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Paul Zak: Trust, morality - and oxytocin http://www.ted.com Where does morality come from — physically, in the brain? In this talk neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it “the moral molecule”) is responsible for trust, empathy, and other feelings that help build a stable society. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://j.mp/1vvxFlf.

Typewriter Artist KING-TV (2004): An extraordinary man with a severe disability creates incredible works of art using a typewriter. http://j.mp/Zmhuep

Critter dippin’ Sadie & Shoshi turned up all of these little fellas.

The Dancing Traffic Light We believe that smart ideas can turn the city into a better place. Like a dancing traffic light that makes people wait and watch rather than walk through the red light. FOR more safety. #WhatAreYouFOR More information about smart: —- http://www.smart.com —- http://j.mp/1C27O6g —- http://j.mp/1C27O6j —- http://j.mp/1tQcbPA —- http://j.mp/1C27Mvn —- http://j.mp/1tQccCV —- http://j.mp/1C27Mvq

#hyperlapse of our latest #geocaching find (at Assiniboine Forest)

#filmedfromabove

Funny insurance commercial This is a funny insurance commercial. I think it aired during the 2002 Super Bowl. I can watch it over and over again.

THIS IS WATER This talk by the late David Foster Wallace might just change the way you see the tiny, sometimes annoying, details of life. This simple unChristian talk might just blow your mind & Make You a Better Christian. This was the commencement speech he gave at Kenyon College in 2005. The speech is published in a short book called This is Water.

Comfortably Numb - Dar Williams & Ani DiFranco Dar Williams covers Pink Floyd with a little help from Ani DiFranco. I’m setting myself up for an asskicking but I might prefer this version over the original. Kick away, folks.

Lincoln Humphries ALS Nomination Share away - Get this out there! Another view on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge - Having a different view does not mean that you disagree with the good that something is doing or has done. In no way have I helped in the making of or contributed to the content of this video, just really liked what he had to say so have stuck it on YouTube. What Lincoln had to say on his post: Thanks for the nomination Jorge Cadona. I’d like to nominate everyone everywhere. www.cancer.org.au www.wateraid.org www.charitywater.org http://j.mp/1nmrKIl www.redcross.org.au www.rspca.org.au www.lifeline.org.au www.salvos.org.au www.vinnies.org.au Thanks for the support guys. Really I just thought this would be a creative way to get out of pouring cold water over myself; it’s really cold and wet already here at the moment. Just to clarify, nothing against the ALS Project, kudos to them for orchestrating a viral trend raising awareness/funds. However which charity receives the most awareness/funds shouldn’t be determined by who can come up with the best social media gimmick. There have been more than 1 million ice bucket video uploads and only 13 million dollars raised. Considering the individual wealth and celebrity star power involved, those figures are terribly disproportionate; because too many people have completely missed the point. Sorry to get political, but while I’ve got your attention: Everyone (not just Aussies) should take a close look at their governments’ investments (and cuts) into medical research. Those numbers go into the billions, just for some perspective. Again, instead of pouring ice on your head, get informedwww.cancer.org.au www.wateraid.org www.charitywater.org http://j.mp/1nmrKIl www.redcross.org.au www.rspca.org.au www.lifeline.org.au www.salvos.org.au www.vinnies.org.au Thanks for the support guys. Really I just thought this would be a creative way to get out of pouring cold water over myself; it’s really cold and wet already here at the moment. Just to clarify, nothing against the ALS Project, kudos to them for orchestrating a viral trend raising awareness/funds. However which charity receives the most awareness/funds shouldn’t be determined by who can come up with the best social media gimmick. There have been more than 1 million ice bucket video uploads and only 13 million dollars raised. Considering the individual wealth and celebrity star power involved, those figures are terribly disproportionate; because too many people have completely missed the point. Sorry to get political, but while I’ve got your attention: Everyone (not just Aussies) should take a close look at their governments’ investments (and cuts) into medical research. Those numbers go into the billions, just for some perspective. Again, instead of pouring ice on your head, get informed and use your vote next time you get a chance. Stay well, and thanks again.