Make the most of your 20s: Meg Jay at TED2013 In her 20s, Meg Jay saw her first psychotherapy client, Alex, who was there to talk about her guy problems. Jay didn’t take the sessions all too seriously at first. But then her supervisor gave her a wakeup call. 10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification trueactivist.com | Most are naturally drawn to the outdoors for a period of quiet contemplation and/or a restful area to relax in. But often snowy weather, lack of time, or location can inhibit one’s time in the wilderness. Thankfully, it is easier than ever to introduce flora into one’s home. Plants grown indoors have a variety of benefits. Not only are they the ultimate in functional decorating, but some well-placed greenery can brighten a space, purify the air, and also create a more relaxing, restful ambiance.
Fear is boring, and other tips for living a creative life Creativity is a tricky word. Consultants peddle it, brands promise it, we all strive for it, often without really knowing quite what “it” really is. Put simply, there’s a lot of snake oil around creativity. But now here’s author Elizabeth Gilbert (TED Talk, Your elusive creative genius) to cut through the guff with her distinctly refreshing take on the topic. Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - Kim Preshoff If your selected country was not represented by a population pyramid in the lesson, you may wonder what it looks like. The U.S. Census Bureau has an International Data Base that can help you create one. Is your country a fast, slow or no growth pyramid?The current world population can be seen ticking on the World Population Clock. Factors such as better water, food, medicine, industry, and health care have caused the world population to grow exponentially.
12 Hard-Working Houseplants That Help Improve Indoor Air Quality Style Home Design NEXT 12 Hard-Working Houseplants That Help Improve Indoor Air Quality by julia.letts from I Love 6.3k What if we could clean wastewater with corn cobs? 15-year-old TEDxVienna speaker Lalita Prasida worked with farmers in India to develop a wastewater filtration system using corn cobs (Photo: Lalita Prasida) Fifteen-year-old Lalita Prasida was in school when she realized that — in many places around the world — potable water is a luxury. “[In my studies] I found that there’s a lot of impure water around, rather than pure water,” she says at TEDxVienna. “Potable water nowadays is very difficult to get.” The art of science: Stunning, psychedelic images from Fabian Oefner In his TEDGlobal 2013 talk, Fabian Oefner shares breathtaking images at the nexus of art and science, which beautifully capture unique moments of physical and chemical drama. Formally trained in art and design, Oefner says that he has always been interested in science. Though he can’t pinpoint the exact moment when he became interested in pairing his two loves, he views both pursuits as inextricably linked by a crucial bond: “The most important quality of science or art is curiosity,” Oefner tells TED. “That’s what keeps me going and always finding something new.”
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