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“有几根侠骨,禁得揉搓” ——悼念我的老乡李旺阳

(瑞典)茉莉

获知李旺阳“被自杀”,我泪眼朦胧。人类舍生取义的历史,在我们湖南那块灼热的土地一再上演。百年前谭嗣同毅然走上断头台,百年后久经摧残的李旺阳,被一根白丝带系于窗上。谭嗣同十八岁时,曾写下这样血性而刚烈的诗句:“拔剑欲高歌,有几根侠骨,禁得揉搓。”

这两位湖南老乡都成为不朽的殉道士。在西方诗歌里,有一种美被称为“毁灭之美”。毁灭何以产生美?其美在于人对真实信念的执拗的坚守。一百多年来,中国历史千回百折,但义人们追求的基本价值却是亘古不变的,例如自由、正义和真善美。

世界为李旺阳的命运而震惊,网上中国人纷纷悼念和抗议,成千上万的香港人走上街头,为李旺阳伸张正义。就像一道惨白而强烈的光束,李旺阳之死投向当今中国的重重黑暗,使黑暗显露出丑陋而残忍的原形。

◎ 我和李旺阳同时在邵阳判刑

我和李旺阳不但是邵阳老乡,而且是在同一时期被判刑入狱的政治犯。1989年6月9日,李旺阳因组织“邵阳市工自联”并担任主席而被捕。6月14日,我因为发表谴责李鹏政府镇压学生的演讲而被收审。

记得那年的一个秋日,我在邵阳看守所的女牢里,看守所范所长在铁窗顶上喊我,说:“莫莉花,今天工自联的李旺阳被判13年刑期,你的影响比他大,可能会判刑更重。”那是我第一次听到李旺阳的名字。

后来听我家先生傅正明说,李旺阳是在1989年10月开庭判刑的,那天他前去法庭旁听。法庭设在一个工厂的礼堂里,虽然是公开审判,但旁听的人寥寥无几。傅正明坚持听完了审判,后来告诉我:李旺阳在其“最后陈述”里,仍然坚持谴责邓小平镇压学生运动的暴行,是一条硬汉子!

1989年12月24日,我的“反革命宣传煽动罪”在邵阳市委大礼堂开庭。在此之前,中共法院曾警告过我,如果我利用公开说话的机会继续宣传学潮中的观点,将被从严治罪。我的律师转告我,说家中亲人为此非常担忧。想到年迈的双亲和年幼的孩子,我不得不讲究策略。后来我采取的法庭辩护对策是:回避六四屠杀的问题,只从法律角度为自己做无罪辩。

我的案子开庭的那天,市委大礼堂座无虚席。上千市民和大专学生忍受着寒冷和饥饿,陪伴我受审。他们屏息静听我的自我辩护,不断爆发出鼓励我的掌声。迫于社会舆论的压力,法庭只好把我的刑期压至原内定范围的最低,即有期徒刑3年。

事隔二十三年再来回忆这段旧事,我已经没有了当年法庭抗辩成功的自豪感,而只有深深的愧疚。我的刑期只有李旺阳刑期的零头那么多,是因为我不像他那样勇敢,不像他那样在法庭上坚持说出六四真相。同时,身为高校教师,我的遭遇在邵阳获得了广泛的同情和关注,我受到的惩治因此远比一般工人市民为轻。当时,很少有人去关注一个被判重刑的普通工人。

根据多年的观察,我可以说,在八九民运中,最勇敢的是像李旺阳一类的平民和工人,最不争气的是中国知识分子。一些入狱的知识分子低头认罪,有的甚至上电视作伪证,证明自己没看见天安门死人,以此求得当局的宽恕。包括我本人在内的的知识分子政治犯,大多没有遭受过酷刑。而李旺阳,却承受了我们不能设想的最严酷的刑罚。

1993年我出狱后流亡香港,开始在一家餐馆打工洗盘子。当时我们几个朋友私人凑了一笔钱,捐给仍在狱中的李旺阳。我把钱寄给一个朋友,让朋友的朋友转到李旺阳的妹妹李旺玲那里。然而,好心帮忙的朋友却因此受到当局的追究。后来我几次找同是邵阳老乡的卢四清商量,怎样才能给李旺阳送点治病的钱。卢四清觉得这事很困难,他说:“茉莉,现在邵阳国安部监视得非常厉害,你找谁帮忙送钱,就害了谁。”那是一个救助无门的世道。

◎ 精神圣徒捍卫真实和尊严

由于我们的无能,由于缺乏足够的社会关注,中共当局在长期迫害李旺阳时毫无顾忌。六四过去的23年里,李旺阳竟然有21年在狱中。第一次入狱时,他还是一个健康的中年男子;第二次入狱时,他已经成了被人抬进监狱的残疾人了,最后成为一位疾病缠身、双目失明、双耳失聪的残疾老人。人生境遇惨痛如此,夫复何言!

