A "pomodoro" kitchen timer, after which the method is named The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as "pomodori", from the Italian word pomodoro for "tomato". The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility. Closely related to concepts such as timeboxing and iterative and incremental development used in software design, the method has been adopted in pair programming contexts. Pomodoro Technique
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A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. Just as in every great idea, its power lies in its simplicity. What is Mind Mapping? (and How to Get Started Immediately)
The Ultimate Puzzle Site - Brain-Teasers Five sailors survive a shipwreck and swim to a tiny island where there is nothing but a coconut tree and a monkey. The sailors gather all the coconuts and put them in a big pile under the tree. Exhausted, they agree to go to wait until the next morning to divide the coconuts. At one o'clock in the morning, the first sailor wakes up.
Ponder this | pages You are cordially invited to match wits with some of the best minds in IBM Research. Seems some of us can't see a problem without wanting to take a crack at solving it. Does that sound like you? Good.
To expand your mind you need to learn new facts and develop new modes of thinking that will make the information that you already know more useful. Solving the following problems requires a combination of world knowledge, mathematics, common sense, logic, and science (chemistry, physics). This is not an IQ test. Expand Your Mind - Puzzles and Brain Teasers
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77 Brain Hacks to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better Source: Online Education Database If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven't gotten yet? For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. New knowledge is the backbone of society's progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others' quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. Your quest for knowledge doesn't have to be as Earth-changing as Einstein's, but it can be an important part of your life, leading to a new job, better pay, a new hobby, or simply knowledge for knowledge's sake — whatever is important to you as an end goal.
Adam Rainer (1899 – 4 March 1950) is the only person in recorded history to have been both a dwarf and a giant. Rainer was born in Graz, Austria-Hungary. In 1917, at age 18, he was measured at 122.55 cm (4 ft 0.25 in). A typical defining characteristic of dwarfism is an adult height below 147 cm (4 ft 10 in). Then, likely as a result of a pituitary tumor, he had a dramatic growth spurt so that by 1931 he had reached a height of 218 cm (7 ft 2 in). As a result of his gigantism he became bedridden for the rest of his life. When he died in 1950 he had reached a height of 234 cm (7 ft 8 in). His feet measured 33.3 cm (13.1 inches), and his hands 23.9 cm (9.4 inches). He weighed only 109 kg (241 pounds). Adam Rainer
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Today's student presentation comes from Drew and Matt at Penn State. Both are soon-to-be graduates, but Drew is a chemical engineer, and Matt is a chemist. I should point out that they're completely ignoring that most chemical engineers think they're getting into more chemistry than they actually do, but by the time they figure that out, it's too late to start a new major. But hey, I am all for any time an engineer wins an argument or debate. Student Presentation 9 - Chemistry Career Advice
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Welcome to my selection of mathematical puzzles. What's new? See puzzle 160. The math puzzles presented here are selected for the deceptive simplicity of their statement, or the elegance of their solution. They range over geometry, probability, number theory, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and logic. Nick's Mathematical Puzzles
The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. 100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body