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How to Quickly Multiply Any Number Between 10 and 20 I The Great Courses
 
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Most of us, when faced with math problems like these, immediately reach for a calculator or a pen. But imagine if you could perform these and other seemingly difficult—but surprisingly easy—calculations right in your head. Seems like an impossible feat? It's not. Try a Free Trial of The Great Course Plus and watch Secrets of Mental Math here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136227 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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The Mind of a Genius: John von Neumann I The Great Courses
 
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Start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the full course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136239 Learn all about how your brain functions with these short video excerpts! These 12 clips have been specially selected from some of our most popular Science, Math, and Better Living courses. Watch and you will • Exercise and strengthen your brain's processing ability; and • Think more creatively with puzzles, strategies, and color. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How to Easily Square Numbers in Your Head I The Great Courses
 
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https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136233 Most of us, when faced with math problems like these, immediately reach for a calculator or a pen. But imagine if you could perform these and other seemingly difficult—but surprisingly easy—calculations right in your head. Seems like an impossible feat? It's not. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136233 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How to Quickly Multiply Any Number by 11 I The Great Courses
 
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Most of us, when faced with math problems like these, immediately reach for a calculator or a pen. But imagine if you could perform these and other seemingly difficult—but surprisingly easy—calculations right in your head. Seems like an impossible feat? It's not. Start your FREE Trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch Secrets of Mental Math here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136234 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How to Easily Memorize the Multiplication Table I The Great Courses
 
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Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136220 Most of us, when faced with math problems like these, immediately reach for a calculator or a pen. But imagine if you could perform these and other seemingly difficult—but surprisingly easy—calculations right in your head. Seems like an impossible feat? It's not. And subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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The Amazing Mind of Mozart | Professor Robert Greenberg | The Great Courses
 
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Try a Free Trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136301 In this clip, Professor Robert Greenberg talks about Mozart's astounding facility for composing. Continuing with the circumstances surrounding the creation his renowned final symphonies, amid great personal hardship. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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What Does the Brain's Frontal Cortex Do? (Professor Robert Sapolsky Explains)
 
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Professor Robert Sapolsky says, "The frontal cortex makes you do the harder thing when it's the right thing to do." It's the most human part of the brain and the closest thing we have to a super ego. Learn more in this video. This free lecture excerpt comes from the course Stress and Your Body. Watch the rest of this course and start your FREE Trial of The Great Courses Plus by visiting our website: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/stress-and-your-body?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=152951 Check out more of our videos in these playlists: • Science: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJEgqim5eTfDlciWrk5ClMoZ • Math: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJEi2s1OIWGVUpG4nFYMo-WG • History: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJH5gPqfxfQNBQHKC1H83XNt • Literature & Writing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJFNpF0sHnyfv6YaQyHWLnS7 • Photography (in partnership with National Geographic): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJEqzNy2SvlRkCejtVsvhGZ2 • Cooking (in partnership with The Culinary Institute of America): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJFzDUkdjRybfJk_w9qKzwLW • Health, Fitness, and Nutrition: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBB9AA822BC52EA6F • Fine Arts & Music: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJHCWKq9ecOVmPtfDD27BpgC • Business & Economics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCED2FB964D9E5AC2 • Philosophy & Intellectual History: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJFv18-usTZvWWt7DBck_tLG • Religion & Theology: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJGXGrAwYybPZxPP4uF_Dw8c • Professional & Personal Development: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJEGidyFUTuYptC3fB1oUY-B Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses And on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses
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What Happens If You Damage The Hippocampus | The Great Courses
 
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Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145762 This clip from Dr. Robert Sapolsky's course Stress and Your Body will open your eyes to what happens if you damage your hippocampus. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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The Real Story of Beethoven's Fur Elise | The Great Courses
 
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Try a Free Trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136317 As a solo concert instrument, the piano enjoys an unrivaled popularity in Western music. Capable of a vast sonic range, from ethereal softness to thundering grandeur, its appeal is global and seemingly eternal. For nearly 200 years, audiences have packed concert halls and opera houses to hear performers play this single, phenomenal instrument. One of the primary reasons for the piano’s popularity is the fact that it has inspired many of the greatest compositional masterworks in the concert repertoire. The piano’s harmonic and melodic capabilities, tone colors, and orchestral resources have fascinated composers—the majority of them highly accomplished pianists themselves—since the mid-18th century. The result is a magnificent body of work, from the intricate and lyric creations of the High Baroque and Classical masters to the passionate visions of Romantic virtuosos to the revolutionary sonorities of pianistic “impressionism” and modernism. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How To Prepare a Juicy Prime Rib I The Great Courses
 
