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A study by UX Matters found that the ideal position for labels in forms is above the fields. Tumblr features a simple and elegant sign-up form that adheres to UX Matter’s recommendation. Positioning labels on the left also poses another problem: do you left-align or right-align the labels? 2. People instinctively notice other people right away when they come into view. Eye-tracking heat map of a baby looking directly at us, from the UsableWorld study. And now the baby is looking at the content. NYC BASIC TIPS AND ETIQUETTE (series 1) nathanwpyle.com. A Tourist's Global Guide to Tipping. I have a dear friend that I met shortly after he had moved to the US from Spain.
Having just come back from a semester in Spain myself, I was a little obsessed with the country and its inhabitants. We instantly became friends. One time–not too long after meeting–we went to grab some drinks downtown. Fernando, being the gentleman he is, offered to pay. Everything was going great until I noticed that he had only left a 10% tip. I started to panic a little. I didn’t know him well enough to tell him to tip more, and I certainly couldn’t add to the tip without an explanation. Long story short, I got caught. Share This Infographic Get Free Infographics Delivered to your Inbox.
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Here we bring you the 4 part BBC series, The Beauty of Maps. Released almost a year ago the documentary takes us through the staggering four million map collection of the British Library in London. Through the ages the story of the worlds landscape and population has been told through the creative and colorful use of maps. Often that tale has been destorted or idealized by the map maker, adding layers of history and revealing the society behind the maps making. Some examples are simply informational, the layout of streets and their names… others are highly beautiful, displaying a careful hand and creative mind. This is a story that will take you through time and around the world. Medieval Maps Pt 1 Medieval Maps Pt 2 Medieval Maps Pt 3 City Maps Pt 1 City Maps Pt 2 City Maps Pt 3 Atlas Maps Pt 1 Atlas Maps Pt 2 Atlas Maps Pt 3 Cartoon Maps Pt 1 Cartoon Maps Pt 2 Cartoon Maps Pt 3.
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In places like the US, where powerful air conditioning units are reasonably common in houses in hot and humid areas, it's not so much of a concern. But in places like the UK where it's hot and humid less frequently how should people ensure they get a good night's sleep? Weather expert Philip Eden recommends a technique common in Mediterranean countries. Sleep strategies. Advice to Night Owls that struggle to rise everyday. Hangover cure: Pedialyte Freezer Pops are more pleasant than a saline solution IV.
Photo by PJPhoto69/iStockphoto/Thinkstock Like most people in their 30s, I’ve felt my hangovers getting incrementally worse with each passing year. Whereas once I could imbibe freely without serious repercussions, now a few beers over the course of an evening are enough to result in a headache and dry mouth the next morning. And the summer seems to exacerbate these symptoms—when it’s hot out, lying in bed trying to not move a muscle seems like the only way to avoid imminent death. Always on the lookout for a quick fix, I read with interest a recent profile of musician Jason Isbell, the former songwriter for the Drive-By Truckers, in the New York Times Magazine. Asked for his favorite hangover cure, Isbell (who recently got out of rehab) named Pedialyte, the electrolyte solution often given to infants suffering from vomiting and diarrhea to replenish fluids and minerals in their bodies.
Cut to me running to the nearest drugstore to stock up. Dr. Still, Dr. Drs. 5 Ways to Stop A Shave Cut From Bleeding. Grooming What's worse than a rushed morning shave as a result of over-snoozing? Bloodshed, via razor. If Dad taught you to plug up shave nicks with bits of toilet paper, know there are better, faster home remedies for treating wounds and getting out the door. Here are five: 1. Deodorant Most antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride that can, in addition to shrinking sweat glands, constrict blood vessels and clot a nick. 2. 3. 4. 5. A post led to my first book deal. Your Weather Report Is Duping You. The point about the "heat index," and why it's bullshit, is that—as you amply demonstrate here—there are other ways of describing how oppressive and dangerous the humidity is than by using a number that impersonates temperature.
