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Feb
20
Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on many things, including the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they're on. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/dXpOl4
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Feb
13
Message In a Flipbook: How Inmates Stay Connected to Family

Without access to the internet or social media, inmates miss a lot of the special moments shared between family and friends online. To make up for some of these missed moments, artist Liza Tudor began making flipbooks for people to share with their incarcerated loved ones?. YouTube, meet your low-tech stand-in.?

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Experience Afropunk Festival in 360 Degrees

Model And Activist Nykhor Paul talks about her African roots and her career as she tours the grounds of the 2016 Afropunk Festival.

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Jan
16
5 Fun Physics Phenomena

Five cool physics tricks, but how do they work?
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The Cane Balance:
Slide your fingers in from the ends of a horizontal cane to find its centre of mass.

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Jan
16
5 Fun Physics Phenomena

Five cool physics tricks, but how do they work?
Explanations: http://youtu.be/jIMihpDmBpY
Check out Audible.com: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe
Leave your ideas in the comments below or subscribe for the answers next week.

Chris Hadfield in AUS: http://sciencealert.com.au/spaceoddity/
All tickets now sold out.

The Cane Balance:
Slide your fingers in from the ends of a horizontal cane to find its centre of mass.

Shot and Edited by Pierce Cook at the YouTube Space LA.

Music by Amarante: http://bit.ly/VeAmarante


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The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

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Aug
15
The Reason Britain Loves Tea

There’s nothing quite as quintessentially British as a cuppa tea. But how did the Chinese tradition make its way into the British consciousness? It’s all thanks to Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese royal who married England’s King Charles II in 1662. When she arrived in England, she brought with her loose leaves and spices in a set of crates labeled “Transporte de Ervas Aromatics,” or T.E.A. Soon, everyone wanted to be just like the Queen and sales of tea began to skyrocket. The rest, as they say, is history.

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