Jesus the Political Revolutionary

Zealot_The_Life_and_Times_of_Jesus_of_NazarethAbby Martin interviews Reza Aslan, historian and author of the best-selling book Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, discussing how he arrived at the conclusion that Jesus was a revolutionary political leader rather than the peaceful prophet characterized by mainstream culture.

 


Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth — an economy where the goal is enough, not more. Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill, the film explores specific strategies to fix the financial system, reduce inequality, create jobs, and more. Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all.

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What the F#@! is going on in Russia?

The world has always known that Russia is a pretty odd place when it comes to their people.  It seems that the entire country has weird stuff happening, and not just in the bigger cities. Here are some of the strangest things that happen only in Russia.


Creativity is the New Economy

downloadNot everyone is spelling out doom and gloom for the future of the economy. Richard Florida, author of the book The Great Reset, believes that the current crises, though difficult for many, is ultimately going to be a good thing.

He believes that recessions and depressions are really just the economy hitting the “reset button” in a sense when old orders of resource exchange stop working.

The industrial economy is over, and we’re moving into the information age. The manufacturing sector is almost unanimously cutting jobs that aren’t coming back, but there are a few industries which are growing.

The creative sector, the professional sector and the service sector. Maybe our economy ISN’T doomed, maybe it’s just heading in a new direction.

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5 Ways to Kill Your Dreams

All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it. Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five easy-to-believe myths that ensure your dream projects will never come to fruition.

Bonus clip: Creating Your Own Luck


Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love.

In 2008, after the birth of his first child, Baker and his wife decided to sell everything they owned, pay off their consumer debt, and spend a year traveling abroad as a family. They began sharing their journey in early 2009 on the blog Man vs. Debt, now 15000 subscribers strong. In sharing their ups and downs in the areas of personal finance, consumerism, clutter, travel, minimalism, and passionate entrepreneurship, they realized they aren’t alone in a desire to explore and grow.

What Happens Inside a Dying Brain?

What makes a person believe that he visited heaven? Is there a way for science to get at what’s really going on? Gideon Lichfield mounts an empirical investigation of near-death experiences, concluding that more rigorous research must be pursued to understand what happens in the minds of “experiencers,” as they call themselves. One thing is abundantly clear, though. Near-death experiences are pivotal events in people’s lives. “It’s a catalyst for growth on many different levels—psychologically, emotionally, maybe even physiologically,” says Mitch Liester, a psychiatrist.


Our Incredible, Microscopic World

Nikon announced the winners of the annual Small World in Motion competition on April 27. The photomicrography contest first introduced a video category in 2011, which includes digital time-lapse footage taken through a microscope. As a preview, they shared some of the finalists’ videos from this year’s competition with us, which we’ve edited together. More than than 130 entries were received this year, featuring remarkable footage that spans everything from embryonic mouse kidneys to a killer T cell engaging a cancer cell. Enjoy a trip into the microscopic world with this incredible footage.

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