To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.
Photographer Julian Wasser began his career in the 1950s as a teenager shooting crime scenes in Washington D.C., which he sold to The Washington Post. While working as a copy boy at the Washington bureau of the Associated Press he met the legendary street photographer Weegee, who then became his mentor. After attending university and military ..read more..
Every now and then I see such cool handcrafted tools, reminding me how deep I am playing in the digital sandpit. John Neeman Tools, a small crew of craftsmen (3) from Latvia, put up a video a few months back titled The Birth Of A Tool. It showed how they make their tools by hand, ..read more..
(Illustration:Fiammetta Ghedini) One might think: “What’s there to add to the concept of connectivity in an era where everybody seems to be in touch with the entire world. The question is: “Are we in touch with the world, with each-other or with our inner self?” The information age gave us Google, Wikipedia, social media and ..read more..
Image: Richard Mosse, Flower of the Mountain Wealth is a concept that refers to the enhanced perception of well-being. This experience is often mistaken as the accumulation of things and objects. In the West, the accumulation of valuable resources and material possessions equates to being wealthy. The individual or nations wealth becomes a quantitative measure ..read more..
Chile’s Puyehue volcano erupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate. (Reuters) A monstrous dust storm (Haboob) roared through Phoenix, Arizona in July. Slain Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson’s dog “Hawkeye” lies next to his casket during funeral services in Rockford, Iowa. Tumilson was one of ..read more..
A YouTube video of a poll worker casting a vote for an elderly lady went viral; arrested Russian bloggers uploaded a jubilant photo from the police bus on Twitter. In Russia, a country with Europe’s highest Internet penetration, social media offers an alternative form of election coverage. “These elections are for the first time taking ..read more..
Life In A Day - On July 24th, 2010, thousands of people around the world uploaded videos of their day on YouTube to take part in Life In A Day, a historic cinematic experiment to create a documentary film about a single day on earth. Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald whittled down over 4500 hours of footage into ..read more..