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Try a Free Trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136223 There’s a strong sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from cooking your own meals; from taking ingredients and combining them to create eye-catching and mouth-watering dishes that can please you and your family and friends. The only problem: For many of us, cooking looks so complex and frustrating that it doesn’t seem worth our time. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, all it takes to build confidence in the kitchen is a firm grasp of the basic concepts, methods, and techniques used every day by chefs. While cookbooks are pretty to look at and cooking shows are certainly entertaining, neither of them truly teaches the lost art of cooking; neither of them truly demonstrates the fundamentals and step-by-step strategies that go into creating a wide range of dishes. With just a bit of education, you can master how to cook and forget about being anxious in the kitchen. You’ll be able to transform everyday ingredients into restaurant-quality dishes, create delicious meals for both casual weekday dinners and large holiday celebrations, learn how to work with unique tastes and ingredients to expand your palate, avoid spending money on expensive meals or unhealthy fast food, and rediscover the joy of cooking and eating. Try a Free Trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136223 And subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How Color Affects Taste | The Great Courses
 
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Try a Free Trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136288 There's more to colors than just aesthetics. There's an actual science behind how colors work on your eyes and your brain. And the secrets that scientists are uncovering offer astounding revelations on how colors influence the way you think, feel, and behave—often without your conscious awareness. It's an exciting time in the scientific study of how colors affect us. Thanks to recent research, we now understand more richly how our brains are affected by color. And knowing how colors affect us informs how we tap into their power to create environments and achieve a breathtaking range of visual goals. It also allows us to dodge popular myths and misconceptions about color that can easily lead businesses and companies to make costly mistakes. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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What is Organic Chemistry | The Great Courses
 
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Photography Quick Tips: Perspective
 
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Learn more about The Great Courses Plus and start your FREE trial here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=149211 Playing with perspective is important when it comes to telling a story through photography. One way to play with perspective in your shots: Get down on the ground. Whether it’s a water bird or a colorful crab, whether it’s one subject or three, hitting the floor often leads to more interesting shots. Watch this video for a more in-depth explanation about playing with perspective, hosted by National Geographic Photographer Tim Laman. This helpful tip is just one of hundreds of techniques found in the course The National Geographic Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography, available now to stream on The Great Courses Plus. Learn more about The Great Courses Plus and start your FREE trial at: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=149211 Watch more Photography Quick Tips here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJEqzNy2SvlRkCejtVsvhGZ2 And Subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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What Is Time? | Professor Sean Carroll explains the theories of Presentism and Eternalism
 
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What is Time? Tackle one of the greatest problems in all of science—the nature of time itself—in "Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time," a groundbreaking course by Dr. Sean Carroll, one of the foremost researchers in this field. In this second video from the 24-video series, Professor Carroll approaches time from a philosophical perspective. “Presentism” holds that the past and future are not real; only the present moment is real. However, the laws of physics appear to support “eternalism”—the view that all of the moments in the history of the universe are equally real. To find out more about this course, and watch the rest of it for FREE when you start a trial of The Great Courses Plus, go to https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/mysteries-of-modern-physics-time?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=164058 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us! --Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses --Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses --Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatcourses/ --Blog: https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ --LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-courses-by-the-teaching-company
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Official Trailer: The Celtic World | The Great Courses Plus
 
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The Celtic World - New from The Great Courses Plus! Travel through time from 500 B.C. to today and rediscover the Celts with Harvard-educated professor Dr. Jennifer Paxton. Watch this course for Free when you start your Free Trial at: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/show/the_celtic_world?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=162437 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us! Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatcourses/ Blog: https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-courses-by-the-teaching-company
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The Importance of Citicorp Tower | The Great Courses
 
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Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145662 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
Corinth: The Lap of Ancient Luxury I The Great Courses
 
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Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145783 The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your travel hat and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling ancient cities, majestic empires, and magical treasures of history. This is a land of gods and heroes. Here great myths came to life and epic battles were fought, and the wondrous remains of ancient civilizations still call to you from across the centuries. Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145783 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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Understand the fundamentals of how a stock exchange works.
 
