Why Cities?

Why Cities?

In which John discusses the agricultural revolution, the development of permanent settlements, and whether cities were good news. SOURCES BELOW. Hank is publishing a novel next year! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/books/youtube-star-hank-green-first-novel.html But before then, we are going on tour to celebrate my new novel, Turtles All the Way Down: http://www.turtlesallthewaydownbook.com/#tour SOURCES: Hunter-gatherers have less famine than agriculturalists: http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/10/1/20130853 This gets into some of the archeology and analysis of human remains that indicates that hunter-gatherers lived on average longer and healthier lives than agriculturalists. The Case against Civilization inspired this video and includes the statistics about how much hunter-gatherers work in food acquisition and domestic labor: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-case-against-civilization This article also explores some of the complexities of agriculture's development: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/07/15/485722228/where-did-agriculture-begin-oh-boy-its-complicated The book discussed in "The Case against Civilization" is called AGAINST THE GRAIN, and while I disagree with a lot that's in it, I also think it's an interesting read and outlines both its case for why cities developed and other people's cases. I also leaned on the book SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari for some of the theories about why cities developed. Our World in Data is an amazing resource for understanding long-term trends in human history. That's where I got the graph about the dramatic reduction in absolute poverty the world is experiencing: https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/ And also the graph about the declining number of hours worked: https://ourworldindata.org/working-hours/ And lastly, the median U.S. household income really is higher (even after adjusting for inflation) than it ever has been before: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_income_in_the_United_States ---- 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 Preorder John's new book, Turtles All the Way Down, out October 10th 2017! You can find links to both the signed and unsigned editions here: http://bit.ly/turtlespreorder and information on how to (probably) get a signed copy here: http://probablysignedturtles.com

6 Awkward Money Questions With Hank Green

6 Awkward Money Questions With Hank Green

Get your free month of FreshBooks by visiting http://freshbooks.com/tfd Chelsea sits down with Hank Green to talk about spending money, making it, and all the weird little things that happen when you have a lot of it. All of the Complexly channels: http://complexly.com/ Pre-order the TFD book! https://www.amazon.com/Financial-Diet-Total-Beginners-Getting/dp/1250176166/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504186320&sr=1-1&keywords=the+financial+diet The Financial Diet blog: http://www.thefinancialdiet.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefinancialdiet Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFDiet Tumblr: http://thefinancialdiet.tumblr.com/

Superblocks: How Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars

Superblocks: How Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars

Modern cities are designed for cars. But the city of Barcelona is testing out an urban design trick that can give cities back to pedestrians. Read more: http://www.vox.com/2016/8/4/12342806/barcelona-superblocks Thumbnail image from http://shutterstock.com Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

Death and How to Avoid It (...for a while)

Death and How to Avoid It (...for a while)

In which John talks about preventable death and what's driving the increase in death from unintentional injuries in the United States. RESOURCES, SOURCES, AND LINKS: Health Care Triage's excellent coverage of the opioid crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pROfg1vOp4w Info about preventable deaths and the roll that distracted driving is playing: http://www.ehstoday.com/health/distracted-driving-falls-opioids-cause-spike-unintentional-death-rate Wealth inequality is growing, although still lower than historical averages: https://ourworldindata.org/income-inequality/ Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/overdoses-are-leading-cause-of-death-americans-under-50/ Info on homicide rates: https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-1 And the newest stats on overdose deaths: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/6/15743986/opioid-epidemic-overdose-deaths-2016 Something I didn't talk about in the video that is interesting: part of the reason the death by falling rate has risen is because we are doing a better job of keeping track of it. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3314071/ IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE NEEDS HELP WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's behavioral health treatment services locator https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ and helpline: 1-800-662-4357 (both English and Spanish, 24/7) A list of self help groups for addiction: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator/link-focSelfGP Opioid treatment specifically: http://dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/directory.aspx The Addiction Recovery Guide has a directory of state by state resources and other treatment info: https://www.addictionrecoveryguide.org/resources/state/ The suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Lastly, Amazon has sold through its allocation of signed copies of my new book Turtles All the Way Down. Unsigned copies are still available for preorder at Amazon at http://amzn.to/2ulFJgz. Find other places to order a (probably) signed copy of the book at http://ProbablySignedTurtles.com ---- 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 Preorder John's new book, Turtles All the Way Down, out October 10th 2017! You can find links to both the signed and unsigned editions here: http://bit.ly/turtlespreorder and information on how to (probably) get a signed copy here: http://howtoprobablygetasignedcopyofturtlesallthewaydown.com

