Start small – then go big. Try this persuasive mind trick on your boss and get that raise you’ve been after. Courtesy of Richard Wiseman, author of 59 Seconds: Change Your Life In Under a Minute.
Seven billion people now live on this planet of ours. When some people think about the world and its future they panic, others prefer not to think about it at all, but in this documentary Professor Hans Rosling will show you how things really are.
Rosling is a statistician and he’ll show you the world in a new way. He’ll tell you how world’s population is changing and what today’s data tell us about the future of the world we live in. We undeniably face huge challenges, but the good news is that the future may not be quite as gloom and that mankind already is doing better than many of you think.
Wonderful old footage of how they saw the future way back in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Poor -> Stress -> Drink -> Poor -> Stress -> Stop drink -> Work -> Work -> Collect money -> Work -> Collect money -> Pay debt -> Work -> Collect money -> Get educated -> Stable life -> Help others -> Happy -> Wife loves him -> Happy family -> Healthy -> Teach others -> Improve social -> Smart -> Improve his country -> Just stop drinking!
Some movies are made to touch our heart and soul with an overabundance of sentiment. They make us come in touch with our humanity and empathy. And some films are made to touch our mind, to get our mental cogs working, to awaken and expand our consciousness. They are films that deal with questions that we are all too eager and too afraid to ponder. It is those films that signal our awakening, and that push us into seeing life and our existence differently.
Is hypnosis real? Here’s the science! Also read: The Scientific Basis Behind Hypnosis
On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
This is National Lampoon’s 1972 parody of “The Desiderata of Happiness,” an early 20th century poem about how to live happily in the world which became a pop cultural icon in the form of a poster which hung ubiquitously throughout homes, churches and businesses during the 60s and 70s. If you ever saw the poster as a child you will love this hilarious twist on the message.
To become a Grand Master of Memory — fewer than 100 in the world can claim that title — you need to satisfy each of the following in competitions approved by the World Memory Sport Council:
Memorize the order of 10 decks of cards in 60 minutes.
Memorize 1,000 random digits in 60 minutes.
Memorize the order of one deck of cards in less than two minutes.
Ed Cooke first hit this trifecta when he was 23. In this video, he shows you the first steps to becoming a World Memory Champ. Learn more at MindPowerNews.com
Three out of four Americans claim they have had a psychic experience, these days you can even find psychics at your nearest mall, but are psychic phenomenon what they appear to be? In this film James “The Amazing” Randi sets about debunking various psychics in an effort to explain to us how our senses are fooled by these people.
Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why humans do need so much sleep? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien talks to scientists on the cutting edge of sleep research and asks if there’s any way humans might evolve into getting by with less.
Burt Goldman – accomplished author, photographer and musician – is not your typical 84-year-old by any means. His secret? Quantum Jumping.
Otherwise known as an advanced meditation and visualization technique that allows you to tap into the power of your subconscious mind and step into a new reality… or even another Universe.
Yes, we agree, this does sound a little far-flung. But when you hear how it’s transformed his life (at such a late age), and unearthed skills of people all over the world, you can’t help but be blown away but it’s power.