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How to Retain What You Learn | The Great Courses
 
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learning is a skill that your student can easily make a part of his or her everyday life and use as a powerful tool for success, both inside and outside the classroom. All it takes is a mastery of research-proven strategies, including -Recognizing one's learning style, and tapping into its specific strengths; -Taking notes effectively to avoid missing out on what's being covered in class; -Knowing how to organize and prioritize homework and class projects; -Solving problems with creativity and critical thinking; and -Approaching tests with focus, thorough preparation, and confidence. Try a Free Trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch How to Become a SuperStar Student here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136241 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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Locking Scarf Joint Keel | Understanding Greek and Roman Technology | The Great Courses
 
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Cooking 101: Salt and Pepper | The Great Courses
 
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Start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136290 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How to Draw | The Great Courses
 
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Learn How to Draw with Professor David Brody. Get a step-by-step tutorial of the key elements of drawing, taught by an award-winning artist with more than forty years of study, studio work, and dedicated teaching. How to Draw offers you dynamic and comprehensive training in the concepts of drawing. These 36 videos are a rich and deep resource, offering a wide spectrum of lessons that make the skills of drawing directly accessible. With each new step in the process, you’ll apply your knowledge in drawing projects, which encompass individual objects, still lifes, interiors, and self-portraits. You’ll find that mastering the art of drawing provides rewards you will treasure for a lifetime. Watch the rest of this course when you start a FREE Trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/howtodraw?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145592 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us! Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatcourses/ Blog: https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-courses-by-the-teaching-company
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What is the Consumer Price Index and how does it work?
 
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What Is the Palintone? | Understanding Greek and Roman Technology | The Great Courses
 
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Watch the rest of this course here when you sign up for a FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/understanding-greek-and-roman-technology?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145607 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
Official Trailer:  National Geographic and the Fundamentals of Travel Photography
 
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National Geographic and the Fundamentals of Travel Photography - New from The Great Courses and Coming Soon to The Great Courses Plus! Start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=151171 Great travel photographs—whether they’re of a trip to the local zoo or a mountain village halfway around the world—involve a good eye, a good camera, and a moment of inspiration. But above all, they require the ability to tell a captivating story. Take a look through any recent issue of National Geographic Traveler, the gold standard for travel photography, and you will see much more than just a series of individual location shots. They’re stories, with an editorial thread that unites them and allows viewers to better appreciate places and people they might never encounter on their own. The skills and techniques National Geographic photographers use to make exotic destinations familiar (and familiar destinations exotic) are ones anyone with a willingness to learn can master, whether you’re pursuing a career as a professional photographer or you just want to take more striking pictures of your everyday journeys. Transform the way you think about recording your travels by studying how travel photographers overcome challenges and avoid photographic clichés; capture the hidden spirit of people and architecture; select the right equipment lenses for the right shots; navigate the beauty and chaos of festivals and public events; and uncover authentic images of native cultures and traditions. Your own photographs will start to express not how everyone else sees the world—but how you see it. In The Fundamentals of Travel Photography, National Geographic photographer Bob Krist shares his lessons, tips, tricks, techniques, and insights directly with you. These 24 comprehensive lectures are packed with some of the best photographs from Mr. Krist’s broad career as a photographer for numerous travel publications. In them, you’ll learn what it takes to get compelling, illuminating, storytelling pictures of the many places you go in life. You’ll also get intriguing insights into the mindset of a working travel photographer: both the artistry behind the craft and the practical skills required to take great pictures when you’re far from familiar territory. With Mr. Krist’s guidance, you’ll start to engage with your surroundings the same way National Geographic photographers do on their many assignments. For over 35 years, Mr. Krist has traveled around the world taking photographs for prestigious publications including National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and Islands. During that time, his assignments have taken him to over 140 countries on all seven continents. The author of Spirit of Place: The Art of the Traveling Photographer, Mr. Krist has taken photographs for numerous books, including the New York Times best seller, In Tuscany (a journey he recounts in one lecture). Lavishly illustrated with Mr. Krist’s photographs, the lectures in The Fundamentals of Travel Photography also serve as a visually exciting travelogue of some fascinating places, including: the architectural wonders of Chicago, the French Quarter of New Orleans, the tropical marvels of the Caribbean, and the buzzing city streets of Havana. “In the end,” says Mr. Krist, “great travel photography is all about the storytelling. Now more than ever, we travelers need to share photos that help to improve our understanding of places and people all over the world. As storytellers sharing the visual tales of our travels, we can act as small points of light that help everyone see the beauty and the humanity of this very small world in which we live.” For many of us, being a professional travel photographer is a dream job; you just grab your camera and explore. But as Mr. Krist shows, there’s more to it than that. There’s a knowledge you have to take with you, regardless of your destination. Start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=151171 And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
How the Framing Effect Works | How Context Changes Decision Making
 
