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Splitscreen: A Love Story. Facebook. Emmy the Great - MIA. Works. Luminaris (Stop Motion) The power of perceptions: Imagining the reality you want. The Miseducation of the Doodle. In the winter of 1969, Virginia Scofield faced a daunting challenge.

The Miseducation of the Doodle

It was a recurring challenge—more like a nightmare—and she had already failed miserably at her first attempt. This particular obstacle was one that most people consider themselves lucky to never face: undergraduate organic chemistry. Article Continues Below At the time, Virginia was a biological sciences student at the University of Texas.

Her career plan bumper sticker could have read “Ph.D. or Death!” Having exhausted traditional learning methods such as highlighting, note-taking, and rote memorization, Virginia chose to unleash a powerful, primitive tool that ultimately turned out to be her savior: The Doodle. So what exactly does it mean “to doodle?” Facebook killed the identity card? Tobias Leingruber and his artistic vision. Why you should watch a horror film before going to the art gallery. If you're looking to enhance your experience of abstract art, you may want to consider spending some pre-gallery time watching a horror film.

Why you should watch a horror film before going to the art gallery

Kendall Eskine and his colleagues Natalie Kacinik and Jesse Prinz have investigated how different emotions, as well as physiological arousal, influence people's sublime experiences whilst viewing abstract art. Their finding is that fear, but not happiness or general arousal, makes art seem more sublime. Eighty-five participants were allocated to one of five conditions prior to looking at the art work. Placebo - I Know (subtitulada en español) Museo de Mujeres / Artistas Mexicanas. The 8 Things Your Employees Need Most. Pay is important.

The 8 Things Your Employees Need Most

But pay only goes so far. Getting a raise is like buying a bigger house; soon, more becomes the new normal. Higher wages won’t cause employees to automatically perform at a higher level. Noticias - Twitter, el inesperado juez en México. Mining The Thought Stream. What if you could peer into the thoughts of millions of people as they were thinking those thoughts or shortly thereafter?

Mining The Thought Stream

And what if all of these thoughts were immediately available in a database that could be mined easily to tell you what people both individually and in aggregate are thinking right now about any imaginable subject or event? Well, then you’d have a different kind of search engine altogether. A real-time search engine. A what’s-happening-right-now search engine. In fact, the crude beginnings of this “now” search engine already exists. Feel-Darren Hayes. Darren Hayes Where You Want To Be español.

Bloodstained Heart - DARREN HAYES - Official Music Video. I can't ever get enough of you by Darren Hayes.

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Content Scrapers - How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It. If you have been blogging for a while, chances are you are familiar with content scrapers.

Content Scrapers - How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It

Content scrapers are websites that steal your content for their own blogs without your permission. Some content scrapers will just copy the content off of your blog, but most use automated software that takes the content from your RSS feed and posts your content to their site like it is a new post. In this post, we are going to look at some potential link building benefits to content scrapers, how to find out what sites are scraping your content, and what you can do if you want to either benefit from the linking standpoint or have them take it down. Linking Benefits of Content Scrapers Last week, I was happy to see that I was listed in ProBlogger’s 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012.

La nostalgia del guionista. Hace un par de días, iba yo charlando y sobrevolando con una amiga guionista regiomontana el Paseo de Reforma, cuando llegamos a la siguiente conclusión: cualquier escritura guionística parte de la nostalgia.

La nostalgia del guionista

De aquello que fue y ya no será, o de aquello que nunca fue y ansiamos que suceda. Presente, pasado y futuro mezclados en la nostalgia. Unos días atrás también, en una cibercharla guionística con un cuate que se hallaba en un país de América del Sur, comentábamos el retorno nostálgico de Hollywood hacia aquellas épocas originarias, en donde el cine todavía no estaba corrupto por las plazas comerciales, y las manos hacedoras del todo cinematográfico eran básicamente artísticas.

¿Qué nos está pasando, nos hacemos mayores y vamos despidiéndonos del cine para dar paso definitivo al video-juego? ¿O por fin el espectador se siente cansado de tanto efecto especial por gusto y criterio del animador de turno? ¿Qué guión, qué película no es nostálgica?

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¿Estás solo? Este video te da la clave de que no tiene por que ser algo amargo. Ability to love takes root in earliest infancy. The ability to trust, love, and resolve conflict with loved ones starts in childhood -- way earlier than you may think.

Ability to love takes root in earliest infancy

That is one message of a new review of the literature in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. "Your interpersonal experiences with your mother during the first 12 to 18 months of life predict your behavior in romantic relationships 20 years later," says psychologist Jeffry A. Simpson, the author, with University of Minnesota colleagues W. Andrew Collins and Jessica E. Salvatore. Lack of sleep makes your brain hungry. New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to a person’s appetite sensation is more activated in response to food images after one night of sleep loss than after one night of normal sleep.

Lack of sleep makes your brain hungry

Poor sleep habits can therefore affect people’s risk of becoming overweight in the long run. The findings are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers Christian Benedict and Helgi Schiöth, of the Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala University, showed in an earlier article, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, that a single night of total sleep loss in young normal weight men curbed the energy expenditure the next morning. This research also showed that subjects had increased levels of hunger, which indicates that an acute lack of sleep may affect human’s food perception. SCIENCES - L’eau solide existe et elle est mexicaine ! Cela parait incroyable mais Sergio Rico, un ingénieur chimiste mexicain, a mis au point, il y a maintenant plusieurs années, un procédé permettant de solidifier l’eau.

SCIENCES - L’eau solide existe et elle est mexicaine !

Photo: tanakawho Ce procédé est simple mais il fallait néanmoins y penser. Il suffit, en effet, de verser du polyacrylate de potassium dans l’eau que l’on souhaite solidifier et d’attendre quinze minutes pour obtenir de l’eau en grain. L’eau solide est déjà utilisée par les agriculteurs dans de nombreux pays. Online Curation: The Personalization Danger‬‏ El sentido del humor está ligado a la inteligencia - El Universal - Ciencia. Una desconexión neuronal podría explicar la crueldad humana. Why We Love Independence, Individuality, and Starbucks. Yesterday, I drove from Austin, where I live, to San Antonio to do a reading for my new book Smart Thinking at a great independent bookstore called The Twig Book Shop .

Why We Love Independence, Individuality, and Starbucks

As I drove the 60 miles between cities I was struck once again by how the highway landscape was probably nearly identical to the one I would see near any metropolitan area. There were Home Depots, PetSmarts, Targets, and of course Starbucks all along the route (not to mention Macaroni Grills, TGIFs and McDonalds to feed the hungry). Runaway Baby Panda en MSN Video.