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Dec
12
Harassment is Breaking Twitter's Free Speech Experiment

Twitter started off as a radical free speech experiment, but widespread harassment is forcing the social media giant to rethink what kind of platform it wants to be. Follow Strikethrough on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVox/ Strikethrough is a Vox video series breaking down challenges in journalism and news media under the Trump presidency. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or o...


Dec
11
Why Too Many Options Impact How You Choose

We assume that having more options is better for us as consumers, but did you know that too much choice can leave you totally unable to decide? In this week's episode of Racked series, Your Brain on Shopping, we explore how choices are actually keeping consumers from making any choice. Subscribe to Racked's channel now, click here: https://www.youtube.com/user/racked36?sub_confirmation=1 Follow Racked on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rackednational/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/racked Instagram: http://instagram.com/racked Racked is your daily shopping resource, curated for real life: http://www.racked.com/


Dec
10
Bringing a Community Together Through Tacos

Keith Garrett went from selling drugs to selling tacos, burritos and quesadillas at his food truck, All Flavor, No Grease. Living on one of the most dangerous blocks in South L.A., Garrett began to bring together all flavors of people over his mother’s famous tacos. Now, he’s helped broker a ceasefire between rival gangs in the neighborhood, all through his signature Americanized-Mexican food. Sometimes, the best way to peace is through the stomach. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] Gr...


Dec
05
The Brain Benefits of Deep Sleep

There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (among other wonderful things) might help us consolidate our memories and form our personalities. Find out more about how playing sounds that mirror brain waves during this stage might lead to deeper sleep -- and its potential benefits on our health, memory and ability to learn. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features 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 (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Enter...


Dec
04
Who's your jam bestie?


Dec
03
Stranded in Japan, An Unforgettable Act of Kindness

When writer Matthew Treadwell was preparing for a trip to Japan with his wife, he anticipated an amazing travel experience. What he did not expect was a random act of kindness that would change his life. While visiting a quaint countryside village, Treadwell and his wife lost track of time. They realized too late that they had missed the last bus back to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Amid pounding rain and increasing panic, the couple ran out of ideas. That’s when a friendly stranger stepped in to help and treated them to an experience they would never forget. This Great Big Story is a paid contribution by ANA. (http://cnn.com/actsofkindness). To watch an extended version of this film, go here: http://greatbig.is/2hzv9cr SUBSCRIBE: https://...


Nov
28
This Man Turned a Car Into a Motorbike to Escape the Desert

In one of his many road trips to Morocco, Emile Leray (nicknamed the “Doctor of African Mechanics” by his friends) hit a roadblock ... literally. Well, actually it was a rock in the middle of the desert, but you get the idea. With his car’s front axel destroyed and a limited food supply, Leray faced an uncertain future. So what did he do? Engineered the ultimate DIY escape. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behin...


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26
Priorities, that's all it is.


Nov
21
How the Brain Makes Memories

We think of memory as the ability to recall something, but there's more to it than that. Here's how your brain stores short-term memories for the long term and what happens when that process malfunctions.


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