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A “framing” effect is a change in people’s decisions when the same objective information is presented in two different ways. Grasp the powerful effects of framing in examples from consumer marketing, investing, and retirement planning. Learn how the framing effect provides a highly potent tool for making good decisions. This Course Excerpt comes from the course Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/behavioral-economics-when-psychology-and-economics-collide?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=151305 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us! Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatcourses/ Blog: https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-courses-by-the-teaching-company
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Understanding Edward Gibbons' Masterpiece
 
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For all its renown as a work of style, elegance, wit, and insight, Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” can be intimidating for the armchair historian. According to his Memoirs, on October 15, 1764, the Enlightenment historian Edward Gibbon discovered his life’s mission: to chronicle the centuries-long collapse of the Roman Empire. The result of this grand endeavor would become one of the greatest works of history ever written. Published between 1776 and 1781, the six volumes contain 1.5 million words, an estimated 8,000 footnotes, 10,000 historical figures, and they span a timeline of more than 1,000 years. Even centuries after its original publication, Gibbon’s historical chronicle demands to be read and understood. There are several important reasons that “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” endures, according to Dr. Leo Damrosch, Professor of Literature Emeritus at Harvard University. First, while later historians have brought fresh perspectives to the Roman Empire’s collapse, Gibbon’s book remains an accurate account of the history of the Roman Empire, bringing what Professor Damrosch calls a “unifying, insight-inspiring perspective to the past.” Second, a great work of history is just as much about storytelling as it is about events. Gibbon is a masterful storyteller, and his Decline and Fall still hooks modern readers with its style and manner— like a great novel. Third, Gibbon was a landmark historian who revolutionized the way writers consider and interpret the past. His techniques and insights laid the foundation for generations of future Roman historians. In the course entitled “Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”, Professor Damrosch embarks on a riveting, 24-lecture examination of this great work from multiple perspectives: as a vast historical chronicle, as a compelling masterpiece of literature, as a sharp commentary on cultural mores, and as a cautionary tale to Enlightenment Europe. An engaging guide to the Decline and Fall, Professor Damrosch’s course on Gibbon’s masterpiece helps you navigate the book’s themes, structure, philosophies, background, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before and are looking for new ways to think about it, or whether you’ve always wanted to read it but never knew where to start, Professor Damrosch’s lectures are a fascinating, rewarding, and authoritative guide to the enduring legacy of the Roman empire—and the great book that became its eulogy and epitaph. Learn more about The Great Courses Plus and start your FREE trial here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=149326 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works I The Great Courses
 
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Physics is the fundamental science. It explains how the universe behaves at every scale, from the subatomic to the extragalactic. It describes the most basic objects and forces and how they interact. Its laws tell us how the planets move, where light comes from, what keeps birds aloft, why a magnet attracts and also repels, and when a falling object will hit the ground, and it gives answers to countless other questions about how the world works. Physics also gives us extraordinary power over the world, paving the way for devices from radios to GPS satellites, from steam engines to nanomaterials. It's no exaggeration to say that every invention ever conceived makes use of the principles of physics. Moreover, physics not only underlies all of the natural sciences and engineering, but also its discoveries touch on the deepest philosophical questions about the nature of reality. Which makes physics sound like the most complicated subject there is. But it isn't. The beauty of physics is that it is simple, so simple that anyone can learn it. In 60 enthralling half-hour lectures, Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works proves that case, giving you a robust, introductory college-level course in physics. This course doesn't stint on details and always presents its subject in all of its elegance—yet it doesn't rely heavily on equations and mathematics, using nothing more advanced than high school algebra and trigonometry. Your teacher is Professor Richard Wolfson, a noted physicist and educator at Middlebury College. Professor Wolfson is author or coauthor of a wide range of physics textbooks, including a widely used algebra-based introduction to the subject for college students. He has specially designed Physics and Our Universe to be entirely self-contained, requiring no additional resources. And for those who wish to dig deeper, he includes an extensive list of suggested readings that will enhance your understanding of basic physics. Watch this course free when you sign up for a FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sciencecourses?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145838 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How Stress Affects the Male Reproductive System | Professor Robert Sapolsky | The Great Courses
 
