Japan Gift Wrap Hack

Fascinating Japanese Gift Wrapping Hack that doesn’t require tape or ribbon.

The Purpose of Friendship

Dear School of Life, please never stop producing your educational videos.

Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” she said. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
– Meryl Streep

Thank you Meryl Streep for reminding us to question and speak up. Read her full Golden Globes speech, or watch it here.

Farewell Video to Obama

This farewell video to Obama made me weep. We must resist this new hateful, insanely conservative administration. We must resist!

How to put on a duvet cover

Now, this was useful. But I doubt it will work with a thick down comforter like I have. I’ll give the burrito method a try though!

Don’t say that word!

This made me cry-laugh just now.

Gratitude

Are you a giver or a taker?

Always coming back to this TED Talk by Adam Grant based on his book Give and Take.

Freezing soap bubbles

This is stunning.

How Stamps Get Designed

Learn what goes into designing a stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. (But wait, that FOREVER stamp, wasn’t that designed by Jessica Hische? Doesn’t it sound like he’s taking credit for it in this video?)

Bruno Mars on Carpool Karaoke

This is pure joy.

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

My childhood is filled with George Michael memories and tunes. R.I.P.

Hazel Scott on 2 Grand Pianos

What Is an “Existential Crisis”?

An animated video explains what the expression of an existential crisis really means.

Being A Good Listener

Another beautiful video by the School of Life on how 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.

Journey of a Plastic Bag

Werner Herzog Narrates the Touching, Existential Journey of a Plastic Bag.

Every Human Ever

Every Human Ever’ is an amusing and simple short that looks at common sentiments people experience but are not often shared openly.

Google Year in Search 2016

An annual video reviewing the top Google searches of 2016.

Feather Star

Els Van Den Eijnden managed to film the bizarre swimming motions of a feather star in Thailand.

New Emojis

After a lengthy beta period, Apple finally released iOS 10.2 to the public with 104 new emojis and brand-new 3D emoji designs. The above video shows every new emoji appearing for the first time. I am personally very excited about the bacon and avocado. More info on the release.

Interesting facts about every country in the world

This video, with interesting facts about every country in the world, is *so* great!

How To Stay Married

After filming weddings for two decades, Doug Block tracks down some of the couples to get their perspective on love and marriage.

(via Bas)

Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

These paper sculptures by Li Hongbo are hurting my brain. Utterly fascinating!

All World Maps Are Wrong

Fascinating video explaining why all world maps are wrong.