Australia is planting a billion trees to fight climate change

The Australian government is gearing up to plant a billion new trees, as part of a vast campaign aimed to meet the climate targets set by the Paris Agreement. The government estimates that the project, which will run until 2050, will eventually remove 18 million tons of greenhouse gases per years — an intriguing example […]

You don’t need confidence, just contribution. | Derek Sivers

I’d like to share an awesome post from Derek Sivers.  You can (and should) subscribe to his blog/newsletter and check out anything by him, especially the TED talks This bit is also from the book “Hell Yeah or No” This is poignant stuff, and fits with some things I’ve been sharing on social media today. […]

Mad Men’ Director’s New Series ‘Romanoffs’ to Tell Story of Heirs to Russia’s Throne

Over the weekend I finished a binge watch of Oliver Stone’s The Untold History of The United States.  There were several things where I questioned Mr. Stone’s accuracy, if not sanity, and I can’t recommend listening to his voice for 12 hours. I do like the idea that we have much to learn by looking […]

How to Be Unstoppable in 30 Behaviorial Steps

I admire life/psychology/behavior hackers. They’re ever-testing, always-growing and often are happy to prolifically share their findings. I’m all for optimizing life, so I often find myself reading posts from notable writers and experimenters like Benjamin hardy. In his recent Thrive Global post, Benjamin draws you in with a headline you just can’t help but click […]

Google AI Experiment lets you mix two instruments for some odd sounds

This experiment lets you play with new sounds created with machine learning. It’s built using Nsynth, a research project that trained a neural network on over 300,000 instrument sounds. NSynth is able to combine sounds, like a bass and flute, into a new, hybrid bass-flute sound. This experiment lets anyone explore these sounds and make music […]

Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash

“Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once […]

People are twice as likely to die in a crash if the car they’re travelling in was built before 2000

Crashing A 1998 Toyota Into A 2015 Toyota Shows How Far Car Safety Has Advanced People are twice as likely to die in a crash if the car they’re travelling in was built before 2000. This is demonstrated by the results of this car-to-car crash test conducted by independent vehicle safety advocate ANCAP. The average […]