You must see this performance by the Ohio State marching band

The Ohio State band’s movie-themed performance is awesome on just about every level. Once upon a time, I played trombone when I was in high school, and even though I wasn’t very good at all, a little bit of that band geek remains to this day. (From Deadspin.)

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Everyone needs to see this: Malala Yousafzai on The Daily Show

“I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, ‘If he comes, what would you do Malala?’ Then I would reply to myself, ‘Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.’ But then I said, ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.’ Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that ‘I even want education for your children as well.’ And I will tell him, ‘That’s what I want to tell you, now do what you want.’ – Malala Yousafzai

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Cafe girl with fake superpowers freaks New Yorkers out

A freaky, smart way of promoting the upcoming Carrie movie, although I’m not sure all those customers would say the same. It’s about time studios started getting creative with their marketing budgets. From Kotaku.

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8 Mistakes our brains make every day and how to prevent them

1. We surround ourselves with information that matches our beliefs.

2. We believe in the “swimmer’s body” illusion.

3. We worry about things we’ve already lost.

4. We incorrectly predict odds.

5. We rationalize purchases we don’t want.

6. We make decisions based on the anchoring effect.

7. We believe our memories more than facts.

8. We pay more attention to stereotypes than we think.

Guilty on all counts. Read the full article at Business Insider. It’s a good one.

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Probably the most important lesson on racism we’ll ever learn

The racism experiment video that’s been making the rounds in social media. So brilliant in its method, so disturbing because it shows how easily and quickly we turn on each other when our differences are pointed out and “defined”. (Thanks to Upworthy for bringing this to everyone’s attention.)

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