Stress isnâ€™t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when youâ€™re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when itâ€™s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes. _x000D_
Lesson by Madhumita Murgia, animation by Andrew Zimbelman.
Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years, and became locally known for sitting in the same spot and writing every day. In April 2011, he was befriended by a young woman named Shalla Monteiro. Neither could have expected what happened next.
Princeton scholar Dr. Cornel West and Radhanath Swami, a spiritual teacher, activist and author, in a discussion titled "East Meets West: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Radhanath Swami" at Princeton University.
Eighteen years ago, a slight lapse in concentration crushed Pascale's dreams of surfing. With the help of a family friend and a roll of duct tape, she can now call herself a surfer. Featuring Pascale Honore & Tyron Swan.
Step into the stillness of nature with Gordon Hempton, an Acoustic Ecologist who has been capturing the sounds of life for over thirty years. See how he's preserving the earth's rarest sounds for future generations.