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We often find one off videos that are really interesting or fun, so each month we highlight one for you to explore. Find out what others think about these videos on our Podfolio social media platforms. If you come across something that you would like us to add, do get in touch.
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Caroline Barnes: Make up and the Menopause
Caroline Barnes is one of the UK’s most established and celebrated makeup artists. Her Speed Beauty videos are short and concise and are packed full of beauty knowledge. This video is specifically aimed at those struggling through the menopause and not knowing where to start with makeup. Hormonal shifts during the menopause means that some of our tried and tested usual makeup now doesn’t work for us anymore. Primer, longwear foundation and not using red lipsticks or blushers are a just few tips that Caroline talks through in this tutorial.Watch
Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a Model
Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old, and in doing so proves that she is much more than just a pretty face.Watch
How to raise successful kids, without over-parenting
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.
For more advice on parenting view our related Pod on Helicopter Parenting hereWatch
Why incompetent people think they’re amazing
Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities. David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect. By Ted-Ed.
View our related Pod on Steps to Success here.Watch
A new online comedy drama exploring female friendship, relationships and menopause, filmed entirely in lockdown. It explores the experiences of a group of women who have formed and and forged relationships through marriages, births, deaths, depression, loss, domestic violence and wine, lots of wine. A hot, sweaty, flushy and brutally honest show about the taboo subject that is the menopause. 9 episodes of 15 minutes.
View our related Pod on Menopause hereWatch
10 ways to have a better conversation
Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”
View our related Pod on Disagreeing Better hereWatch
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The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong
Everyone has the ability to build mental strength. We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances. Amy Morin explains that no matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential.Watch
The paradox of choice
Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. Whether we’re buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college or choosing a doctor, everyday decisions, both big and small, have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.Watch
Social Distancing? These Are Our Best Tips For Coping During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Everyone is coping differently during this unsettling time. Whether you’re joining Joe Wicks on a virtual workout, declutttering the house, taken up arts and crafts, baking or planning a virtual lunch with friends. Here’s some extra tips on self quarantining from the Now This team. Keep mentally fit and stay sane !Watch
How to stop screwing yourself over, with Mel Robbins.
Robbins drills through the mental clutter that stands between people and what they want. Stop saying you’re fine, get outside your comfort zone and marry your impulses with action within 5 seconds. Her approach is smart, effective and entertainingWatch
9 Life Lessons – Tim Minchin UWA Address
Tim Minchin, the former UWA Arts student described as “sublimely talented, witty, smart and unabashedly offensive” in a musical career that has taken the world by storm, is awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia. This address was given in 2013.Watch
Why dieting doesn’t usually work.
After the excess of Christmas many of us are adding diet targets to our New Year resolutions, but should we ? In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt gives an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests mindful eating and ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.Watch
How one tweet can ruin your life
For the longest time Jon Ronson revelled in the fact that Twitter gave a voice to the voiceless. But somewhere along the way, things took a turn. In this passionate, eloquent talk, Ronson explains how too often we end up behaving like a baying mob and that it’s time to rethink how we interact with others online.Watch
How to speak so that people want to listen
Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.Watch