Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired

It's real easy, it's not about winning an argument, or getting upset or angry, it's about letting your voice be heard. http://5calls.org I hope I was fairly coherent in this video. I'm just getting over a cold and I still feel crappy and like my mind is working at about 50% normal speed. I ended up editing this video non-linearly...meaning I didn't originally say all of these things in this order. So it's possible I messed up some of my original points...I'm sick and tired OK! But hopefully the point comes across...it's bullcrap to believe that money can take on the role that actual human contact and human appreciation. More and more, we are moving labor behind the scenes, where no one can see it and where it is very efficient and unobserved. Like, I used to talk to at least one person if I had to buy a USB cable, now I click buttons on Amazon and people who I will never see (or even think about) work to get my USB cable to me as invisibly as possible. This might (/might/) be economically a good idea, but it is not good for human satisfaction and happiness, and that worries me. A lot, actually. ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

Let's Talk About Stress!

Let's Talk About Stress!

In which Hank discusses loanword adaptation for two minutes in order to distract himself from the crushing reality of all of what he must do. One thing that I did not say in this video...that's just for you dear dedicated dooblydoo reader...is that "stressing out" as we sometimes call it (focusing on the worry rather than the work) is a kind of flight. It is the easiest, most monkey-brain thing to do. There is nowhere to run, and we don't want the unpleasantness of engaging with the fight, so we flee into fear and it eats us because we literally have no defense against it. If you'd like to learn more about stress and our physiological responses to it, here's a SciShow on how presistent stress harms our bodies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWCk74Bu8k And here's a Crash Course I did on emotion, stress, and health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KbSRXP0wik Also linked in this video is the video I did on hankschannel on the processes I've used to deal with things I can't deal with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr8wIiypS_g ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

UNBOXING

UNBOXING

Preorder Signed Copies of my new book, Turtles All the Way Down, which comes out October 10th, at your local bookstore or at: Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/turtles-all-the-way-down-john-green/1126619413?ean=9780525555384 Books-a-Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Turtles-All-Way-Down-Autographed/John-Green/9780525555384?id=6985722816477 Hudson Booksellers: https://www.hudsonbooksellers.com/book/9780525555384 IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780525555384 Powell’s: http://www.powells.com/book/turtles-all-the-way-down-signed-edition-9780525555384/1-0 Target: https://www.target.com/p/turtles-all-the-way-down-signed-edition-hardcover-john-green/-/A-52705531 Amazon and Barnes & Noble have sold through their allocations of signed copies but unsigned copies are available for preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Turtles-All-Down-John-Green/dp/0525555366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502201952&sr=8-1&keywords=9780525555360 and https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/turtles-all-the-way-down-john-green/1126619413?ean=9780525555360. SHARPIE SURVEY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekxqyNFyVUlyCifzM4Dn-RJg5h-SoW2J07k_oqeCyNq8Vfyw/viewform?usp=send_form In which John Green at last reveals what is inside the boxes, discusses his new book Turtles All the Way Down, reveals his deep knowledge of ISBNs, and discusses the matter of signing 200,000 sheets of paper. ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

Doing the Hard(er) Thing (and some very bad news)

Doing the Hard(er) Thing (and some very bad news)

Basically the thing that I didn't say in this video was...if I can't make myself get up an hour earlier in the morning even if that would make my life much better, how am I supposed to do all of the things that everyone says we need to do to live more morally. Especially when the number and intensity of those things we should be doing seems to constantly increase (along with the price of many of those things.) Do we have an infinite amount of energy to intentionally make our lives a little less enjoyable for the common good, or is there a limitation there? Is that limitation only in my head? Probably, since I have a very easy life and yet still find it difficult to do relatively easy things. Yes, indeed, despite what I said in the video, there's definitely no "ice cream cake breaking point," but it is still hard to do the hard(er) thing. Maybe there is no limit to the number of difficult things we each can do but, instead, a limit to the number of difficult things we can choose to do. Which is why taking choice out of the matter helps me do hard things much more efficiently. THE BAD NEWS I've talked about this a tiny bit elsewhere, but Lemon (my beautiful and ridiculous dog) is very sick. She has bone cancer and it has gotten worse fast. She's pretty uncomfortable now and every day is harder for her. She's beautiful and loving as ever, but she is in a lot of pain and it's very hard for her and us. Thanks for all of your kind thoughts. Greyhounds make wonderful companions and they are always in need of homes. If you would be interested in adopting a greyhound, I would highly recommend it. And if you'd like to donate to your local greyhound adoption center in Lemon's memory, we would love that. You can find local adoption centers here: http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/directory/list.cfm ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

