Upbeat Note of the Day, Courtesy of TED

It can’t compete with the YoungCons’ latest hit (their efforts continue to amaze), but this video from the lecture series TED chronicles the decline of violence across history, making a very convincing case for the steady improvement of human society – always a cheery thing to ponder.

TEDx, an independently organized lecture spinoff at Dartmouth, is being held on Saturday from 12-7 in Moore Theater at the Hop. It should be quite an event.