I am not a math person at all, and it did take me a couple minutes to wrap my numbers-rusty brain around what he’s saying, but once I did, it was kind of awesome and scary at the same time.
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.)
It’s not always about the answer. More often than not, the question says just as much, if not more. From the ever eye-opening Upworthy.
An oldie but a goodie from James’ 2010 appearance on Ellen. Someone’s dug it up and it’s making the rounds now.
“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
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.
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.
Learned something new today. While I’m sure this hardly does Stephen Hawking’s brilliant, mind-blowing work justice, it’s a good place to start. From Brain Pickings.
A beautiful series of photographs of ballet dancers in random situations. The rest here.