Why an Ordinary Life Can Be a Good Life

We live in an age with a high regard for extraordinary lives – that is, lives that the vast majority of us will never lead. Our heroes have made outsized fortunes, appeared on gigantic screens and demonstrated unique virtue and talent. Their achievements are both dazzling and continuously, in the background, humiliating. In the late Read more…

Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Whenever something looks interesting, beautiful there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and preserve it, which means in this day and age that we will likely to reach for our phones and take picture. Though this might seem like an ideal solution, there is a big problem associated with it. We’re likely to be Read more…

Tripods-Choosing and buying camera support for video and photography

Hi, I’m Tony Northrup and I’m in the studio today for my book Stunning Digital Photography to talk about tripods. Now, I have every tripod in my collection here which I count to be 11 different tripods, plus quite a few accessories. So i’m going to go over them one by one starting with the Read more…

‘We’re Talking About Me Here; This Is My Show,’ 15-Year-Old Says To Dr. Phil

you wrote into me tell me what you wanted me to get straight with your mom I want my mom to understand that I can’t live off of $1,000 a month and I grew up on a certain lifestyle she can’t just take that away from me immediately if someone took her lifestyle away from Read more…

How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch

I grew up with my identical twin, who was an incredibly loving brother. Now, one thing about being a twin is, it makes you an expert at spotting favoritism. If his cookie was even slightly bigger than my cookie, I had questions. And clearly, I wasn’t starving. (Laughter) When I became a psychologist, I began Read more…

Chatting with an Expert on Narcissism

Hey Amanda Hales, I’m here with dr. Ramani Durvasula Author of should I stay or should I go? Surviving a relationship with a narcissist. She is a professor at Cal State Los Angeles Yeah, how long you been there? Yea, almost 20 years. Wow, UHMMMMMMMMMMrip They actually would and we’d come up with robot partners Read more…

Why people believe they can’t draw – and how to prove they can | Graham Shaw | TEDxHull

Translator: Tijana Mihajlović Reviewer: Mile Živković Hi. I’ve got a question for you: how many people here would say they can draw? (Laughter) I think we’ve got about one or two percent of the hands going up, and it’s interesting, isn’t it? It’s a little bit like people think of spelling or singing. They think,”You Read more…

PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant is a philosopher who tried to work out how human beings could be good and kind outside of the exaltations and blandishments of traditional religions. He was born in 1724, in the Baltic city of Königsberg, which at that time was part of Prussia and now belongs to Russia, renamed Kaliningrad. Kant’s parents Read more…