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The Truth About that McDonald's Hot Coffee Lawsuit, Overpopulation Explained, and the Original Moonwalkers


NewsHubIn this first Brain Buffet of the new year, we’re busting myths and inspiring you to do your best. First, the truth about that infamous McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit, and some facts about human overpopulation. Then watch some serious focus at work, see an artist at craft, and more.
Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet , a series where we round up interesting, informative, and thought-provoking podcasts, interviews, articles, and other media that will teach you something new, inspire you, and hopefully start your week off on the right foot.
Every now and again you have the opportunity to watch someone who moves with such incredible focus, deliberate action, and intent that it’s a joy to watch them work, let alone do anything at all, and this video was exactly that for me.
If you’re not familiar with Simon and Martina of Eat Your Sushi (formerly Eat Your Kimchi), they’re always fun and funny to watch, and their videos are joy, but this one—along with some of their others recently—was a special joy to watch. Partially because you get to watch them enjoy some absolutely incredible sushi that’s difficult to describe, but for me, mostly because of Saito, the owner of Sushi Saito, a 3 Michelin Star restaurant.
It’s not just his food that I find entrancing—it’s the way he works. It’s absolutely inspiring, and he makes me want to bring even a fraction of the deliberate, focused work that he does to my own craft every single day. Click play and enjoy—and perhaps most importantly, be inspired. [ via Simon and Martina (YouTube) ]
You probably hear when a new, special postage stamp is released, or when a historic or other noteworthy figure gets their own stamp, but how does the process happen? Well, Antonio Alcalá, one of four art directors for the US Postal Service, explains everything in this video. He explains how difficult it can be working with such a small canvas, but also how those constraints can turn into some really beautiful work at the same time.

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