Isaiah had never been cool or popular. He was known as strange, the weird kid – the weirdo – and he stuck to himself. The mean girls and popular kids didn’t help his shyness, really hurt his self-esteem, and so, after middle school, he was determined to make high school different.
When Jacqui Kenny was diagnosed with agoraphobia, the fear of leaving home and entering public spaces, she knew she’d never live out her dreams of photographing the world. But with Google Street View she’s been able to travel the back roads of the world in places like Mongolia, Senegal, and Chile to become a celebrated photographer. To date she’s taken roughly 27,000 screenshots of moments frozen in time, sharing the best ones on her Instagram, @streetview.portraits.
Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively — and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives.
In South Korea, it is illegal to be a tattoo artist without a medical license. Despite this, Apro Lee pursues tattooing as his passion, working in his basement and oftentimes avoiding the public as a result of the judgement he encounters for his own tattoos. He continues to see the beauty in the human body and its transformation through tattoos.
Why do we love people we’re related to? Compared to strangers, why do we feel such a deep sense of connection with our family members? Sure, they’re nice to us, we take care of each other, and we often live with them, but there has to be a deeper biological reason. That reason, unsurprisingly is evolution. In this video, I explain why taking care of our family, or even dying for them, makes sense in the eyes of evolution.
We’re often encouraged to think that the secret to starting is a business is to have a bold and entirely original idea. But the suggestion here is that all we really need is to LOVE something a little more than most other people do: that will be enough to help us stand out from the competition.