Religion and Gay Marriage

Religion and Gay Marriage

In which John discusses marriage equality, what a traditional marriage actually is, and what role (if any) theological understandings of marriage play in the legal definition of marriage. Let's continue this conversation in comments, but in doing so, let's remember that nerdfighteria is about respect and generosity. Thanks. HERE ARE A LOT OF LINKS TO NERDFIGHTASTIC THINGS: Shirts and Stuff: http://dftba.com/artist/30/Vlogbrothers Hank's Music: http://dftba.com/artist/15/Hank-Green John's Books: http://amzn.to/j3LYqo ====================== Hank's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hankimon Hank's tumblr: http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com John's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen John's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johngreenfans John's tumblr: http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com ====================== Other Channels Crash Course: http://www.youtube.com/crashcourse SciShow: http://www.youtube.com/scishow Gaming: http://www.youtube.com/hankgames VidCon: http://www.youtube.com/vidcon Hank's Channel: http://www.youtube.com/hankschannel Truth or Fail: http://www.youtube.com/truthorfail ====================== Nerdfighteria http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/ http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/nftumblrs http://reddit.com/r/nerdfighters http://nerdfighteria.info/ A Bunny (\(\ ( - -) ((') (')

Cooking with a 3-Year-Old: The Mac & Cheese and Communist Celery Edition

Cooking with a 3-Year-Old: The Mac & Cheese and Communist Celery Edition

In which my 3-year-old son Henry and I cook macaroni and cheese, boiled asparagus, communist celery, blueberries, and sweet potato fries for dinner while Sarah is out of town. Hilarity ensues. Inspired by Hannah Hart: http://www.youtube.com/user/MyHarto

Some Rough Advice for the "Real World"

Some Rough Advice for the "Real World"

I'm just a little sick of people feeling like they've failed or like they don't matter because they aren't hitting every single target society puts in front of them. No one does that. And a lot of those goals are dumb anyway. I know that society thrives on driven people, and I hope you are driven to achieve, and that a lot of that drive comes from not necessarily healthy desires. But I think we can make the world a better place without putting all of this fucked up pressure on ourselves. Also, this video is basically the same as this one Evelyn made, but Evelyn's is way more funny and articulate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=575LByUKT00 ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

Brazil's Government is Falling Apart...and it's Good News?

Brazil's Government is Falling Apart...and it's Good News?

During the presidency of Lula Da Silva, billions of dollars in bribes were taken to allow construction companies to overcharge the government-owned oil company, Petrobras. Now, Brazil has corruption, but it's actually pretty good for a developing country. But the people of Brazil have come to expect more, and they have been left down. Current president, Dilma Rousseff, was chairwoman of Petrobras during the period of corruption, but no one knows whether Lula or Dilma were involved or aware. But Lula was under investigation before Rousseff appointed him to be her chief of staff, a move that means he can no longer be prosecuted by a normal court. I think this whole thing speaks very highly of Brazil. A reckoning had to come, and I'm pleased the citizens are holding the government accountable. However, I can't stop seeing parallels between the awful partisan situation here in the U.S. and the lack of skepticism people in this story have when it comes to believing awful things about their political opponents. Using this scandal to clean up Brazil must be done, but using it to score political points or gain power is going to rip the country apart. This is an epic story, and no one knows where it ends. Whether Rousseff retains power and who gets elected once the house is fully cleaned out will say a lot about how this very young democracy handles its economic and cultural growth when people's perceptions are controlled largely by social media. I think there are many good things in Brazil's future, but leaders will have to do more than fight for power. They will have to actually lead. Thanks to Alex Cuadros: https://twitter.com/alexcuadros Rafael Prince: https://twitter.com/rafaelprince And all of the Nerdfighters at Nerdfighters Brasil on Facebook. ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

Caffeine!

Caffeine!

Hank delves into the details about that very popular substance: caffeine. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow SOURCES http://coffeefaq.com/site/node/17 http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=13971 http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-natural-sources-of-caffeine.htm http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-kola-nut.htm http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/under-the-microscope-how-does-caffeine-work-1993056.html http://chemistry.about.com/od/moleculescompounds/a/caffeine.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_nut http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/caffeine/caffeine_info1.shtml#2 http://coffeefaq.com/site/node/12

The Life Changing Magic of Thumbs Up

The Life Changing Magic of Thumbs Up

In which John discusses how one little digit transformed his running life--and possibly turned him into That Guy. Also discussed: my newfound fondness for exercise, my preparation for a half marathon, and the ever-growing collection of cardboard boxes in the background. ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

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