Month: July 2009

World’s Fastest Everything

I love this video, because it shows a hidden link between these varied (and occasionally goofy) abilities. When we see somebody who’s superhumanly fast at something, we intuitively chalk it up to “natural speed” — the implication being that a regular person’s reflexes could never operate that fast.
But here –especially in slow-mo — we can …

Teach Naked?

Not that way. This way: Jose Bowen, a dean at Southern Methodist University, is on the leading edge of a promising movement to remove the nemesis of PowerPoint from college classrooms. ┬áStudents and teachers squawk a bit, but Bowen’s move makes absolutely perfect sense from a deep-practice POV. After all, when do you learn more, …

Practicing Happiness

Can happiness be created through the right kind of practice? Sounds surprising, but check out┬áthis article and judge for yourself. Author Daniel Goleman spends time with “The World’s Happiest Man” — a Tibetan lama named Mingyur Rinpoche — and finds a pattern behind his happiness that might seem familiar. Basically, Rinpoche deep practiced his happiness, …