20 Incredible TED Talks You Should Show Your High School Students | Online College Courses What makes TED such an appealing web series and organization is its desire to offer up a little something for everyone. This includes high school students and the teachers who love, hate, or tolerate them. Honestly, pretty much any video hosted there boasts its own educational value, but some hold more relevance than others. Whether they empower and inspire, shine a light on social injustices or simply show off some seriously cool innovations, the following 20 videos are bound to make class time just a little more interesting. Viktor Frankl: Why to believe in othersFrom TED’s Best of the Web series comes a fabulous lecture by influential psychiatrist, philosopher, and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl.
Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee | Colossal - StumbleUpon (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says: So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal. :: The Years Are Short ::
- StumbleUpon 1994's MOST BIZARRE SUICIDE At the 1994 annual awards dinner given by the American Association for Forensic Science, AAFS President Don Harper Mills astounded his audience in San Diego with the legal complications of a bizarre death. Here is the story. "On 23 March 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound of the head. "When one intends to kill subject A but kills subject B in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject B. "The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple's son loading the shotgun approximately six weeks prior to the fatal incident. There was an exquisite twist. "The medical examiner closed the case as a suicide."
How to Be Happy in Life? | Happiness is a Choice Written by Naren on October 31, 2008 I am reminded of an incident from my childhood and I think it makes sense to include it in this article. Whenever I used to get ill, my mom used to give me so much care and attention that I got a little spoiled. I started taking advantage of the situation, and sometimes just pretended to have a headache or fever. This game that we have learned as a child is one main reason why we choose to be sad and miserable instead of happy. The second important factor is that when people see others happy, they tend to get jealous -- because it reminds them of their own inner misery. However, when we are feeling sad or something bad has happened to us, lots of our friends console us with their words of comfort. So, how can we overcome this and be happy in life? Let me offer you the following list of my suggestions and please do not mistake them as preaching: The first strategy is not to compare - neither your joys nor your sufferings with others. Conclusion
This post-apocalyptic short animation deserves its own movie Does it come with a left hand throttle like the one in the movie? Ha - I hadn't noticed that! :) But no, I don't think so. Very rarely. Yup. There are quite a few MT-01s where I live (I don't like them much, however I enjoyed its little sibling the -03 a lot, even though there's no way you can drive either like the one in the film) and that's why I knew the sound was definitely not this one :) It does sound more like a racing, medium-displacement two-stroke, doesn't it?