An inventive Russian YouTuber has figured out how to turn plastic bottles into string, using purely mechanical means. After “unraveling” a single bottle he’s left with what appear to be several yards’ worth of filament, which he then uses to bind things together.
Hitting the resultant plastic twine with a heat gun causes it to partially melt and shrink, more or less fusing it into place.
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
“And you know how I feel about vulnerability. I hate vulnerability.And so I thought, this is my chanceto beat it back with my measuring stick.I’m going in, I’m going to figure this stuff out,I’m going to spend a year, I’m going to totally deconstruct shame,I’m going to understand how vulnerability works,and I’m going to outsmart it.So I was ready, and I was really excited.As you know, it’s not going to turn out well.”