Comedian Pete Holmes on depression and negative emotion | Big Think

Everyone’s experience with depression is different, but for comedian Pete Holmes the key to living with depression has been to observe his own thoughts in an impartial way. Holmes’ method, taught to him by psychologist and spiritual leader Ram Dass, is to connect to his base consciousness and think about himself and his emotions in the third person. You can’t…

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How Toxic Is the Inside of a Glow Stick? – Dear Blocko #28

Hey there! Welcome to another episode of dear blocko! This is the show where i answer your questions about your world and my world! First question up hotdog man234 Gonzalez #Dearblocko what happens if we touched the stuff in a glow stick? The short answer? Most of the time, not a whole lot. While glow sticks might seem like little…

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Hemispatial Neglect: When Half Your World Disappears

{♫Intro♫} Imagine sitting down to dinner, eating everything on the plate, and feeling half as full as usual. Or maybe going to shave, but weirdly enough, it takes half the time. Losing half of the world sounds like a weird, abstract dream state. But for those that develop hemispatial neglect, that’s exactly what happens, without them even realizing it. This…

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Why Spanish Flu Killed Over 50 Million People – Deadliest Plague in Modern History

It’s Monday March 11, 1918, at a military training facility in Kansas called Fort Riley. Around 26,000 young men are stationed there, and on that particular day a mess cook named Private Albert Gitchell woke up feeling like hell. He had a high fever, his throat was sore, and his body ached all over. The man went to see a…

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How Do You Stay Safe During The Plague?

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin! For centuries, plagues have been popping up all over the world causing the deaths of hundreds of millions of people. Symptoms are pretty gruesome, ranging from swollen lymph nodes to death of tissues like skin. We now know that the disease known as plague is a bacteria called Yersinia pestis that’s found in rodents…

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Castle of Dr. Brain is An Unreasonable Job Application

Feels weird to let another Edutainment Month pass by without covering this one, so let’s get to it! This is Castle of Dr. Brain, released in 1991 by Sierra On-Line for multiple home computer platforms of varying popularity. The one we’ll be looking at today though is the highly successful VGA version for MS-DOS PCs, here courtesy of a generous…

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Backward Bike Challenge 🚴🏿‍♂️ | Brain Games

JASON: BRAIN GAMES HAS SET NEW YORK CITY ON A SUPER SENSE COLLISION COURSE. WE’VE OFFERED $100 TO ANY OF OUR FANS IN TIMES SQUARE WHO CAN CONQUER THIS BACKWARDS BIKE. JASON: HOW’S YOUR DAY GOING? CHRIS: SO FAR, SO GOOD. JASON: HOW OLD ARE YOU? JABEZ: I’M ELEVEN. JASON: YOU’RE GONNA BE RIDING THIS BIKE ABOUT 20 FEET THAT…

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Will You Watch This Video About Procrastination Now … or Later? | Brain Games

JASON: Let’s play a simple game to test your brain’s so-called slothful instinct to procrastinate. First, pay attention to the little yellow dot inside the diamond on the screen. Our dot is going to move once… twice… and can you recall where it started two moves ago? That’s easy. It was up top. Now we’ll keep moving this dot around…

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