You Owe It to Yourself to Experience a Total Solar Eclipse by David Baron

David Baron presented You Owe It to Yourself to Experience a Total Solar Eclipse as a TED Talk, with the next total solar eclipse visible from the United States being on August 21st.

Colorful Tree

I liked the color on this, even though it doesn’t come through in the picture as well as it did live.

Can Art Amend History? by Titus Kaphar

Titus Kaphar presented Can Art Amend History? as a TED Talk.

The Manipulative Tricks Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention by Tristan Harris

Tristan Harris presented The Manipulative Tricks Tech Companies Use to Capture Your Attention as a TED Talk.

Restaurant Signs

Sometimes I run into random signs at restaurants, usually in the restroom.

Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy by Adam Alter

Adam Alter presented Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy as a TED Talk.

Life Without an Attention Span

The other day I was working from home, so I was sitting on my couch working on my computer with the TV on for background noise. When I work from home I usually watch Chopped, regular or junior, from my DVR because I won’t really watch it. While I was working I realized I needed to use the restroom so I paused the TV and got up. Once I stood up I realized the dryer had stopped so I needed to check it and either restart it or change loads. On my way to the dryer I passed the fridge and realized I was hungry so I put a bowl of soup in the microwave. I then made it to the dryer and changed loads, taking the dry load to my room. I started folding the laundry in my room until I heard the TV in the living room because it had been on pause long enough to return to live TV. Since I hear it I return to the living room, sit down, resume Chopped, and start working again.

As I start working I realize the soup is still sitting in the microwave, the laundry I started folding is incomplete in my room, and I still haven’t gone to the bathroom. This is life without an attention span.