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Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145739 In this clip, Lecture #9 Stress and Male Reproduction, Professor Robert Sapolsky talks about the effect of stress on the male reproductive system. His entire course consists of 24 lectures that show you how stress impacts your mental and physical wellness. Despite being a simpler system than its female counterpart, the male reproductive system is just as vulnerable to chronic stress. Discover how stress affects testosterone and male health. Not only is chronic stress directly related to problems with reproduction, it affects the reproductive systems of men and women in different ways. Sustained stress can decrease the likelihood of ovulation and increase erectile dysfunction. For both sexes, however, libido is often greatly impaired. Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145739 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
Sentence Structure: How to Write a Memorable Sentence І The Great Courses
 
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You explore the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences. You discover insights into what makes for pleasurable reading. You also learn how you can apply these methods to your own writing. Try a Free Trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/show/building_great_sentences_exploring_the_writers_craft?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136230 Recently, I asked the students in my Prose Style class to think of memorable first sentences from novels. The results were actually a little disappointing, as almost everyone in the class came up with the same two or three first sentences, but only a couple of students could think of more than that. Of course, "Call me Ishmael" made almost everyone's list. "This is the saddest story I have ever heard," the very revealing sentence with which John Dowell opens Ford Maddox Ford's The Good Soldier popped up on several lists. Not surprisingly, the one opening line everyone in the class remembered was "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," that supremely balanced sentence that begins A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens made that opening so memorable by exploiting in just a few words almost all the strategies of syntactic balance: "It was the" before the comma is mirrored by "it was the" after the comma, and the fact that each clause starts with the same words exploits the classical rhetorical trope of anaphora. The first clause ends with "times," as does the second clause, exploiting the classical rhetorical trope of epistrophe, and that both first and last words of these two clauses are the same makes it an example of yet another rhetorical trope, symploce. The only difference between the first clause and the second clause is that the word best before the comma is changed to worst after the comma, creating a simple but effective antithesis. It's hard to imagine a more perfectly balanced sentence! What my students did not remember is that "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" is not the first sentence of A Tale of Two Cities but is instead only the first of a string of balanced clauses and conceptual balances that combine to form a first sentence that keeps on going for 118 words. And Dickens doesn't stop there, following this superbly balanced long sentence with even more balances. There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever. Dickens balances the English king with a large jaw against the French king with a large jaw, the English queen with a plain face against the French queen with a fair face, the throne of England against the throne of France. Then in the next sentence, he exploits the duple rhythm of clearer than crystal and the pairing of loaves and fishes and creates a subtle parallel between the three-word phrase things in genera" and the three-word phrase settled for ever. One can almost imagine Dickens performing these sentences, emphasizing their on the one hand/on the other hand structure with the regularity of a metronome: this/that, this/that, this/that. What makes this famous opening of Dickens's novel so memorable is variously referred to as its balanced form, or its extended parallelism. These two concepts exist in a kind of chicken-and-egg relationship: either balance is the heart of parallelism or parallelism is the heart of balance. It is easy to specify what makes a formally balanced sentence: A balanced sentence hinges in the middle, usually split by a semicolon, the second half of the sentence paralleling the first half, but changing one or two key words or altering word order. Dickens's first sentence in A Tale of Two Cities doesn't exactly fit the bill for a formally balanced sentence, but each of its seven initial paired clauses could, reminding us that sometimes a comma does the work of a semicolon in these constructions. But, while this sentence strings together a sequence of parallel balances, there are so many of them that we become more focused on the sentence's parallels than on each of its binary oppositions. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How do Puzzles Help the Brain? I The Great Courses
 
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Start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136316 Learn all about how your brain functions with these short video excerpts! These 12 clips have been specially selected from some of our most popular Science, Math, and Better Living courses. Watch and you will • Exercise and strengthen your brain's processing ability; and • Think more creatively with puzzles, strategies, and color. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
Popular Music vs. Concert Music I The Great Courses
 
