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How Exchange Rates Work
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: You may have traveled a lot and wondered why you get more of one currency when you exchange it for another. If so, you have witnessed exchange rates in action, but do you know how they work? Watch the video to find out what exchange rates are, how to convert between them and the different systems which determine a currencies exchange rate. Historically the gold standard system had been used, which fixed currency to a select value of gold, held in a vault. The three main systems are the floating, managed and fixed exchange rate systems. The floating system has minimal government intervention, using supply and demand to determine the exchange rate. The managed exchange rate is allowed to be within a permitted band and a fixed exchange rate is usually pegged to a currency with the interest of being competitive in the international market. The video explains this in more detail and with helpful picture to guide you through the subject.
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What is Innovation?
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: This video presents an abstract view of innovation. Use the dots to imagine a world of ideas and possibilities. Listen to the words of Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Seth Godin and You'll discover what separates true innovators from everyone else. In his famous commencement speech, Steve Jobs said: You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Sir Richard Branson has a mantra that runs through the DNA of his companies. The mantra is A-B-C-D. (Always Be Connecting the Dots). In his manifesto, Stop Stealing Dreams, Seth Godin wrote how students today are educated in "collecting dots. Almost none of it spent teaching them the skills necessary to connect dots. The magic of connecting dots is that once you learn the techniques, the dots can change but you’ll still be good at connecting them." You can read more here: http://www.fastcompany.com/3020950/leadership-now/what-is-innovation Creator(s): Rafa Galeano rafagaleano.com https://vimeo.com/rafagaleano - Music Producer BSN Posse https://www.soundcloud.com/bsnposse
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How do budget airlines offer low fares?
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: This info graphic explains the different factors that make affordable fares possible and gives tips on how to benefit from promo fares. Budget airlines typically offer fares that are about 30% lower than traditional, or legacy, carriers. How has this been possible? You just get the flight and no thrills. No food, newspapers, generous baggage allowance, passenger lounges at airports or frequent flier miles. Only the essentials remain, keeping costs low. New, fuel efficient planes are used and maintenance and training staff go through the same training on one type of plane so they abide by global regulatory standards Additionally, there is no first or second class which requires more training..The airlines use intricate revenue forecasting models, honed by analysis of historic demand for a flight, economics and human behavior.Keeping operating costs low is behind the industry practice of making the non-essentials to flying optional or available for sale inflight. Shorter turnarounds and not using aerobridges at airports (usually away from big cities) translate to more time on air, also reducing overall airline costs. Understand the concept of "fare buckets" and when it is best to fly where. Airlines divvy up seats by price, seat availability and destination. You can read more from Rappler: http://go.rappler.com/business/industries/171-aviation-tourism/34842-rappler-animate-budget-airlines-low-fares Creator(s): Tom Estrera http://www.gaelisfull.com/ Client: Rappler Storyboard/Producer: Emil Mercado
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Do hairs know they've been cut?
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: Why does it look like our hair stops growing once it reaches a certain length but when we have a haircut it continues to grow? Well, sadly hairs do not 'know' that they have been cut because there are no nerve cells in the hair. The hair root has no way of knowing how long the hair is. Your eyebrows are always the same length. If they are shaved they grow back to the original length and then stay that length. Your eye lashes do the same thing but they are about twice as long. The only thing the hairs on your arm or leg "know" is how to grow to their proper length. To understand how this works we need to learn more about how hairs grow. Hairs never 'stop' growing. They simply reach a certain length and then it fall out. It just appears to stop growing because it is constantly replaced by new hair. Each hair on your body grows from its own individual hair follicle. Inside the follicle, new hair cells form at the root of the hair shaft. As the cells form, they push older cells out of the follicle. As they are pushed out, the cells die and become the hair we see. A follicle will produce new cells for a certain period of time depending on where it is located on your body. This period is called the growth phase. After this stage the hair will stop for a period of time and transition into the rest phase during which the hair shaft will break as a new hair takes it place by pushing the existing hair out. Therefore, the length of time that the hair is able to spend growing during the growth phase controls the maximum length of the hair. The cells that make the hairs on your arms are programmed to stop growing every couple of months, so the hair on your arms stays short. The hair follicles on your head, on the other hand, are programmed to let hair grow for years at a time, so the hair can grow very long. On the scalp, hair lives for years. However, an eyelash lives for an average of 150 days before it falls out. The growth phase of eyelashes only lasts around 40 days which is why it cannot grow as long as scalp hair which stays in the growth phase for approximately 3 years... although there can be wide variation in these times between individuals. Nobody really knows why the hair growth rates of hair from different parts of the body differ, but it has been suggested that evolution played a part. So it's not that leg or arm hairs "reach a certain length and stop". It's that they reach a certain length and have reached the end of their lives and they die and fall out, to be replaced by shorter ("younger") hairs. Got a question that you want us to simply explain? Ask us in the comments.
