Take time during the weekend to recharge by watching this selection of videos from our Video Vault:

 

My Philosophy for a Happy Life

Length: 12:45

Diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2, Sam Berns is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO before his passing on January 10, 2014.

 

Why Academics Should Use Social Media

Length: 11:9

Dr Penny Van Bergen shares how she’s used social media and other online platforms, including LinkedIn, ResearchGate, academia.edu and The Conversation to promote her research, keep track of recent work in her area, and network.

 

How to Fix the Exhausted Brain

Length: 18:26

What if you could energize your brain? Brady Wilson discusses the chemistry of connection and motivation.

 

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Length: 6:13

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

 

Brené Brown on Empathy

Length: 2:54

What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

 

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Length: 10:48

Carrots (or money) aren’t always the best motivators.  Dan Pink reveals the hidden truths about what really motivates us at work and in the world.  A great companion to Drive.

 

Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and How to Get Unstuck)

Length: 10:0

Psychologist Alison Ledgerwood finds that paper or grant rejections stick with us much longer than acceptances. Our worldview tilts toward the negative, but we can train ourselves to see the positives.

 

Brené Brown on the Power of Vulnerability 

Length: 20:50

In one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, professor of social work Brené Brown discusses the importance of embracing vulnerability to lead and connect with others.

 

 

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