为什么李旺阳要承受这样的磨难?这是因为,他的心中有着某种不可摧毁之物,即对于自由和尊严的信念。他真正实践了哈维尔的理想:“生活在真实中。”“我今天受迫害,不过是我骨子里流的热血要比你多一些而已。”李旺阳清楚地知道自己的命运。

最初,李旺阳和我一样,都曾事先获知“六四”后将要抓人的消息,当时我们都拒绝逃走。李旺阳的理由是:如果逃跑,就对不起邵阳工人。但我在出狱后,因一个采访事件陷入危险境地,由于不愿再次入狱,我选择了逃亡海外之途,而后在瑞典一直过着自由和安宁的生活。

李旺阳本来也有机会逃避更多的厄运。中共当局曾多次要求李旺阳写悔过书,承诺只要认罪就放他出狱给他自由,但李旺阳写出来的却是批判中共的檄文。由于骨子里流淌的热血和信念,这位工人兄弟宁愿把牢底坐穿,也绝不向中共当局示弱妥协。

据他的狱中好友张善光先生说,李旺阳是读过不少书的,他知道俄国作家屠格涅夫的散文诗《门槛》,知道渴望光明、自由和尊严的人们将要面临的种种凶险:寒冷、饥饿、憎恨、嘲笑、轻视、侮辱、监狱、疾病,甚至于死亡,还有跟人们的疏远,完全的孤独。

尊严是人的本性之一。人的这种本性,可以让所有的极权制度都失效,因为拥有尊严感的人不甘匍匐在极权的脚下。因此,极权主义千方百计要摧毁人的尊严。汉娜·阿伦特在《极权主义的起源》这一著作里,揭露极权主义的暴力以“三步程序”消灭真正意义上的人:第一步是“杀法权之人”,即剥夺人的基本政治权利和公民权利;第二步是“杀道德之人”,摧毁人们良心的抵抗:第三步是杀绝人的个性思想和创造性,把人变得象行尸走肉。

为抵抗如此残酷的专制暴力,李旺阳丧失了一切:视力、听力、健康和本应有的家庭。在他去世前,香港记者采访他,只能在他的手上或大腿上写字。但是,当中国人在邪恶面前丧失抵御的意志、普遍变得麻木不仁之时,李旺阳维护了人类最有价值的东西——尊严。

白居易曾有诗云:“至宝有本性,精刚无与俦。可使寸寸折,不能绕指柔。”作为一位充满尊严的精神圣徒,李旺阳将长存于我们心中。

◎ 坚持公开言说六四至死不渝

对自己的人生,李旺阳曾有一个平凡而美丽的梦想:出狱后卖掉自家的老屋,拿这笔钱开一家餐馆,做有品牌的大饭店,前有停车场后有草坪。朋友们来了,就在草地上品茶、喝酒、聊天、晒太阳,不亦乐乎。这些梦想,是他与好友在狱中医院住院时谈到的。

然而,李旺阳没法摆脱厄运去追求他的美丽梦想,因为他自始至终都在言说六四。1989年李旺阳到北京受到学潮感染,在军队戒严后他组织工人声援学生,在六四镇压后他发动游行示威,在公审法庭上他仍然言说六四。直到临死之前,一身残疾、不能独自行走的他还在医院里接受香港记者采访谈六四。

对于很多中国人来说,“六四”尚存在于他们的记忆之中的,他们也在私下里谈论六四。但是,公开言说与私下谈论是很不相同的。公开言说是行使言论自由的权利,是对禁锢言论的权力的挑战。尤其是在人们对某个公开事件集体保持沉默的时候,公开言说意味着承担责任,意味着刺破权势者刻意隐瞒的真相,因此需要更大的勇气。

米奇尼克曾高度评价公开言说的意义:“词语有他们自身的力量;正是词语创造了一个我们生活于其中的世界”。对于六四屠杀,言说本身就是行动,因为言说可以呼唤人们的正义感,足够的言说可以形成一个推进社会进步的话语场,促使人们思考并解决问题。