For instance! Your helpful bullet-pointed general scale could be repackaged as a Humidity Scale, from 1 to 5 (or from "Comfortable" to "Dangerous"), without telling residents of the humid East Coast what imaginary temperature it would have to be in Phoenix, Arizona to match their present conditions. Thanks for responding, Tom! The heat index is based off of the perceived temperature because your sweat isn't evaporating, making it feel hotter to you than it really is. The heat index values are an estimate of how the hot temperatures mixed with high moisture affect the human body the same way extremely hot temperatures would at "normal" moisture.
Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania. Dining [top] What you wear to an interview depends a great deal on the industry and organization. While in most situations a suit would be most appropriate, there are instances where something less formal would be better. In fact, in some instances, what you wear is actually an indication of how well you understand the industry or how well you would fit there; for example, your sense of personal style if interviewing for a major retailer or your understanding of the work culture if interviewing at some place like Microsoft. Here are tips for appropriate interview attire from David Ong's (Maximus Recruiter in Residence) campus interviewing presentation from fall 2011, which is a good place to start.
For interviews with foreign firms/organizations in U.S. offices, for jobs abroad, and for U.S. jobs where staff members may use culturally-specific social customs, research the cultures and traditions of that country or group. BOOK IN STORES TODAY. How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver (Abdominal Thrusts) A Guide to Optimized Napping. Editors note: This is a guest post by Nick Meyer, who is currently working on the Napwell, the world’s first Napping Mask.
The Mask is currently running a Kickstarter campaign here. Despite the proven benefits of napping, including enhanced job performance, reaction time, and memory retention, you probably do not regularly take a nap in the middle of your workday. If you are lucky enough to take a nap, sometimes you may even wake up feeling groggy and without getting the full mental-replenishment benefits of taking a nap. We don't mean to criticize how you take naps, but perhaps there is some room for improvement? So, let’s review some “hacks” that are aimed to optimize your napping. Hack #1: Nap in the early afternoon, ideally right after lunch. Timothy Monk, a professor of Psychiatry and sleep researcher summarizes the effects as follows in a paper titled the “The Post-Lunch Dip in Performance”: Hack #2: Nap where it is quiet and dark. Mangelsdorf professor of natural sciences J. Frostbite do's and don'ts. Last updated: Monday, January 6, 2014, 12:01 PM It is going to get bitter cold out there and frostbite is a real danger.
If the skin on your nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes begins to turn red or starts to hurt you may have the start of frostbite. Get inside and get warm. Other signs are white or yellow-grayish skin or skin that feels unusually firm or waxy, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Those with poor circulation - or who didn't dress for the conditions - are most at risk. Often those affected are unaware until someone else points it out because the skin has already become numb and they can't feel it, the CDC warns.
If you do suspect frostbite there are some do's and dont's. Don't walk on frostbitten feet or toes. Don't rub the area with snow or attempt to massage it either. The skin can easily be burned if you use a heating pad or heat lamp, heat from a stove, radiator or fireplace so the CDC recommends avoiding that approach. - Mari A. Eric Schmidt - Google+ - Eric’s Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone Many of my… Eric’s Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android. The latest high-end phones from Samsung (Galaxy S4), Motorola (Verizon Droid Ultra) and the Nexus 5 (for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface. They are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user! Here are the steps I recommend to make this switch. 1. At this point, you should see all your Gmail, and be able to use any apps and they should work well. 2.
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Say you find yourself limping to the finish of a wearing workday. You text your girlfriend: “I know we made a reservation for your bday tonight but wouldn’t it be more romantic if we ate in instead?” If she replies, we could do that Then you can ring up Papa John’s and order something special. We could do that. Then you should probably drink a cup of coffee: You’re either going out or you’re eating Papa John’s alone. This is an unlikely heel turn in linguistics. It might be feeling rejected. Sorry about last nightnext time we can order little caesars Than I am to send a single punctuated message: I’m sorry about last night. And, because it seems begrudging, I would never type: It’s a remarkable innovation.
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