Monday, March 19, 2012

Adam Savage talks about simple ideas.

This is a great talk about how simple ideas often lead to great discoveries. If you watch the show Mythbusters, then you will recognize Adam Savage. I enjoyed hearing about the inspiration behind some of the more important discoveries (like how big the Earth's circumference is)! Many wonderful things have been discovered by those who were curious enough to explore.

Friday, March 16, 2012


I love this video for so many reasons. First of all, I learned a fancy new word (murmuration) for the phenomenon that you see in the video. Secondly, nature is always amazing and I love seeing things like this. These two girls? They were so lucky to be there in the middle of it all, and I love how much they loved it. If you would like to learn more about the theory behind why Starlings act this way (and how they are able to do it), Wired has a great article on the topic: The Startling Science of a Starling Murmuration. Have you witnessed murmuration in person?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Walking, the magic bullet.

Finding a great doctor is a rare and wonderful thing. When my father had his first stroke, he was lucky to have a really great doctor as part of his health team. One of the things that she said that has stuck with us all ever since was that walking is the "magic bullet".

She said that walking was so beneficial that it should really be made a priority to get in at least 30 mins a day. As one who has always enjoyed walking and tried to walk daily, hearing this was just a reinforcement.

So when this video sprung up and confirmed all the amazing things that walking can do for you, I knew that I would have to share it. This video is well worth the watch, it explains how much walking can help improve health. It was really surprising to hear some of the stats!

Is a daily walk part of your healthy lifestyle plan? Do you enjoy walking?