When people say “you’re crazy” for going where I go and doing what I do… I know I’m doing something right.
Trying to introduce the study of the brain to a bunch of students, I said: “If everything we needed to know the brain about a mile … how far have we walked in this mile?” I got answers [like] 3/4 of a mile… half a mile… quarter mile. And I said, “I think about 3 inches.”
When it comes to the nervous system, there are a large number of diseases where the only real sign that there’s something wrong is the outward manifestation of the disease — the person is acting crazy, or they don’t seem to learn very well, or their movements are disordered in some way. But if you look at the brain with most of the techniques we have, there’s nothing to see.
You’ve gotta see the wires — just have to see where they come from, where they go, what they connect with…
National Geographic looks at the wiring of the brain in exquisite 3D renderings of every synapse, exploring how parts of the brain communicate with each other and animate us.
Katie Armiger’s tribute to our nation’s first responders in her music video “Safe” features the Long Beach Fire Department. Learn about the Project Feel Safe campaign to honor the brave men and women who keep us safe. Each city in need was met first by the brave, strong, and comforting hands of our nation’s first responders. Give back and say thank you at www.YouMakeMeFeelSafe.com
Artist Name: Ben Marriott
Our new merch store is up! Click the link to get some awesome shirts!
Wee fishies swim in schools because they know there’s safety AND camaraderie in numbers. Lucky for you, every Ford comes with awesome tech AND great performance so you’re always safe too—with or without company.
Illustration by Teagan White
In 1989, the country of Romania emerged from a 25-year dictatorship that radically changed the country.
Since 2011, photographer Tamas Dezso has been documenting the fascinating landscape of a country trying to recreate itself.
I don’t know about you but 50k makes me HAPPY! 🎉🎉🎈🎈#thatswhatshesaid #soulpancake #darlingpancakes #natalieispoetry #nataliepatterson #whoopthereitis
Can everyone watch this? Everyone needs this.
Hello! My name is Brad. Tomorrow we are releasing a brand new video and I want to tell you a bit about it.
I don’t personally know all of you, but I do know a few wonderful things about you:
1. You can read (or you have hired someone to read for you).
2. You’ve found this little writey thing I’m writing right now, because you’ve seen at least one Kid President video.
We need your help. We’ve found fans of Kid President to be some of the most thoughtful, caring, wonderful people. Daily we’re inspired by your emails and ideas and love. We feel strongly about the message of this new video and hope you’ll help us in sharing it with the world.
This week marks the 1 year anniversary of our video ‘The Pep Talk’. When we made that video a tree had just fallen on my house, I was exhausted from being a new dad and part of me thought it might be one of the last videos the team at Soulpancake ever let us make. So we put a lot of love into it, made it a personal little manifesto of awesome and released it out into the world. We never imagined over 31 million people would see it.
Still, a year later, we’re scratching our heads.
This all started because Robby and I love to laugh and make goofy stuff together. As his older brother (in law) I’ve always felt this responsibility to teach him what it means to be a good man and to live a life that makes the world better. Kid President is very much the product of that. Each episode is essentially my attempt to instill wisdom, compassion and creativity into him and then him explaining to the world in his own sweet, silly little voice.
Now, I’m a dad and Robby is an uncle. It’s been incredible to watch. He so wants to be the best uncle ever and I love that, because he will certainly influence and help shape who my son will become. I see Robby feeling the same responsibility for his nephew I’ve felt towards him to point him towards the things in life that matter.
Our new video is very personal. It is a video Robby and I worked on for several months. We started by just casually talking about what kind of things he thinks Miles (my son, his nephew) needs to know and it grew from there. The script is something directly from both of our hearts to a kid we love deeply, yet I think it hopefully will speak to anybody.
It’s crazy what little videos can do and how far they can go. We hope you’ll watch our new video and be encouraged and inspired to love deeply and live loudly. Hope you’ll join us in sharing it with the world.
Let’s give the world more reasons to dance,
p.s. We’re dreaming up a really special live event connected to this week’s video that will happen later this year. Stay tuned!