I found this awesome video explaining the Facts about Population from TED Hans Rosling. Even better, below you will find an extract from an article below with an even more comprehensive video. Enjoy!!
Extract from a great article I found:
The world might not be as bad as you might believe!
Don’t Panic – is a one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013.
The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here.
Hans’s — “All time favorite graph”, is an animating bubble chart which you can interact with online here and download offline here.
Fascinating movie spans the globe to reveal recent discoveries about water, the most amazing yet least studied substance in the world. Witness as researchers, scientists, philosophers and theologians try to understand this unique liquid and all its miraculous properties still waiting to be discovered
In this amazing film, Water, the Great Mystery, we can see that science has made a quantum leap into understanding how mind can be recorded by the most simple element in nature (water)
Water memories (Documentary of 2014 about Nobel Prize laureate Luc Montagnier)
What the documentary is about:
Water is the key element of life, but, this element that we thought we knew well, may have unexpected properties and might play a role greater than we could imagine in our tree of life. Continue reading “Water Has Memory”
Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people.
Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking – you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According to Inc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on.
Let’s explore 5 of the things successful people do before 8 am:
This is a really good movie about technology and how we as humans should choose to continually develop our skills and abilities. The following is an extract of a review by Dave Friedman…
I recently had the opportunity to screen the documentary FLOORED, which is nominally about the decline of floor trading in Chicago. Chicago, of course, is known for its resolutely blue collar work ethic, billionaire hedge fund managers notwithstanding. And this movie delivers on that account. We see middle-aged former floor traders smoking cigars, drinking, lying on their couches remembering the glory days, worrying about their family’s finances, and lamenting the rise of electronic trading.
In short, the movie is really about technology and how it obsolesces labor. Floor traders historically provided liquidity in a market. Each trade has a buy side and a sell side, and the floor traders act as intermediaries to facilitate the trade. But, with the rise of electronic trading, the buyer and the seller can communicate directly and trade with each other. This has the beneficent effect of making the bid-ask spread smaller and trading more efficient and liquid. As happened with stock brokers, the floor traders were disintermediated: their market-making function was obviated by technology that promised better, cheaper, quicker, and more efficient trades.
The real problem here is that the floor traders were so focused on their business and the historic nature of it that they ignored the larger developments in the financial markets, namely, the widespread embrace of technology. They remained ignorant of the peril that technology created. We see in the documentary the quantitatively-oriented startup, with its computer programmers and physicists and compare them to the inefficient, laboring traders, none of whom needed any sort of formal education to shout to other floor traders. And, of course, when floor traders did well, they did very well: they could earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a day just on the bid-ask spread on thousands of securities or commodities or bonds, or whatever other financial instrument they could trade on the floor.
Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes
With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.
The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.
Two women are sitting in a park watching their children play on the playground. One of the other children on the play ground walks over to where the two women’s children are playing with trucks in the sand box. They smile at each other proud of how their children are letting this new child into their circle of play. The boy’s mom sits on a bench down from where they are sitting very attentive and aware of what her son is doing. After a while the mom gets up and walks over to where the children seem to be having a good time and holds her hand out to her son. She takes him aside and hands him a ball. She points to the grass and the boy runs off with the ball. The other two mothers give each other a confused look. One thinks, “Is he too good to play with my son?” The other mom assumes he must play soccer and she wants him to practice. While the boy’s mom wonders, “Will he ever fit in when he can’t hear?” Her heart aches as she saw the boys asking him questions and he didn’t respond, so she decided it would be best for him to just go play with the ball.
With millions of tons of garbage dumped into the oceans annually and repeat incidence of oil spills like the Deepwater HorizonDisaster, it’s the Ocean which has taken the brunt of unsustainable methods from man. In effect, it’s estimated almost 100,000 marine animals are killed due to debris entanglement and continually rising pollution.
To a degree, individual lessening of consumerism and utilizing sustainable methods to re-use and eliminate waste is very beneficial. However, reducing the already-toxic state of the Earth is the biggest concern of environmentalists and engineers, seeking to utilize the technological advances already available. To this avail, it was 19-year-young Boyan Slat that ingeniously created the Ocean Array Plan, a project that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic from the world’s oceans in just five years.
Slat’s idea consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Working with the flow of nature, his solution to the problematic shifting of trash is to have the array span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel as the ocean moves through it. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from smaller forms, such as plankton, and be filtered and stored for recycling. The issue of by-catches, killing life forms in the procedure of cleaning trash, can be virtually eliminated by using booms instead of nets and it will result in a larger areas covered. Because of trash’s density compared to larger sea animals, the use of booms will allow creatures to swim under the booms unaffected, reducing wildlife death substantially.