I Am Not A Pornographer

I Am Not A Pornographer

UPDATE: The Depew School Board voted unanimously to keep "Looking for Alaska" in the curriculum; more than 99% of parents allowed their kids to read the book, and it was taught without incident or complaint. Huzzah! In which John argues that his novel "Looking for Alaska" is not pornographic and should not be removed from the curriculum at Depew High School. 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 (\(\ ( - -) ((') (')

1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

In which John Green returns for a dystopian new season of Crash Course Literature! We're starting with George Orwell's classic look at the totalitarian state that could be in post-war England. Winston Smith is under the eye of Big Brother, and making us think about surveillance, the role of government, and how language can play a huge part in repressive regimes. Crash Course is made with Adobe Creative Cloud. Get a free trial: www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/desktop.html Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark Brouwer, Divonne Holmes à Court, Brian Thomas Gossett, Khaled El Shalakany, Indika Siriwardena, Robert Kunz, SR Foxley, Sam Ferguson, Yasenia Cruz, Daniel Baulig, Eric Koslow, Caleb Weeks, Tim Curwick, Jessica Wode, Cami Wilson, Eric Prestemon, Evren Türkmenoğlu, Alexander Tamas, Justin Zingsheim, D.A. Noe, Shawn Arnold, Tom Trval, mark austin, Ruth Perez, Malcolm Callis, Kathrin Janßen, Ken Penttinen, Advait Shinde, Cody Carpenter, Annamaria Herrera, Nathan Taylor, William McGraw, Bader AlGhamdi, Vaso, Melissa Briski, Joey Quek, Andrei Krishkevich, Rachel Bright, Alex S, Mayumi Maeda, Kathy & Tim Philip, Montather, Jirat, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Ian Dundore, Chris Peters, Sandra Aft, Jason A Saslow, Steve Marshall -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids

The History Of The Vlogbrothers | A Brief History

The History Of The Vlogbrothers | A Brief History

The Vlogbrothers are so jokes: https://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers More Brief Histories: https://youtu.be/KRApGRUceJo?list=PLUysJFnfp8Ga6a38nNMyla_e0yOIakmCA In February 2013, I covered the history of my favorite YT channel: The Vlogbrothers. 4 years later, I've decided to check back in & make a new video! This video was made for & premiered at NerdCon Nerdfighteria: a YouTube conference held in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate ten years of the Nerdfighter community. Massive thank you to Hank Green for his help and for allowing me to premiere this video live during the NerdCon closing ceremonies! And, as always, big time shout out to my bud Lee for his help writing this episode! Follow me on Twitter! https://twitter.com/FootofaFerret Thanks for watching & DFTBA! :)

Q&A With Grey: Meme Edition

Q&A With Grey: Meme Edition

Brought to you by Audible. Get a free 30-day trial by signing up at : http://audible.com/grey Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey D&D Alignment chart template: http://cgpgrey.com/blog/qa-with-grey-meme-edition Music by Broke for Free

The New Zealand Five Cent Coin

The New Zealand Five Cent Coin

In which John tells the story of how in a dark and difficult time, the nation of New Zealand came to his rescue via their five cent coins. Pizzamas is ending, meaning all this is only available until TOMORROW: https://store.dftba.com/collections/pizzamas "Tried to fight the creeping sense of dread with temporal things" comes from The Mountain Goats' song "The Mess Inside." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YRWzxYS_nM ---- 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

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Global Warming

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Global Warming

Throughout this video I say "probability curve" when a statistician would say "probability distribution." I just want to say that I'm aware of this, and that it's a choice I intentionally made because I felt like it made it easier to understand. While I would very much like to get deep into probability functions, what they mean, and how they work, I don't know if that's necessary to understand the world with curves. And this isn't just about climate and weather, pretty much everything is better understood if it's understood in terms of probability functions. And I generally like to see the world not for the collapsed reality dot, but for the function underneath. It's why winning at gambling always feels empty to me, I know that the underlying function has my losing even if happened to get lucky. So, in a way, gambling is always losing, even if you win. I know I'm an armchair statistician, and that lots of people will be annoyed by the language in this video, but I hope you can forgive me! Giraffe Love Shirt: https://store.dftba.com/products/giraffe-love-3-0-shirt Crash Course Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TARsoxST0tQ Healthcare Triage on Guns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZzmgqpwG-s (four parts) ---- 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 Preorder John's new book, Turtles All the Way Down, out October 10th 2017! You can find links to both the signed and unsigned editions here: http://bit.ly/turtlespreorder and information on how to (probably) get a signed copy here: http://probablysignedturtles.com

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