Macy Gray – I Try

Resist & Thrive

This Ignite talk by Yancey Strickler was presented at People We Love Camp, an unconference hosted by Kickstarter in October 2016.

The Last Steps

On December 7, 1972, NASA launched Apollo 17, a lunar mission crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt. It would be the last time humans traveled beyond low Earth orbit, the last time man landed on another celestial body, and the last time man went to the moon. The Last Steps uses rare, heart-pounding footage and audio to retrace the record-setting mission.

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Ignite Talk by Yours Truly

At a recent un-conference at the Kickstarter HQ a few weeks back I was invited to give an Ignite talk. Here it is! And if you’d like to see the other presenters as well, you can see them all here! Enjoy!

(In case you’re wondering why I am talking so fast and am out of breath at the end. It’s the format of Ignite: Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes.)

OK Go – The One Moment

OK Go’s latest music video is a visual firework, once again. My head nearly exploded! In case you’re new to OK Go check out these: Three Primary Colors, Upside down and inside out, The Writings on the Wall and I won’t let you down.

What is Breakfast?

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Solange | Cranes in the Sky

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PhotoScan by Google Photos

Old printed photos floating around in your house? Digitize them with PhotoScan by Google.

My Unusual Emotional Support Animal

Marc Philippe Eskenazi tests out which New York City establishments with previously strict human-only policies will allow in his menagerie of emotional-support animals.

FormBox

The FormBox is a desktop vacuum former, powered by your vacuum cleaner. Oh the possibilities!

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Gregory Porter

“No Love Dying” by Gregory Porter is a song of compassion and hope, from his Grammy-winning 2013 album Liquid Spirit. I love NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts so much.

Being in a living painting

Jill Soloway, creator of TRANSPARENT, talks about equality on film sets and the chance to be working on a living painting. Her leading style is incredibly inspiring – safe leadership.

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And Still I Rise

In this video Maya Angelou recites her poem, “And Still I Rise” which she published in 1978.

Soothing Spaceship Sound

Exploring the secrets of soothing spaceship sounds.

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How To Cook With Cast Iron

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How the Electoral College Works

Today’s the day! Go VOTE!

Simon Sinek Q&A at CreativeMornings/San Diego

If you haven’t seen Simon’s recent CreativeMornings/San Diego talk, I recommend you watch it first. Then the above Q&A. What a remarkable human!

Alexis Taylor and his Stationary Bike

Alexis Taylor pedals a stationary bike in random London locations in the video for his solo track “So Much Further To Go”. LOVE this! So much!

This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Given the upcoming US election here on Tuesday, I could most certainly use some stress reducing tunes. According to Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International the above song produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date. In fact, listening to “Weightless” resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

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Soviet Arcade Machines

I want to go visit The Museum of Soviet Arade Machines!

Dare to Disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. In this TED talk she illustrates how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel looks like a fairytale castle, but it’s actually a French monastery. It’s on my list of places to visit one day.

Charlie The Diver

My friend Erik Proulx captured 74-year-old Austin resident Charlie doing some incredible flips of a diving board. Apparently he does so every Sunday 5pm, like clock-work. Yes to routines, and yes to growing old gracefully and full of life.

Scream Room

This made me chuckle: Egyptian bookstore’s ‘Scream Room’ lets customers yell all they want. I bet this would be really popular in the US right now…