I recently saw this post and it is definitely a must read and watch. Mike Rowe makes some very good points for consideration.
Here is a extract of the article. The link to the full article is at the bottom.
Mike Rowe, widely-known from the hit TV show “Dirty Jobs” and a series of Ford commercials, appeared on The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday to discuss his efforts with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in challenging “the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success.”
“We’re lending money we don’t have, to kids who will never be able to pay it back, for jobs that no longer exist,” he explained, echoing what he told TheBlaze TV’s Andrew Wilkow earlier this month. “That’s crazy, right? That’s what we’ve been doing for the last forty years.”
Rowe’s motivation for the work largely began with what he described as “the worst advice in the history of the world” – a poster he saw in high school challenging students to “work smart, not hard.” The picture of the person working “smart” as holding a diploma, and the person working “hard” looked miserable performing some form of manual labor.
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
Allan Savory works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world.
Your Second Fifty: Rising Above the Myths of Aging is a documentary that will educate and inspire those in their second fifty, that it’s possible to live their remaining years positively, productively, healthy and happy.
The documentary clarifies how myths and limiting beliefs affect our health and happiness and prevent us from reaching our true potential within each of our five dimensions:
Mental, Emotional, Physical, Financial and Spiritual.
Guests include: Dr. Bruce Lipton, Arielle Ford, David Wolfe, Tracy Repchuk, Bob Proctor, Shawne Duperon, Dr. John Demartini, Peggy McColl, Dr. Daniel Amen, Aurora Winter, Dr. Fab Mancini, Mimi Kirk, Mitch Richmond, Mary Morrissey, Gary M. Douglas, Morgana Rae, Dr. Eric Plasker, Valerie Sheppard, Dr Ron Brown, Sheevaun Moran, Dr. Terry Rondberg and Teresa de Grosbois- to name a few!
12 Habits of wealthy people: To create sustainable wealth, you need good habits
The wealthiest people in the world didn’t stumble upon their wealth – they created it. Below are the Top 12 Habits of Wealthy People to help you achieve financial freedom. The sooner you start to apply them, the sooner you can enjoy your success!
Habits of wealthy people:
80% of wealthy people are focused on accomplishing a single goal – Do you have a single financial wealth goal that you focus on consistently? If you don’t, maybe it’s time to set one.
76% of wealthy people exercise aerobically at least four days a week – It’s a wealth habit – the wealth of your health. If you’re not healthy, it’s very difficult to stay motivated and have the energy and willpower to achieve your goals.
63% of wealthy people listen to audiobooks during the commute to work – How many hours do you spend driving to work with zero added value to your emotional, financial or mental wellbeing? Some studies show that we spend the length of a university course commuting! Imagine using that time to add some wealth value and listening to an audiobook or a podcast.
81% of wealthy people maintain a to-do list – What’s going to make you move towards your wealth goal today? A to-do list will ensure you’re on track, and it’s a powerful feeling when you start to check all your tasks off!
88% of wealth people read 30 minutes or more each day for education/career reasons – I love reading and I hope you do to. Get a hold of some great books, such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz and Property Success in 7 Lessons by our own Sam Saggers. There are all sorts of books out there in the marketplace that are fantastic. Make sure that you’re putting quality knowledge into your mind and you’ll get into a wealth mindset!
79% of wealthy people network for five hours or more each month – Go To social activities twice a month to ensure you’re mixing with people with the same mindset. Steer clear of toxic people that are going to tear you down and stop you from achieving your goals!
79% of wealthy people network with people who are worth more than them.
Try this exercise:
1.Write down the five people you spend the most time with.
2.Find out what they earn each year.
3.Add up these figures and then average them out.
Chances are you will earn within 10% of this figure. You are the reflection of the people you spend the most time with.
67% watch less than one hour of television per week – It’s been years since I’ve watched the news, and I haven’t missed out on a thing. Generally if it’s important, your social network (see above) will clue you in.
44% wakeup at least three hours before commencing work – A lot of people spend more time asleep than they actually need. Most people need between six to eight hours sleep each night. Studies have proven anything under or over this will have negative affect on productivity. Spend this extra time on something that you want to achieve but don’t believe you have the time for.
74% teach their children wealth and success habits – What did your mum and dad teach you and what are you passing on to your children? Break the cycle and learn how to get real wealth, so you can teach your children how to do the same. We all have to learn from somewhere, and if your parents didn’t teach you how to grow rich, then perhaps you need a mentor that can.
84% believe that good habits create opportunity, not luck – Good habits set you up for great opportunities. The universe didn’t just send it to you for being a good person.
86% believe in lifelong education and self-improvement. – Research shows that if you want to be wealthy then you need wealthy habits! Once you have these habits in place you’ll have a much better outcome then those who don’t.