Snippets


Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.





What it's like to have Tourette's -- and how music gives me back control | Esha Alwani

Esha Alwani began writing songs when she was six years old, shortly after being diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. And she noticed something amazing: whenever she played music, her involuntary tics suddenly went away. Listen along as Alwani explores the power of music and delights the audience with an ethereal performance of her piano ballad "I'm Not Loving You (My Mask)."

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The beautiful future of solar power | Marjan van Aubel

The Sun delivers more energy to Earth in one hour than all of humanity uses in an entire year. How can we make this power more accessible to everyone, everywhere? Solar designer Marjan van Aubel shows how she's turning everyday objects like tabletops and stained glass windows into elegant solar cells -- and shares her vision to make every surface a power station.

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Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school | Olympia Della Flora

To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write -- we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to help struggling, sometimes disruptive students -- things like stopping for brain breaks, singing songs and even doing yoga poses -- all with her existing budget and resources. "Small changes make huge differences, and it's possible to start right now ... You simply need smarter ways to think about using what you have, where you have it," she says.

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How you can help save the bees, one hive at a time | Noah Wilson-Rich

Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving? To find out, he recruited citizen scientists across the US to set up beehives in their backyards, gardens and rooftops. Learn how these little data factories are changing what we know about the habitats bees need to thrive -- and keep our future food systems stable.

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So thrilled to be working with @red_carnation hotels and their amazing #CurryRoom @rubenshotel with my… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Wish I was still a student...with food choice like this not sure I’d make it to the lectures! @elioruktwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Oscar worthy performance from the team @cadogancafe @elioruk couldn’t have said it better myself! #tashtag twitter.com/elioruk/status…
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Hang on...looks like I’ve got some tache competition, I’d better just stick to the cooking! Looking great… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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