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Apr
11
Which Country Does the Most Good for the World?

It's an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, "Which country does the most good?" The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).

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Apr
10
How To Have a Good Conversation

We too often imagine that ‘good conversations’ are things we fall into out of luck. Far from it, knowing how to have a good conversation is a skill that can be learnt – and here are the beginning of the rules. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/wubZTC
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“Having a decent conversation is something most of us imagine we can do without any problem – and certainly without much thought. These things just happen naturally. Don’t they?
But in truth, truly good conversations come along very rarely; largely because our societies fall for t...


Apr
09
I'm A Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire

18- year-old Erik Finman made his own rules when he invested in Bitcoin and left high school to start his own business


Apr
08
Why Webcams And The Internet Are Tools For Art

Contemporary artists explain how technology has significantly impacted the way we create and view art.

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Apr
07
The World's Roundest Object!

The world's roundest object helps solve the longest running problem in measurement -- how to define the kilogram.
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A kilogram isn't what it used to be. Literally. The original name for it was the 'grave', proposed in 1793 but it fell victim to the French Revolution like its creator, Lavoisier. So begins the tale of the most unusual SI unit. The kilogram is the only base unit with a prefix in its name, and the only one still defined by a physical artifact, the international prototype kilogram or IPK.

But the problem with this definition has long been apparent. The IPK doesn't seem to maintain its mass compared to 40 similar cylinders minted a...


Apr
06
Overcoming Bad Inner Voices

All of us have deeply unhelpful inner voices inside us, dragging us down with criticisms and unfair accusations. Wisdom involves learning how to replace them with more benevolent guides.

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Apr
05
Superblocks: How Barcelona is Taking City Streets Back From Cars

Modern cities are designed for cars. But the city of Barcelona is testing out an urban design trick that can give cities back to pedestrians.

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Apr
04
How To Understand A Picasoo

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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Rudolf Arnheim, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism -- Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 165-167

Douglas N. Morgan, “Picasso's People: A Lesson in Making Sense” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 167-171

Nina Corazzo, “Picasso's 'Night Fishing at Antibes': A New Source” The Burlington Magazine
Vol. 132, No. 1043 (Feb., 1990), pp. 99-101

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Apr
03
Building Robot Symphonies With Wine Glasses And Wheels

Andy Cavatorta creates new musical instruments and eerie sounds with homemade machines of spinning arms, wine glasses, circuit boards and software. He's basically a sculptor of sound. And oh yeah- Björk commissioned Andy to build her a something for her world tour.


Apr
02
How Love Is Defined Around The World

What is the definition of love? Meet one girl traveling the world asking strangers to share their meaning of the word.

More on Chrissie Lam's "Love Is" Project - http://www.thesupplychange.org | Instagram: @thesupplychange

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