正因为言词有如此力量,所以中共当局要以严厉的手段惩罚公开言说者。不肯放弃言说六四的李旺阳,在狱中曾有二十多次被关小号,那种又黑又臭的囚室被称为“棺材仓”。他遭受的酷刑多种多样:手铐铐进骨头、牙齿被撬光、还有电棍和毒打。

当一百个享受优渥生活的中国御用文人抄写毛泽东延安讲话,因其道德上的虚伪怯懦成为专制制度的共谋者,当嘲笑英雄的犬儒主义成为中国社会通病之时,我们悼念因精神高贵而遭受苦难的勇士李旺阳。对李旺阳的命运心怀愧疚的我们,唯一能够做的,就是像李旺阳那样,继续不懈地公开言说六四。

写到这里,我想起广州维权的朋友在河边放23艘点上蜡烛的纸船,悼念在六四后遭受了23年厄运的李旺阳。那里烛光点点如星星闪耀,本不信神的我默念起主耶稣在马太福音里的经文:“为义受逼迫的人有福了,因为天国是他们的。”

15 signs you have emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.

Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking. You can always take a scientifically validated test, such as the one that comes with the Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book.

Unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free. So, I’ve analyzed the data from the million-plus people TalentSmart has tested in order to identify the behaviors that are the hallmarks of a high EQ. What follows are sure signs that you have a high EQ.

You Have a Robust Emotional Vocabulary

All people experience emotions, but it is a select few who can accurately identify them as they occur. Our research shows that only 36% of people can do this, which is problematic because unlabeled emotions often go misunderstood, which leads to irrational choices and counterproductive actions.

People with high EQs master their emotions because they understand them, and they use an extensive vocabulary of feelings to do so. While many people might describe themselves as simply feeling “bad,” emotionally intelligent people can pinpoint whether they feel “irritable,” “frustrated,” “downtrodden,” or “anxious.” The more specific your word choice, the better insight you have into exactly how you are feeling, what caused it, and what you should do about it.

You’re Curious about People

It doesn’t matter if they’re introverted or extroverted, emotionally intelligent people are curious about everyone around them. This curiosity is the product of empathy, one of the most significant gateways to a high EQ. The more you care about other people and what they’re going through, the more curiosity you’re going to have about them.

You Embrace Change

Emotionally intelligent people are flexible and are constantly adapting. They know that fear of change is paralyzing and a major threat to their success and happiness. They look for change that is lurking just around the corner, and they form a plan of action should these changes occur.

You Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Emotionally intelligent people don’t just understand emotions; they know what they’re good at and what they’re terrible at. They also know who pushes their buttons and the environments (both situations and people) that enable them to succeed. Having a high EQ means you know your strengths and you know how to lean into them and use them to your full advantage while keeping your weaknesses from holding you back.

You’re a Good Judge of Character

Much of emotional intelligence comes down to social awareness; the ability to read other people, know what they’re about, and understand what they’re going through. Over time, this skill makes you an exceptional judge of character. People are no mystery to you. You know what they’re all about and understand their motivations, even those that lie hidden beneath the surface.

You Are Difficult to Offend

If you have a firm grasp of whom you are, it’s difficult for someone to say or do something that gets your goat. Emotionally intelligent people are self-confident and open-minded, which creates a pretty thick skin. You may even poke fun at yourself or let other people make jokes about you because you are able to mentally draw the line between humor and degradation.

You Let Go of Mistakes

Emotionally intelligent people distance themselves from their mistakes, but do so without forgetting them. By keeping their mistakes at a safe distance, yet still handy enough to refer to, they are able to adapt and adjust for future success. It takes refined self-awareness to walk this tightrope between dwelling and remembering. Dwelling too long on your mistakes makes you anxious and gun shy, while forgetting about them completely makes you bound to repeat them. The key to balance lies in your ability to transform failures into nuggets of improvement. This creates the tendency to get right back up every time you fall down.

You Don’t Hold Grudges

The negative emotions that come with holding onto a grudge are actually a stress response. Just thinking about the event sends your body into fight-or-flight mode, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. When the threat is imminent, this reaction is essential to your survival, but when the threat is ancient history, holding onto that stress wreaks havoc on your body and can have devastating health consequences over time. In fact, researchers at Emory University have shown that holding onto stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs. Letting go of a grudge not only makes you feel better now but can also improve your health.

