5 blogs and vlogs to enjoy without dumbing down. Vol.2

Some fun never hurts anybody. It is even healthy to take a break from the news especially if they are a disappointment. Check out 5 different people whose content might be quite a stress-buster.

Veritasium

9, 27 million subscribers. Derek Alexander Muller is an Australian-born Canadian science communicator, filmmaker, and inventor.

In January 2011 he created the educational science channel Veritasium.

Muller made videos about science, education, and anything else he finds interesting.

In mid-2015 he filmed a documentary about how Uranium and radioactivity have shaped the modern world. The filming was being done in the most radioactive places on Earth. 

“Chernobyl and Fukushima were incredible to see as they present post-apocalyptic landscapes. I also visited nuclear power plants, research reactors, Marie Curie's institute, Einstein's apartment, nuclear medicine areas of hospitals, uranium mines, nuclear bomb sites, and interviewed numerous experts”.

 

A few months ago he interviewed Bill Gates and asked him about Covid-19, misinformation, and conspiracy theories

 

yoginimelbourne 

162.000 subscribers. Paula has been teaching yoga for 8 years and is also a recently graduated mental health clinician. She discovered yoga in her early 20’s by starting to attend Ashtanga and Iyengar classes which led to a long journey of yoga exploration, including travels to India and study with many incredible teachers to where she is today.

Later she co-founded the channel with her friend Mischa to share her love of yoga, mindfulness, and wellbeing in a way that is accessible and down to earth.

The number of yoga blogs can only compete with those about games, so sometimes it takes time to find a communication style you’ll like and the content you’ll be amused with. 

 

Check out this YouTube channel. We love it because there is no smugness there, the manner of the yogini talking and explaining stuff is clear and friendly. It feels like you know her for years. 

You can find yoga for a short break, for flexibility, morning yoga, prenatal and postnatal, for the lower back. Healthy is a new sexy.

 

Gary Janetti 

919 k followers. Gary Janetti is an American television writer and producer. One of his most well-known works is screenwriting for Family Guy.

Janetti's first solo nonfiction book, Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me), was published in October 2019, and became a New York Times Best Seller. 

And here is why:

This is an Instagram account that garners laughs from its followers. Except for sarcastic quotes about life, there is another topic covered -- the Royals.

In the spotlight, there is George of Cambridge and the child's imagined, and often catty, response to various photos and news stories about members of the British royal family. Janetti also works on a satire-animated sitcom version of Prince George called The Prince for HBO Max.

 

Zara Beth 

1.7 m followers. Zara Beth is a 15 years old Tourette syndrome advocate using the most popular platform among people of her age to show what it takes to live with such a diagnosis.

She lets people into her world full of challenges, unbelievable things, tics, and much irony. 

“One random thing that triggers me is sugar and caffeine, so if I eat a bag of sweets or I have caffeine my tics go through the roof and it usually ends in a tic attack. 

The most obvious thing I can’t do is go to places like cinemas, libraries, anywhere where you have to be quiet and composed doesn’t really work”.

Running into blogs like this gives not only a feeling of respect and admiring the braveness, but also hope for this world to become a better place, as we have active teenagers bold enough to fight stigma.

 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta 

2.5M Followers. Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Emory University Hospital; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

You'd think the title of neurosurgeon would be enough, but Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a journalist too. The CNN chief medical correspondent tweets from both points of view, mostly with links to his own work.

Together with CNN, he has recently been into unlocking the mysteries of the exact origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and launched a global pandemic. 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is looking for the answers to different questions from “Are US officials prepared or preparing for the certainty of another pandemic?” to “What do neurosurgeons have against wearing a T-shirt beneath scrubs?” and daily share them with the audience.

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Stay safe and tuned!