This Week’s Best Videos, Photos, and Links
Matt Killingsworth: Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment (10-Minute Important TED Talk)
This video explains why letting your mind wander is like putting your money into a slot machine that ALWAYS loses you money. No matter what you are doing: changing a diaper, twiddling your thumbs in stuck traffic, or making dinner– this scientists research proves that you will always be happier by focusing on the present moment.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO MIGHT BE OVERLY EXPLICIT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS AFTER THE 9 MINUTE MARK
Terrifying new statistics about the skyrocketing assimilation rate among non-Orthodox American Jews. The most troubling new trend? 32% of Jews born after 1980 say they are “Jews of no religion.” Hold on to the Torah very, very tightly, JewishMOM. It’s the only lifesaver available in these stormy 21st century seas.
NY Times: Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of U.S. Jews
Cute 3-minute video about the importance of hand-washing from Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tsedek Hospital. Thanks to JewishMOM Rachel Horan for sending this my way…