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Jun
04
Would You Take This Bet?

How much would it take for you to risk $10?
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Psychological literature shows that we are more sensitive to small losses and than small gains, with most people valuing a loss around 1.5-2.5 times as much as a gain. This means that we often turn down reasonable opportunities for fear of the loss. However over the course of our lives we will be exposed to many risks and opportunities and this invariably means that taking every small reasonable bet will leave us better off than saying no to all...


May
28
Being A Good Listener

We hear a lot about how to speak well in public, but very little about how to learn the equally important art of listening properly to others.

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May
21
The Origins Of These 6 Foods Might Surprise You

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New to our channel, or don't have time to look through our back catalog? This video is part of a series of Great Big Reels we've put together for a blast through our world. In this reel, we explore the origin stories of some of our favorite foods. You are what you eat -- might as well know where you came from.

This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. These are stories of chefs, farmers, restauranteurs, and humanitarians looking to change the world, one plate at a time.

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May
14
More Than Murals: The Artist Keeping Japan's Bathhouse Art Alive

Sentos are public bathhouses with a long and rich history in Japanese culture. Traditionally, tranquil, hand-painted murals adorned the walls of each sento. These murals, which often depict soothing blue water, pastel-green landscapes and Mount Fuji, are designed to lift bathers' spirits and relax their minds. Since the 1970s, however, sentos have become less popular and bathhouse muralists are less in demand. Yet Mizuki Tanaka—Japan's first female sento mural artist—is dedicated to revitalizing this craft and making Japan’s bathhouses a destination for all once more.

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May
07
Meet the Street Artist Transforming Dubai

For most of his life, artist Myneandyours lived and worked in his native London. But after 28 years there, he felt the pull to help create a culture, rather than simply be a part of one already well established. So, Myneandyours took his creative talents to Dubai. For the past four years, he’s been on a mission to transform the city’s streets by creating large-scale, immersive art in some of the most unlikely spaces.

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Apr
30
Weaving the Silk Threads of History

At one point, Venice, Italy, was famous around the world for producing some of the finest textiles. Velvet—woven from thousands of fine silk threads—was especially desirable. In 1500, the clatter of 6,000 enormous looms echoed through the streets of the ancient canal-lined city. Today there is just one company left producing velvet in the traditional way; the Luigi Bevilacqua Company. The Bevilacqua family can trace its weaving lineage back to the 1400s, and remains entirely family owned and operated.

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09
Are We Approaching Robotic Consciousness

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The field of artificial intelligence and robotics has experienced the first scientifically provable self aware robot. This is worlds worst nightmare.. or is it? In this video you'll learn all about how this was achieved, what the real implications of what went down, and then we'll answer some further questions.

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Chordashian - Questions (JackLNDN Remix)

Zero 7 - Give it Away

Blackbear - 90210 ft. G-Eazy (Matt DiMona Remix)

Need a Name - Everything Is Moving, But Not The Sky

Synkro & Indigo - Guidance

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Apr
02
Mysterious Places Stuck in Time, Curated by Lonely Planet

We got together with our friends at Lonely Planet to curate a travel reel featuring the creepiest abandoned places on Earth, just in time for Halloween. Join us as we tour California's most haunted mansion, explore the lush greenery amid crumbling buildings on an abandoned island, and do our best to avoid the curse of Mexico's doll island.

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