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Daylight Saving Time Explained
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: Stephen Fry narrates this funny, faced paced and informative short animation that focuses on the human history of Daylight Savings, a concept first conceived by Benjamin Franklin and is 130 years in the making. This video traces back to the concepts roots and even how it was practiced by Germany in world war one. For thousands of years mankind had adjusted the measurement of time with accordance of the sun but today we alter our daily schedules according to the concept of modern day Daylight Saving Time. As society evolved, the notion of living strictly by the hours of sunlight faded away. This is a brief summary of the video so watch it for a such better explanation! Creator(s): http://sunandmoonstudios.co.uk, https://www.facebook.com/SunandMoonStudios, https://twitter.com/sunmoonstudios
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The Most Hated Font In The World Explained
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: Infographic about Comic Sans, the most hated typeface in the world. A font which was merely inspired by lettering in comic books and supposedly contracted by Melinda Gates herself for the dog in Microsoft Bob software is now a font which we love to hate. Vincent Connare, the typefaces inventor made comic sans unbalanced and ugly according to many, despite its easyily legible design. It is suitable for a number of child-like situations such as on birthday invitations and lost cat posters. However, it is perhaps hated because it is used in less appropriate situations, such as on warning signs, on Canadian currency and even gravestones. Many would blame the rise of computers and lack of design sense. Script was based on an online article about Comic Sans by David Kadavy. kadavy.net/blog/posts/why-you-hate-comic-sans/ Creator(s): Paulius V Ruksa https://vimeo.com/paul3d, https://www.behance.net/3DPaul, https://www.youtube.com/user/3DPaulius Voice: Michal Domin Music: Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
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Twitter explained
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: An Infographics piece explaining how twitter works. With the use of Purple squares Mateusz takes an abstract approach to the social media platform that is twitter. Twitter is a micro blogging platform and has grown to become the second largest social network. Created by clever men from the podcasting company 'odeo', it allows users to create status updates through short messages and share them among followers. People can tweet any time and from anywhere around the world. These tweets are also ordered using hashtags so that other people can find tweets using the same keywords. Twitter allows users to interact and build a whole community based on similar interests within its constantly growing network: making it one of the top ten visited websites worldwide. Creator: Mateusz Napieralski Website: www.gustofwind.co.uk https://instagram.com/gust_of_wind https://twitter.com/hello_gust http://hellogust.tumblr.com/
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Does Memory Influence Design?
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: A very thought-provoking info-graphic video exploring how designers use memory when interacting with design and what areas of memory are most influential. Key trends are now a common part of design culture inspiring designers and creatives. But, How does a trend get created and developed through the creative design process and has cultural memory become a key trend? The way in which key trends are originally composed will always be controversial, but from Ollie's research he has drawn a conclusion that most key trends are influenced or even started by memory. The three areas that this video is broken down into are personal memory, cultural memory and designers’ influences. These three form a cycle that loops and constantly grows a design into a trend. Memory plays a crucial role in coercing and influencing your creative thought process; key trends are started by a unique personal memory from an individual that gets interpreted into a design, maybe by a company or a sole designer. The type of memory that is most influential is an episodic memory or a flashbulb memory. Both of these types of memory are normally very visual and this is key to creating trends or unique design, because key trends are initially started by unique design. This is where the “new” comes into design. Creator: Oliver David Lister https://www.oliverdavidlister.com [email protected]
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Crowdfunding Explained
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: Here is a mini-infographic on Crowdfunding. This clear and easy to understand video goes through the origins of collective micro-finance and how it has developed into a global phenomenon. Learn how you can be involved in financing new innovative projects with small investments! Many projects find traditional means of financing through banks and other lenders a problem today, so this may certainly be the future. Crowdfunding allows ordinary people to invest in new ideas which can drive great new innovations.If you decide to get involved you can join a whole realm of micro lenders so hopefully this has given you an insight! Creator: Riccardo Marras https://vimeo.com/riccardomarras https://www.behance.net/RiccardoMarras
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Color Theory Explained
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: Get the spiel on the color wheel! When light hits different surfaces light is absorbed and reflected. Learn practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination. There are also categories of colors based on the color wheel: primary color, secondary color and tertiary color.These can also be subdivided so watch the video to find out! Creator(s): Sean Ferguson https://www.seanferg.com Voice by Alex Rochinski
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Tea Explained Infographic HD
