Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

 

The most honest 3 1/2 minutes of TV EVER

Beginning scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom explaining why America’s Not the Greatest Country Any Longer… But It Can Be.

Gandhi full movie

Outline:Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.

Director:Richard Attenborough

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083987/

Think Different

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

BMW Z4 Zagato Coupe

Legendary Italian design house Zagato, fresh off remaking the Aston Martin V12, has partnered with BMW to remake the famed Z4. While the Z4 Zagato is still in the concept phase, BMW stresses that the vehicle is road-legal, making it primed to enter into production as soon as demand for the exclusive car warrants it. Bloomberg’s Alix Steele reports. Video courtesy BMW.

Uncle Drew

Kyrie Irving (Rookie of the Year from the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played for  Duke last year) is one of the best.   They dress him up in movie make-up and turn him into  an 80 year old man . Then he goes to a street hoops game in  New Jersey and the fun begins.

How big is a billion?

If you want to annoy a mathematician without investing much energy doing so, just ask this question: How big is a billion?

Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Jaya Hey’ By Best Singers in India

English translation:

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Ocean.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India’s destiny.
Victory, victory, victory, Victory to thee.

This Is The Best Proof We’ve Ever Seen That Gold Is In A Bubble

Felix Salmon at Reuters has a super-clever video out where he attempts to answer the question: is gold a currency? And of course there’s no better way to answer than than to just trying to go around and buy stuff with a gram of gold. It sounds silly, but if gold is a currency, then it should be usable as a medium of exchange. Anyway, eventually he does make a purchase with gold after several people rejected their offer.

NASA: Evolution of the Moon

Rom year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn’t always look like this. Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we now have a better look at some of the moon’s history.

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