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Category: Videos

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

I am so excited for this production!!

You can check out the Kickstarter for it here.

Sonder: The Realization that Everyone Has a Story

sonder
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

 

How Smart Phones Can Improve Your Sex Life (funny video)

Yes, it’s an advertisement. But just watch–it’s clever.

Love you. by Laci Green

Happy Valentines Day!

How to Be Alone

This is beautiful

Found thanks to Tumblr

The Holstee Manifesto: An Inspirational Video

An attempt to define success and provide inspiration:

More about the Holstee Manifesto on Brain Pickings.

Stressful Holidays

Holidays can be very stressful. Here is some wonderful TED Talk advice. Happy new year, everyone.

Why we’re bad at flirting

Well, this is comforting.

Getting some inspiration from science, too.

“Shame feels the same for men and women…

“Shame feels the same for men and women, but it’s organized by gender. For women, the best example I can give you is Enjoli, the commercial: ‘I can put the wash on the line, pack the lunches, hand out the kisses and be at work at five to nine. I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan and never let you forget you’re a man.’ For women, shame is do it all, do it perfectly and never let them see you sweat. I don’t know how much perfume that commercial sold, but I guarantee you, it moved a lot of antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. Shame, for women, is this web of unobtainable, conflicting, competing expectations about who we’re supposed to be. And it’s a straight-jacket. For men, shame is not a bunch of competing, conflicting expectations. Shame is one, do not be perceived as what? Weak.”

– Brené Brown, TED talk Listening to Shame

The Ice Cream Changes by the Vlogbrothers

This is a little bit mind blowing, at least for nerdy me.