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: Where does Tea come from? Who conumes the most of it and what varieties are there? All these questions are answered in this video! Creator(s): Lea Chahine https://vimeo.com/user26070018
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About Stess
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! About the video: A short info graphic about how stress generates and how to release pressure. Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Our body reacts by releasing various hormones. A stressful situation can either be a happy or sad one. One in four Americans have a great deal of stress. Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress, so a situation that feels stressful to one person may be motivating to someone else. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. In fact, common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating. Stress is not an illness itself, but it can cause serious illness if it isn't addressed. It's important to recognise the symptoms of stress early. Recognising the signs and symptoms of stress will help you figure out ways of coping and save you from adopting unhealthy coping methods, such as drinking or smoking. Spotting the early signs of stress will also help prevent it getting worse and potentially causing serious complications, such as high blood pressure. There is little you can do to prevent stress, but there are many things you can do to manage stress more effectively, such as learning how to relax, taking regular exercise and adopting good time-management techniques. Studies have found that mindfulness courses, where participants are taught simple meditations across a series of weeks, can also help to reduce stress and improve mood. Creator: Leecy Li Portfolio: www.leecyli.com https://www.behance.net/gallery/26342303/About-Stress
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Is milk good for you?
 
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● We explain topics simply. So Subscribe if you want to learn while being entertained. ✔ Please like the video and comment if you enjoyed - it helps a lot! ▶ If you want a question answered then ask in the comments and we may make a video about it! _________________________________________________________________________________________ Although Milk has been portrayed as the epitome of health drinking, research has suggested otherwise. Firstly, we are the only mammals who drink milk, telling us that we were actually meant to stop drinking milk after weaning, and only breast milk was ideal. Many people who are lactose persistent have the ability to produce lactase, an enzyme which digests lactose: the sugars in milk. We only recently produced the ability to keep producing lactase a couple of thousand years ago, and 60% of the world are still lactose intolerant. Not only does this cause problems such as bloating and diarrhea, Milk is also one of the most commonly reported food allergies. This is also troublesome for our bodies. Other studies have linked milk consumption to cancer, diabetes, skin problems such as acne and heart disease. Furthermore, research on Calcium suggests that its ability to produce strong bones is merely a myth and strong bones are formed from other factors. Most of these studies fail to explain the relationship though, relying on correlation - not causation. Either way, Milk production nowadays is a heavily industrialized process. Cows are fed processed food, injected with chemicals such as hormones and antibiotics making the milk heavily contaminated. We suggest alternatives such as goat or sheep milk but even healthier alternatives would be almond, rice or hemp milk or soya, although soya is also very processed. Sources: On lactose intolerance / lactase persistence: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/science/2009-08-30-lactose-intolerance_N.htm Famine may have driven evolution of milk tolerance http://www.uu.se/en/research/news/article/?id=3154&area=2,5,10,16&typ=artikel&na=&lang=en “Most of us grew up drinking milk. We were told it was the ultimate health drink. It is packed full of nutrients like calcium and other minerals, vitamins, including vitamin D, protein, fat and sugar in the form of lactose.” Got Proof? Lack of Evidence for Milk’s Benefits http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/milk-health-benefits_b_3551079.html “There is no biological requirement for cow's milk. It is nature's perfect food, but only if you are a calf.” Breast milk ideal food for first two years of life: http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/feedbaby.htm Exposure to un-pasteurized milk protects us from allergies: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17481709 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15298556 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17628647 Milk as an over-rated nutrient: http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Drink-Your-Milk-Frank/dp/0945383347 Milk not great for bone strengthening: http://www.elizabethnoble.com/Milk_Elizabeth_Noble.pdf Reasons to avoid dairy: http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/06/24/dairy-6-reasons-you-should-avoid-it-at-all-costs-2/ New study claims milk increases risk of death, cancer - but an expert says the findings are flawed http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/wary-new-study-linking-milk-mortality-expert-article-1.1991820 “Analyzing more than 61,000 women and 45,000 men, Swedish researchers found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk every day had nearly two times the risk of death and heart disease, and a nearly 44% increased risk of cancer, compared to women who drank less than one glass a day.” Milk may be linked to bone fractures and early death http://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/10October/Pages/Milk-linked-to-bone-fractures-and-early-death.aspx “‘Drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may not protect bones against breaking – and may even lead to higher rates of death,’ the Mail Online reports.”
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