What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

From TED Talks


Frustration Feeds Creative

Challenges and problems can derail your creative process ... or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess.

From TEDTalks


8 Intelligences

What does it mean when someone calls you smart or intelligent? According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, it could mean one of eight things.

From Big Think


Cancer-Detecting Goggles

Contributor Crystal Dilworth shares her perspective from a test drive of infrared, cancer-detecting eye-gear.

From TechKnow


Bill Nye on Free Will

Bill Nye answers a question from Thomas: 'Is there really an independent ego that is in control of my every thought and action?'

From Big Think


Buffy: Anya's Bunny Theory

Anya Jenkins explains her theory about (evil) bunnies in the musical episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

"Once more with feeling". Season 6, Episode 7.

From Buffy


Nvidia's Supercomputer for Self-driving Cars

Nvidia, a company known predominantly for its graphics card business, has over the last few years been making a big push toward automotive. More specifically, Nvidia wants to power the future slate of self-driving cars. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced a "supercomputer" for self-driving cars and laid out his plans for the company's place in transportation. Get caught up on everything in just three-and-a-half minutes.

From The Verge


Fastest 100m on Forearm Crutches

Meet the inspiring record-breaker who has overcome disability and developed a unique and striking talent.

From the Guinness World Records


Vint Cerf: Father of the Internet

For the past decade, Vint Cerf has worked at Google as the company's vice president and chief internet evangelist. But in the 1970s Cerf co-invented some of the technologies and standards that underpinned the creation of the internet, and are still in use today. Motherboard sat down with the Father of the Internet at a charity event benefiting the Canadian Hearing Society to talk about data breaches, the Internet of Things, and how companies such as Google are working on new initiatives to close the digital divide.

From Motherboard