Friday, October 14, 2016

The Calming Sounds of Rain Hitting the Umbrella

Listen to the gentle sounds of Autumn rain hitting the umbrella in this fresh release from Wryfield Lab.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Beautiful Time Lapse of Snøhetta Viewpoint, Norway

In collaboration with the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate and the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center, filmmaker Alejandro Villanueva has made this beautiful time lapse of Snøhetta Viewpoint, located in Dovrefjell, Norway.

The Corvette Z06 Burnout Fail: 'That Was Not the Tires!'

The following attempt to do a burnout with a Corvette Z06 failed considerably. "Bye, bye $600!"

Monday, October 3, 2016

Three Proven Keys for Peak Performance

Do world-class performers share some similar characteristics?! The research done by Drs. Harald Harung and Frederick Travis at Maharishi University of Management shows that they do. To be more successful, like Harung explains in an interview with New Mavericks, you must change how the brain works and you can do that through exercise, listening to music and meditation, preferably Transcendental Meditation.

From Science Daily:

Fred Travis emphasizes that everything we do changes our brain. Transcendental meditation and making music are activities people should devote themselves to if they wish to change their mind in the right direction. But you can make good progress by following common health recommendations: get enough sleep, work out physically, eat healthily, and don't do drugs. How you think also plays a role.

Meet the Cat Man Who Runs a Cat Sanctuary in Aleppo

Mohammad Alaa Jaleel lives in Aleppo, Syria, where he runs a cat sanctuary, caring for stray and pet cats that have been left behind when people have moved or fled from the city.

Via Holy Kaw.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Watch the Video Game Documentary 'The Video Craze' (2013)

The documentary "The Video Craze: 'Where Were You In '82?'" by Dave Danzara takes the viewers back to the beginning of the arcade and video game culture. The soundtrack includes artists such as Mitch Murder and Lost Years.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Elementary School Students Find Calmness with Meditation

Baltimore's Robert W. Coleman Elementary School has had great success with implementing meditation techniques and a mindful room which has led to students feeling better in and outside of school.

As reported by Uproxx, the Mindful Moment Room was introduced as a space for students to calm themselves and recenter before heading back to class. Students who visit the Mindful Moment Room — which was created through a partnership with the Holistic Life Foundation — are taught breathing exercises and meditation to reduce anxiety, headaches, stomach problems, and stress. Meditation is also used as a form of intervention when disciplinary action is typically needed – and since its induction, Robert W. Coleman Elementary hasn't issued a single suspension.

'Black Light': The Swedish James Bond Film That Brings Back Its Classic Vibe

Despite not having any prior experiences working with film, Swedish James Bond enthusiasts Mats-Ola Pålsson and Lars Gahlin decided to make a movie that brings back the classic James Bond vibe.

"We always liked Bond and grew up with Connery and Moore, but we thought the recent films were missing that special Bond feeling," producer and director Gahlin told The Local.

"So as a joke I said: someone should make the last 'real' Bond film."

It's one thing to say you're going to make a movie, and another thing entirely to do it, but the next day Gahlin and Pålsson followed up on their idea by sitting down with a piece of paper and starting to write a story.

Watch the trailer for "Black Light":

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Vietnam from Above

The short "Vietnam" by Ryan Purvis shows the beautiful landscape of this lovely country. Purvis shot this drone footage while on a motorbike trip through the entire country side of Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh City all the way to Hanoi. Music by Hans Zimmer and the song "Time".

Meet the People Walker: An Unusual Job

Meet Chuck McCarty – he walks people for a living. Sort of, his primary profession is acting. But the response to his services has been great and the business is growing.

From The Guardian:

Chuck McCarthy recently auditioned as a homicidal biker for a TV show, but the actor is finding glimmers of fame, and possibly a business franchise, with another role: Los Angeles's first people walker.

He walks humans for $7 a mile around the streets and park near his home, pioneering an alternative to dog walking that requires no leash, just an ability to walk, talk and, above all, listen.


But according to McCarthy, paying to be walked does not mean people are friendless. It just means they cannot always coordinate leisure time with friends, a product of fluid schedules in the gig economy, leaving them isolated. "We're on phones and computers constantly communicating but we're not connecting as much. We need that human interaction."

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