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Try a Free Trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136255 Learning how to appreciate the unmatched beauty, genius, and power of concert music can permanently enrich your life. Why is this so? As award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg explains, "Music, the most abstract and sublime of all the arts, is capable of transmitting an unbelievable amount of expressive, historical, and even philosophical information to us, provided that our antennas are up and pointed in the right direction. A little education goes a long way to vitalizing and rendering relevant a body of music that many feel is beyond their grasp. The Tools, the Times, the Composers, and Their Music Grammar: Professor Greenberg gives you an outstanding grasp of musical forms, techniques, and terms—the grammatical elements that make you fluent in the language of music. These are not dull concepts. Rich Context: Professor Greenberg teaches the powerful influence of social context on musical creation. Bestselling author James Collins, writing in Inc. magazine, explains: "The Greenberg series combines a history of Western civilization with a history of great music from ancient Greece to the 20th century. Greenberg's 48 lectures come alive with passion and knowledge. The course illustrates the interplay between societal change and innovation and offers a unique perspective on the acceleration of change wrought by the 20th century." The Composers: The course examines the contributions of nearly every major composer. But one of Professor Greenberg's aims is to make their music accessible, and, for this, we must accept that every one of them was human and no more. (He observes at one point that an English translation of the name Giuseppe Verdi would be simply "Joe Green.") You will remember their music, and you will never forget the composers who are brought to life throughout the lectures. The Music: Using digitally recorded musical passages to illustrate his points, Professor Greenberg will take you inside magnificent compositions by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more. You have listened to many of the illustrative pieces all your life—you will never hear them the same way again after Professor Greenberg has opened them up. Look at the titles of the lectures in this course to see how much you'll learn. https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/how-to-listen-to-and-understand-great-music Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How Music and Mathematics Relate I The Great Courses
 
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Creative Thinking: The Blue Ocean Strategy I The Great Courses
 
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Strategic thinking is a powerful and invaluable skill, one that leads to greater chances of success in whatever professional and personal projects you're involved in. It involves setting goals, developing long-range plans, anticipating the unexpected, analyzing your environment, and even cooperating with your competitors. The only catch: Strategic thinking doesn't come naturally. Because most of us are static thinkers who tend to make decisions only for today, strategic thinking skills have to be learned, cultivated, practiced, and applied. Mastering the art and craft of strategic thinking can help you plan more effectively with an eye for avoiding unpleasant surprises; impose a stronger sense of order on chaotic, disorderly projects and scenarios; make savvier decisions and outsmart your competitors with greater confidence and ease; and increase your productivity and satisfaction at work and at home. Try a month free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch Strategic Thinking Skills here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/show/strategic_thinking_skills?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136247 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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How to Beat Procrastination & Achieve Your Long-Term Goals ... by Doing Nothing
 
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How to Beat Procrastination & Achieve Your Long-Term Goals ... by Doing Nothing This Free Course Excerpt comes from the course Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/show/outsmart_yourself_brain_based_strategies_to_a_better_you?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=151303 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us! Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatcourses/ Blog: https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-courses-by-the-teaching-company
Official Trailer: The Learning Brain | The Great Courses Plus
 
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New from The Great Courses and now on The Great Courses Plus! Award-winning professor of psychology Thad Polk, Ph.D., provides scientifically proven study techniques that will help you become a more adept learner. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/show/the_learning_brain?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=164051 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us! -Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses -Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatcourses/ -Blog: https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ -LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-courses-by-the-teaching-company
How To Use The Major System & Method of Loci To Memorize Numbers and Lists | The Great Courses
 
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By focusing on a simple trick for memorizing numbers Dr. Peter M. Vishton helps you learn and understand the Major System. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/scientific-secrets-for-a-powerful-memory?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=136232 Focus on One of the simplest tricks for memorizing information: the Method of Loci. Like the Major System , this strategy encodes information into a format your brain is especially good at using: in this case, it ties information to a physical location. Gain familiarity with this method through several engaging exercises. Also, peek inside the mind of mental athletes to see how their seemingly superhuman feats of memory are rooted in nothing more than innate brain power we all have. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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Official Trailer: The Science of Gardening | The Great Courses Plus
 
