June 14, 2021

What are you doing at 4:00 in the morning?

This morning, I was up a 4:00 in the morning, letting my dog, Rosie out to do her morning business…just long enough so that I could go back to sleep.  But, is there something magical about 4 in the morning?  Poet John Rives thinks so as he cleverly unfolds a series of coincidences surrounding that most surreal of hours, 4 o’clock in the morning.  From TED.  Very funn!

What Causes Us to “Believe”?

This TED video by Michael Shermer discusses how the human tendency to believe strange things — from alien abductions to dowsing rods — boils down to two of the brain’s most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble.

Is Your Social Networking Making You Fat?

Fascinating video from TED on the impact of social networks.  The focus is on obesity, yet the message can apply to financial wealth, happiness, success and a variety of life factors.