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.

 

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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?

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