What to read and watch. Guide to gratefulness


A talk by Br. David Steindl Rast the Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar, on what, exactly, it means to be grateful—and the worlds that gratefulness can open up to us.
David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful ”
He points out that one thing we all have in common is a desire to be happy, and posits that gratefulness is the way we get there. In this talk, Steindl-Rast offers a simple process for living gratefully: stop, look and go. Instead of rushing through life,



We’ve known for a long time that interactions during the first five years of life are critical to brain development, but a new machine at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Science (I-LABS), called MEG (a powerful brain imaging machine retrofitted specially for infants), now gives us the ability to see in real-time how connections are triggered and grow through every interaction a young child has. This new technology shows us so clearly how important a child’s environment and interactions are during these early years when the brain is most malleable.


Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Terry Moore: Why is ‘x’ the unknown?

Why is ‘x’ the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer. Terry Moore is the director of the Radius Foundation, a forum for exploring and gaining insight from different worldviews

Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

How to make choosing easier ?

When was the last time you had this ( WAAAW i never know that before ) Moment ? this question hit me long time a go, so i decided to act upon it , I looked in to starting an MBA or a Master`s degree, but as you all know. It needs a lot of money to get a good education . Long story short, I came a cross www.coursera.org as an answer to my prayer and its a free higher education from STANFORD,TORONTO AND ALONG LIST of respectfull universities in Europe and America. and then i just felt like my brain just CANT have enough !!!! ok now what ?? what am i gona do…. http://www.ted.com this is a portal that i have planed to gove it 1 hour dailly of my time to learn Something new. It is our duty as Muslims to Learn and share what we learned and also benefit from it . so Lets start with

How to make choosing easier

How about getting some higher Education on a digital Campus and for free

Coursera provides free online classes that are available to anyone, worldwide, with an Internet connection. Although Coursera is less than a year old, it already has enrolled 680,000 students, most from outside the United States. It competes with edX, a joint venture of Harvard and MIT, and also withUdacity, another Silicon Valley startup headed by Stanford computer science professor.