remain on the surface. Indeed it is possible to briefly walk on certain types of lava if professional heat-protective clothing is worn (do not try yourself). However, the video shows that falling from a height, a person would be able to penetrate the crust of the lake and submerge in it. The test was performed with a box of camp waste (largely food rests) in a bin bag. Estimated weight 30kg, Size 60x60x60cm. Fall height, about 80m. The lake reacts with violent lava fountaining activity, presumably in part due to steam produced from the organic matter.
The lava lake at Erta Ale has persisted for many years and contains relatively fluid basaltic lava. Only few volcanoes have such lakes.
An amazing ballet performance called "Shadowland" featuring the Pilobolus Dance Theatre troupe as anthropomorphic characters that use their shadows behind a thin veil to morph into dogs, airplanes, building and many other things
Set to Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down.
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Are the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer? Prof. Sean Mulholland uses several statistical measures and finds that this common perception may not be accurate. A surface-level examination of statistics may indicate that the poor are getting poorer, but a more thorough study shows that there is more income mobility in the United States than many might think. Prof. Mulholland highlights data showing household income by quintile adjusted for inflation and even uses data that follows specific households over time. For example, if we look at households in the bottom quintile in 1987 and follow those individual households until 1996, about 45 percent of them have moved up to a higher quintile.
In the next 10-year period, about 40 percent of households move up. Watch the video to see Prof. Mulholland's findings about income mobility for the top 20 percent of income earners over time and for U.S. households across generations, too. Prof. Mulholland says this data provides "evidence that the possibility of upward mobility in the United States is still very real."
Steve Horwitz explains that, contrary to popular belief, the poor are getting richer: Learnliberty.org
Alan Watts makes the great point that we can not determine who we are, what we do and how we live, solely based on our past or ancestry, and must instead seek live more in the present to not just enjoy ourselves but also to lead a fulfilling life.
At a time when educators everywhere are struggling to modernize an education system that was developed by and for an outdated British empire, Sugata provides a bold starting point. The real significance of his work is probably less about solving the problem of access to education for the underprivileged than it is about re-imagining the whole concept of education in the digital age. In a Forbes interview, he says, "our current definition of education is to produce individuals who can fit into a bureaucratic machine. Education prepares to be one piece of a machine. ... Everything falls into place and that is why everyone dresses the same way and why everyone is taught to know the same things. The result is a society that creates identical factory workers. The day of the factory is done. The West needs a fresh model."
Shockwaves from a meteor caused damage to buildings in central Russia, hurting at least a thousand people on Friday, according to news reports.
More than 200 children were among those injured in the Chelyabinsk region, Russia’s Interior Ministry told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
***Warning*** content is graphic/explicit. I am not the original creator of this video. Credit is given to the original creator. I just agree with the message. Don't say, "Demand a plan for gun violence", when Hollywood glorifies gun violence. It is hypocritical. Thanks for watching. Note: The song at the end is not to be taken literal, as I stated before, I did not create this video. I do believe in freedom of speech, however, that is why I did not alter the video.
Tourism Canada asked Canadians to pick up their cameras and share some of Canada's most amazing travel experiences. Here is the result. The response was incredible; here is just 2 minutes from 65 hours of video and 7,000 submissions.
Saw this a while back (like last year) but somehow forgot to post it. The Axis of Awesome posit that many rock and pop music hits are the same four musical chords. Certainly most in the music industry can admit there's a ton of "recycling" and in some cases blatant copying (especially of what's already popular and proven to sell).
This 100 year old bridge in Durham, NC has a 11'8" clearance, which apparently is just tall enough to make you think "I'll probably make it" when approaching. You won't, and you'll end up like these trucks. Brilliantly set to the Rocky theme song.