Down The Rabbit Hole We Go! 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas.
Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation TED’s educational arm is launching TED-Ed Clubs, an effort to support students who research, write and present and record their own ideas in a TED talk format. “The goal is to stimulate and celebrate the best ideas of students around the world,” said TED-Ed Director Logan Smalley. TED-Ed piloted the project with 100 schools, focusing mostly on middle and high school aged students. Most of the pilot schools started with TED-Ed clubs held during lunch or after school, but some teachers incorporated materials into the classroom. TED-Ed also offers free guiding materials for 13 club meetings, taking students through the step-by-step process of creating a TED talk. “It’s about sparking the question of what makes a great presentation, both content and how you present,” Smalley said.
Why 6-Year-Old Girls Want To Be Sexy (STUDY) By: Jennifer Abbasi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/16/2012 12:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Most girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects, according to a new study of elementary school-age kids in the Midwest. Researchers have shown in the past that women and teens think of themselves in sexually objectified terms, but the new study is the first to identify self-sexualization in young girls.
10 talks on being creative Radio host Julie Burstein has found the perfect analogy for creativity—raku pottery. A Japanese art form in which molded clay is heated for 15 minutes and then dropped in sawdust which bursts into flames, what makes this pottery so beautiful is its imperfections and cracks. Burstein interviewed hundred of artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers for her book, Spark: How Creativity Works, and heard many of them describe their process in similar terms — that the best parts of their work came from embracing challenges, misfortunes and the things they simply couldn’t control.
A College Guide to Eating Healthy This is a guest post from Thomas Frank. Have you said any of these things recently? “I’ve got eight tests this week, so I’ve decided to only sleep every other night.” The Effect Music Has On The Brain Contrary to popular beliefs, music is just more than sweet candy to our ears. It feeds our minds as well. Whether you are into the upbeat tunes of Lady Gaga, or the tongue-twisting jams of Jay-Z, you will be glad to know that music has profound effects on the brain. Here are some of the mind marvels that you can expect just by listening to your favorite music: This Super Stylish 9-Year-Old CEO Will Make You Feel Lazy By now, you've probably seen a fair share of kids who dress better than adults. But have you ever seen a kid with an absurdly keen fashion sense who is also the CEO of his own company at age 9? Meet Mr. Cory, founder and CEO of Mr. Cory's Cookies (yes, really.) The business- and sartorially- savvy pre-pre-teen became interested in fashion at the age of five, and runs a homemade cookie business with his mom based out of their New Jersey home.
‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time (Credit: stock image) The Special Issue on Mind Uploading (Vol. 4, issue 1, June 2012) of the International Journal of Machine Consciousness, just released, “constitutes a significant milestone in the history of mind uploading research: the first-ever collection of scientific and philosophical papers on the theme of mind uploading,” as Ben Goertzel and Matthew Ikle’ note in the Introduction to this issue. “Mind uploading” is an informal term that refers to transferring the mental contents from a human brain into a different substrate, such as a digital, analog, or quantum computer. It’s also known as “whole brain emulation” and “substrate-independent minds.”
The Greatest Ever Economic Change 13 September 2012 The Greatest Ever Economic Change Professor Douglas McWilliams Introduction I am very grateful to Gresham College for allowing me to borrow the title of Mercers School Memorial Professor of Commerce for three years. The launch of our whole school Real Beauty E-Magazine Project The launch of our whole school Real Beauty E-Magazine Project This is a video to launch a form time activity that is scheduled to take place next term. It borrows from Dove’s real beauty campaign and adds some personal touches particular to our school.
This Shows Why We Are Living In The Most Important Time Of Human History What does world revolution, quantum physics, solar and cosmic rays, ancient wisdom, sustainability, free energy and metaphysics all have in common? The Collective Evolution III: The Shift brings together all of it in the final film of The Collective Evolution documentary series. For two and a half years this documentary went through the stages of creation and is now released for free on YouTube for everyone to watch. Since ideas first started coming together for this film, I knew it was going to be something special in that it would set out to not only prove that we are living in unprecedented times but that it would engage people in getting involved and embracing the shift that makes its way across the consciousness’ of everyone on the planet. This film brought much growth, change and experience into my life and am so grateful for the journey that was made possible by all those who supported the creation of this film.
The Real Reason Your Job Isn't the Right Fit Have you ever been told how lucky you are to have your job—and felt a sense of utter confusion? Maybe you just can’t put your finger on what exactly you don’t like about your current role, and because of that you’re still there, especially since people keep telling you how happy you should be. If this is you, fret not. This could be a case of unidentified career values. What are Career Values? Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science Stone Age artists were painting red disks, handprints, clublike symbols, and geometric patterns on European cave walls long before previously thought, in some cases more than 40,000 years ago, scientists reported Thursday, after completing more reliable dating tests that raised a possibility that Neanderthals were the artists. A more likely situation, the researchers said, is that the art - 50 samples from 11 caves in northwestern Spain- was created by anatomically modern humans fairly soon after their arrival in Europe. The findings seem to put an exclamation point to a run of recent discoveries: direct evidence from fossils that Homo sapiens populations were living in England 41,500 to 44,200 years ago and in Italy 43,000 to 45,000 years ago, and that they were making flutes in German caves about 42,000 years ago. Then there is the new genetic evidence of modern human-Neanderthal interbreeding, suggesting a closer relationship than had been generally thought.
Channel 4 - University Sport, Leisure and Tourism If you’re going to study a course for at least three years, it needs to be something that you’re passionate about. If you spend every spare moment playing or watching sport and you want to understand more about the leisure and tourism industries, this might suit you down to the ground. Further down the line, you could think about a career in travel, sports coaching or hospitality. Medical Technology