I rarely read Facebook anymore. It has become more and more commercial and the news feed never really seems to be as relevant nowadays. Personal updates have made way for advertisements and the amount of animal videos on my feed is somehow significantly reduced. Do I really look like I can do without a cute puppy or piglet video for long? After this rant, I have to admit that today’s post was inspired by Facebook. I have finally found an account again that is worth mentioning and a way to make sure that it will end up at the top of my newsfeed from now on. Apparently, there is this option?! The account I want to put in the spotlight is: Constantly Curious. The account is by TED-Ed, answering to many questions you may have in life in short videos. You can also watch their videos on Youtube and subscribe there. This month Liona already covered some TED talks in her blog on Ideas Worth Spreading. In today’s blog, I will share with you my favourites of the moment.
What Makes Muscles Grow?
I have been training more and more now that I am slowly recovering. While I knew I can easily build up muscle, I was shocked to see my progress. This has always left me wondering: should I switch careers to become a bodybuilder and more importantly why is there such a big difference between muscle growth? This video does the trick pretty well in only a few minutes time.
The Hidden Risks of Sitting
Another topic that has been on my mind more lately is the risk of sitting. When I had my surgery on my legs, I noticed what sitting for long periods of time can do. I started getting a lot of fluids stuck in my legs, having to walk around a lot. It has made me more conscious of my posture when I am sitting, a very bad posture I can tell you. Obviously, at this moment writing this blog I am consciously sitting up straight. However, this is sadly incidental. Having watched this video I might hope I turn my life around for good.
Why Incompetent People Think They Are Amazing
Another brilliant video on incompetent people. I frequently ask myself: “does this person really not realize that they are truly incompetent?” The answer usually seems to be that they indeed do not. They are very pretty satisfied with themselves and may just think that they are amazing. TED-Ed is there to the rescue, explaining how someone (myself included) can be so delusional.
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