25 Documentaries Everybody Should Watch Sans Soleil This is not your average documentary. It is a fleeting memory, a sudden remembrance of times long past, a meditation on time and culture, a touch of an emotional diary. We follow the eyes of a world traveller who makes sharp observations and tries to convey them to his friend. We never learn who they are and where they came from, and this is perhaps a subtle point the documentary wants to make. Einstein's Brain How Smart Can We Get? David Pogue Terri Randall Sian Beilock Profile Joshua Seftel lynne-evans.suite101 The oak tree is known for its longevity and the wood for its durability, but the different parts of the oak can bring health benefits. Quercus robur is the Common oak which grows in ancient forests across Europe but there are hundreds of different types of oak trees, some deciduous of the Quercus family and others evergreens, mainly of the Cyclobalanopsis family. This article is concerned only with the Quercus robur oak. The Naming of the Oak Quercus in Latin means oak tree, but this word comes from two Celtic words, ‘quer’ meaning fine or beautiful, and ‘cuez’ meaning tree. In Celtic the word ‘drus’ is the oak tree, and it is from this word that we get the name Druid, the priestly caste of the Celts who worshipped in groves, and who believed that the oak was the most sacred of all trees.
The Abundance Paradigm Foundational Writings The End of Entropy:A Look at Our Entropic World and the Evidence Supporting How We Could Change This by Amaterasu Solar Entropy… That measure of disorder that increases as energy is dissipated into unusable forms effects many aspects of our present human condition. It is easy to grasp the principle as it pertains directly to heat. We see the energy of a fire heat our food, but we also can see a great deal of heat going out unused and unusable. QWOP About QWOP is a Flash-based video game created by independent game developer Bennett Foddy, in which the player attempts to run down a track to cross a finish line. The game is known for its intentionally frustrating control system, with each limb being controlled individually. Origin According to an article in the gaming blog Gamasutra, Bennett Foddy began learning how to create video games while procrastinating from completing his dissertation in philoshophy.
Birth from the Baby’s Perspective Birth from the Baby’s Perspective Edited and updated: March 2013 Picture this… A mother sits holding her newborn son on a postnatal ward during visiting time. One of her visitors reaches forward, grasps the baby by the head and pulls him out of his mothers arms leaving him dangling by his neck. Can you imagine the reaction of the mother and those around? about / FisheadMovie Narrated by Peter Coyote how psychopaths and antidepressants influence our society a provocative snapshot of the world we live in It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today?
Ice Bucket Challenge Doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral on social media during July–August 2014. In the US, many people participate for the ALS Association, and in the UK, many people participate for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, although some individuals have opted to donate their money from the Ice Bucket Challenge to other organizations. The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same.
Covering technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways. Joshua Fox Transhumanists strive to humanize–the opposite of “dehumanize.” We want everyone to be as human as possible. What does “being human” mean? Whatever you want it to. Welcome! Welcome to Spirit Science! This is an open exploration into the nature of the universe and our infinite connection to everything around us, and an active demonstration of that connection through our actions. Spirit Science started as an animated video series, and soon expanded to this website and the various social media outlets that we publish on. Today, we are still creating, to expand the discussion about what all of this stuff really means, and to come to understand what it means to be a whole (holy) person. If you want to go straight to the video collection, click here. Spirit Science is about the harmonic merging of ideas that previously we have believed did not fit together.
25 GIFs of Dogs Who Failed Super Hard in 2014 (But We Love Them Anyway) Puppies and Gentledawgs, it’s that time of the year when we do round ups of schtuff. Everyone wagged, everyone wiggled and all in all twas a pretty good year. However, these dogs might beg to differ. Even pup parents who have the best intentions generally have to face pups who get into all sorts of shenaningans. And once we’re assured they’re fine, well, that’s when we laugh at them (not with ‘em. at ‘em). In any case, fails and wins and all things in between, no matter what, we will love our derpy doges furever and ever.
Drum circle A drum circle is any group of people playing (usually) hand-drums and percussion in a circle. They are distinct from a drumming group or troupe in that the drum circle is an end in itself rather than preparation for a performance. They can range in size from a handful of players to circles with thousands of participants. In 1991, during testimony before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart stated: Typically, people gather to drum in drum "circles" with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. I Lived With Buddhist Monks And You Should Too The second thing worth mentioning is how meditation allowed me to get to know my body and mind - getting to know myself. I was observing my thoughts all the time, my mind starting to tell me to quit when it was outside of the normal comfort zone. When you observe your thoughts you also start to understand how your mind works and, consequently, learn how to subvert it. Like Tai Lopez’s cognitive biases - our animal brain needs simply to be understood to be mastered. I learned how to be present, how not to think about the past or the future and to just enjoy the moment.
How Things Work Posted by admin on Dec 28, 2012 in Entertainment | 27 comments For many thing that we all day see in our lives, we don’t know how some of that things work. Here you can see how things really work. How a Zipper Works Illustrating Pi: Unrolling a Circle’s Circumference