You Neutralize Toxic People

Dealing with difficult people is frustrating and exhausting for most. High EQ individuals control their interactions with toxic people by keeping their feelings in check. When they need to confront a toxic person, they approach the situation rationally. They identify their own emotions and don’t allow anger or frustration to fuel the chaos. They also consider the difficult person’s standpoint and are able to find solutions and common ground. Even when things completely derail, emotionally intelligent people are able to take the toxic person with a grain of salt to avoid letting him or her bring them down.

You Don’t Seek Perfection

Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know that it doesn’t exist. Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure that makes you want to give up or reduce your effort. You end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish and what you should have done differently instead of moving forward, excited about what you’ve achieved and what you will accomplish in the future.

You Disconnect

Taking regular time off the grid is a sign of a high EQ because it helps you to keep your stress under control and to live in the moment. When you make yourself available to your work 24/7, you expose yourself to a constant barrage of stressors. Forcing yourself offline and even—gulp!—turning off your phone gives your body and mind a break. Studies have shown that something as simple as an e-mail break can lower stress levels. Technology enables constant communication and the expectation that you should be available 24/7. It is extremely difficult to enjoy a stress-free moment outside of work when an e-mail that will change your train of thought and get you thinking (read: stressing) about work can drop onto your phone at any moment.

You Limit Your Caffeine Intake

Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline, and adrenaline is the source of the fight-or-flight response. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response to ensure survival. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt e-mail. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state of stress, your emotions overrun your behavior. Caffeine’s long half-life ensures you stay this way as it takes its sweet time working its way out of your body. High-EQ individuals know that caffeine is trouble, and they don’t let it get the better of them.

You Get Enough Sleep

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of sleep to increasing your emotional intelligence and managing your stress levels. When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them (which causes dreams) so that you wake up alert and clearheaded. High-EQ individuals know that their self-control, attention, and memory are all reduced when they don’t get enough—or the right kind—of sleep. So, they make sleep a top priority.

You Stop Negative Self-Talk in Its Tracks

The more you ruminate on negative thoughts, the more power you give them. Most of our negative thoughts are just that—thoughts, not facts. When it feels like something always or never happens, this is just your brain’s natural tendency to perceive threats (inflating the frequency or severity of an event). Emotionally intelligent people separate their thoughts from the facts in order to escape the cycle of negativity and move toward a positive, new outlook.

You Won’t Let Anyone Limit Your Joy

When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from the opinions of other people, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. When emotionally intelligent people feel good about something that they’ve done, they won’t let anyone’s opinions or snide remarks take that away from them. While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within.

Bringing It All Together

Unlike your IQ, your EQ is highly malleable. As you train your brain by repeatedly practicing new emotionally intelligent behaviors, it builds the pathways needed to make them into habits. As your brain reinforces the use of these new behaviors, the connections supporting old, destructive behaviors die off. Before long, you begin responding to your surroundings with emotional intelligence without even having to think about it.

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training, serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries. Dr. Bradberry has written for, or been covered by, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.

Source: https://www.weforum.org

 

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程晓农说,阿里巴巴的主要业务在中国市场,其关联公司之一便是著名的假货销售地淘宝网。2014年中国工商总局抽查网上销售商品的结果是,淘宝网的假货率为63%。中国的企业靠造假发财,是公开的秘密。这种造假从80年代后期就开始了,一开始是外企的中国员工晚上加班“打黑工”,白班的产品外销,夜班的产品则作为盗版品偷偷私卖;90年代进一步发展为盗窃外企的技术图纸,开设“影子工厂”生产仿冒产品;再后来变成出国盗取产品设计,许多企业每年派专人到全球各地参加展销会,直接拍照、然后仿制,或者邮购样品、上互联网查看,设法剽窃产品设计;更高级的盗版者干脆查阅外国商品的设计专利,然后由工程师小组研制仿冒,批量生产。中国的仿冒文化不仅是企业行为,也是政府行为,中国不少军用品就是仿冒的,最近俄国对中国出口最新战斗机,便特地采取了防止仿冒措施。去年经济合作发展组织(OECD)发布了一份关于仿冒品和假货贸易的报告,该报告根据2010年到2013年全球海关查扣商品的详细资料,发现中国是全球第一大假冒商品流出国,全世界63.2%的假货是从中国流出的。该报告估计,2013年全球因为假货和盗版而造成的贸易损失高达4,610亿美元,约占全球国内生产总值的2.5%。根据此报告的数据,2013年中国的假货给世界各国所造成的损失达到2,900亿美元。

