Learning Points from Erik Johansson’s TED Talk on “Impossible Photography”

If you have seen some of Erik's work before, you might have marveled at how some of his pictures were possible. Erik shares some tips with those who are interested in doing the same. https://www.ted.com/talks/erik_johansson_impossible_photography 1. The photographs should have the same perspective 2. The photographs should have the same amount of lighting 3. Make… Continue reading Learning Points from Erik Johansson’s TED Talk on “Impossible Photography”

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Learning Points from BBC Article on “Why It’s Not Surprising That Ship Collisions Still Happen”

It is really a wonder. With all the latest gadgets, GPS, radar, etc, how can it be conceivable that ships can still collide? We hear of near misses for aeroplanes too, though most of the time, they occur because of air traffic controllers not doing their jobs properly. With ships, is focus lacking so much… Continue reading Learning Points from BBC Article on “Why It’s Not Surprising That Ship Collisions Still Happen”

Learning Points from Ashton Cofer’s TED Talk on “A Young Inventor’s Plan to Recycle Styrofoam”

I have always thought that we cannot recycle Styrofoam, but never bothered to find out why or what we can do about it. Ashton Cofer thought otherwise and did something about it.  https://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_cofer_a_young_inventor_s_plan_to_recycle_styrofoam Wonder what he tried before finally managing to change Styrofoam into activated carbon for use in purifying water. How many ways can… Continue reading Learning Points from Ashton Cofer’s TED Talk on “A Young Inventor’s Plan to Recycle Styrofoam”

Learning Points from Julie Lythcott-Haims TED Talk on “How to Raise Successful Kids – Without Over-Parenting”

Are you concerned that your kids are not going to make it in life? Do you stress over them when their peers seem to be able to do lots more than them at the same age? Julie Lythcott-Haims shares how many of us are guilty of over-parenting. https://www.ted.com/talks/julie_lythcott_haims_how_to_raise_successful_kids_without_over_parenting/ 1. Parents nowadays have a "checklist" they… Continue reading Learning Points from Julie Lythcott-Haims TED Talk on “How to Raise Successful Kids – Without Over-Parenting”

Learning Points from Clint Smith’s TED Talk on “The Danger of Silence”

A short but powerful piece from Clint Smith regarding why silence, or not speaking up, can be worse than anything else. https://www.ted.com/talks/clint_smith_the_danger_of_silence/transcript Our failure to speak up can sometimes be more damning than saying something wrong. He recollects how he failed to speak up for someone getting beaten up simply because he is gay, and… Continue reading Learning Points from Clint Smith’s TED Talk on “The Danger of Silence”