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New from The Great Courses and now on The Great Courses Plus! An award-winning horticulturist guides you in developing a science-based, sustainable, vibrant home landscape. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/show/the_science_of_gardening?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=160824 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us! Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatcourses/ Blog: https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-courses-by-the-teaching-company
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How to Play Chess | Must-Know Tactical Patterns in Chess | The Great Courses
 
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Learn more about this course and sign up for a FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/show/how_to_play_chess_lessons_from_an_international_master?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145615 From the basics of the game to advanced strategy and tactics, and everything in between, How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master is any chess enthusiast’s opportunity to enhance your understanding of the game. Taught by International Master and renowned chess teacher Jeremy Silman, these 24 engaging lessons walk you through every aspect of the game. After grounding you in the rules of chess, Mr. Silman offers strategic insight into openings and endgames, shows you typical pitfalls to avoid, and examines an array of famous gambits, positions, defenses, mates, and more. One of the most rewarding aspects of chess is that amateurs and professionals alike can unlock new secrets, discover fresh patterns, and sharpen their skills as players. Learn more about this course and sign up for a FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/show/how_to_play_chess_lessons_from_an_international_master?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145615 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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Why Constant Stress is Killing You I The Great Courses
 
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Understanding Investments | How to Stop Worrying and Start Investing | The Great Courses
 
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Learn more about this course and sign up for a FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/understanding-investments?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=149571 Investing, and the skills to succeed at it, play critical roles in building and maintaining your financial resources. And investment opportunities are available to everyone. No matter where on your financial timeline you may be—whether you're just starting out, approaching retirement, or somewhere in between—there is no question that improving and enhancing your investment skills can have a positive impact on your financial life and in turn, your life goals. Understanding Investments helps you do just that. In 24 lectures, it introduces the fundamentals of investing to those new to the subject while broadening and deepening the knowledge of more experienced investors. Taught by Professor Connel Fullenkamp, an award-winning educator from Duke University who regularly consults in the world of international finance, these lectures clearly explain the various kinds of financial markets, the different kinds of investments available to you, and the pros and cons of each. Even more important: The course shows you how to evaluate each of these in terms of your own financial situation. Learn more about this course and sign up for a FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/understanding-investments?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=149571 And subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
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Brooklyn Bridge | History of Architectural Design | World's Greatest Structures
 
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Your world is filled with structures that have stood the test of time. That give character to the cities and landscapes in which they're located. That are visited by millions of people each year. And that capture our wonder for the marvels of engineering innovation and progress. But while structures such as the Giza pyramids, Brunelleschi’s dome, and the Brooklyn Bridge are visual spectacles in and of themselves, they are just as important for the way they were designed as for the way they look. Learn about architectural and structural design in this course with Professor Stephen Ressler of West Point. Professor Ressler will be your guide to the Brooklyn Bridge, which boasts four main cables of this suspension bridge. These cables are central to its ability to span the East River in New York City. Each of these cables is built up from over 5,000 steel wires. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the finest examples of architectural and structural design in Ressler's course on the greatest structures in the world. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/understanding-the-worlds-greatest-structures?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145606 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
How Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Were Almost Lost Forever | The Great Courses
 
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Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145765 In this clip from The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works, Professor Robert Greenberg explains how we almost lost Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. Follow Bach's career as he navigates the challenges of musical life in Baroque Germany. Also learn about the writing, loss, and rediscovery of teh six beloved Brandenburg Concerti. In the Brandenburg No. 2's opening movement, discover Bach's brilliant interpretation of ritornello form, using four solo instruments in complex interactions with each other and the orchestra. Study key passages of teh second-movement "nocturne" and the majestic concluding fugue, with its echoes of the ritornello theme. Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145765 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
Exercise to Stay Mentally Sharp I The Great Courses
 
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Celtic, Phoenician & Greek Colonists | The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad | The Great Courses
 