程晓农说,造假在中国流行了30年,与知识产权一直得不到保护有极大关系。首先,外商在中国申请专利权,通常要花3年时间,在此期间它的知识产权如果被侵犯,便求告无门。其次,直到2014年8月31日全国人大常委会才决定在北京、上海、广州设立知识产权法院,然后在这三个城市陆续建立了专门处理知识产权案件的专门法院;此前,中国发生的侵犯知识产权案件只能由经济审判庭受理,而懂得专利法的专门法官以及能提供专业技术咨询的知识产权专家人数很少,受理案件更少。

陈破空表示,当代中国资本家马云的发家史,正符合马克思对原始资本主义的定义:“资本主义来到人间,从头到脚,每个毛孔都滴着血和肮脏的东西。”千百个红色资本家、千百个中国企业,都是如此。马云求见川普,声称要帮助美国小企业,然而,其所作所为,从来就是坑害美国小企业。2017年2月,美国“知识产权和盗版委员会”发布了一个报告指出,美国海关查获的假货百分之八十七来自中国,每年为美国造成两千亿到六千亿美元的损失。加上知识产权盗版每年二千亿到四千亿美元的损失,美国每年从中国假货和知识产权侵权的损失最高可能达到上万亿美元。马云所谓“为美国创造100万个工作岗位”,就连还美国的债都还不够,根本谈不上创造与贡献。

陈破空说,马云和阿里巴巴贩卖山寨版、假货,从小规模到大规模,从中国到世界,从祸害中国人民,发展到祸害世界人民,从一个侧面证明,中国造假文化冲出亚洲,走向世界,这是另类“中国威胁”,准确而言,是中共威胁,是中国人民和世界人民面临的共同威胁。假冒伪劣商品泛滥,源于中共的造假文化,这是中共党文化的一部分。上行下效,从政治领域,发展到社会和经济领域。如果不能建立起具有监督功能的政治体制和社会体制,包括言论自由、新闻自由和网络自由,造假文化就无法根治。

文昭表示,随着阿里巴巴在美国上市,其假货对美国人影响越来越直接,而且影响范围还涉及全球。2001,美国贸易代表办公室把阿里巴巴列入恶市场黑名单,后来,阿里巴巴进行了游说,2012年被拿下黑名单,但是后来仍然没有达到美国社会的预期,2016又被列上名单。有趣的是,2016年4月,阿里巴巴加入国际反假货盟,但是遭到抵制,5月被停止会员资格。马云见川普承诺在美国创造百万就业机会,虽然扮演着中共秘使的角色,但同时也想恢复投资人的信心。从企业来说,中小企业更容易受到假货侵害,因为它们的创新往往是在软件上,如设计等,很容易被盗版。加上知名度低,要给自己维权可以说是举步维艰,它们需要政府、行业协会和媒体等联合出手帮助。

文昭表示,造假流行的直接原因是,商家不需要研发过程而迅速获利。但其扩展的重要原因是因为这种做法不受惩罚。造假在地方提供就业,提升GDP以及给官员贿赂等方面发挥重大作用,所以被政府庇护。中国造假文化的源头是,中国最大的造假获利者半个世纪以来高坐庙堂,导致模仿者络绎不绝。这个造假者就是中国共产党,它时时制造假新闻假数据假承诺,人大、选举、宪法自由等都是假的。所谓窃钩者诛,窃国者为诸侯就是这个道理,中国的公共社会领域都建立在造假的基础之上。

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60 YouTube channels that will make you smarter

Time is finite. Social media and Netflix can all too easily swallow our precious hours. So why not put them to better use on YouTube? Beyond the music, virals and gaming videos, YouTube has many great channels that can teach anyone practically anything.

Here are the sharpest brains. Press play and become smarter!

