Blanket cocoon for adults

In Japan, adults are wrapping themselves up in a tight blanket like a baby (or a burrito) to help them relax in an always-on world. The practice helps alleviate muscle stiffness, especially along the spine. Now that’s one way to rest up! Advertisements

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Meet the Godfather of AI

  If you want to understand a complicated device like a brain, you should build one…The brain’s a big neural network. Geoff Hinton has been trying to make computers think like humans for over 40 years. In our time, before our time, Hinton the pariah kept pushing the idea that computers could think. The 21st-century […]

The 2-minute exercise that could make you more successful

According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor’s book [easyazon_link identifier=”0307591557″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]The Happiness Advantage[/easyazon_link], it is happiness that begets success and not the other way around. And one of the quickest ways to boost your mood is to start by sending someone a quick email every morning. The simplest thing you can do is a two-minute email […]

McCartney drives us through his life in Liverpool on Carpool Karaoke

That’s right, in this clip Paul McCartney looks old. Nearly frail. It’s still him, but he’s a grandpa. Hip, but a bit crotchety when it comes to movement. And you’re not turned off in the least, you want to will him to go on, to never die, to be here forever, because once he’s gone, […]

The dead leaf butterfly 🦋 🍂

Known as the Kallima inachus, or dead leaf butterfly, the insect resembles the veins of a dry leaf when it’s in the closed position. This type of butterfly is prevalent from Southeast Asia to Japan. The upperside of the dead leaf butterfly is beautifully colored, with yellow and dark blue and blue patterns. Check out […]

Rainbow Waterfall at Yosemite National Park 🌈💦

Said the “Father of the National Parks“ of America’s national parks John Muir, “Most people are on the world, not in it.” His advocacy helped protect the Yosemite Valley and ultimately led to the establishment of Yosemite National Park. The video of the rainbow waterfall by landscape photograher Greg Harlow at Yosemite is just one of the many […]

Wave cinemagraphs by Ray Collins

Photographer Ray Collins captures the magic that happens at the intersection of water and light. Each shot in this film was created from a single one of Ray’s original photos. The stills are transformed into cinemagraphs – a hybrid between photo and video – an infinite loop that makes a single moment last forever. The original […]

Dear Sheeple, are you part of the herd?

Each individual reduces danger to itself by moving to the center of the group. The herd appears as a unit, but its function emerges from the uncoordinated behavior of self-serving individuals. We copy others out of safety, thinking that it’s better to conform rather than be ostracized. So like lemmings, we do whatever else is doing, including […]

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