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Follow three remarkable immigrant groups who left their mark on Spanish culture. First, trace the impact of the Celts and the technology they brought to the region. Learn about the Phoenicians, famous as mariners, and their legacy of trade and engineering. Continue with the singular influence of the Greeks, who shaped the history and culture of the peninsula for future immigrants. This free full-length lecture comes from the course The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/show/the_history_of_spain_land_on_a_crossroad?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=151288 About This Course: Spain has played a unique and pivotal role in Western civilization. It has historically stood at a critical crossroad—a crossroad of geography, of cultures, of religions, of ideas, of trade, and more. Spain’s strategic location, through the centuries, has made it a magnet for multiple different peoples, and it has participated in and witnessed numerous major shifts, trends, and historical moments. Across 5000 years, from its prehistory and ancient Roman rule to the glory of Moorish al-Andalus, and from its empire building to its religious passions and kingly dynasties, Spain’s history has been extraordinarily dramatic, colorful, poignant, inspiring, and heartrending. And yet, Spain’s remarkable role has not always been detailed in standard history curricula, at times overshadowed by the high profile of other European powers. But to understand the unfolding of Spain’s epic history is to come to terms with one of the West’s great civilizations, and to grasp its enduring presence and influence on the world stage. Consider these singular features of Spanish history: The Renaissance began in Spain 15 years before the rest of Europe; Spain was both the instigator and the catalyst for the opening of the New World, spanning North, Central, and South America—leaving Spanish as the world’s second most widely spoken language, following only Chinese; Spain was a primary player in the vast commercial revolution that changed the world in the 17th century; The collapse of Spain’s great empire both prefigured and sheds light upon the later disintegration of other European empires; Spain’s 20th century history reveals much about the rise and fall of fascism in Europe. In The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad, Professor Emerita Joyce E. Salisbury of the University of Wisconsin unfurls a broad and fascinating panorama of Spanish history, spanning the centuries from the first Neolithic settlement of the peninsula to Spain’s 20th century Civil War. Linking one extraordinary era with the next, the course begins with how early Spain drew a spectrum of peoples from ancient Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, who formed vibrant communities on the peninsula. From there, you’ll witness the subjugation of the peninsula by both Rome and Gothic peoples, leading to the breathtaking drama of Islamic Spain and the Reconquista, Catholic Spain and the Inquisition, and the conquest of the New World. In the final lectures, you’ll travel into the royal dynasties and dazzling artistic heritage of the Habsburg and Bourbon kings, and you’ll track Spain’s storied emergence into the modern world. These 24 accessible and highly enjoyable lectures offer you a penetrating overview of the development of Spanish civilization. Designed for a wide audience, the course presents a comprehensive picture of Spanish life and culture, encompassing history, architecture and art, religion, science, and the humanities, as well as offering many pointers for travel in Spain, highlighting the country’s outstanding historical and cultural sights, and why they’re important. Learn more about this course and start your FREE trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/show/the_history_of_spain_land_on_a_crossroad?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=151288 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses And on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses Check out more of our videos in these playlists: • History: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJH5gPqfxfQNBQHKC1H83XNt • Literature & Writing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJFNpF0sHnyfv6YaQyHWLnS7 • Cooking (in partnership with The Culinary Institute of America): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJFzDUkdjRybfJk_w9qKzwLW • Fine Arts & Music: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjlnbdCliaJHCWKq9ecOVmPtfDD27BpgC
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The Geology of Zion National Park | The Great Courses Plus
 
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Learn about the geology of Zion National Park, including Navajo sandstone, the Checkerboard Mesa, the Zion-Mount Carmel tunnel, the Great Arch of Zion, the Crawford Arch, and how the region earned the name "Utah's Dixie" in this short course clip. This excerpt comes from the course "Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America" by Professor Ford Cochran. Watch the rest of this course and start your FREE Trial of The Great Courses Plus here: https://www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/show/wonders_of_the_national_parks_a_geology_of_north_america?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=160828 Please like/comment/share! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel - new videos are being added all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses Follow us! Twitter: http://twitter.com/thegreatcourses Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCourses Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreatcourses/ Blog: https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-courses-by-the-teaching-company
How to Keep Conversations Lively and Fun | The Great Courses
 
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Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145660 Discover why the simple act of talking is so important to your success professionally and personally as the professor introduces you to the idea of becoming conversationally aware. Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145660 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
The Keys to Note Taking | The Great Courses
 
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Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145683 In this video clip, learn the best ways to take notes while still paying attention to what's going on in class. Try a free trial of The Great Courses Plus and watch the course here: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/special-offer?utm_source=US_OnlineVideo&utm_medium=SocialMediaEditorialYouTube&utm_campaign=145683 Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel – we are adding new videos all the time! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TheGreatCourses
The Art of Persuasive Writing | Analysis and Critique | The Great Courses
 
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How to Write a Great Opening in Creative Nonfiction
 
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