Hot Summer Best of the Web – June

Summer is here. Sid saw the last of spring in Yosemite, CA, as the ice melted into the wonderful tall waterfalls. He came home to Florida to bake at the beach. Even up here, in Montreal, Canada, it’s balmy weather in the 70s Fahrenheit (in the 20s for us Canadians). Here at Firepole, we heat things up in the summer.Read the full article

How adventure makes you smarter, stronger, and attractive: Tyler Tervooren at TEDxConcordiaUPortland

Tyler Tervooren is on a mission to help every person in the world improve their health, work, and adventures by taking smarter risks. He's an independent entrepreneur who has founded 8 businesses, traveled to 25 countries, and ran a marathon on every continent to connect with the the world's greatest risk takers and adventurers and learn their secrets. His research in psychology and human behavior has lead to insights for harnessing the power of the brain to successfully navigate through high-risk and high-stress situations. After 10 years in the field, Tyler has found that by combining your passion and intuition with proven research and strategy, you can win at almost anything you want to. In this talk, he explains how adventure makes your brain smarter, your character stronger, and your ideas more attractive. Tyler's resources, risk tests, and adventure strategies are available for free to his community at http://riskology.co In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)