“Be the human equivalent of a pile of laundry. Inert. Unmoving.” CGP Grey takes a break from history and politics to give some tough love. He made an abridged version of How to Be Miserable, a satirical self-help book. This one hurt to watch, but we deserve it.
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We all know that sleep is an essential part of keeping our minds and bodies sharp and restored. But is the typical 7 or 8 hours more or less than we should get? Life Noggin explores the human body’s need for rest, and how it changes as we age. TL;DW: Go take a nap.
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“Gut feeling” may actually exist, but not the one that has a knack for making good decisions. AsapScience points to the enteric nervous system, a division of the nervous system that governs our digestive organs, and perhaps to an extent our emotional well-being as well.
Veritasium breaks down the most requested cosmetic procedure. The melanin in our hair (and skin) protect us by absorbing light. Laser hair removal takes advantage of that by overloading hair with short bursts of heat, enough to damage the cells that produce hair.
The so-called war on drugs is about short term gains and check marks for politicians. It goes after suppliers, but drugs are addictive. Users are willing to pay high prices for drugs, which encourages suppliers. The solution is to alleviate the demand for these substances.