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Oct
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How To Stay Calm When You Know You'll Be Stressed

You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. "We all are going to fail now and then," he says. "The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be." TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Ente...


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The Garden Masterpiece Grown From Rescued Plants

In Bishopville, South Carolina, Pearl Fryar is a local gardening legend. When he first moved to the small town in the 1980s, he was almost unable to build his house because neighbors feared that as an African American, he wouldn’t keep up his yard. Determined to dispel that stereotype, Fryar went on to win “Yard of the Month” from the local garden club. Since then, he’s created a world-renowned topiary garden with more than 300 plants, most of which were rescued from the compost pile of a local nursery. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places...


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The Ghost Town Stuck in Time

On the Eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains lies a town that time forgot. Bodie, Calif. was once a mining village with 10,000 residents. Today, it looks as if the townsfolk simply vanished one day: cues remain on the pool tables, jackets hang next to unmade beds and arithmetic lessons adorn the schoolhouse chalkboard. It's a relic of the past covered in three inches of dust. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where w...


Oct
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If Tech Really Wants to Help the Homeless, It Should Hire Them

To bridge the divide between San Francisco's wealthy tech workers and their impoverished neighbors, organizations like Code Tenderloin are trying to get disadvantaged people into tech companies. They teach skills like coding and help students craft resumes, but even with all these new skills the greatest challenge facing Code Tenderloin graduates is convincing a company to take a chance on them. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ?? http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 CONNECT WITH WIRED Web: http://wired.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIRED Facebook: https://facebook.com/WIRED Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/wired Google+: https://plus.google.com/+WIRED Instagram: http://instagram.com/WIRED Tumblr: http://WIRED.tumblr....


Oct
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How Smart is Today's Artificial Intelligence?

Current AI is impressive, but it's not intelligent. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: https://hbr.org/2016/11/what-artificial-intelligence-can-and-cant-do-right-now https://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/digital-disruption/harnessing-automation-for-a-future-that-works https://www.amazon.com/Master-Algorithm-Ultimate-Learning-Machine/dp/0465065708 https://ai100.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/ai_100_report_0831fnl.pdf https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/blog/business-focus-artificial-intelligence-rising-2/ http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.368.2254&rep=rep1&type=pdf http://yann.lecun.com/exdb/publis/pdf/jackel-95.pdf https://www.recode.net/2016/5/4/11634228/learning-about-deep-learning...


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