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Apr
16
The Eco-Friendly Genius of 'Earthships'

The New Mexico desert is a landscape of harsh extremes: brutally hot in the summer, frigid in the winter. It was the perfect testing ground for architect Mike Reynolds' "earthships"—houses of unconventional design material and utility that are completely self-sustained. They're built with used tires and empty glass bottles and produce their own electricity, water, and food. For Reynolds, sustainable houses are the key to making a home in a better future—and now, the rest of the world is catching on to Reynolds' genius eco-friendly designs. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and ...


Apr
16
Vlog #35- The Hashtag

In which the Nerdwriter talks about the literary value of the hashtag. Check out this short piece in the New Yorker: http://nyr.kr/bAxy6T And this is great, from Darcy Moore's Blog: http://bit.ly/ol7xgi Lean Forward story on Occupy Wall Street: http://on.msnbc.com/RZ2zAk 52 Books 52 Week: http://fiftytwobooksfiftytwoweeks.tumblr.com/


Apr
15
This App Can Help You Prep For That Next Big Presentation

Orai uses artificial intelligence to provide feedback on your speech and help you become a better public speaker. Read the story: https://www.fastcompany.com/40423996/learn-how-to-love-talking-in-public-and-stop-saying-um-and-like-with-this-new-app Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FastCompany Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FastCompany Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/fastcompany


Apr
15
Conservation Generation

The Colorado River irrigates 15 percent of the nation’s crops, making Western agriculture an issue that is crucial to the lives and dinner plates of all Americans. Conservation Generation is a new short film by the National Young Farmers Coalition that offers a look into the lives of four young farmers and ranchers in the arid West. Despite contending with the impacts of historic drought, climate change, and increased competition for water, the film’s farmers are each committed to their communities and to finding innovative solutions to water shortages. To read more about the four farmers featured and to help NYFC and local partners protect water, visit youngfarmers.org/conservationgeneration Facts to share: - 15% of all crops in t...


Apr
14
The Story of Elon Musk

Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/9FS8uF Check out the previous episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWmX3pd1f10 Become a Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/ColdFusion_TV Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UziAXis9yg Space X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSv63RaZeuo Powerwall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvlolmFX-rc Hyperloop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x_IB45ySAQ Elon Musk is probably the most interesting character in the engineering field today. His vision of the future is ambitious but despite the many skeptics it is slowly coming to fruition. Watch and learn the story of how Elon Musk came to be. Doesn't matter if love him or despise him, it's an interesting watch. Hi, welcome to ColdFusion (formerly known as ...


Apr
14
Is the Universe a Hologram?

Support The Nerdwriter on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/nerdwriter For those who are interested, my review of Intersellar: http://bit.ly/1t1TIBM TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter TUMBLR: http://thenerdwriter.tumblr.com/ Editing, for me, is problem solving. The Holographic Principle is such a heady idea that it demands visual content that’s easy to follow and comprehend. Hopefully I was able to achieve that here. One of the things that always helps me to understand complex ideas is the language of popular culture. It’s something we all share, and in that way it can serve to ground abstractions in common mental anchors. Hence the use of McConnaughey. Who is more of a mental anchor these days than McConnaughey?! If you want...


Apr
13
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
13
The Difference Between Winning and Suceeding

http://www.ted.com With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10


Apr
12
Self Compassion

It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need – at points – to get better at self-compassion. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/dJJMFS FURTHER READING “When we fail and mess up in our lives (perhaps a project at work goes wrong or a relationship ends), our moods are at risk of heading towards two extremes: self-pity on the one hand, where it is exclusively everyone else’s fault and we bathe in a sense of our innocence and purity. And on the other, self-flagellation, where we blame only ourselves, tear ourselves apart and constantly replay evidence of our waywardness and sheer stupidity...” You can re...


Apr
12
Why Holding Your Breath For 24 Minutes Is Almost Impossible

Spanish freediver Ah-leysh Segura held his breath for 24 minutes and 3 seconds in 2016. How is that possible? Here's how. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ?? http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Why Holding Your Breath For 24 Minutes Is Almost Impossible | WIRED


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