Spark your curiosity

Vsauce — Amazing answers to questions about our world

In a Nutshell — Animations that make learning beautiful

C. G. P. Grey — Entertaining explanations of politics, geography and culture

Crash Course — Bite-sized science and learning across many subjects

Scishow— Indispensable science news, history and concepts

HowStuffWorks — Your daily curiosity dose that explains the world

Brit Lab — Smart-ass ammunition that’s guaranteed to astound

THNKR — People, stories and ideas that change perspectives

Experiment with the sciences

MinutePhysics— Simple explanations of physics and other sciences

MinuteEarth — Science and stories about our awesome planet

Veritasium — Science and engineering videos by Derek Muller

Numberphile — Maths Mecca that sums up all things numerical

SmarterEveryDay — Exploring the world of science with Destin Sandlin

Periodic Videos — Videos of each element and other chemistry stuff

Sixty Symbols — A physics and astronomy cornucopia of cool

AsapSCIENCE — Weekly doses of fun and intriguing science clips

It’s Okay To Be Smart — We agree!

PatrickJMT — Straight-to-the-point maths know-how

Bozeman Science — A popular high school teacher explains science

Connect with technology

Computerphile — An array of computing and tech videos

The Game Theorists — Over-analysing video games

Extra Credits — Video game design to start your developer career

The New Boston — Tons of great web development tutorials

Expand your mind

The School of Life — Ideas for life through many lenses

BrainCraft — Weekly videos on psychology and neuroscience

Wisecrack — Learn your ass off with witty sketches

PBS Idea Channel — A cultural critique of pop, technology and art

Philosophy Tube — Oliver Lennard “gives away a philosophy degree”

Inspire your creativity

Mark Crilley— How-to-draw videos on almost every topic you can imagine

Draw With Jazza— Tutorials on all forms of visual expression

JustinGuitar— Guitar courses for various styles, techniques and abilities

HDpiano — Learn to play the piano with easy to follow tutorials

Every Frame a Painting — Top-notch and truly fascinating analysis of film

Photo Exposed — Photography tips, techniques and tutorials

The Art Assignment— Artist talks and challenging assignments for yourself

Film Riot— A how-to trip through all aspects of film making

Avoid burning your house down

Grant Thompson — Caution advised with these experiments and life hacks

Crazy Russian Hacker — The daddy of all science experiment channels

Get closer to nature

Earth Unplugged— BBC-produced channel about the natural world

BBC Earth— Jump in and meet your planet

The Brain Scoop — A private tour of The Field Museum in Chicago

Roll with the big boys

ouLearn — The Open University’s rich and engaging learning channel

The RSA — The Royal Society of Arts sets new standards in its field

TED Talks— No list would be complete without TED’s main collection

TED-Ed — Carefully curated and crafted educational videos and animations

Smithsonian — The mighty institution explores the grand questions

Big Think — Exploring big ideas that define knowledge in the 21st century

The Royal Institution — Films and lectures about the natural world

Gresham College — Liberally delivering knowledge through top lectures

Access the archives

British Pathé — Famous newsreels shown within carefully chosen topics

ITN Source— One of the largest historic collections of news footage

AP Archive— The Associated Press, the world’s largest and oldest agency

Nurture the youngsters

Crash Course Kids —For 5th grade scientists, engineers and astronomers

SciShow Kids— Experiments, experts and answers for kids aged 8 to 88

HooplaKidz— Arts and crafts for little ’uns

Dose up on medicine

Sexplanations — Honest answers about sexuality by Lindsey Doe

Healthcare Triage — Answering questions about medicine and healthcare

Kenhub — An engaging and different way to learn human anatomy

Enjoy the unusual

Vi Hart — A “recreational mathemusician” like no other

ElectroBOOM — Successfully discovering the craziness in engineering


Closing words

These channels have been chosen based on a range of factors, such as production value, impact, quality, variety and quantity. In many categories, great channels and incredible niches have been left out, but such is the burden of any editor. See the entire list of 134 nominees here.

If you find this list helpful, please recommend it so that others can benefit!


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The 43 best websites for learning something new

魏京生看习近平执政五年

一年一度的中国“两会”正在北京召开。本次全国人大和全国政协会议是习近平执政五年的收官之作,也是确定习政府下届任期和中共十九大的铺垫之举,海内外媒体和分析人士高度关注。西方分析称,习近平第一个任期的“成绩单”凸显出中国“体量庞大但浪费严重的经济”必须改革的现实; 习近平在国际舞台上的大胆誓言与五年来的业绩不相符合;中国特色的权钱结合导致的贫富分化正在加速前行。那么,习近平当政五年来,中国的政治生态和社会环境究竟是进还是退?习政权面临的最大风险来自何处?习近平誓言建立的“法制社会”究竟在哪里?

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