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Jan
28
How Love Is Defined Around The World

What is the definition of love? Meet one girl traveling the world asking strangers to share their meaning of the word.

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Jan
27
The Amazon’s Boiling River Kills Anything That Enters

When Andrés Ruzo was a boy, his grandfather would tell him tales of a mythical city of gold deep in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. Though never believing the stories to be true, the legend of the lost city stuck with him into adulthood. Years later, as a geothermal scientist, Ruzo decided to investigate. To his surprise, he discovered an incredulous river deep in the Amazon, with water hot enough to kill a human. Historically a place of pilgrimage for shamans and sorcerers, the river now faces increasing threats from poachers, loggers and squatters. Now, Ruzo is working hard to protect it.

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Tokyo’s Vertical Farms - The Future of Farming

How do we feed a growing population in areas where land is scarce? Grant Imahara visits Tokyo, where "vertical farms" give us a glimpse at what the future of farming may look like. This video was created by WIRED Brand Lab in partnership with Mouser Electronics.

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Jan
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22
The Problem With Perfectionism

We aim for perfection without a correct idea of what perfection might demand from us. To strengthen our resolve, we need to improve our picture of what sacrifices any achievement will demand. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/p8kdj3
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“Perfectionism is the unreasonable and self-defeating ambition of getting something absolutely right – which makes us difficult to be around and punishing to live within.
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The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

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