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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

Once upon a time I read an article about storytelling and thought it was very interesting.   I tell stories to my kids all day,  maybe I should communicate with everyone that way.   It’s worth a shot.

Here is the article if you want to check it for yourself.

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains.

So Brutal, So Honest, So True – “Acrania “Festering With Dishonesty”

Acrania “Festering With Dishonesty” lyric video: http://youtu.be/31uUpj8euyw

Tony Robbins Creates a New Story

Reccomended by my Brother in Law.  Going to check this out tonight.

 

Breaking Down Forearm Plank – DailyBandha

Side forearm plank is another awesome pose to strengthen your core while protecting your wrists.

Link to article

Have a Speedy Meditation

Thought this was an interesting read on people trying to game meditation by speeding upthe process of settling down the mind.

Link to article

 

Chromebooks can now run Linux via ChromeOS via gmanetwork.com

You can now run Linux right within a window instead of having to switch back and forth between the two operating systems.  Link to article.

François Beaufort, a Google employee, said this is possible through the downloadable Crouton extension for Chrome.

Google Now Launcher

Looks like I am trading in my Droid Turbo for a Note4.  Just saw an article that links to the Google Now Launcher.   I am hoping that this work well on the Note4 so I can be rid of TouchWiz.

If you understood any of that, great.  Otherwise I should have prefixed this with a “note to self…”

 

Laugh Lessons – Can Kids be Taught Comedy?

This webshow looks great.   I am excited to sit down and watch it with the kids to see what my crew thinks.  I may just be creating a monster!

 

Shunryu Suzuki: Control

“Even though you try to put people under control, it is impossible. You cannot do it. The best way to control people is to encourage them to be mischievous. Then they will be in control in a wider sense. To give your sheep or cow a large spacious meadow is the way to control him. So it is with people: first let them do what they want, and watch them. This is the best policy. To ignore them is not good. That is the worst policy. The second worst is trying to control them. The best one is to watch them, just to watch them, without trying to control them.” 
? Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice #zen

 

Shunryu Suzuki: Control – YouTube.

Free online speed reading software | Spreeder.com

From http://www.spreeder.com/

Speed reading is the art of silencing subvocalization. Most readers have an average reading speed of 200 wpm, which is about as fast as they can read a passage out loud. This is no coincidence. It is their inner voice that paces through the text that keeps them from achieving higher reading speeds. They can only read as fast as they can speak because that’s the way they were taught to read, through reading systems like Hooked on Phonics.

However, it is entirely possible to read at a much greater speed, with much better reading comprehension, through silencing this inner voice. The solution is simple – absorb reading material faster than that inner voice can keep up.

In the real world, this is achieved through methods like reading passages using a finger to point your way. You read through a page of text by following your finger line by line at a speed faster than you can normally read. This works because the eye is very good at tracking movement. Even if at this point full reading comprehension is lost, it’s exactly this method of training that will allow you to read faster.

What if you were the one stuck in the maze? – Mouse-X

This is a very cool atmospheric short film that pulls you into a paradox.   

A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: “Mouse X” – by Justin Tagg – YouTube

Great Answer! – Dating Game (1979)

Found this amusing.   The whole episode was great.  I love that the original commercials are included.  

Click the link for the specific question / answer 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G90wDcjCBY#t=520

 

The full episode is below.