Helsinki under lock-down – Video from 22 April 2020

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Travel, Video

Another one of the skills that I am learning is editing video. Thanks to tutorials on YouTube,  I managed to put the video above together as a start using Lumafusion on the iPad. I’m interested to see how this skill can develop in combination with going on bike rides around the city. It was just shot on a Samsung S9 and even though it uses slow motion, the footage is quite shaky. Going to try some other cameras for comparable results.

TIL (Today I Learned) – The flu vaccine is not very effective in older people. The benefit is gained from younger people who don’t get sick and pass it on.

2020s, Thought Provoking

I frequently learn something new from any Bill Gates interview. This one on CNBC is no exception. The fact is at 11:40 but I recommend to watch the whole interview.

Wash your hands well and often – A Cool Experiment Shows How Bacteria is eliminated by soap and water.

2020s

Sometimes, pictures illustrate a point really well. Do you think you wash your hands often enough? Or that hand sanitizer is effective?

"At the beginning of winter, when flu season had just started, Jaralee Metcalf, a behavioral specialist from Idaho Falls Elementary School, shared that she was tired of always being sick. Although the spread of bacteria in her class was inevitable, she wanted to show the kids why they needed to wash their hands to kill germs."

Read the whole article and see all the pictures of bread here.

https://brightside.me/inspiration-health/a-teacher-did-an-experiment-to-show-the-power-of-handwashing-and-you-cant-stay-unimpressed-795485/

Is investing like gambling? Should you get into investing right now? Watch this video for a clear explanation about where the market is right now and what ordinary investors should do.

2020s, Business, Economy, Finance, Thought Provoking

So many interviews on financial television is full of bullshit, meaningless nothingness or jargon filled inability to communicate anything useful.

Just came across this interview with Howard Marks on Bloomberg and it was amazing to hear answers that was clear and direct to the questions that were asked.

Is it a good time to get into the market? Risk is higher now because the market has been on a bull run for a long time.

Is investing like gambling? Investing relies on four factors. Information, luck, timing and skill.

What if you don’t have skill or information? In the past, mutual funds were paid over 1% in fees. However, they have shown that generally they don’t beat the market. So invest in index funds aka ETFs.

Watch the video here.