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It’s easy to find a well written article. It’s not always easy to find a well written article with genuine value. That’s because the Internet has nearly limitless value — you can use it to look up the correct spelling of a word, or to translate text between languages, or even figure out “what’s the name of that guy from that movie who was in that other movie?” You can also use the Internet to go shopping while at home, or do job searching while at work, or publish blog entries while on vacation. Taking it to the next level, you can use the Internet to interact with people, make new friends around the world, or research your next dating partner. What I’ve discovered to be most surprising, though, is that the Internet contains life-altering advice.
What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? I'm particularly interested in introductions for non-experts to subjects like biology, physics and astronomy, but I thought that opening up the question as broadly as possible would make it most interesting to me and other readers, especially as a future reference-point. I am thinking of books like " Mathematics for the Million ", which made math accessible to a great deal of people. posted by limon to education (237 answers total) 1751 users marked this as a favorite <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Blame it on the Industrial Revolution. Or maybe on the light bulb. But ever since man met machine, sleep has been on the skids. In 2001, 38 percent of U.S. adults said they were sleeping less than they were just five years earlier.
January 2006 To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We've got it down to four words: "Do what you love." But it's not enough just to tell people that.
It doesn't matter how brainy you are or how much education you've had - you can still improve and expand your mind. Boosting your mental faculties doesn't have to mean studying hard or becoming a reclusive book worm. There are lots of tricks, techniques and habits, as well as changes to your lifestyle, diet and behaviour that can help you flex your grey matter and get the best out of your brain cells. And here are 11 of them.
How to Be a Leader in Your Field: A Guide for Students in Professional Schools Philip E. Agre Department of Information Studies University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 90095-1520 USA firstname.lastname@example.org http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/ Version of 7 October 2005. 4600 words.
Thursday 30th November, 2006 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.
Maybe I am a bit behind on this but have you used Google reader? You need to create a google account for yourself, but that is easy and just requires your email address and a password. Go to http://www.google.com/reader .
We've discussed using the popular "snowflake" method to whittle down debt , but the same principle can be applied to making big purchases. Learn to put away small, seemingly forgettable micro-payments, and you won't have to shoulder all the costs at once. Photo by Tom Small .
Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Ten tips for an emergency energy boost. When your energy level is low, everything feels like a chore — even things would ordinarily make you happy.
A poor night's sleep is almost guaranteed to negatively impact your day, but you don't have to get all your winks in one shot. Consider the "siesta" sleep method and other schedules to get in more quality shut-eye. Designer Dustin Curtis chronicled his own battles for better sleep, concluding that "all you really need to survive and feel rested is the REM phase." He writes at his blog that the way to force your brain into this state is to trick it into thinking you're only going to have a tiny window of time to get your sleep on. Specifically, he advocates going the polyphasic sleep route, a method that essentially trains the brain to enter REM for short periods of time via 20-minute naps, rather than through one long night of sleep.
“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” - Carrie P. Snow College students and kindergartens love them.