Moon Ribas

I am currently attending The House of Beautiful Business in Lisbon and one of the speakers that stopped me in my tracks was Moon Ribas. She has implants that let her feel earthquakes happening around the earth. She is the co-founder of the Cyborg foundation, together with Neil Harrison.

Fascinating.

Saying Goodbye to the Person You Used To Be

SoulPancake traveled to Springfield, Missouri to visit Kyle who is putting on “A Funeral for the People We Used to Be.” He is collecting submissions from people of all the things they want to let go about the past so he can burn them in a cardboard viking ship. Submit yours here.

Kyle is the person who had a Viking funeral for his 20s.

Marco Polo Video Chat App

I just discovered the Marco Polo Video Chat App and I am intrigued. With my family and a lot of my friends living in different parts of the world, I often find it hard to stay in touch beyond just text and email. Marco Polo seems to have cracked this nut. You can talk/ aka record a video message when you’re on the go, between appointments, whenever it’s convenient for you. Your friend can watch in real time or later. Unlike other video apps, you don’t need to be live. It’s safe and private. So, that means, no likes, no comments. Dreamy!

Drinking Water from Air

This man is a hero.

Octopus Dreaming

Watch the brilliant color changes of a sleeping octopus.

(Thanks sis!)

Science Of Persuasion

This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective as reported in Dr. Cialdini’s groundbreaking book, Influence.

Lost in a Rational World

SLOMO from Josh Izenberg on Vimeo.

Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

I like SLOMO. The world would be a better place if we paid more attention to what lights us up and follow that. Wholeheartedly follow that.

(via Bailey)

How to Make a Cotton Ball Launcher

I know what I am doing with my 9 year old this weekend: a Cotton Ball Launcher.

Speed Up Moon Footage

I have shared this before, but just want to remind everyone that this sped up moon footage exists. This is the internet I am here for.

Nature’s Metaphor for Online Dating?

What Choral Singing Can Teach us About Leadership

As someone who recently started a choir, even though I am terrified of singing, and as someone who leads teams, this article really spoke to me.

I Thought I Had A Lot of Plants…

I thought I had a lot of plants until I saw this house tour of Summer Rayne Oakes. I thoroughly enjoy what she shares on Instagram and I just ordered her book How To Make A Plant Love You. Also, she taught me how to fight Fungus Gnats. An overall lovely human. Also, I think her parents did an incredible job naming her. So much respect.

Videos of Traditional Countryside Life in China

Li Ziqi runs a YouTube Channel sharing relaxing videos of her traditional countryside life in China.

(via Kottke)

The Answer is Love: Evolving out of “Bad Other”

I needed to hear this. I appreciate it Tara Brach so much. She has gotten me through some dark times and keeps reminding me to stay in my heart.

Kathryn Engberg

Beautiful new mini documentary by Bas Berkhout on the incredibly talented, young painter Kathryn Engberg.

(Bas did one on me, many moons ago. Amazing to look back and see how much I have grown.)

A 3-Course Meal In A Coffee Maker

My 13 year old has a real love for all things Tasty. I understand why. This video in which a chef was challenged to cook a 3-course meal in a coffee maker is incredible.

“Are People Doing The Best They Can?”

There are some real gems in this conversation between Russell Brand & Brené Brown.

This really got me thinking. Are people doing the best they can? I want to believe they do.

Pills Exploding and Dissolving

This time-lapse video by Ben Ouaniche quite beautifully shows how pills quickly disintegrate in water as they bubble, ooze, expand, and disappear.

(via Colossal)

Green Book

On my flight back to NYC on Saturday I got to watch The Green Book. What an incredibly moving and thought provoking movie.

Teeter Totter Wall

This interactive art piece at the Mexican / US border wall is incredibly moving. It connects children and adults in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side. Way to bring light to an incredibly dark situation.

DIY Optical Illusion

This is going to be a fun thing to try with my kids: How to Draw a 3D Optical Illusion of Your Hand!

The World’s Largest Election

(via)

Privilege

If someone in your life doesn’t understand (economic) privilege, show them this video.

A Love Poem About Prime Numbers

Last week I had the pleasure to see Poet Harry Baker perform at The Do Lectures.