In August’s round up of “Inspiration Points” we look at a mix of interesting people, amazing stories, inspiring thoughts and things we like
- TED talk of the week – A warrior’s cry against child marriage
- How would you change the world? – The 0-100 project
- Freedom embassador? – Pharrell’s new music video is pretty powerful
- TED talk of the week – Street art with a message of hope and peace
- What is love? – The 0-100 project
- 3 fears every creative has – and how to overcome them
- TED talk of the week – Colour blind or colour brave?
- Being Happy – The 0-100 project
- Nudity for a cause – Why does this girl undress in Piccadilly Circus?
- TED talk of the week – Talks that will save you time at work
- The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in gratitude
- Ageing Gracefully – Hindsight is always 20/20
- TED podcast of the week – Fighting Cancer – Reframing how we treat cancer and how we can live with it and survive it
- Freakonomics of the week – Make me a match
- TED podcast of the week – The Hackers – Are there good hackers? Can anyone become a hacker? Can we hack climate change?
- SERIAL addicts! – Undisclosed is here: Find out what happens to Adnan after Serial
- TED podcast of the week – Amateur Hour – What does it take to survive, even thrive, when you’re a complete amateur?
- Freakonomics of the week – How to create suspense…
- TED podcast of the week – Peering into space – Can we unlock the secrets of the universe?
- Freakonomics of the week – How to make a smart TV ad
INTERESTING ARTICLES, STORIES OR SPEECHES
- The happiness we ignore – the resist most what you need the most
- The motions of musicians – with the help of some LED lights
- Our world – through the eyes of birds
- 22 peaceful habits – things you can start adding to your life everyday
- 6 lessons from Warren Buffett – from the financial guru himself
- How to stop being average? – the answer from Shane Parrish
- Predicting Well-Being – Which character strengths are the most predictive?
- Ancient whistle language – upside: uses your whole brain, downside: can’t gossip
- Solidarity fridge – taking leftovers to a whole new level
- Things you’re doing wrong at work – without even realising
- Attn: Dog Lovers – Even man’s best friend gets a little old sometimes
- Peeing in space – just another thing the U.S. and Russia can’t agree on
- Anthem Plagiarism – just how many national anthems have been plagiarised?
- Serial Enthusiasts – Read the interview with the infamous Jay
THINGS WE LIKE
- Endangered Empire State – New York’s Empire State highlights endangered animals
- Life into Art – Random images get a touch of artistic magic
- Last Photo – An ongoing video series where artist/filmmaker Ivan Cash asks strangers across various cities to share the last photo on their phone.
- Border Games – There are some stories from the US/Mexican border that get far less attention than they deserve