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The magic of Vedic math – Gaurav Tekriwal

The magic of Vedic math – Gaurav Tekriwal

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar Nameste. I’m from India, and India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It has contributed to the world concepts such as yoga, ayurveda, spicy chicken tikka, and Vedic math. Vedic math is one of the world’s easiest and simplest way to do math. We are going

Are naked mole rats the strangest mammals? – Thomas Park

Are naked mole rats the strangest mammals? – Thomas Park

What mammal has the social life of an insect, the cold-bloodedness of a reptile, and the metabolism of a plant? Bald and buck-toothed, naked mole rats may not be pretty, but they’re extraordinary. With a lifespan of 30 years, their peculiar traits have evolved over millions of years to make them uniquely suited to survive

Stoicism & The Art of Not Caring

Stoicism & The Art of Not Caring

we are born into this world hungry vulnerable and confused as we go through life we attempt to eliminate these feelings by trying to control the conditions of the world around us we seek to accomplish and obtain things achieve higher status acquire wealth or fame develop power and so on we live with the

Animation basics: The art of timing and spacing – TED-Ed

Animation basics: The art of timing and spacing – TED-Ed

Norman McLaren, the great 20th century pioneer of animation technique, once said, “Animation is not the art of drawings that move, but the art of movements that are drawn. What happens between each frame is more important than what exists on each frame.” What did he mean? Well, for an object to appear in motion,

What is abstract expressionism? – Sarah Rosenthal

What is abstract expressionism? – Sarah Rosenthal

If you visit a museum with a collection of modern and contemporary art, you’re likely to see works that sometimes elicit the response, “My cat could make that, so how is it art?” A movement called Abstract Expressionism, also known as the New York School, gets this reaction particularly often. Abstract Expressionism started in 1943

Is graffiti art? Or vandalism? – Kelly Wall

Is graffiti art? Or vandalism? – Kelly Wall

Spray-painted subway cars, tagged bridges, mural-covered walls. Graffiti pops up boldly throughout our cities. It can make statements about identity, art, empowerment, and politics, while simultaneously being associated with destruction. And, it turns out, it’s nothing new. Graffiti, or the act of writing or scribbling on public property, has been around for thousands of years.

The myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits – Alex Gendler

The myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits – Alex Gendler

Hercules, son of Zeus and champion of humankind, gazed in horror as he realized he had just committed the most unspeakable crime imaginable. The goddess Hera, who hated Hercules for being born of her husband’s adultery, had stricken him with a temporary curse of madness. And his own family were the casualties. Consumed by grief,

Who decides what art means? – Hayley Levitt

Who decides what art means? – Hayley Levitt

Imagine you and a friend are strolling through an art exhibit and a striking painting catches your eye. The vibrant red appears to you as a symbol of love, but your friend is convinced it’s a symbol of war. And where you see stars in a romantic sky, your friend interprets global warming-inducing pollutants. To

The benefits of good posture – Murat Dalkilinç

The benefits of good posture – Murat Dalkilinç

Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying, but they’re not wrong. Your posture, the way you hold your body when you’re sitting or standing, is the foundation for every movement your body makes, and can determine how well your